Bakery Party: Cookies + Milk

Cookies, milk, and some adorable little bakers are the main ingredients for this homemade party idea. Heather Mattos, of Cookie Mondays, whipped up this yummy party for her daughter Camden’s fourth birthday.

Photography by Mel Larson

Inspired by One Charming Party, Heather created a hanging garland by stringing together brightly colored cupcake liners with paper doilies and coffee filters – a project that’s easy, inexpensive, and ridiculously cute. Be sure to randomly turn the liners in different directions to keep them from nesting.

Heather purchased personalized invitations from sarah + abraham; invites can be customized to reflect your child’s age, hair color and style – even their eye shape and skin tone!

Using coordinating fabrics from Hawthorne Threads, Heather sewed a unique apron for each guest, and even included a monogrammed tee. What a fabulous party favor!

Place settings include an aluminum cookie sheet, miniature rolling pin and baker’s hat from Growing Cooks, and a rubber spatula.

Milk is served in old-fashioned bottles, from Milk Glass Rentals, with polka dotted party straws from Bake it Pretty. Other treats include circus animals, Oreos, graham crackers, and homemade chocolate chip cookie sandwiches stuffed with cream cheese buttercream.

Here, the party girls pose in their handmade aprons and monogrammed tees- it must be pre-bake time, there’s not a dollop of dough on them! Says Heather, “I hope Camden always remembers how lovely this day was for her.”