paper cupcakes! Because the basic shape of the cupcake is
pretty simple, its not hard to create a lot of different
cupcakes very quickly and for only pennies a piece. Begin
by collecting pieces of wrapping paper left over from past
birthdays, etc. If you find yourself without a lot to choose
from, ask around to friends and family. You really only need
about a yard of each to create a single cupcake. Begin with
brown packaging paper (they are sold by the roll) and cut
out giant shapes of cupcake bottoms. Now, using all of the
different kinds of wrapping paper that you have, cut out tops
that will fit your bottoms. These look GREAT for filling up
your walls with decoration while not having to spend a lot
cupcake pans and wrappers as part of your table centerpiece.
you have large bean bags in your home? Create round cardboard
bases for them to rest upon and youll have giant cupcakes
to use as part of your decorating!
fun cupcake party invitations, consider writing all of the
information on the inside of a cupcake wrapper! These can
be mailed inside a regular envelope through the US postal
service. If you are hand delivering your invitations, consider
baking actual cupcakes for your guests with the info written
on the outside of the wrappers.
an oversized cupcake, consider taking a large, round angel
food cake and removing it from the aluminum pan it comes in.
Then, frost the top in a similar fashion as a regular cupcake.
This is a quick solution and looks great as part of a centerpiece,
especially if you have a lot of regular sized cupcakes surrounding
the large one!
who can eat their cupcake the quickest WITHOUT using their
hands! Place a single cupcake in front of each participant.
Each participant must then put their hands behind their backs.
When you say go, the first one done wins. For best results,
make sure that the cupcakes are STILL in their wrapper and
you use a whipped frosting versus a heavier frosting. Otherwise
youll find that the activity will be over with too quickly
and potentially too difficult to judge.
you are planning on having your guests decorate cupcakes as
an activity, consider having different categories that each
can enter their creations in. Provide each guest
with the opportunity to decorate more than one cupcake each
and provide several different categories. Be creative with
the categories such as Scariest, most Artistic, Funniest,
most representative of the creators personality, etc.
Offer prizes for the winners of each category.