First off were these cutie cupcakes. They are a box mix, but I did make a fakey fat-free butter cream icing to go on top. (Recipe coming soon!) The kids loved it, and I felt so much better about feeding them something I wouldn't mind my own family eating. I got some new Wilton tips and practiced my cupcake swirl.
We also did these cupcake toppers. These were so much fun to make! I created my own images using this Photoshop Elements Tutorial from Jackie's Designs. The nice thing about making your own is that you can personalize them *and* make sure they are sized to whichever paper punches you may have laying around.
2.25" scallop punch and the 1.75 circle punch. I think they nest together just perfectly :)
When I was tucking him in his bed that night I asked him what his favorite part of his party was. I expected it it be the cupcakes or the fact that he got to hammer as loud as he wanted. But he looked at me and said "It was you, Mama."
I know most of you are rolling your eyes (I would be too!) but I swear he said it. And it meant so much that I had to write it down here to make sure I never forget! Happy Birthday Sweetheart!!!