We just celebrated Cooper’s first birthday and I, of course, succumbed to Pinterest-pressure. Having made the mistake of inviting about 75 people to Quinn’s first birthday party, I decided to do something a bit more low-key this time around. Wrong.
Although there were fewer guests, I fell into the “party theme” trap and went all out with a milk & cookies party theme. “Oh, does Cooper love cookies and milk?” One would ask. No, but his mom does. Especially the chocolate chip cookies my mother-in-law makes. Yum. Here are all the little ways I brought “milk & cookies” to life for my baby boy’s first birthday party:
Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Initial Decoration
Grab a little bag of Mini Chips Ahoy cookies and a wooden initial – I got mine from Target in the “party” section. Lay out your letter and arrange the cookies on the letter. I had to bite a few to get them to fit perfectly – tough job but someone’s gotta do it. After you arrange them to your liking, remove them one or two at a time, apply superglue to the wooden letter, and reapply the cookies. Place a book or something else heavy on top once you’ve glued all the cookies to the letter and let dry for a day or so. I made mine about a week in advance of the party and the cookies kept fresh enough for decoration.
Other Milk & Cookies Decorations
We gave a signed copy of “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” to Coop for his first birthday.
“ONE” balloons from Etsy shop Oh Shiny Paper Co | Canister filled with Cookie Crisp cereal – cheap & easy!
I adorned the simple smash cake with Cookie Crisp shaped in a “C’.
The favors were homemade Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie mix in mason jars – I’ll do a separate post on how to make them!
I topped little glass milk bottles with Keebler Fudge Stripes cookies and stuck brown paper straws through the hole in the center of the cookie – really cute & practical! I served white milk, chocolate milk and almond milk in glass carafes.
Happy birthday, my sweet boy! Be sure to check out more party posts before you go!