Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Once Upon a Time...

There was a little princess of a girl who after months of planning and deciding and waiting and going to other parties...

FINALLY got to have her VERY own party! She felt quite big. Such a proud 4 year old!

It was her special day held at a local park. And she milked all the attention
and poses for all who were so gracious as to attend this royal event.

All the coolest of friends made it!

There were A LOT of presents. Most of them princess themed as that was her greatest desire.
Oh how she LOVES presents.
It was a very happy day.

But wait all you loyal and royal subjects! This is not the end.

Mommy made a lot of food for the royal guests. And she will post about it as soon as she can get all the photos loaded and the floors mopped and the custom invitations done and new orders to send out and put the invoices in the mail and the toys put away and the laundry done and....

Well you understand. Please partake in some of the cookies she made for the day. They were from a recipe on Orangette's blog. Molly adapted these chocolate chip cookies based on an article in the New York Times. Well after reading her post and part of the Times article (I still want to read it all but as you see above, there are many many things to do.)

But back to the cookies. I made them for Danielle's party (which was over a week ago). They were a HUGE hit and I think it was one of the best homemade cookies I have ever had and certainly the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made. The only modification I made was adding walnuts to half the batch as my family really like walnuts in their cookies. You really ought to try them! Sooo moist and delicious that I am tempted to whip up another batch VERY VERY soon. The only hard part is waiting a couple days to cook them after you make the dough.

Check back very soon for the rest of the feast. I am giving you the dessert first so you will not loose too much patience with me.


Darius T. Williams said...

Waaay too cute - you've gotta love kids parties, right?

Those cookies looked good!


That Girl said...

She's so flapper-ific with her beads!

Emily said...

The cookie look yummy and your daughter looks adorable. she makes a very good "it" girl.

Carrie said...

I saw that recipe for the chocolate chip cookies on Orangette, but I couldn't bring myself to make them. The idea of letting the cookie dough sit in the fridge a day or two before baking them seemed like an impossibility to me--I'd dip into it too much!

RecipeGirl said...

SO cute! I just love the pic where she's sitting next to her cake!

Nicole said...

Darius- I guess if you have kids you have to love them! ;-) But it is great how free and crazy the kids can get. They just run wild.

Kate- I KNOW. My mom gave her that and she changed into it after the water part of the day. She loves to dress up!

Emily- The cookies are great. And yes, Danielle certainly WANTS to be the "it' girl.

Carrie- Dip into it??? Oh I ate like 5 cookies of raw dough in those couple days!

Lori- Thank you! She is such a poser.