Friday, October 15, 2010

Fall Cookies and Bouquet

Each September, my children's school holds a Grandparents Celebration in which they honor all of the contributions that grandparents make in the lives of their grandchildren.  This celebration takes place on two days.  On day one, grandparents are invited to spend an hour visiting in the classrooms with their grandchildren.  This is a wonderful experience for both them and the kids.  As a former teacher, I looked forward to this visit as much as the students did!  Grandparents are filled with so much knowledge and a genuine love for their grandkids, and fill the classroom with an air of excitement that is unrivaled.  Following their visit, they are treated to a reception in their honor that is held in the school cafeteria.  It has been my pleasure to coordinate this event for the past three years.  I, and all of my mom helpers, look forward to this event every year.  We added a new twist this year, and gave away door prizes.  A couple of moms made beautiful fall arrangements to give away.  I made a cookie arrangement!  All of the prizes were well received by the recipients. 
     On the second day of the Grandparents Celebration, all grandparents are invited to the weekly school mass to a celebration of the liturgy in their honor. 
      Here is a close up of the cookies in the bouquet.

 I really like the way this one came out.  This is a wet on wet marbling technique with a super high-tech instrument.......a TOOTHPICK!!!!  Cool, huh!

These are some more fall themed cookies I made for the reception. These were part of the dessert buffet.

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