Juliet requested a birthday party for her "bunny doll house" (also known as calico critters). I had seen this fun cupcake idea on someone else's blog a while back (unfortunately, I can't remember where! If this is your idea, please let me know so I can link to you!) so I thought we would give it a try.
I set out the supplies for Juliet: the cupcake bases are made from bottle caps raided from the recycle box. We had some puffballs for the cupcakes and sequins, jewels, candy, and glitter for the decorations.
Juliet had fun squirting the glue...
And then carefully placing the puffballs in each cap.
Together we placed sequins, jewels, and candy on top of each cake.
And for the final touch, she added a hefty helping of glitter for the finishing touch.
She carefully carried the cupcakes upstairs to her bunny friends...
And the festivities began! (Looks like father cat has dropped dead from exhaustion in the upstairs bedroom, but the others are doing just fine. Hanging up the cupcake banner must have been a lot of work. We made that by cutting out cupcakes from some scrap birthday wrapping paper.)
Do you have a birthday book box? I've got a great list of birthday-themed books for you to check out!
One that I recently found a put in Juliet's box is called Daisy's Birthday Party by Ruth Lerner Perle.