We make a big deal out of celebrating birthdays in our house. And I get super excited around my daughter’s birthday each year because I get to create a pretty pink party with all things whimsical and magical and, this year, paw-sitively purr-fect.
My daughter loves Pusheen and Pusheen loves cupcakes, so we combined it all into a Pretty Pusheen & Cupcake Party.
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I usually always do a photo wall at parties. It’s just so much fun for all the guests and you have lots of great pictures to keep.
But this year my daughter wanted to have her party at a local jump place.
So I made a photo frame instead, that we could take with us.
I started with a large foam board from the dollar store and cut a large rectangle out of the center, leaving about four inches all around for the frame.
I wrapped the frame in white cardstock then glued on silver colored cardstock that I had cut into a zig-zag pattern on my Cricut.
I added a little shimmer with glitter cardstock that I had cut into circles.
For the finishing touch, I added some paper flowers. I used this great template and tutorial from Country Hill Cottage. It’s super easy to follow and created gorgeous flowers.
I used my Cricut to cut out the petal shapes, but you can very easily cut them out freehand without a Cricut.
It was a huge hit!
And there are so many different designs you could do with this idea, depending on the color and shapes you use.
Cat Face Balloons
I’m not a big fan of paying a lot of money for fancy balloons from party stores. So this time I went completely DIY for our balloons.
I bought a pack of shimmery pink balloons, a helium tank and I made Pusheen face stickers on my Cricut.
And I love how they turned out!
Cat Ear Plates
We got the idea for these cat ear plates from Writing About The Journey.
We simply cut triangles out of cardstock and hot glued them to the back of pink plates.
This was extra fun because it’s a craft my daughter and I were able to do together.
I fell in love with the idea for giant cupcakes as centerpieces. I had seen them a few places but wasn’t sure how to make them.
Here’s what I came up with.
Start with cardstock to make the ‘cup’ of the cupcake.
Fold the cardstock over and over in thin strips to create an accordion-like design.
You’ll need something to make the bottom of the cupcake. I used a plastic flower pot from the Dollar Tree.
Another good option is a small basket.
Use a hot glue gun to glue the cardstock all around the base.
To make the dome for the top of the cupcake, glue white cardstock all around the rim of your pot or basket with the paper sticking up.
Cut three slits down each piece of cardstock…
Then fold each piece into the middle, gluing them on top of each other, until it looks like a dome shape.
To make your ‘frosting’ stretch out cotton balls…
And glue them all around the dome top, covering it completely.
For ‘sprinkles’ on the cupcake, cut out small pieces of glittery cardstock and glue them to the cotton balls.
I added a little poof on top of the cupcake by wrapping a cotton ball in glittery tulle and gluing it on top.
You could use red yarn to make it look more like a cherry on top.
I used our finished cupcake as a centerpiece for the party tables.
You could also use this same technique on a round box with a lid and make it a gift box.
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