WE HAVE THE BEST NEIGHBORS, EVER!
Debra and Anne- You're the best. Thank you!!
Debra and Anne our wonderful neighbors, with the beautiful tulip garden each spring, knew our girls were finally old enough to participate in COOKIE RAMA!
These lovely neighbors bake thousands of cookies each year to bring to each household in the neighborhood. One type of cookie they bake is a sugar cookie which needs decorating. I had these images of Debra and Anne staying up all hours for days to decorate the cookies. This year I found out their secret! They invite their friends, family and the neighborhood kids over to host a huge cookie decorating party, complete with pizza and drinks!
Let the decorating begin.
Decorating round 2.
Really getting into it!
Neighborhood kids gathered on the porch swing in the dining room.
There was such a wonderful feeling of community, friendship and thankfulness. The girls had a great time. I was a cookie runner, so I got to see all of the fabulous cookies as they were being completed and set out to dry. COOKIE RAMA made each one of our days!
There were over 3 tables double stacked with frosted cookies, over 1564 in all and that was ONLY the FROSTED cookies (there were other varieties as well!!).
They also had bins and bins of other baked cookies. We were all sent home with a heaping plate of cookies and a Christmas ornament for each girl to remember our experience by. So far the holiday season is off to a very jolly start!!
Close up of the marvelously decorated cookies.
One table of cookies.
Another two tables of cookies.
We already can't wait until next year- it's already on our calendar!