J’s Cookie Monster Birthday Party: The Food

Dinner for J’s party was fairly simple: Costco pizza and home made salad. J is not a big eater, so we went very low key and with something we thought he might eat. He ended up eating chips, and a fruit packet. So…good thing we went low key! I had more fun with the appetizers, and here is what I made:

I made Picky Palate’s M&M cookies for favors. I wrapped them in a cellophane bag and sealed them with a piece of washi tape.

IMG_4631 IMG_4632Then I put them in the metal container from Hobby Lobby, and by the foyer, so everyone could pick one up on their way out:

IMG_4633 IMG_4634Simple, and a fun thank you for all the guests.

Then I made crockpot hot chocolate, which was also a big hit. It was also really delicious:

IMG_4667What I liked best about the recipe was it could be made three hours in advance. No last minute throwing it together.

For one appetizer I made a simple trail mix, which is J’s favorite. It is just a combination of chex mix, pretzels, peanuts, and m&ms. We just leave out the peanuts for J.

IMG_4790And then I made a cookie dough dip that we served with graham crackers and Granny Smith apple slices:

IMG_4673And finally I made cupcakes just using a boxed funfetti mix, and then I decorated four of them to look like Cookie Monster using this tutorial. The rest I topped with our family standard icing (powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract), and added either a cookie or sprinkles.

IMG_4670 IMG_4671And then of course I served it with cookies & cream ice cream:

IMG_4730No other would do at a Cookie Monster party!

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