Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sesame Street Party | Favors

Parties end with favors and it is important they the theme follows all the way to the end. This is the last of the SS posts. Make sure you check all the other posts this week!



The party favors were an endeavor. I was able to use my Cricut Expression  and do all the cutting here in Texas and mail everything to my bff, Sabrina in GA.

We did get out inspiration from Pinterest.

This was our pinspiration:

Source: flickr.com via T Byrd on Pinterest


We made our own twist.

She put them together and then when I went out to GA I baked the cookies and we decorated them. She then filled the bags and made them look great.

I was able to find vintage cookie cutters at a antique shop. They do sell Sesame Street Cookie Cutters online if you can't get lucky like I did.


Update: William Sonoma now has a Sesame Street Line that could help you create your theme. Check them out here

For the cookies I used a sugar cookie recipe given to me from a friend. I will share it with you. :-)
It is my favorite. It doesn't spread and they are soft and yummy.


Sugar Cookies: bake at 350* 10 min

  • 3 1/2 cp flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cp unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 1/2 cp white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla
  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl, set aside.
  2. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla to butter mixture and combine.
  4. Add four combo a cup at a time until dough is smooth
  5. Separate dough into halves. Beat the dough into a ball to get the air out.
  6. Cover with plastic. Chill for a few hours.
  7. Roll to 1/4 in, cut and bake
My friend Nichole also gave me the tip of baking with parchment paper. This allowed us to fly through making sheets of cookies because by the time one pan sheet was done baking I was done cutting the next sheet.



To make the toppers for the bag I used the Cricut Cartridge Sesame Street Friends and Cricut Cartridge Birthday Bash for the lettering.

Cricut DesignStudio Software allowed me to customize each bag top with a child's name. We used standard sandwich ziplocs. The size of each topper was 7 in wide. I was able to put 6 on a 12x12 page.
The letters were cut from the green and the white showed through. This means she didn't have to glue down every letter, only the middle pieces for letters like D or O.

I used different pages for the different layers of the topper.


The cookies turned out to be the perfect size for the bags and everyone loved having a personalized bag. We made extras that just said thank you for anyone who came that we weren't expecting or for anyone who wanted one.


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