It was a wonderful week and Jenna really is the Queen of AwesomeLand!
Thursday the PTA had a special Teacher Appreciation Luncheon and Jenna went all out to show them how much she appreciates all that they do. And I got to help! I love it when we do projects together — the planning & the phone calls, the trips to ABC Cakes, JoAnn Fabrics and Michael’s for supplies, the texts and photos back and forth — the time together.
It started when Jenna found these cute little cookie bag tags online at an Etsy shop but they were all sold out. So she asked me if I could create something similar for her in Photoshop. Sure! I had so much fun finding all the right clipart and creating all the right backgrounds. I ended up making six different labels. This one is my favorite!
Jenna then did the hard part. She made cookies! Wow, did she make cookies — chocolate chip, lemon cookies with white chocolate chips and two batches of sugar cookies dipped in green sugars, the school color. I told you she was the Queen of Awesome. She and Amara then put four cookies into 60 little Ziploc snack bags, folding the labels in half and stapling them to the bags of cookies!
She even made little round labels for the back so that the teachers would know which flavor cookie was inside. She delivered them to the teachers’ lounge in a cute fabric lined basket.
But wait! There is more!
While I was busy creating cookie tags Jenna was busy modifying a template she had found for water bottle labels. The teachers needed special water bottles. There were 48 bottles and she made sure each one of them was different! They all had the school name but each one had a different background and background color, different text and a different font! She pays such great attention to little details. She then stripped the old labels off and glued the new ones on. 48 bottles!
I volunteered to make dessert for the luncheon. After just making Grampy’s birthday cake I was in the mode to bake. The cake came out beautiful and rumor has it the teachers really liked it. I made the bottom layer chocolate with chocolate filling and the top layer white. I then frosted the whole thing white. Grampy nick named it a black and white cake — like the cookie! Oh and making 2 different layers meant I also had to do something with the rest of the batter and frostings so I made cupcakes for Grampy to take to work. I really had fun baking and while I was busy doing that…
Jenna and Amara were busy making 100 Lucky Penny Cards. Jenna had printed and cut little green cards and Amara had hot glued a penny onto each one. Jenna even got small baskets to put them in and spray painted the baskets green. They gave them out to both the teachers and Amara’s classmates. They were so cute and it was so much fun loading the car with all of this and delivering it to Amara’s school – me and my girls!
It really was a wonderful week.Tags: Amara, baking, cookie tags, Jenna, PTA, PTA luncheon, school