Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What Will It Bee? Gender Reveal Party Results

My daughter and her husband had their gender reveal party last night.  Mellissa wouldn't let me make actual gender reveal cookies because she didn't want me to know the gender before her, but she let me choose the theme of the party (so I could make cookies) and I decided on "What Will It Bee". They had an ultrasound done and the doctor told them to look away during the part of the scan that would reveal the gender. Then the doctor put the results in a sealed envelope and my daughter took the envelope to the bakery. The bakery would then put either blue or pink icing in the middle of the cake based on what was inside the envelope. Once they cut into the cake in front of the family, we would all know if it was a boy or a girl. Pretty fun huh!

So what color was the icing in the middle of the cake? It was BLUE! Mellissa and Irik are going to have a bouncing baby BOY! Abigail will have a baby brother named Aidan! We're all very excited. And I made cookies and lots of new cookie cutters too .

Cookie cutters available HERE
Download tutorial cards HERE
Download What Will It Bee cookie bag topper HERE

Were you on Team Pink or Team Blue? 
I really thought it would be a girl. I knew I would be happy with either one, of course, but my gut thought it was a girl. Girl cookie cutter available here

 A bouncing baby boy. Mellissa and I are going shopping tomorrow. I can't wait to pick out cute baby boy outfits! Boy cookie cutter available here

This is Beatrice the Bee. Available here

 and Benny the Bee available here

 and Bailey the Bee too available here

Bee Hive #1 available here

 Bee Hive #2 available here

 Bonnie the Bee Girl available here

 Barry the Bee Boy available here

The exciting reveal!
Thank you to everyone for joining in our excitement and congratulations to Toni for winning the baby cookie cutter! I've sent you an email asking for your shipping address and I will send out a baby BOY cookie cutter to you :-)
I had Abigail's adorable onesie custom made that says "Big Sister To Bee" from Tickle My Tutu Etsy shop. And the adorable bumble bee bows and antennae from Kurli Cues Boutique Etsy shop and the fun bee leg warmers from LittleTutuShop on Etsy.
Congratulations to Mellissa & Irik!
Go Team Blue!
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Friday, June 7, 2013

Announcement and a Give-Away

Guess what?! We have some really big news happening around Cristin's Cookies... you know my little granddaughter, Abigail? Well she is going to be a BIG SISTER! Yep, tiny little 10-month old Abigail is going to be a big sister! I'm going to be a grandma again! We are all VERY excited and happy for my daughter, Mellissa and her husband, Irik.

So the big question is... will it be a bouncing baby boy or a beautiful little girl? To share in our joy and excitement, I'm going to do a give-away! One lucky winner will win either a baby boy cookie cutter or a baby girl cookie cutter from my Etsy shop. Rafflecopter widget to enter is at the end of this post...

Baby Girl & Baby Boy cookie cutters available HERE
Download Baby tutorial cards HERE
Download cookie bag toppers for a boy HERE and for a girl HERE

So what is YOUR guess? 
 Will it be another beautiful baby girl? Cookie cutter available here
 or will it be a bouncing baby boy? Cookie cutter available here
Here are the rules to play along and share in our excitement:
* Use the Rafflecopter widget to enter
* Open to US AND International fans
* Give-away starts on Friday, June 7th and end on Tuesday June 11th at midnight (our family is having a gender reveal party on Tuesday and will find out together)
* Winner will be announced on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
* Winner will receive one baby girl or baby boy cookie cutter (decision will be made when we find out what the new baby's gender is)

Ways to enter the give-away:
* Like Cristin's Cookies on Facebook
* Leave a blog comment saying whether your vote is for a girl or for a boy
* Share this give-away on your Facebook page for extra points

how to decorate the baby girl using the cookie cutter from HERE
how to decorate the baby boy using the cutter from HERE

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I can't believe tiny Abigail is going to be a BIG sister! Thanks for sharing in our joy and excitement! 

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Panda Cookies Before A Bike Ride

Today's post is going to be very short and sweet. I stayed up til 4am working on cookie cutters last night and I woke up this morning to a message from my daughter (after seeing her yesterday) that said "You should come here. I miss you." awww... so of course, now that my orders are filled, I'm off for a long bike ride to see Mellissa and Abigail. My kind of heaven.

So I'm going to share with you some cookies that I made shortly after little Abigail was born and just didn't have a chance to post. They are some simple, but huge, panda cookies.
 Little Abigail had a panda outfit, so it was necessary, yes necessary, to make some panda cookies.
 This is the best part of Abigail's little panda outfit ;-)
 Pretty fun huh.
 Ok, now I'm off to go see this little munchkin. I can't believe she is 10 months old already! This year has really flown by!
 Ready for another awww moment? Mellissa told me yesterday that I am the ONLY one that is able to put her hands out and have Abigail go to (well other than Mellissa of course). Awwwwww. Gosh it feels so good to be loved! Off to go see her mommy that gives the bestest love.

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