Thursday, August 20, 2015

Cookie Bar

Wedding reminiscing is in full swing this week. This time last year, I was picking up my wedding desserts, making sure all of our flowers had arrived, staying up until 2:00 a.m. putting on the final little detailed touches together that no one probably noticed but me. Wedding week was crazy and such a blast.

For our wedding, we decided to forgo traditional sheet cake dessert and go with a cookie bar instead. I like pretty much any kind of sweet but my husband isn’t a huge fan of cake. We also knew that his favorite, ice cream, would never survive the August heat. We decided to get something everyone would love: cookies.

There is an amazing mom and pop cookie store in the skyway by my work in Downtown Minneapolis called Classic Cookie Co. We decided to order several different dozens of cookies for the wedding and knew this was the place to get them from. The owner is sweet older gentleman who my coworkers refer to as, “The Cookie Man”.  

After picking out our favorite cookie flavors and putting in our order, I set to work on getting jars and vases for our dessert table. I found some great options at Marshalls, Walmart, Target, TJ Maxx and from our local thrift store.  I also found some cake stands at wedding consignment shop and repainted them in our wedding colors. I sanitized the jars and stands and then began to build out our display. I used gold ribbon, doilies and paper from our invites to match our escort cards.

For color, I added some candy in our wedding colors. I used rolos for the gold and suckers to bring in the purple. It was nice to have a few treats that the kids could grab freely.

For the last little touches, I made small signs that read, “Love is sweet. So enjoy a treat. Thanks for making our day complete.” I also had some doilies scattered on the table for decoration and "M" monogram cocktail napkins.

Also in lieu of a wedding cake, we had some special bride and groom cupcakes made from Sweet Retreat that we used. Miraculously, they lasted most of the night before we snagged the heart cupcake to share and our nephew snuck off with the groom cupcake.  But we were able to save the bride and will be eating it in celebration for our one year.

I was shocked at how much of a hit the cookie bar was. We had hardly any cookies left when the dancing was underway! We were happy with our choice and I love visiting The Cookie Man and remembering our sweet wedding day!

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