Reminding your Sun Devil to actually focus on schoolwork always goes over better, and with a higher success rate, when cupcakes are in the equation. And brownies and bars never hurt a please-call-your-parents-we're-worried-you're-dead attempt either.
Honey Moon Sweets is helping out loving ASU parents with its new "We Love You" care packages. The mom-and-pop shop will happily schedule four sweet deliveries to show up at your student's dorm or apartment at moments they're likely to need them most: move-in, midterms, the second-half-of-the-semester-stretch and finals.
Shortly after settling in to their new digs (August 23), students will receive 17 home-style cookies with a promise of a coin-operated-laundry-free semester in the "You Can Still Do Your Laundry Here Because I Love You" package.
A six-pack of strawberry vanilla, hot fudge sundae and "Sun Devil's Food Cake" cupcakes arrives during midterms (Oct. 1), right about the time your kid's probably pulling all-nighters to catch up on the 10 chapters he missed while using his saved change to play quarters.
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In early November (Nov. 4) students are asked, "Have You Called Home Lately?" Perhaps brownies, blondies, lemon and apple caramel bars will persuade them to do so.
A sweet reminder of "Hit The Books Baked Goods" shows up at exam time (Dec. 9) - fueling the study marathon with six caffeine-, sugar- and Vitamin C-packed cupcakes.
ASU Parents (or other loving relatives) can send all four for $85 or pick and choose for $24 each. Order online at www.HoneyMoonSweets.com or by phone at 480-517-9520.
Apparently the thoughtful plateful of smashed and stale homemade cookies mailed from home doesn't quite cut it these days. Or ASU students with non-care-package-sending parents - cough, thanks a lot mom, cough - just hit a sugar jackpot.