Wednesday, April 4

Milk & Cookies - CSS Party Hop

You can find my Play Date Cafe post HERE.

Welcome to a sweet celebration!  Today I'm partying with Clear & Simple Stamps for their Collection 2 Party Hop.  I chose to host a Milk & Cookies baby shower, and I am so excited to share the fun invitation and coordinating goodies with you.


A great party needs a fabulous invitation and the Party Elements : Baby stamp set is perfect for putting together a polished invite.  I created a long invitation and added a belly band with the cute cow from Sweet Dreams.  The curly frame is one of my favorite images from Party Elements : Baby and it also coordinates with the Mini Tri-Fold 1 die-cuts.


It's easy to whip up labels for individual milk bottles using adhesive sheets. The "Let's Celebrate" and "Thank You for Coming" are both from Party Elements : Baby... the set is packed with great sentiments that can take you from invitations to thank you notes.  My party favor is a bottle of Milk Duds and cookies wrapped in treat bags.

Tip: The Starbucks frappuccinos that you can buy at the grocery store are the perfect size for individual servings of milk at the shower and for packaging favors.  They are perfectly reminiscent of old-fashioned glass milk containers.


I wanted to share a few more Cookies & Milk party ideas... I really love this theme and hope you are inspired!
  • Create wraps for milk chocolate bars... use as cute decorations around your cookie bar and as favors.
  • Use "chalkboard" labels on your milk bottles for guests so they can label their drinks.
  • If any young children are attending the party, have a cookie decorating station to keep them busy and happy.
  • Hang cookie cutters from ribbon across the mantel or above the cookie bar for decoration.
  • Consider "Cookies in a Jar" from Bakerella.

Don't miss any of the fabulous party ideas that the Clear & Simple gals are sharing today.  
Here's a list for our Party Hop:

CSS Blog

Please Note: One of my projects is also featured on the 
CSS Daily App for iPhone and iPad users today, April 5th.


ALL Supplies are CSS unless otherwise noted.
Stamps - Party Elements : Baby, Sweet Dreams, Alpha Classic
Paper - On the Catwalk Cream & I'm a Princess Pink; My Mind's Eye - Paris & Co. 6x6
Tools: Mini Tri-Fold 1 die-cuts, Border : RicRac / Pinking die-cuts, Tags 1 die-cuts, MFT Fishtail Banner die-namics


19 comments:

Kim Duran said...

Love this idea, Denise! I am going to start saving my Frappuccinos bottles now. Ooh, I just thought how cute it would be to fill them with the ingredients to bake your own cookies! Tons of inspiration here!

Elena said...

ooooh, the excuse I was waiting for to buy a case of frappuccinos ;) thx for all the fantastic ideas - you outdid yourself on this one!

Steph Zerbe said...

This is the cutest set of goodies ever! Love the sweet colors and the malted milk balls are a nice touch! The card band is such a cool idea. Love it, D!!

Marlou McAlees said...

love your creations , all soooo beautifully made :) x

Renee said...

AH-DOR-A-BLE!!! :)
LOVE this Denise!!
Such a cute and fabby invite...
and the thank you's...
I'm over the moon!!
I'm a HUGE coffee drinker...
but I'm thinking I may have to give these frappuccino's a try now just for the bottles alone!!
Love the brown and pink color scheme...
it's just all so incredibly fabulous!! :)

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Such a cute ensemble Denise! Beautiful colour combo, lots of sweet details! Love the look of everything together, great job!!

Melissa said...

So cute!!! I love the color scheme and perfectly it coordinates with all the treats!

LittleSurferGirl said...

You have clearly outdone yourself. This theme is so stinkin' cute I can't stand it. Almost makes me want to have another baby so I can do "milk and cookies" everything! (Not really, but I'm all in if someone ELSE wants to have the baby!) I think you are doing CSS very proud, Denise! Great job!

Linda Callahan said...

Moo-valous!

IamDerby said...

Soooo cute! great idea and perfect execution of it.

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! Love this theme, and I would like some malted milk balls now....

Laurie said...

How cute is this? I love the cookie idea! Your invite has so many fun details! I love it!

Jen Carter said...

Oh Denise! This is so adorable! Love your color scheme and everything you included in your party! ADORABLE!

whoistracy said...

Just LOVE the little cow to go along with your cookies & milk theme. So so cute!!

A French Accent said...

I really love your choice of colors. What a beautiful set. I also like the way you capped the chocolate bottle. really nice job.

Lori said...

What a fun shower theme! Love the color scheme and the "milk bottle" favors.

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gracious! This is ever so sweet, Denise! LOVE your color combo, too!

Susan said...

What a wonderful party set you have created!

Dana Grothaus said...

Um, seriously? If I didn't know better, I would have thought you bought all this at the store, it looks soooo perfect! You are so creative and have such a great style. Awesome ensemble!!!!