Plan a Baking Birthday Party: Cupcake Themed Activities

Good morning friend!

I am so excited that you have stopped by my blog this morning! Thank you for coming along this party planning journey with me! Today is going to be a lot of fun! I will be taking you through 5 fun cupcake themed activities to have at your Cupcake Baking Birthday Party. These cupcake themed activities will of course include some cupcake baking and/or decorating… but I have a couple of non-cooking related cupcake themed activities as well!

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So… are you ready to learn about the 5 cupcake themed activities to have at your Cupcake Baking Birthday Party? Let’s do it!

Kitsch ‘n Whimsy’s Top 5 Cupcake Themed Activities

1. Cupcake Baking and/or Decorating

Naturally, if you are having a cupcake themed birthday party for any child over the age of 1, you could certainly have the party guests bake and/or decorate cupcakes! The easiest, and most likely least messy thing to do would be to just have the guests decorate individual cupcakes.

There are all kinds of ideas out there for how to display your cupcake decorating goodies, but I just LOVE this idea! You would get an artist palette for each child and then fill the paint areas with different kinds of sprinkles or decorations. Then have the child place the cupcake in the middle, help them to frost the cupcakes, and then they can sprinkle away!

Artist Palatte Cupcake Decorating
Jen Loves Kev

If you decide to also let your party comers frost their own cupcakes, then this is the easiest way to do it! (It is how I frost my own cupcakes as well.) Simply purchase a pack of frosting bags and a couple of frosting tips from your local grocery or craft store. Then fill the bags ups with different color and/or flavor icings. You can then twist up the tops and rubber band them to help prevent the icing from coming out the top when the kids use them.

Cupcake Frosting
Sweet Designs by Amy Atlas

2. Cupcake Wars Competition

If you want to upgrade your cupcake baking and decorating party to the next level, then this idea is definitely one to consider! Instead of just having a plain old decorating party, why not throw a Cupcake Wars Competition for your baking party?

You start your party by watching an episode of Cupcake Wars while eating your lunch/dinner. Then set down the rules for your competition, decide who the different teams are, explain the rounds, and let the kids compete against each other for prizes or awards! Sandra over at Seeking Sandy has a whole blog dedicated to this idea. Here are some inspirational photos from her, detailing the party agenda and cupcake wars rules.

This party would be perfect for slightly older kids since the skills needed are a little more demanding and competitions can be a little too intense for small children.

Cupcake Wars Party Agenda
Seeking Sandy
Cupcake Wars Competition Rules
Seeking Sandy

Note to self: I definitely need to dedicate a whole party planning series to just this idea! Keep an eye out for that in the future!

3. If you Give a Cat a Cupcake Storytime & Activity

Do you remember the books from your childhood called “If You Give a Moose a Muffin” or “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”? Well there is another once called “If you Give a Cat a Cupcake” that would be perfect for our cupcake themed party.

You could use this book to create a story time portion at the beginning of your party and then have crafts associated to the story. You could have your party guests decorate their cupcakes after the story is read and then create a cupcake work of art.

Here is a free printable cupcake worksheet that would be a super cute party activity. Simply provide your guests with crayons, glue, ribbons, sequins, pom poms, and more so they can create their own cupcake work of art. I think this party idea would be perfect for small children!

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake Storytime & Activity
Homemaking Fun

OK note to self again: this party would also make a fun party planning series to do all on its own. Keep an eye out for a party themed from this book sometime in the future too!

4. Pin the Candle on the Cupcake

How about this traditional game created in a cupcake theme? Instead of pin the tale on the donkey, you can do pin the candle on the cupcake! Kids love these kinds of games, and thanks to Andi over at Jane of All Crafts, you can make your own cupcake game by following her step by step tutorial!

Pin the Candle on the Cupcake Game
Jane of All Crafts

5. Cupcake Arts & Crafts

Finally, these two cupcake arts and crafts ideas would make a cute activity for kids to participate in at your party. These are both good for smaller children and may be a nice activity to include in lieu of decorating real cupcakes.

This first activity has children use felt pieces to create and decorate cupcakes. You can provide different colored (flavored) cupcakes, frosting, cupcake liners, and garnishes. Depending on how small the children are, you could create a game where you give the children a set of instructions of what flavors/colors each of the parts are and have them create three different cupcakes based on the instructions. Then give them a treat for each one they get right!

Felt Create a Cupcake Game
Jessica Ralph

In this activity, you could change the wording at the top of the page to say something along the lines of “I’m as Sweet as a Cupcake”. Then have the children place a paint hand print on the page. After all the painted hands are washed up and the paint has dried, have the children cut out cupcake liners and give them glue along with sequins, pom poms, etc to decorate their cupcakes.

Cupcake Handprint Art
i Heart Arts n Crafts

So there you have it! These five games and activities are my top five favorite cupcake themed activities for a baking birthday party! I seriously can’t wait to plan out my next cupcake party so I can include more of these activities in the event. I think these cupcake themed activities would all take just an ordinary cupcake birthday party and turn it into something extraordinarily memorable. Plus, I know kids will just love them all.

Well, I hope you have a wonderful day today. I hope to see you back on Friday to read our very last installment in this series where we will be talking about the must have party favors for your cupcake baking birthday party. If you haven’t already, don’t forget to subscribe to our blog so you won’t miss any of the posts in this series!

Until Friday, remember to take a moment for yourself today to breathe, relax, and enjoy your exciting life!

Have a beautiful day,

Krystal Idunate

PS: Do you like the ideas of the “If you Give a Cat a Cupcake” or “Cupcake Wars” birthday party themes? Which one would you like to read about in the future?

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