The blogosphere has tons of great information to help you have an awesome Halloween. We gathered five of the coolest Halloween blogs so you can make your Halloween as creative and memorable as possible. Check them out and have a great time scaring and entertaining your friends!
My Ghoul Friday is a great blog for finding creative haunting ideas, “Halloween props and countless creepy pop culture discoveries”. They have awesome sections on projects, tutorials and party ideas which included a directory of fully downloadable files of Halloween party signs and labels that will have your guests howling.
A Nostalgic Halloween is an amazing blog that focuses on vintage artwork, photographs and crafts that fit under the Halloween or haunting themes. If you’re looking for decoration or design ideas (let’s say you want to make an amazing invite for this year’s party) this is a great place to turn to for inspiration. We especially liked their Trick or Treat Clown piece and the photo of the old school pirate costume below.
Halloween Fun is great resource for ideas for activities, crafts and party planning around Halloween. Even better, it hosts several Halloween themed online games for kids (or kids at heart!) to get them excited for Halloween, or just keep them busy while you’re decorating your house!
365halloween.com is another great source for all kinds of news that involves Halloween. We really enjoyed their article on a smart phone app that uses GPS to keep an eye on your kids while they’re trick or treating. Very cool stuff!
Frightcatalog.com has a great blog that it updates regularly and has lots of great info on all things Halloween. We specifically loved their post on the best Halloween Parties which is a great read if you’re looking to travel to some of the world’s coolest Halloween parties or just want some ideas to make your own party that much better.
Here at Smiley Cookie, we’ll be featuring our famous Jack O Lantern Gourmet sugar cookies and all of our other Halloween cookie gifts to help scare up some smiles from your guests and trick and Trick or Treaters.
With just a month to go before our nation’s next Independence Day rolls around, we’re sure you’re already thinking of how to celebrate the day. Whether that’s with a traditional barbecue, nightly show of fireworks, bonfire, or camping. And if you’re reading this, chances are desserts and goodies can be the least of your worries. When it comes to the treat department, we’ve got the thinking covered: Smiley cookies is now offering delicious 4th of July cookies that come as patriotic symbols of our nation’s freedom in a tasty batch of red, white and blue cookies. What better tasty, festive treat to offer your guests and family this 4th of July?
Smiley Cookie’s patriotic 4th of July cookies make the perfect addition to any 4th of July party, from a picnic to a barbeque. Enjoy a plate of our freshly baked red, white and blue cookies out on the lawn watching the fireworks at night, or take them to the campground over the weekend for a delicious treat.
Our entire lineup of patriotic cookie gifts is sure to get the salivary glands going. Pick from a tray of one dozen star shaped red and blue Smiley cookies, or choose from a tray of one dozen smiles in a Starlight Combo of both star-shaped and original Smiley Cookies.
How about an entire gift set to bring to your family’s cookout with our Stars and Smiles Gift Basket? One dozen star Smiley cookies, a dozen original Smiley Cookies, and an irresistible starry gift basket to hold everything is just what you need. We have two gift basket versions including one that makes a Congratulation statement for those special occasions besides 4th of July. Hand-iced and baked to golden perfection, our cookies are not only festive, they’re tremendously delicious!
What’s even better than a fun batch of red, white and blue cookies for a 4th of July treat? A personalized Create-Your-Own-Smiley-Cookie! Starting at just $15.99 for one dozen, we’re allowing customers to design their own batch of 4th of July cookies, right over the Internet. Choose your cookie shape (mix and match options available!), icing color, and smiley face color. We have all the shades of the rainbow so you can make your cookie tray pop with individuality, style and fun. Make your 4th of July barbecue one that your family, neighbors and friends won’t forget with personalized Smiley Cookies!
No matter what treat you choose to purchase, you’ll be enjoying the freshly baked taste of our Smiley Cookies. This is a treat no one in the family, friend or neighbor list will be able to beat. Your 4th of July cookies will steal the show. And if you’re enjoying a night in with the family watching the fireworks, enjoy smiles all around the table when you bring out a festive tray of our red, white and blue cookies. Once everyone takes a bit, the smiles get even bigger!
Teen Earns Seat as Sophmore Class Treasurer with Help from Smileycookie.com
ONLEY, Md., Oct. 29
Evan Schwartz, 15, may not be running for a seat in the senate, or campaigning for congress, but he knows getting voters attention during election season begins with putting a smile on constituents’ faces- 25 dozen to be exact.
Schwartz passed out 300 Smiley Cookies to his classmates during his campaign for sophomore class treasurer at Sherwood High School in Olney, MD, encouraging them to vote. His idea to order from SmileyCookie.com made a bold statement alongside his candy-giving running mates.
