Parent Recommended (July 2010)Edible Party Favors Coloring Online Favorite Beach
Edible Party Favors
Have you heard about Parker’s Crazy Cookies? It’s an unusual cookie company in Hayward that turns people into cookies. My husband, Ed, read about it in a magazine and said, “We have to get these for Princess Leia’s Birthday!”
So I found Dave Parker and his edible treasures in Hayward and called him. He made these cookie portraits of our baby girl and a package with a delicate sticker and ribbon. They were the hit of our party and added a touch of class to our 1-year-old’s celebration. Not only were they a cute favor for our guests, but they really tasted delicious.
Editor’s Note: Parker’s Crazy Cookies is located at 25447 Mission Boulevard, Hayward. 510-847-2634. parkerscrazycookies.com
– Grisel N. Lorente, Milpitas
A friend told me about these online coloring book sites – for moms who are tired of buying single-theme coloring books only to see their kids color just a few pages and ignore the rest (a waste of trees and money!).
Here’s one: coloring-book.info. It has dozens of options, from kids’ movies to holiday-themed pages to favorite characters.
– Melanie Norall, Palo Alto
We absolutely adore Dog Beach at Lighthouse Point in Santa Cruz. It’s a wonderful place to let the kids play in the sand and surf. It’s fun and exercise for the whole family.
We just discovered the beach this year, but since March we have been there five times. Whenever we ask our children where they want to go on the weekends, their first response is “the dog beach!” So if it’s a nice day and we don’t have a lot of errands to run, we head over.
Oh yeah, it helps that Marianne’s Ice Cream is on the way. So it’s become a little tradition for us to have fun on the beach and then on the way home, stop at Marianne’s for a treat.
– Karen French, San Jose
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