I was honored to make a set of cookies to take with me to a very special party. A wonderful couple in my neighborhood recently adopted a sweet little boy from China. Gigi and Tony are such great parents already, and I loved being a part of their celebration!
Gigi kept a blog of their preparations for Grayson, their trip to China, and their welcome home. This blog gave me so much inspiration for these cookies! I loved the wallpaper featuring the Chinese symbol for "love" so I had to cookie that. Then of course the all-American baseball and football themed bedroom they lovingly prepared for him inspired the sports cookies. Finally, there is SO much love for Gigi, who is a beloved kindergarten teacher at my kids' school, I had to fill the platter with lots of hearts.
As I have said before, my FAVORITE part of making cookies is seeing a happy customer enjoy them. Grayson held on to his cookie for a little while before finally trying it hesitantly. Once he did, he was hooked! What a sweet little boy.
Some of Gigi's dear friends planned this party, and they did such a great job. Our friend Amy dreamed up this adorable cake - she had the bakery write "We Found the Missing Piece" on top of the cake, leaving enough room for a special cookie she asked me to make - a heart puzzle with the names of this new family all together. LOVE THIS IDEA!!
The lovely dessert table. Such a sweet display!