“Everyone loved the Smiley Cookies from SmileyCookie.com. I got a great response from my friends and teachers, and people are already talking about my campaign next year,” said Schwartz, who plans to order from SmileyCookie.com again when he runs for Sherwood High School’s Student Government Association as a junior.
Pittsburgh-based Eat’n Park, a family dining restaurant chain with locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, made the Smiley Cookie famous over the last two decades and recently expanded their availability through SmileyCookie.com. The Schwartz family learned about the cookies thanks to visits from relatives in Pittsburgh, who brought Smiley Cookies to family events.
SmileyCookie.com conveniently delivers gourmet Smiley Cookies fast and fresh to all 50 states. A line of cookie gift baskets is available for virtually every occasion, including birthdays, get well, thank you,Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day, with cookies taking the shape of jack-o-lanterns, Christmas trees, holiday stars, hearts, shamrocks, and bunnies.
Custom, or personalized, cookies can be ordered in a variety of colors. A dozen Smiley Cookies start out at $11.99, plus shipping. Each gift order is backed by a 100 percent guarantee and all of their gourmet sugar cookies are nut free, kosher and trans fat-free.
It’s difficult to say if the cookies were pivotal in his win, but this is the second year he has passed out Smiley Cookies and emerged victorious. Last year, Schwartz used Smiley Cookies to campaign for freshman class treasurer. They were so well liked that he ordered twice as many during this year’s run for office.
“Politicians running for government positions in Washington, DC, or Maryland, could take a cue from Evan,” said Robyn Schwartz, Evan’s mother. “When he discovered the same fresh-baked Smiley Cookies available at Eat’n Park restaurants could be ordered online, he thought it would be a great way to get voters’ attention at school.”
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Sweet delicious cookies are the perfect Mothers day gift to show you’re mother that you care on her special day. Gourmet cookies are a sweet treat that the whole family can enjoy and these cookies will make mom feel special. Normally its mom who is making and baking delicious cookies in the kitchen but on this occasion she can enjoy tasteful baked goods without having to do the cooking and the cleaning. These cookies gifts are going to impress and they are great to bring along for any Mother’s day dinner, cookout or picnic.
Gourmet sugar cookies are a traditional treat that everyone loves, but you can surprise your mother or wife with chocolate cookies, oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip cookies. You can get heart shaped cookies, flower shapes, smiley face cookies, cookie baskets, towers and more. There are mini cookies for large parties and you can get plenty of cookies to go around in different flavors as well so mom has a variety.
Showing your mother that you have put some thought and effort into her holiday treat is going to make her feel appreciated, and Birthday Cookies make great presents as well. You only have one Sunday a year to say thanks to your mother for the things that she does for everyone else and you can make this day special with a personalized sweet treat that you have designed just for her. Your mom deserves the best so pull out all of the stops and get her some sweet desserts she is going to enjoy and appreciate. Contact us today to order now.
Mother’s day is fast approaching and you do not want to be left with gifts that mom knows were an after thought right? We want to show her how much we love and appreciate all she’s done for us of course. This is where Smiley Cookies comes into the picture!
They are here to bring you some of the best and most creative Mothers day gift ideas for even the last minute shoppers. Who doesn’t love getting a fun cookie basket? It gives mom a rest from making her amazing cookies and is something that the whole family.
I thought it was really neat that they offer a fun creative cookie to decorate too! I know I would love to receive the create your own heart smiley gourmet cookie! I don’t know what would be more fun; decorating it or receiving it. Maybe those aren’t your cup of tea. Well then you’re in luck because they offer a variety of fun gourmet cookies that are sure to please mom!
Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is May 13th! Order her a great now before it’s too late!
For many of us, baking cookies with Mom is a treasured childhood memory. The scent of fresh cookies wafting through the kitchen reminds us of home. Mother’s Day is coming up, and you’re looking for the perfect gift for the special Mom in your life. Or maybe you’ve got little ones who want to give Mommy or Grandma a sweet treat for her special day.
Mom has seen fruit baskets, chocolates, and flowers before. This year, why not try something new. What could be better than gourmet cookies smiling for your Mom?
Moms deserve the best: delicious edible stars, hearts, or flowers in her favorite color, endearing grins on our traditional Smiley Cookies, or maybe make the message even clearer with our “#1 Mom “” or “Love You Mom” cookies or our sumptuous chocolate chip cookies. You can even surprise her with something a little more elaborate, like a Stars and Smiles Gift Basket or a Travel Mug and Gourmet Sugar Cookie Basket or one of special Mother’s Day Gift Baskets!
Our fresh, hand-iced cookies are sure to please. SmileyCookie has the perfect, unique Mother’s Day gift the special mother in your life deserves.
