Cookie Parties & Workshops

Cookie Flower Workshop with the Daisy Girl Scouts

My memories of being a Brownie and then a Girl Scout are a bit dim now that I have reached the ripe old age of 40, but from what I do recall, I always enjoyed it. I loved the community of it, I loved earning badges and, of coarse, I loved the cookies. It wasn’t until I joined the Daisy Troop of Hoboken, NJ for a Friday afternoon “Spring Flowers” cookie workshop, did I realize the deeper benefits of being an alumni of this 101 year old “American Institution” of growing young girls.

Once I signed on to do the workshop, I was super excited to find a few of my old badges.

Once I signed on to do the workshop, I was super excited to find a few of my old badges. One to note: Cookie Rodeo Champ of 1982! Yes!!!

I began our Spring cookie workshop with the Daisy Troop by introducing myself, then going around the room and asking each girl to tell me their name and favorite cookie. Being a Samoa fan myself, I was surprised to learn Thin Mints were the most popular GS cookie in this group! (Shocking info!)

Each meeting begins with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the Girl Scout Promise.

Each meeting begins with the Pledge of Allegiance…

Girl Scout Law

…followed by the Girl Scout Promise.

The girls learn about their virtue of the day: Conserving resources

As I set up the table, the girls learn about their virtue of the day: Conserving resources

The girls gather 'round for the first cookie demo- of coarse I had to wear my cookie deputy badge (which I made into a brooch)

The girls gather ’round for the first cookie demo- of coarse I had to wear my cookie deputy badge (which I made into a brooch)

As soon as that blank cookie hit their paper plates, they were eagerly decorating!

As soon as that blank cookie hit their paper plates, they were abuzz with ideas and eagerly icing and decorating!

A pink daisy with fruit slice and candy heart center.

A pink daisy with fruit slice and candy heart center.

Avery is all business as she places her first cookie work of art into her to go container.

Avery is all business as she places her first cookie work of art into her to go container.

Dallas concentrates on adding bright colors and candy to her flower.

Dallas concentrates on adding bright colors and cinnamon candy to her flower.

For this workshop, everyone earned a Daisy Fun badge... Yes!

For this workshop, everyone earned a “Daisy Fun” badge… Yes!

Everybody say COOKIE!

When all our flowers and bonus love bug cookies were decorated, I asked everyone to choose their favorite, and pose for a photo with me… Everybody say “COOKIE!!!”

What a lovely afternoon! I hope everyone enjoyed their cookies…

Spot and Hope seem to agree with the Samoa vote

I know we did!

Life is Sweet- especially with the Girl Scouts! Hope to visit with them again! Xo Dani

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My Cookie Valentines

I hope you had a happy and love filled Valentine’s Day! I spent last Sunday with my “Cookie Valentines” as we hosted two Valentine cookie workshops… “Sweets for My Sweet” for kids and adults and our first ever adult Couples & BFF’s Workshop “I Heart You”.

Here are some photos of a fun and fabulous day of icing cookies, sampling cookie candy decorations (those pink heart marshmallows were the best!), and, of course, spreading the love…

We always start off the workshops with some sketching to warm up... amazing work!

We always start off the workshops with some sketching to warm up… amazing work!

I love her colors and smile!

I love her colors and smile!

Fabulous Valentine hearts!

Fabulous Valentine hearts!

Gabriel did an amazing job with his "Rudolph Lovebird"!

Gabriel did an amazing job with his “Rudolph” Lovebird!

Talented artists and expert icers...Maxine, Caroline, Stella, Dallas and Audry

Talented artists and expert icers…Maxine, Caroline, Stella, Dallas and Audry

Soleil did a BEE-utiful job on her "Bee Mine" bee!

Soleil did a BEE-utiful job on her “Bee Mine” bee!

I eat it now? Woohoo!

I can eat it now? Woohoo!

I loved meeting everyone in the adult class... this was a talented group!

I loved meeting everyone in the adult class… this was a talented group and everyone was interested in learning all the tips, tricks and in’s and outs of cookie baking and icing.

Mother Daugther icers, Lisa and Maryellen are also very crafty! I loved hearing about their Pinterest inspired ladies nights- great idea!

Mother & Daugther icers, Lisa and Maryellen are also very crafty! I loved hearing about their Pinterest inspired ladies nights- such a great idea!

We worked on Gnomi in the adult class and she was FABULOUS!

We worked on Gnomi in the adult class and she was FABULOUS!

Cookies to go! I know whoever got these cookies was a very lucky Valentine!

“I Heart You” cookies to go! I know whoever got these cookies (iced by Christina Brown) was a very lucky Valentine!

Thank you to all my “Cookie Valentines” and thanks to Urban Arts at Monroe Center for hosting us! We are looking forward to some more cookie workshop fun come Spring! Stay tuned for details… Xo Dani

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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