I loved seeing everyones “Best of 2009″ posts on their blogs and thought about doing one for mine.
I didn’t install google analytics on my blog until this month… I KNOW I KNOW… silly girl… I was just trying not to get to overwhelmed by blog traffic etc…
Then curiosity got the best of me (I really wanted to know my top visited posts of 2009!).. and I installed it.
Well, funny thing happened… guess what one of my top google searches is? (for the last 2 weeks)
“Little Girls cupcake party”
I was surprised I still get hits there and its an older post.
So since many people are still looking for ideas for that type of party. I thought I’d post some more photos and info about the party.
The table setting. I let them eat in the “fancy dining room”.. I found paper placemats at Hobby Lobby
Ahead of time I made cupcake pops with Bakerellas directions. (mine do NOT look as good as hers). To display them on the table, I put styrofoam in a planter, then covered the top with marshmallows. I just stuck the pops in. I also had lots and lots of paper doilies all over the table.
I did a “mini” candy buffet. I could not find candy in all the colors I wanted, so I filled one jar with marshmallows.
My daughter requested lots of fruit, so we had strawberries, apples & grapes. (all in fancy dishes or on cake plates).
The cake that almost was not…. I used my cupcake mold cake pan. Then thought I’d cover the top with fondant… never worked with fondant but thought I’d give it a try… Top was okay (not great)… The bottom was a disaster!!!! With 1 hr to the party, my Mom had the idea to dip the base in chocolate and it worked! Not the prettiest cake out there, but I gotta show you the bad with the good huh!
We served them dinner. They had smiley french fries, fruit, pb&j cut with a heart shaped cookie cutter, mini corn dogs, chicken nuggets…
We had fanta to drink… The cans totally matched the theme, can you blame me?
For the party activities we decorated chef hats (paper ones purchased online), decorated cupcakes and let them dip their own cupcake pops.
The cupcake pops got a little crazy.. so no photos of that part…
My Mom had a great idea to put the different kinds of sprinkles in a cupcake tin with spoons so they could pick what they wanted. It was MUCH easier than just using the bottle they came in.
For favors, when the girls arrived I gave them their own apron.
I ordered aprons in bulk online, then using ink jet transfer paper, printed a cupcake and ironed it onto the aprons. I would have loved to applique cute cupcakes on all of them, but didn’t think I could get them all done.
The treat bags were little purses. I filled them with candy/cupcake stickers, “chef” rubber duckies, bubbles and a few other things.
I also had cupcake boxes for the girls to take home the cupcakes they made in.
We had a great time and by using pre made food for the dinner, it was less work…
She is already talking about what she wants to do this year… We’ll see if I can pull it off.