I was just thinking – remember in college when Thursday night was a bona fide party night?
Does that still exist? Please tell me it still exists. Of course I never partied, because I had first period classes on Fridays of my senior year – when Senioritis usually sets in. Since I didn’t drink at all then (or still), there were no hangovers at least. Besides that, I didn’t declare my major until the summer before my senior year, and you don’t call six journalism classes in one week “Senioritis”! As if Senioritis also entails Dean’s List, Phi Beta Kappa, studying on weekends, and choosing boys over drinking.
Hey, we all have vices. These days, I stick to treats.
Des started the school year with three days of preschool and one day at his beloved daycare. Over time, the distance from Wednesday preschool until the next day he had it – Monday – stretched too far and too wide. He had Preschool Angst. So we added Fridays to his schedule, but then his other things suffered. He was too burnt out to do four days of preschool AND a day of daycare, and he was also growing weary of going to his grandparents’ house every other Thursday. So Thursdays are now our free-for-alls. We go on adventures together. I figure I’ll only get to do this so much until full-time kindergarten begins.
I’m in denial that he no longer looks like this:
So that’s what brings me to party Thursdays. When you’re a blogger like me, somehow, generally you have the bulk of your work between Monday – Wednesday. I do sponsored posts on Fridays, brand-willing, or that’s a day I write for myself. Lately, I’ve needed to write for myself more than once a week. I’m up to 1-4 times a week! I hope you like it. I needed to mix it up, quite like Des did too. Thursdays are party days, I hereby decree, and party days need party treats, I also hereby decree.
My Beauty and the Beast movie tickets have been purchased for tomorrow night with Scarlet and her best friend’s family, and I’m pretty psyched to sit down and let the visuals dance in front of me. I always did love Cogsworth, which is why I love this treat. I know it looks pretty intense, but I assure you that you can make them too! So hereby declare your party day, and go make some treats! Or see a movie! Or dance with your underwear on your head, like Des does. Mix things up, party style!
And for those of you who are visually inclined, like me, I have some photos to help with that! I hope they’re in order:
Beauty and the Beast Cogsworth Treats
- Banana Marshmallow Pies
- Tootsie Rolls
- Yellow Jelly Beans
- Wilton Drizzle Pouches, Bright White and Lite Cocoa
- Edible Decorating Pens
- 1. Lay 6 tootsie rolls in a row and microwave for about 12 seconds and press together and flatten out on a parchment lined baking sheet
- 2. Cut two strips to fit around the marshmallow pie
- 3. Lightly press them on
- 4. Heat 2 more tootsie rolls for about 3-5 seconds and mold each into a little wave like shape. (This will become the “mantle”)
- 5. Take the 2 pieces of mantle and place them on the top of the pie
- 6. Add a drop of water to the tootsie roll so it’ll stick
- 7. Then, take 3 yellow jelly beans and place one in-between the middle of the mantle pieces and the other 2 inside each mantle
- 8. Using white drizzle pouch, attach a yellow jelly bean to the center of pie
- 9. Cut a few thin slivers from the rolled out tootsie rolls and shape into clock hands and press onto pie
- 10. Make 2 little white eyes with the white drizzle and a smiley mouth with the brown drizzle (Could also draw an open mouth and color in a tongue with a red edible marker)
- 11. With the edible marker, color little black dots on the white eyes for his eyeballs (Can use a blue edible marker as well)
- 12. Super cute and easy to make!
I’m so old, that I vividly remember the first time I saw the movie, Beauty and the Beast.
And yet, I’m young enough that I was a child when I saw it.
Still, I was captivated. At a time, I’m certain I could recite every line and every song of that movie. With my long wavy hair, and my deep love of all things books (I would LOVE to have my own sweeping castle library), Belle was one of the princesses I thought about dressing up as for Halloween. Somehow, I found my love for Snow White – for costume – and for Queen Elsa – for personality, but I will always love Belle as one of my original favorites. In fact, we visit her every January in Disney World!
Now what if I told you that you could make THESE at home?
Scarlet developed a deep love for Disney Princesses when she was still a toddler. While she would dress up as all of them, she had a specific yellow dress she called her “Belle Dress.” In fact, I dug it out for you to see! She LOVED this special dress:
I picked it up for two bucks at a consignment sale. Worth it.
Over the years, her princess love grew.
She even tried to turn Des into a princess! He tolerated it as a baby.
And now she’s old enough to help me make some special treats. You can fill them with ice cream, candy, or any sweet treat! Use them for a party, for a special dinner, or to celebrate the release of the new Beauty and the Beast movie in March.
Now, here’s what you do to make your own Chip Teacups, with ingredients, instructions, and photos. You will absolutely delight the Beauty and the Beast fans in your life, because these are terribly CUTE, and you can make them at home yourself.
Chip the Teacup (Beauty and the Beast)
- Keebler Butter Cookies (any brand will work)
- Plain Ice Cream Cones
- Wilton Candy Melts, Bright White
- Twist Pretzels
- Wilton Candy Drizzle Pouch, Pink, Blue, Brown
- Edible Writing Markers, optional
- Edible Gold Glitter
- 1. Cut about 1/3 of the bottom off each cone.
- 2. Break off rounded edges from the pretzels so they look like little cup handles.
- 3. Place white candy melts in a bowl, and microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until melted.
- 4. Dip the little pretzel handles into melted chocolate until coated and place on parchment paper. 5. Sprinkle on edible gold glitter. Let Dry
- 6. Dip ice cream cones into melted chocolate until covered inside and out, place on parchment paper and let dry. Cut a small V-shape into the top of the cone to symbolize the chip.
- 7. Next, dip each end of the cone into the melted candy melts and lightly dip into the glitter to form a gold rim on each end of the cone.
- 8. Heat the pink and blue drizzle pouches according to package directions, and make little triangle shapes around the edge of the cookie, alternating each color.
- 9. Next, draw on Chip’s eyes and mouth. You can use an edible food marker or use a brown color drizzle pouch to do this as well, whichever you prefer.
- 10. Finally, place a small circle of melted chocolate in the center of the cookie and set the cone on it, then put a little more chocolate on the inside of the cone to make sure it sticks to the cookie. 11. Let dry.
So what do you think? Will you give it a try?
What’s your favorite Disney movie? Mine is actually Lion King thus far, but don’t tell Scarlet!