Sooo excited to share this mega fun party from our fabulous blogging contributor Crissy (from Crissy's Crafts)!! When she contacted me to create some "Cupcake Wars" party printables for her daughter Cristina's 13th Birthday, I jumped at the chance 'cause I totally love the show!
I used Bird's Party NEW Cupcake Baking party kit as the main inspiration, and then designed an actual "Cupcake Wars" logo icon for her to use as a decor item - The logo is not part of the printable kit as it's a trademark of the show, but it was really fun designing it from scratch, and being a small part of Cristina's special day ! :)
Party Concept and Decorations:
My daughter loves the Cupcake Wars show on the Food Network so when the time came to plan her 13th's birthday, she new exactly what theme her party was going to be: Cupcake Wars Party!
She planned the party to be just like the real show, with teams competing against each other on the cupcake taste and presentation. Since the party was the same weekend as Mardi Gras, the teams had to create cupcakes for the Mardi Gras event that was going to take place the next day at our house (We celebrated a Brazilian Carnival the day after her party).
Each team received their own t-shirts and they made cupcakes pins to adorn them. They also received all the supplies they needed to make 24 cupcakes, like cake mix, sprinkles, cupcake liners, spatula, bowl and mixer to name a few.
I made tissue poms and used the fun party printables from Bird's Party to decorate the table.
For the sweet table, we had marshmallow cupcakes, gum ball cupcakes, cinnamon kettle corn, cupcake cookies, brigadeiro(chocolate fudge), Girl Scout Thin mints cookies (my daughter's favorite) and chocolate cupcake pops. To display the sweets, I used baking trays and cooling racks from the dollar store.
The editable buffet cards from Bird's Party were in the shape of little ovens in-keeping with the party theme, and used throughout the desserts table.
Girls were divided in 2 teams and each team received the supplies to bake, decorate and display 24 cupcakes. Both teams received the same supplies to make a Mardi Gras cupcake display. They also came up with their team name, Crazy Bananas (yellow team) and Green Ninjas (green team).
They had 2 hours to complete the task. My younger daughter, son, husband and I were the judges. At the end, we tasted their cupcakes and watched their presentation. Crazy Bananas won for presentation and Green Ninjas for best cupcakes.
I was so pleased to see that the girls really had a lot of fun and they used team work to accomplish they task.
Girls took home some cupcakes and goodies from the sweet table in a cute paper bag with a printable favor label in the shape of cupcakes that said: "Thanks for baking with me".
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