Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Milk and Cookies Party

I mentioned my words for 2014 in a previous post, but one word I left off was simple.
I tend to over-think things, over-do things, over-complicate things, so I've been really trying to start this new year off with a more simple approach to everyday life.
What better way to approach a kid's birthday party, huh?
These days parties for the little ones can get out of hand.
I had so much fun planning G's first birthday party but really wanted to keep his second low-key.
A simple theme with a few good friends.
These days our little man is quite the cookie monster {he rarely gets them but when he does he can't get enough!}, and he loves a good glass of milk {especially vanilla almond milk!}.
So I thought what better theme than "milk and cookies?"

I set up a simple milk bar in our dining room.
Strawberry, 2% and chocolate milk for all the kiddos...
And a spiked milk punch for the grown-ups.
{Recipe found here}

These milk bottles from Shop Sweet Lulu are my absolute favorite!
We use them for every party.

For food, we really kept it simple and offered four different kinds of cookies and cupcakes instead of cake.
How adorable are these cookie toppers??
Just use Cookie Crisp cereal for a simple yet fun touch.

I went store bought for the sugar and chocolate chip cookies, but made two batches of semi-homemade cookies that were super easy.
Peanut Butter Cookies

24 unwrapped peanut butter cups

Mix the cookie dough according to the directions on the back of the pouch.
Scoop balls of dough into a greased mini-muffin pan.
Bake ten minutes at 350 degrees.
Remove from oven and place one peanut butter cup into each cookie.
Let cool for a few minutes. 
Chocolate Cookies

1 box chocolate cake mix
1 egg
1/4 cup of oil
1/4 cup of water
powdered sugar

Mix the first four ingredients and scoop into balls on greased cookie sheet.
Sprinkle powdered sugar on each cookie ball.
Bake at 350 degrees for ten to fifteen minutes.
Let cool.
I found all the printables from this darling Etsy shop.
The party was so simple and easy to put together, but the most important part is that this little man loved it.
I mean how could he not?
He ate at least ten cookies!


  1. This is the cutest birthday party ever! I love the theme and how you made it special with all of the cute food and drinks! We kept Owen's birthday simple this year too and it was so nice! I felt like I was able to enjoy the party more this year because I wasn't worrying about all the details, etc. Happy 2nd Birthday, G!!!

    1. Aw thanks friend! And yes, it was so nice to actually enjoy the party. ;) Cannot wait to check out Owen's!

  2. CUTE!!!!!!!!! you done good, mama. :)

  3. This turned out so cute! Definitely bookmarking in my mind for the future!

  4. Thank you! It was definitely a fun one!