I play bunco with a nice group of ladies. I think bunco is an Army wife staple…that, knowing where to stuff the TA50, and knowing how to make a green bean casserole. Anyhoo, it’s a fun excuse to get out of the house. And I always say, if it’s something I can do with a drink in one hand and while carrying on a conversation, then it’s pretty easy.
This month was my good friend’s turn to host. And it was also her birthday. So I made birthday cup cakes. Not cupcakes. Cup cakes. I think we were talking one day and I was saying how I saw some cute clear cups on Pinterest that had been personalized with stickers from Frog Prince Paperie. Then we started talked about what you could put in the cups. It might have even been the birthday girl’s good idea to put cupcakes in cups. And then I remembered this pin, too, from Lisa Storms. We thought it would be a great idea for kid birthdays…no papers to mess with and maybe a bit less messy. So I decided to try it out on the bunco ladies. I’m pretty sure they were a hit with the crowd
I found the ‘crystal cut’ plastic cups at Target. I made a simple happy birthday tag for each one, printed them on sticker paper, and cut them out with a 2-inch circle punch. I loaded each cup with a bit of icing so that the cupcake would stick (plus it’s a nice little treat to get extra icing in the bottom of your cup!). I plopped the cupcakes in and iced them. I gave each cake a candle (like I did here) and a bit of yellow frosting for a flame. The cups actually made it really easy to transport them, too. I lined a basket with tissue and loaded the cups…the cupcakes didn’t touch each other and it made for a nice little display, too.
And a party just isn’t a party without party favors, so each bunco lady got a little something to take home, too. And the birthday girl got a little something extra. My inspiration? Another pin!
And the birthday girl was happy with her chocolate cake!