A Cupcake Party – Handmade

Last weekend we went to my niece’s first birthday party….cupcake themed! My sister-in-law Jenn did an amazing job and made everything herself…..including 50 cupcakes and tissue pom-poms that I helped hang from the ceiling :)

Homemade cookies:

Homemade cupcakes:

The banners:

Cookie decorating station:

A “candy” bar:

My niece Sawyer did some damage to her cake:

Isn’t she precious? Her mom made her outfit and headband too!

Boo had a blast at the party with all the activities: pinata, coloring station, cookie decorating and playing with her cousin Jordan. Don’t they look like they are up to something here?

I had TWO nieces turn one over the weekend. A day apart! I made both these little outfit sets for their gifts:

I silk screened t-shirts using my contact paper method:

Paired with my new favorite cuffed leggings from Target:

Made a few matching knit hair poms (see pom tutorial here):

And wrapped them all together into a cute little matching package:



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Living a simple, creative life in #smalltownusa Bryson City, NC. Renovating a 1960s ranch house and an old train depot. Thank you for reading! Read more in my about section. 


  1. 1
    luvmy5bramz says:

    How adorable!! LOVE your stuff!!

  2. 2

    Cute outfits! I'm in love with those leggings from target too! :)

  3. 3

    Love the cupcake party theme!! Your outfits are adorable!!

  4. 4
    Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: says:

    How cute! Your sil did an awesome job, and how lucky are your nieces with those awesome outfits!?

  5. 5
    cookieandclaire says:

    Love cupcake parties! We had one for my 1 year old niece last month and my sister did everything herself just like yours. I think parties are more special to mom and dad (and one day to kids) when you do a party from the heart like this one…
    And the leggings- target run in my future!

  6. 6

    I L♥VE ^_^ CUPCAKES!


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