For those of you who are new, or just haven't been paying close attention (ha!) I'm working on all things cupcake for my niece Lily's first birthday party on Saturday!
In case you've missed a post or two... get caught up! (click on each photo for the full post) and if you've been following along, go ahead and scroll down for some new stuff!
Since baking this many cakes and decorating them all would be VERY hard to do all in one day, we baked last weekend, are freezing the cupcakes and decorating them the morning of the party. I was a little nervous about freezing them, but we did a lot of research on best practices and it seems it's all in how you defrost, so I think we'll be just fine!
Heather (Lily's mom) showed me some invites she liked, and I used them as inspiration and gave them my own twist.
I also embellished the envelopes just for fun!
For the siblings and older girls who are attending the party to take home with them!
To go inside the aforementioned gift bags! Now all I need is some cute cupcake PENCILS. Anyone seen any lately?
GIFT TAGS! TABLE CONFETTI!
Courtesy of the fabulous Lolly at lollychops.com who is having a CUPCAKE WEEK! I printed Lolly's FREE template (I told you she was fabulous! I mean, not JUST because of the free printables - there's so much more - but you know what I'm saying! Yeah Lolly!) for gift tags - unfortunately I didn't have a scallop punch, so do you know what crazy Aunt Joanne did? Oh yeah, you know it, I cut twelve of them out by hand! Talk about scissor skills - I must have absolutely aced that day in kindergarten...
I'm saving these for Lily's gifts (note to self - don't forget to wrap gifts!)
And then I added one to each of the girls' goody bags. Such a nice touch!
Another of Lolly's templates was for 1-inch punches - I have one of those! Lolly did some sweet things with shrinky dinks, which I'm dying to try, but didn't have on hand, so I just printed to cardstock to create some colorful table confetti!
FUN! Head over to Lolly's to grab some of her printables and check out Cupcake Week. It's been a blast so far!
And here's a little sneak peak of the project I *hope* to post tonight... I'm so excited about it! I've used some Lolly goodness once again...
Can you guess what it's going to be?? Can you?!
The birthday banner of course! Look out for it later tonight! And lastly (this is a long post!) a big special HOWDY, HI, HELLO! to any of you who have popped over from Lolly's today (thanks for the shout out, Lolly!) please leave a comment and say hello, and do stop back by again!