Numbered cookie cutters: They're perfect for graduations, birthdays, and any number of celebrations.
We know -- number cookie cutters seem like a one-off thing. You buy them for your little tyke's first birthdays, and then the jig gets old pretty fast and the gadget collects dust. However, believe it or not, those cutters are a handy tool to have -- especially come graduation time.
One of the easiest ways to theme up foods for a graduation party is with numbered cookie cutters. Simply slip out the "1" and the "0" (or the "2" as well!) and get cutting. Make cookies, brownies, and other baked treats, shape sandwiches, quesadillas, pizzas, and Jello, make number-shaped homemade crackers and chips, and if you get cutters small enough -- bite-sized morsels of cheese. Two numbers will go a long way and theme all your food for a very low cost -- usually under ten dollars, and a lot cheaper than a one-use "2010" cutter. (The cookie cutters pictured above are from Sur la Table, and will run you $8 for the set.)
Best of all, there are still a ton of other celebrations just itching for a little number action, so they always come in handy. Bake cookies for birthdays and anniversaries, cut numbers out of fondant for cakes, top a cake with a 40 cookie instead of 40 candles, celebrate winning streaks at sporting events, surprise the kids with shapely lunchbox food, and just about every other special occasion -- numbers always figure in somewhere.
For just a few bucks more, you can buy a set that includes numbers and letters, and if you do that, well, the possibilities are truly endless.
Once you've got your cookies cut out, make this beautiful -- and easy -- party banner to honor your grad.