My sister-in-law, Jodie is uber creative and talented. While I go to Costco and order their cakes (which are fabulous) for my kids birthdays, she goes all out and creates these amazing works of art parties! You may have seen my post on the adorable Sesame Street Birthday Party that she did for my nephew…. but this Minnie Mouse Birthday Party screams Princess Pinky Girl!!!
Here, per Jodie, is how she did it!
For the cupcakes, you will need:
- 1 bag Fave Reds Starburst candy (these are all different shades of pink)
- Small bow mold ( I got mine on Etsy) unless you’re really artsy, then skip the mold and free
- hand the bows
- Candy balls (found in the baking section of your grocery store)
- Mini Oreo cookies
For the bows she used – Kawaii Bow Flexible Mold Large 32mm For Crafts, Food, Jewelry (Etsy)
Start with your favorite cupcake. she used this recipe: click link for recipe – “I must say it was the most delicious chocolate cake I have ever had!” – per Jodie!
- Place Starburst candies into bow mold and press firmly to make bows.
- Frost cupcakes with pink frosting.
- Take Oreos apart and scrape off filling. Use one for each ear.
- Place bow in middle.
- Add candy balls to finish. (she also added extra pink cupcake liners for a fancier look)
For decorations, she made paper flowers out of tissue paper in different sizes.
- Pink and white tissue paper (6-8 sheets per flower, depending on how full you want them)
- Pipe cleaners or small ribbon
- Pink & white glitter
- White glue
- 2 large paper plates
Use floral sticks and green floral tape to adhere to the pipe cleaner for sturdy stems. Or you could create them without a stem and stick them to the wall.
For the sparkles, cover one paper plate with white glue and another paper plate with glitter. Dip the ends of the flowers into the glue and then into the glitter. I put mine in a vase with decorative grass in the bottom.
She found pink polka dot balloons and hung them from the ceiling. If you can’t find polka dot balloons you can make your own using a plain balloon and a pink sharpie or you could use small white round stickers for the polka dots.
Final thought for Jodie – “Ok, so maybe not the easiest DIY’s but if you enjoy doing this stuff like I do, it’s a lot of fun. After all, it’s for the children. And let’s not forget….these were all made with LOVE!!”
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