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Party in a Box

I’m loving these very cool Party-in-a-Box treats created by our very own contributor Amanda Jane Jones. See all the details right over here on her site!

all photos by Amanda Jane Jones

Treats Day 5: Whoopie Pies

For the last day of thank you treats we sent over a big box of Whoopie Pies to Mark. I love me a good whoopie pie and Susie Cakes makes excellent ones. Mark said they were well received, “I almost lost an arm in a frenzy of developers when I opened the SusieCakes box.” I haven’t missed very many American foods but I sure could go for a Whoopie Pie about now.

You can see the other treats for Mark right here: Day 1, Day 2 + 3, Day 4

All photos by Alexis Birkmeyer for Oh Happy Day

Treats Day 4: Dynamo Donuts

On the fourth day we sent a box of Dynamo Donuts to my friend Mark. (See Day 1, and Day 2 and 3 over here.) Dynamo Donuts is a specialty donut shop in San Francisco that makes really hearty donuts (they weigh a ton!) in really interesting flavors. For example here is their menu list from yesterday: Vanilla, Bacon, Caramel, Passionfruit, Chocolate Spice, Chocolate Rose, Chocolate Almond, Rosemary, Lemon Thyme, Apricot Cardamom, MonteCristo, and Lemon. They get very experimental with their flavors!

photos by Alexis Birkmeyer for Oh Happy Day

Treats Day 2 and Day 3

I hadn’t planned to blog about all these treats we sent my friend Mark as a thank you for programming my new site, but Alexis took such great photos and I would never turn down an opportunity to talk about baked goods.

Day One: We sent a Root Beer Sampler.

Day Two: Alexis made her famous chocolate chip cookie and wrapped them in brown wax sleeves and bakers twine. Do you have a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe? I’m obsessed with this recipe.

Day Three: We dropped off a box of Beard Papa cream puffs. Do you know these? It is a Japanese chain that has come to the US in the last 5 or so years. They use really fresh ingredients including raw vanilla bean for the pudding. You have to eat them fast because after a few hours they get a little soggy. My mouth is salivating just thinking about it. Have you tried Beard Papa’s?

 

Photos by Alexis Birkmeyer for Oh Happy Day

Root Beer Sampler

My friend from college, Mark Allen, offered to help me move my blog from blogger to wordpress last year. I suspect he may have regretted that offer a few times over the last few months as he worked late into the night on programming the new site. I wanted to do something for him to say thanks so we’ve been sending treats to his office everyday. My trusty studio manager Alexis helped me put these together. Day 1: was Root Beer. I had Alexis go to BevMo (my favorite place to get vintage brand sodas) and pick up 12 different kind of Root Beer. (I was inspired by Erin Jang’s brilliant Root Beer gift back here.) The drink carriers were free from BevMo and the crate is a CD Crate from JoAnn’s but it was the perfect size and made the gift look a little polished and legit.

This would be a great idea for Father’s Day.



Photos by Alexis Birkmeyer for Oh Happy Day

 

To celebrate five years of blogging on Oh Happy Day I’m giving away a trip to Paris! See the rules and how to enter right over here. (The comments weren’t opening yesterday because of a bug but now they should be working fine.)