Welcome to the Sweet Shoppe!
We recently celebrated our little Baby Bee's 9th birthday. We had a hard time deciding on a theme this year after last year's stellar success - the Chef Party. We looked and looked for inspiration and we finally found it in the dollar bins at Target.
This year we celebrated Cupcakes!
Giant cupcake cake!
I will admit right now in front of everyone - I am not a very good cake froster, but it sure did taste good! Figured out after the fact that it might have been easier to frost the top half and then assemble.
Much of the paper party decor was purchased from Dimple Prints on etsy. Carli was so easy to work with and had a quick turnaround. I just printed these out on my computer, cut out the scallop shape with my Cricut, and glued them together.
We had a banner, signs, water bottle wrappers, cupcake wrappers, and more. I ran out of time to make all that came in the package. The directons were very easy to follow for assembly.
We played games!
We had a relay race outside where they had to put the giant cupcake sprinkles (jelly beans) on the wooden spoon and then run them to the jar without spilling any. We played that game over and over with the teams switching every time.
We played "Pin the Cherry on the Cupcake."
I made the cupcake with scrapbook paper that I just folded in half and cut free hand. (folded it in half for symmetry)
I think this might have been their favorite game. But I have to advise - DO NOT PUT THIS GAME NEAR YOUR CHINA CABINET! I wasn't thinking about that so I had to guard the china cabinet the entire time so we wouldn't lose children or dishes.
We played Pass the Present too. I filled gift bags with little $1 prizes and each girl got at least one prize. This was played just like Hot Potato but the girls got to unwrap their prize before we continued the music.
We made crafts -
placemats (just cut out a giant scalloped square on my cricut and the girls put stickers on them)
cupcake bracelets - I found cupcake beads from Oriental Trading Company.
decorated wooden frames - $1 wooden frames from Michaels, scrapbook paper, modpodge, and the all mighty cricut cutting out the words "cupcakes"
I was so busy with the party I forgot to take some pictures. I need a professional photographer for these events!
The girls also decorated the cupcakes. We used a gift Baby Bee got from Santa last Christmas - a frosting pen. That little contraption worked great. The girls then put sprinkles on them and I found individual cupcake boxes at Joanns to put them in for taking the cupcakes home.
We had so much fun - even the girls.
I have to thank Worker Bee (my dear husband), the Sewing Bee (my mom), the Singing Bee (my friend), and the Fabulous Phyllis (another friend) for all their help before, during, and after the party!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed our little celebration!