Reagan’s Cupcake Party!

It is a very rare occasion where I don’t plan on putting together a party, but my daughter’s third birthday was one of them. It’s a tradition for us to take our family on a vacation to Disneyland when one of the kidlets turns three and I take that as my cue to bypass the party chaos. This year, the Husband decided his little girl needed a party, so party it is. After narrowing down our options, Reagan ultimately decided on a Cupcake Party and I ran with it, taking a few creative detours in the process.

I’d love for you to check out all of the sweet details of Reagan’s Cupcake Party!

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 The basis for the party was cupcakes with a splash of Valentine’s Day. Because her birthday is January 21st, it makes for a perfect marriage of an upcoming holiday and her celebration. I started off with a color scheme of pink, red, and turquoise, found the perfect cupcake clipart, and went from there!

I created the backdrop for the cupcake decorating station with a pink plastic tablecloth and a roll of patterned turquoise wrapping paper from Target’s Dollar Spot. A selection of cake stands, glass bowls, and thrifted glasses set the stage for a festive party atmosphere.

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The best part of most of the decor items used for the party is that I’ll be sprinkling it around my home afterwards as part of my Valentine’s decorations. These paper fans with inexpensive glittered foam hearts will be perfect!

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 I created Reagan’s personal cake (tutorial coming later this week!) and topped it off with a sparkly candle and paper straws adorned with paper flowers from Amy Locurto’s new line of scrapbooking/paper goods: Party with Amy Locurto. Super cute, right?

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 One of the big parts of the party plan was a cupcake decorating station. I had a grand plan of having all of these cute pastry bags filled with frosting out and lots of yummy toppings and sprinkles for the kids to use. And then I had a reality check: the party guests will be predominantly three and fours old. I had a flash of what clean-up might be like, so I decided that leaving the frosting in the cans was the way to go. Adding a label to the can made it more personal and super cute.

I baked three different kinds of cupcakes for the party: Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Oreo Chocolate, and Yellow with Sprinkles. The TomKat Studio baking cups put the perfect touch on the cupcakes.

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The table was set with dinner and party hats ready to go. These bakery boxes and sweet hats from Petite Party Studio were the hit of the party!

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Using more of the Target Dollar Spot wrapping paper, I created a table runner that I wouldn’t panic about it getting ruined. Cutting hearts out of 12″ x 12″ red scrapbook paper created the perfect placemat for each place setting. Red baker’s twine “tied” it all together. 😉

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You may not be able to tell from this picture, but Reagan adored her party hat! {In all honesty, she was totally over me making her stand still for pictures.} She actually started stealing other kids’ throughout the party so she’d have the other ones to wear too. My favorite part of the hats? They were double-sided so you had your choice of patterns.

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The adults at the party were served pizza and salad, but I wanted to do something more fun for the kidlets. Each bakery box held a juice, a pizza muffin, and a package of apple slices. The pizza muffin recipe is super yummy. Just don’t forget about them in the oven like I may have…

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I’ve found that kids love getting crafty as much as I do, so I’ve tried to make it a point to have a craft of some sort for our party guests to complete. I stumbled across this cupcake valentine kit at our local Hobby Lobby and I was sold and instead of scattering the pieces all over the table, I put them in the cute little utensil basket.

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Moms and kids got in on the action. It was a very serious table at times, making sure the cupcakes were turning out as expected.

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Cupcake Party

 Reagan was thrilled when it finally came time to singing “Happy Birthday” and decorating the cupcakes.

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She didn’t waste any time digging right in.

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The cupcake decorating station was a success! The kids were all able to choose a color of frosting and a selection of toppings to adorn their baked creation. If you decide to re-create this cupcake party for yourself, I thought it would be handy if you could package up extra cupcakes in the bakery boxes for the guests to take home.

Cupcake Party

Cupcake Party

No party would be complete without a parting gift for the guests and I made sure we didn’t disappoint. Each kidlet walked away with a home made sugar cookie (that were almost the death of me) that was sealed with washi tape, tied with baker’s twine, and topped with a sweet thank you tag (new printables coming later this week!).

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And those bags? They’re also from the new Party with Amy Locurto line coming out in February!

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Although this party hadn’t been in my grand scheme of party planning ideas, I’m absolutely grateful that I was able to put together this little shin-dig for my sweet girl. She has been such a blessing in our lives and I loved getting a chance to celebrate her!

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Baking Cups: The TomKat Studio

Party Hats: Petite Party Studio

Bakery Boxes: Petite Party Studio

Adhesive Paper Flowers: Party with Amy Locurto

Glassine Bags: Party with Living Locurto

If you enjoyed this Cupcake Party post, you’ll love these ideas also:

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Whipperberry * I Heart Naptime

I received free product as part of this post, but all opinions and ideas are completely my own.

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  1. says

    So beautiful!

    Perfect for such a cute little girl. I love everything about this party and I don’t know where to begin with this comment. You really know how to put it all together, even the tiny details.

    Lovely, lovely job. Wanna come throw my kid’s part for me? 😉


  2. says

    So pretty! Love everything! I love those polka dot bags and the little bakery boxes filled with lunch so fun! You did a great job Katie! I had a cupcake party for my daughter’s first birthday, cupcakes are always a hit!!


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