Every year I do some kind of Valentine cooking thing with Rainee... it's either cupcakes or cookies... and we love it!!! One year we did cookies with Rainee's friend Katie... the next year cupcakes with just us 2... then last year it was cookies with Kenny. Decorating, I've found was much too girly for Kenny... so last year, Liz (Kenny's mom) and I pretty much decorated all the cookies... while the kids played... and ate them!
Now this year, when I asked Rainee what she wanted to do... she thought about it... then said, "I'd like to invite my 2 best friends from school... Anessa & Molly." Every year, I usually just call the parents, decided on a date and time that works for us both... and that's it. But this time... I thought it would be fun to make some invitations... and of course how can you not make some cute little cupcake to go along with it. So this is what I did today.... and boy, did I have fun!
When it came to the cupcakes... Rainee wanted 'chocolate frosting' on them... so I chose the brown polka dot paper... and matched it up with a fun bright festive plaid. Then because I was having soooooooooooo much fun doing them, I had to make a couple for myself... with the same plaid, but with 'pink polka dot frosting'! I inked the edges of the both the frosting and the cupcake cup to add a little something. Then when it came to putting a 'cherry' on top... I didn't like the flowers on the template and couldn't find any cherries small enough in my stash of decorations... so I made a cherry with stacked buttons and embroidery floss for the stem.... I think they're adorable!
These cute little cupcake can be used to put something in... candies, jewelry... something small... but I just wanted them as bit of fun to go along with the little invites.
For my invitations.... I used the same paper as the cupcakes, along with some of my favorite stamps and a round doily. They didn't take any time at all... I love how simple and cute they are!!! This was a good day... full of creativity and doing something that was almost good enough to eat!!! Yum!
How was your Sunday? Hope it was good and leads you into a wonderful week!!!