Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ya Hoo!

Wise old readers know that today is the reveal for this month's, Fancy Flours Cookie Cutter Challenge. Newcomers, pay attention. This monthly ritual is a hoot!

Each month I announce the occasion for celebration and you, the readers, select the cookie cutter I must use. We've seen porcupines, fish, mermaids, ears of corn, guitars, and even a 3-D airplane. This month the holiday we are celebrating is Halloween and the winning cookie cutter was the wise old owl.

An owl on Halloween is no where near the stretch an airplane was for National Ice Cream Month or that a mermaid was for my husband's June birthday. Interestingly enough the natural link between Halloween and owls made this month's challenge... well, more of a challenge.

I initially visualized each owl dressed in a different Halloween costume. But, my resident artist is over worked and under paid, so I had to let that idea go. Instead I made ornaments I could hang on my Halloween tree. We will have a house full of kids on Saturday night and I have to believe they'll think cookies growing on trees is both a trick and a treat!
Concept, good. Execution, fair.

I thought I'd redeem myself by supplementing this month's primary idea with a fun suggestion for packaging the owls in small brown bags and presenting them to special people in your life.
Concept, good. Execution, fair.

In a last ditch effort, I decided to compensate for my luke warm performance by... baking more! These cookies are dedicated to Kat who won the ear of corn in August and suggested we resurrect the cookie cutter in October to make "Earie" Halloween Cookies. So, here you go, Kat...

I call this... "Eyes and Ears."
Concept, great. Execution, fair.

Now it's your turn. Visit the comment section and suggest another occasion for which we could use the owl cookie cutter, along with a winning slogan. The idea voted most creative by Katie, Cheryl, Heather, and I will receive his or her very own owl cookie cutter.

Tune in to Friday's video to find out HOO won!

Signing off until tomorrow...


11 comments:

Kate Danko said...

Ok...here's my contribution.

November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month. I'm a HUGE PB lover!!!!

"HOO doesn't love Peanut Butter?
Celebrate Peanut Butter Lovers month with HIGHLOWAHA and see some head-turning recipe ideas"

Robin said...

Here is what our family came up with:

Harry potter party:
your owl is waiting for you
(make owls look differnt)

sleepover party:
hoo is ready for bed

cristmas:
hoo is watching you?

Winter solstice:
party owl night long
(longest night of year)

graduation/first day of school
we give a hoot about your education

valentine day
hoo loves you?

Going away party
hoo will miss you?
(we will)

national freindship day
hoo you going to call?

A new house
hoo Is ready to unpack?

The whole weiss family

BeeKayRoot said...

I think you should host a late night/midnight themed party. After all, owls are nocturnal.

Cheryl said...

Good morning... wow Robin. Y'all were busy this morning.

I know you wish you had a Caterpillar now don't you, Claudia? HA! Jessie- I have your artwork sketched out and hope to get to painting soon. Hang in there with me. I haven't forgotten you.

Owl Cookie Cutter... Give a Hoot! Please help with XYZ.

S L O O O W M O O O T I O N L A A M E!

:)

Kat said...

I love it!!! I am going to use my cookie cutter around Thanksgiving to make Indian corn cookies. I may have to do some spooky ones too!

You could have a CSI themed party and the owls could be part of the invites. "Hooooo are you? Hoo hoo, hoo hoo?"

Maybe for a going away gift "'Owl' see ya later!" (I'll see ya later)

Robin said...

Sorry for the typos! I let my kids type on the iPhone while I drove!

Katie @ Highlowaha said...

You are a cookie machine...watch out, world!!

My phrase- Owl be missing you!

Peggy said...

Y'all look at those Hooters!!!!

Seems like yesterday we were takling boobs!!!!

Marvelous!!!!

Claudia said...

Hooters and boobs.. yes, I see a theme Peggy.

Cheryl said...

HAHAHAHA! Peggy said Hooters!

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