We did cupcakes for the party!
I thought about doing a large decorated cake for the party, but after thinking about all of the other things we were trying to accomplish (did I mention that we put the whole thing together in a week, not counting the invitations and the thank-you cards?), I realized that was particularly unreasonable. Cupcakes seemed easier!
In fact, it played (no pun intended!) perfectly off of another one of my daughter’s favorite playthings–Disney Princess Cupcake Party Game (<–similar; affiliate link used). This game is adorable (and actually has a clever game mechanic), and she loves just playing with the cupcakes themselves! They’re like little Disney-bounding baked goods. 🙂 I managed to sneak a photo of the Rapunzel cupcake and I recreated it for her party.
The gold frosting is buttercream, and I made what felt like gazillions of royal icing flowers to sprinkle on top. I cut out sunbursts from light yellow cardstock with my Silhouette and sandwiched a toothpick between two of them as a cupcake topper. The cupcake wrappers are from Hobby Lobby, and my mother-in-law helped me locate the perfect color!!
I was so delighted: when my daughter saw them for the first time, she immediately exclaimed about how they were the cupcakes from her game! Highest praise, indeed.
Stay tuned for more about our daughter’s princess party!