Here is Bug’s birthday story at Grandma’s house…
Celebrating birthdays is a favorite thing to do. I was excited at the thought that our granddaughter, “Bug” was turning TWO! It’s hard to believe … she’s learning and growing so fast!
My challenge was to create a simple, and nice family party for a toddler - without spending a lot of time or money. And have fun of course!
Simple and good (although not quick), I decided to make cupcakes. Bug’s mom requested no chocolate or red colored cake this year - because of the crazy mess it made last year… no problem…
Yellow cake with homemade lemon butter cream frosting – Yum!
Make a Wish?
I didn’t have a theme in mind. But I knew I wanted to decorate the cupcakes – but what color – what to do… I decided I could make the best visual impact with decorative picks. I made them with the materials I had on hand – zero cost!
Since I happened to already have some little orange giraffe cut-outs. I added more color with fuchsia, lime green and light pink scrapbook card stock. I made a variety of colored flowers using my flower paper punch. Then I glued them around a wooden tooth pick – viola! Festive cupcake party picks - done! Time: less than an hour. Expense: zero cost!
Simple, colorful paper decorations hung with fishing line, make a big impact.
The large paper lanterns were purchased from the Martha Stewart line at my local craft store.
I stapled them together – so they could be reused for a future celebration.
Cost: < $10 for the set of five
Time and effort: 15 minutes & very easy (the kit even included the fishing line!)
Little Bug with her Mom and Dad – I love this picture…
Cupcakes, on birthday table runner….with a cordial of rainbow sprinkles for cupcake decorating = toddler fun!
Little Bug wearing her new princess birthday t-shirt and lavender tutu. Details on how I made them will be coming soon on a new post! Don’t forget to subscribe now, if you want to get email notification of any new posts on my blog www.pringlepotamus.com that way you won’t miss any of the fun.
Bug and her baby doll… yes, there is a giant bear in the background…. 53 inches tall – courtesy of Costco…. I couldn’t resist it!
Cupcake remains still on her face….those big eyes melt my heart - adorable!