This last weekend my little angel celebrated her birthday! Just cannot believe how fast she’s growing up. She was keen on having a cupcake decorating/bake party. There were 17 of her friends that attended the party and it was held at home.
I began planning by first selecting an invitation. My daughter loved this one and best of all, it was free! Then I started planning the games and activities they would do and this is what we came up with (lot of inspiration from Pinterest).
I set up stations where the girls decorated their aprons with fabric markers, chef hats decorated with cupcake liners and stickers ( for some who wanted to write their names too). The aprons and hats were bought from KNG.
The girls then moved to these tables where I had set up the cupcakes and little cups with sprinkles. I also placed boxes with their names written on it which served as name tags and to avoid confusion as to whose creation it was when it was time to leave. They each got 4 cupcakes to decorate followed by a cupcake shaped sugar cookie which they decorated with edible pens.
I made this frosting (3 times this batch, since I wanted every kid to have her own icing bag) for the cupcakes. The cookies were flooded with royal icing in advance, dried and kept ready in clear cello bags.
For dinner, I served home-made mac n cheese, deviled eggs, 2 types of bagel bites, veggies with a creamy dip, popcorn, cheetos and pink lemonade. I made Pioneer Woman’s vegetable lasagna for the mommies. I absolutely love the Pioneer Woman and her recipes. This is the first time I was making a vegetable lasagna but knew with Ree’s recipe I would not have to worry. My guests raved about it!
This was such a fun party to plan just like this one. The birthday girl and her friends were super happy! It was all worth the effort.