What a neat idea to have a cookie decorating birthday party! And especially around the Christmas holidays! It was such a fun party watching Alise and her friends decorate cookies and cupcakes and dip their own pretzels in white chocolate. I think today may have sparked Alise's interest in cooking. Tonight when we went to Sam's, I bought some of the sugar cookie dough that comes in sheets. I plan to drag out the cookie cutters sometime this week and make some cookies with my new little "Betty Crocker." It was such a nice, smaller party, but lots of fun. I asked Alise at one point if she was having fun and she said, "Yes, ma'am!" So maybe the drive to Ruston was worth it.