Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Birthdays and Cupcakes

Today is my birthday! For many holidays and birthdays, I’m almost as excited as a little girl. Christmas, Easter, July 4th, and Halloween all rank high on my list of holiday fun. But birthdays are really special. As a child, I remember usually celebrating my birthday on vacation or at the beach. One of my favorite birthdays was my 10th birthday because I was entering “the double digits.” Another fabulous birthday (maybe 13th or 14th) was at a pool with all of my friends and music. I thought it was the coolest thing ever.


My mother’s birthday, my birthday, and my parents’ anniversary all occur within a week of each other. It makes for a lot of fun!

Cupcakes are a popular alternative to a birthday cake. For my mother’s birthday party at a local restaurant, guests enjoyed cupcakes. Transporting and displaying cupcakes is a tricky thing. Since I knew that I could not display the cupcakes on a tower or stand at the restaurant where the party was held, I needed to think of a way to present the cupcakes individually.

So I created my own cupcake favors!

These favors would be perfect for a childrens’ party, a bridal or baby shower, or even a bake sale when people will take a cupcake to go!

Here’s what you’ll need:
~ cupcake (of course!)
~ cupcake wrapper
~ cellophane bag
~ ribbon
~ party flag
~ plastic cup


First, wrap the cupcake with the decorative paper. I'll have a tutorial to show you how to make these in the near future, too. ;) Place the cupcake in the plastic cup. I used Solo brand 9 ounce clear plastic cups.


Then, after you add your party flag, slide the cup into the cellophane bag and tie with a ribbon. Easy and cute!


Guests have their individual cupcakes to enjoy at the party or to take with them. Most of the guests decided to take their cupcakes home since we had dessert at the restaurant.


I'm looking forward to a fantastic birthday and a super secret birthday surprise getaway this weekend! I've been trying to find out where I'll be going, but all I know at this point is that it is south of the Mason-Dixon line. Mmmmmm. We'll have to wait and see.

xoxo



P.S. Be sure to enter the giveaway for a dress or tunic from Tracy Negoshian. What a great way to give your summer wardrobe a little pick me up!

29 comments:

  1. Happy birthday darling! I wish I had known that your birthday was coming up so I could have sent you a card. Wishing you much happiness. Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating with your friends and minnies.

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  2. LOVE your cupcake favor idea! That will simply be fabu in the old kinder~gator room! YEAH!

    Happy, happy birthday to you dear lady. May it be filled with Lilly wishes and pink & green!

    Love,
    Mrs. Kindergarten

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  3. Happy, happy birthday to YOU!!! I hope you have a wonderful day today. And that your weekend getaway is nothing short of amazing. Love the cupcake idea!

    XOXO,
    Hannah

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  4. Happy, Happy Day to you!!!

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  5. What a great way to protect the cupcake with the plastic cup!

    Happy Birthday! Best wishes for a fabulous year ahead. :)

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  6. Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your super secret birthday trip...

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  7. Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day!!

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  8. Happy, happy birthday! I hope that you have a fantastic day filled with much pink and green :)

    Love those cupcake favors! What a great idea :)

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  9. Happy birthday! :) And what an ingenious idea for cupcakes ... I will definitely be using this in the future!

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  10. Happy birthday!!!Hope it's great!

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  11. Happy birthday, Bethany! I hope your special day is absolutely wonderful! Also, the cupcakes are so beautiful! Such a clever solution - you provide so much inspiration! Well done!

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  12. Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful B-Day getaway, too!

    Linda

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  13. Happy Birthday !!
    Have a wonderful birthday and enjoy your secret getaway.....

    Great idea on the cupcake bags.

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  14. First.... HAPPY BIRHDAY! Cheers to a fabulous year!

    And second...Love that cupcake takeaway idea. Too cute.

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  15. Happy birthday!! Enjoy those cupcakes!

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  16. Thank you all for so many sweet birthday wishes. It means so much to me! xoxo To all of my lovely readers.

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  17. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays!
    xx

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  18. Happy birthday dear! Hope it's your best ever!

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  19. Wishing you a very happy birthday!

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  20. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you have a wonderful one.

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  21. Happy Birthday! Love cupcakes for everything!

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  22. Happy Happy Birthday. I have loved reading you blog and I must say this was a much needed read for me. I too have had problems transporting cupcakes. This is fantastic. I hope you wont mind if I share your idea. I will so give you all the credit.
    Thanks again. And have a very lovely birthday.

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  23. Hope you had an amazing birthday! (:

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  24. Happy Belated! Hope your day was filled with fun!!!

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  25. Thank you for all of your sweet comments!!!!!!! You made my birthday sparkle even more than it already did.

    Miss Janice, I would be honored if you shared this idea with others.

    xoxo

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