Cupcake Party Ideas & Decorations
Cupcakes are not only yummy to eat but they also make a fabulous party theme. Cupcakes are cute, fun,
colorful, festive and tasty! All the ingredients of a great party. This is a fabulous theme for a girl’s party at
Like always you should carry your cupcake theme throughout your party. Think of cupcakes when choosing your decorations. When choosing decorations you can be literal with cupcakes on your plates, tablecloths, etc. or you can choose to be not so literal by choosing bright colors and fun patterns.
- Use cupcake liners in unique ways. A cupcake liner makes a cute candy dish.
- Purchase decorative or colorful cupcake liners and fill
them with small candy such as M&Ms, Skittles, Reeses Pieces or Gummy
- You can even use these as centerpieces,
putting several candy filled cupcake liners together. Add balloons and you have a unique centerpiece.
- Use cupcake liners to make "cupcake line" garland or "cupcake liner" trees.
- A cupcake birthday party is about cupcakes but it's also about
bright colors and girly things. Fresh flowers are an appropriate
decoration for a cupcake party. Not only do
fresh flowers provide a wonderful fragrance to your party they also add
a colorful touch.
- Candy and cupcakes go hand in hand. Decorate with candy such as
scattering colorful candy on your tables as confetti (make sure it's wrapped).
- Gum drop garland. String
gum drops (or any gummy candy) using string with a needle and push the needle through the gum drops. Decorate your banisters or hang from the ceiling.
Cupcake Party Favors
Goody Bag Ideas - Add a few special favors that scream cupcake party such as a cupcake recipe, sprinkles to decorate cupcakes or cupcake mix.
Cupcake Party Ideas & Activities
- Prepare cupcakes in advance of the party but do not decorate or ice them.
- Set up a station for the kids to decorate their own cupcake.
icing/frosting, sprinkles, whipped cream, writing gel and candy. Let the kids decorate their cupcakes and then provide cupcake boxes or cellophane bags for them to transport their cupcakes home…or let them eat them at the party!!
Pin the Candle on the Cupcake
Just like Pin the Tail on the Donkey, but using a Cupcake and Candles!
Guess How Many
Provide a jar filled with candy such as Hershey Kisses or Life Savers
and have the kids guess how many are in the jar. The guest that comes
Decorate your own apron
Provide the children with their own white aprons and fabric markers.
Let the kids personalize the aprons with their names and drawings. These can also double as a party favor!
Have a treasure hunt where the kids have to find all the ingredients to making a cupcake such as flour, eggs, butter, sugar sprinkles and icing.
- Put a small amount of each ingredient in it's own small baggy and label it (we suggest using plastic eggs instead of real eggs).
- Hide enough of
each ingredient around the party area so that each child can find each
ingredient. Then give the children a list of the ingredients they are
- The child that finds all their ingredients first wins!
- For a twist you can bake the cupcakes with the found ingredients and let everyone eat them or take one home. This can become hectic during a party so this is an added tip if you feel adventurous.
Note: if the children are to young to read then just have them find as
many ingredients as they can.
Cupcake Pan Toss
- You will need small bean bags and a cupcake baking pan.
- Label each
cup in the pan with a number. The first row will be the lowest numbers and number
up from there.
- Each child gets 3 bean bags. They stand a distance away
from the cupcake pan and must throw the bean bags into the pan.
score is a total of what numbered cups their bean bags were tossed into.
The child with the highest score wins.
Cupcake Party Food
Cupcakes – Of course, you have to serve cupcakes. Make them look even more festive by putting them on a cupcake stand.
Cupcake shaped sandwiches or pizza
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