Chocolate. Jelly beans. Marshmallow peeps. These are just some of the traditional sweets associated with Easter. And of course, cookies. While baking Easter cookies is certainly fun, maybe you just have too much to do this year, or too many gift recipients to think about. What’s more, baking can be so messy! So let us do the work for you. Check out our selection of Easter cookies, which will have you hopping with joy.
As always, you can create your own custom cookies, or you can choose a pre-assembled Easter cookie basket or bouquet. Our Easter cookie gifts range from a selection of our original smiley face cookies to gift baskets featuring bunny-shaped Smiley cookies and decadent Smiley bunny milk chocolates. For those with an extreme sweet tooth, we even have a cookie gift bouquet option that includes—you guessed it—jelly beans and peeps.
Fill your kids’ Easter baskets with a few bunny-shaped Smiley cookies, or have a gift basket shipped across the miles to someone you’re thinking about this Easter. Our cookies are so cute and our sweets are so irresistible that you just might end up buying a treat or two for yourself.
Our fun gift ideas and quick shipping options are sure to make your Easter gift giving that much easier. Contact us today to get started.
Traditionally St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in Ireland as a holy day. It usually falls during Lent, so they lift the restrictions on eating and drinking for the feasting associated with it. And who wouldn’t want to celebrate that with some awesome Shamrock Cookies from Smiley Cookie!
Even if you don’t participate in a religious abstinence, you may be staying strong with your New Year’s resolution to eat fewer sweets. Good for you! Reward yourself with a day off, too. One cookie won’t subtract from your diet, and it will add a smile to your face. Or your co-workers! St. Patty’s is a great time to bring a basket of Smiley Shamrock cookies to the office to set a festive mood.
For those of you who will be at home on this emerald day, Smiley Shamrocks are a hit with kids of all ages. And they’re more fun with less mess than trying to make cookies in your own kitchen.
And if you forget to wear green, you can carry one around as a mascot. Though, you might need to take more than one with you since it would be too tempting not to eat!
So contact us today to order a basket of Shamrock Smileys. In the spirit of the holiday, we leave you with this old Irish blessing:
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
There’s just something about Valentine’s Day and sweet delicious treats, and our Smiley heart shaped cookies make the perfect gift to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.
Order a dozen for that special someone, or send a gift basket to friends, family members, coworkers, or college students. Our heart shaped Smiley cookies are made fresh daily with artistry and simple, pure ingredients. Each Smiley Cookie and heart Smiley Cookie is hand-iced–the originals in white with our classic colored smiles, and the hearts in pink with a delicate white face.
Our Smiling Sweetheart Gift Basket comes with two dozen heart Smiley cookies, while the Hearts and Smiles Gift Basket consists of a dozen hearts and a dozen of our original Smileys. Take your pick of our Valentine’s gift options, or express your individuality by creating your own custom heart shaped Smiley cookies. Select the icing colors for the face and smile to create a personalized gift that comes straight from the heart.
Finally, since chocolate and Valentine’s day also go hand in hand, consider adding some Smiley chocolates to your order. Made with Sarris Candy premier chocolate, our Smiley chocolates are hand-crafted and individually wrapped. Available in milk or dark chocolate, these sweet little Smileys are the perfect accompaniment to our gourmet cookies.
Contact us to see our entire selection and find just the right delectable gifts for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day.
In the mid-1990s, a group of schoolchildren in Pennsylvania decided that the state needed an official cookie. While the children suggested chocolate chip (because of Hershey, PA), many thought that sugar cookies offered more historical significance.
While the earliest cookies date back to the 7th century, German Protestant settlers in Pennsylvania first introduced sugar cookies in the 1700s. History suggests that they probably derived from an earlier, unleavened cookie called a jumble. A biscuit that gained popularity in Europe because of the fact that, as a non-leavened food, it could be dried and stored for many months. Jumbles traditionally are made of nuts, flour, eggs, and sugar, with vanilla, anise, or caraway seed used for flavoring.
The modern sugar cookie gained popularity in America sometime in the 1930s when it became traditional for children to leave sugar cookies and milk out for Santa on Christmas Eve. Because of how easy it is to cut and shape sugar cookie dough, custom cookies have become very popular.
The original name for cookies came from the Dutch word for “little cakes” (koekje) because cooks used a small amount of cake batter to test their oven temperature before baking a large cake. Today, preparation method plays an important role in how cookies are classified – drop, molded, pressed, refrigerated, bar or rolled.
While we prefer to roll our sugar cookies in order to create the delightful smiley treats customers have come to love, other dropped, pressed and molded sugar cookie recipes abound. So, whether your taste buds scream out for chocolate chip cookies, our famous Smiley Face sugar cookies or one of our other fabulous gourmet treats, we can help you find the perfect gift for any occasion.
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