Host a Cupcake Themed Birthday Party!
Cupcakes are so adorable that they are the perfect treat to inspire a fun and delicious cupcake party for girls of any age! Plan to carry the cupcake theme through the entire birthday party from the invitations, to the menu, to the favors! And if you reach the end of this post and are looking for more ideas, don’t miss our post on taking your cupcake party over the top, The Icing on the Cake, Cupcake Party Party II!
Invitation Jane – This new site has a charming cupcake invitation with a pink and white polka dot border and a cute red cherry on the top of the cake! (Invitation Jane, Cupcake Invitation)
DIY – Consider printing your party details on simple card stock cards, leaving an inch or two blank at the bottom. Cut cupcake papers in half and use as a trim for your cards! Instead of traditional envelopes, package your invitation in a cellophane bag and tie with a pretty ribbon. (hand delivery may be necessary!)
Fill in the Blanks
- For a 1st birthday, Celebrate Express* offers a package of 8 festive cupcake invitations that you can easily complete by hand – pink for girls and blue for boys! (Cupcake 1st Birthday Invitations)
- Coordinating Paper Goods are available for this invitation!
Cupcake Themed Paper Goods
Lil’ Cupcake From Celebrate Express
At Celebrate Express* you’ll find their Lil’ Cupcake Birthday theme will provide all of the paper party supplies you’ll need for a 1st or 2nd year old’s cupcake themed birthday party. Available in pink for girls and blue for boys. (Lil’ Cupcake 1st Birthday Paper Supplies, Lil’ Cupcake 2nd Birthday Party Pack)
I love these paper goods from Plates and Napkins tagged “Cupcake Carousel!” With a pink and white polka dot border circling a three tier tray laden with cupcakes, these are appropriate for a birthday or a “just because” party! (pictured right, Plates and Napkins, Cupcake Carousel)
Cupcake Themed Party Activities
- Plan to spend a portion of the party time decorating cupcakes to be eaten later for dessert! Look for details for assembling your “cupcake bar” below!
- Play the perfect party game – Pass the Present!
Cupcake Party Themed Menu
Of course, this party theme requires that cupcakes be served for every course!!
Each of these main dish recipes is baked in cupcake pans and sure to be a hit with the guests!
- Potato Chip Frittatas
- Pizza Pouches
- Colorful Meatloaf Cupcakes
- Sausage Meatloaf Cupcakes with Creamy Potato Frosting
- Decorate Your Own Cupcake Bar – using either home baked or store bought cupcakes (without icing), set up a make your own dessert bar! Using a disposable tablecloth, set out vanilla and chocolate icing, sprinkles, mini M & M’s, chocolate chips, crushed oreos, skittles and any other favorites candies and let the kids go to town! (Amazon*, Wilton Cupcake Decorating Set)
- Bake a Supersized Cupcake Cake – using a Wilton cake mold, bake one giant cupcake that can actually be shared by all of the party goers! (Amazon*, Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan)
The choices for party favors are almost endless! With great restraint, here are a few ideas:
- Aprons - pick up a chef’s apron perfectly sized for a little one! When I used these as a party favor for my daughter, I had the girls’ names embroidered on the front and trimmed the aprons with a matching ribbon! (Birthday in a Box*, Chef’s Apron, see also Little Girls’ Chef Party)
- Lip Gloss – four cupcake shaped lip glosses arrive packaged in a “gift ready” box! (Amazon*, Cupcakes & Cartwheels Lip Gloss Set)
- Soaps – cute little cupcake soaps have chocolate scented frosted tops for the bath or shower! (Soap Cafe, Cupcake Soaps)
- Personalized Cookies – delicious and gorgeous cupcake shaped cookies feature your choice of wording and cellophane packaging! (The Flour Pot, Cupcake Cookies, pictured at top)
- Tiny Towels – towels fashioned into pink cupcakes are so sweet and practical, too! (Amazon*, Cupcake Towels, pictured right)
- Mints- send your guests home with a sweet reminder of the party with a personalized tin of mints! (Tiny Prints*, Cupcake Mints)
- Cupcake Favor Box – Available from Celebrate Express*, Girl’s or Boy’s Lil’ Cupcake Favor Box
Well, if you’ve made it to the end of this article, you’ll have a deeper appreciation of my deep appreciation of cupcakes! I hope you share my passion and plan the most delicious cupcake birthday party ever!
And for a real treat, take a look at The Icing on the Cake, Cup Cake Birthday Party Theme Party II!
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Additional Fun Cupcake Themed Items from Celebrate Express*, and Amazon*:
- Lil’ Cupcake 1st Birthday Signature Plate – Pink
- Lil’ Cupcake 1st Birthday Signature Plate -Blue
- Pastel Plush Faux Cupcake
- Wire Cupcake Holder Stand
- Pin the Candle on the Cupcake Game – Pink or Blue
- Cupcake Cake Pan
- Fizzy Baker Raspberry Cupcake Bath Bomb
- Jakks Pacific Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker
- Cupcake Puffy Stickers Set
- Smart Snacks Sorting Shapes Cupcakes
- Felt Cupcake Hair Clip
*Busy Bee Lifestyle is an affiliate of Celebrate Express, Birthday in a Box, Tiny Prints and Amazon.
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