October 26, 2015

cookie jar party favors

and just like that...i have a one year old. 

and kaye will be three on friday.

and i'll be officially old. 

and i think my eyebrow hairs are falling out. no seriously. can anyone recommend a good fill in product? 

that's what i'm here to talk to you about today...eyebrow hairs and delicious party favors. 

for kaye and sawyer's birthday i knew i had to go biggish because we were only going to have one party. one. one. one. those things are a lot of freaking work. and they get expensive. 

so when it came to the party favor i knew i wanted to have something cute and delicious for the 15 families in attendance to take home. (that made for over 50 kids and adults in attendance. it was wonderful chaos.)

i originally snagged this idea from amy when she threw these together for beckam's birthday. she had made about 20 cookie jars so i thought, "piece of cake...errr...cookie!" 

in all actuality, they are pretty easy to assemble, but getting all the supplies to actually assemble the jars is a pain, not to mention you have to do math to know how much of everything you need. and trying to complete that task with two kids in your cart is like trying to put eyeliner on while someone is shaking your elbow. 

but the cookie jars managed to get assembled...somehow.

C O O K I E S  I N  A  J A R - R E C I P E
anyway, i ordered my mason jars on amazon, removed the lids and left them in their box.

next i grabbed the only piece of paper i could find to act as a funnel. yes, i would have actually liked to use a real funnel, but who keeps a widemouthed funnel around? people who can, that's who. and i do not. i digress...
all you do is layer layer layer the ingredients one after the other, and hope to god you measured correctly, because if you don't have room for the flour...well...you're in rough shape. this was almost the case with my jars, but i packed it down as tight as i could with a spoon and shoved as much flour as the jar would allow. #closeenough
i wanted the jars to add to the decor of the party so i made up these little instructional cards to match the invitations and overall party color scheme. 
i grabbed some fabric to cover the jar lids, cut a million little squares, tied the instructions to the lid, and voila! cookies in a jar party favor. 
unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it), some people forgot their jars so we had several leftover. i made the first batch last night, and they did not disappoint. but when do chocolate chip cookies ever disappoint? never.
overall, it's a party favor to be enjoyed by the whole family. i hope our guests enjoy their delicious cookies...and i hope everyone had a great time at the party! (including our sweet neighbor boy who caught a foot to the eye in the bounce house resulting in an alarmingly large shiner. thank god he's a tough kid.)


  1. Love that idea!! Perfect favor and so yummy!!! Can't wait to read more about their party. :)

  2. kudos to you girl...I tried to make these one year for Christmas gifts and vowed to never do it again..haha. I have zero patience. I started using the Benefit Browzing about a year ago and really like it...not too harsh but gets the job done http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod820382

  3. This is the cutest idea! I would definitely love to get this as a party favor.

  4. What a cool party favor! And I love the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow pencil, super easy and looks great every time!

  5. Happy Birthday baby Sawyer! (yes..shes still a baby! :))
    LOVE these favors. I may actually make them for my neighbors for christmas presents! Thanks for the cute idea! :)

  6. WOW. Where did the year go? Love the cookie jar idea.

  7. I may be doing this for Christmas...

  8. These are adorable! And they sound delicious too.

  9. Those are seriously adorable!

  10. What an adorable favor!! Love that you added the adorable card and fabric under the lid. Can't wait to hear more about the party :)

  11. I did these for a baby shower and it totally came out so cute!!! I seriously love the way yours came out too!! The cards are adorbs!!

  12. Eyebrow pencil for sure! Mac lingering is my go to but Anastasia is supposed to be good too!

  13. Love this idea, lady! So cute and functional. You did a great job with the decor and I LOVE that you did oatmeal chocolate chip! Those are my favorite and no one else does them!

  14. Way to go momma, those are amazing!!! x

  15. That is such a cute idea! I love it! Nice work, girlie! :)


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