Monday, March 14, 2011

Birthday Party Weekend

It's been a great weekend in the FFB household.  Hubby was off for three days, which always makes my weekend better.  We worked around the house Friday and Saturday and Sunday we had a birthday party at my mom's.  That's right, my baby girl is now a big girl.  I can't believe it.  I mean she looked like...

..this just a few weeks ago.  Time goes by so fast, doesn't it? 

Anyway, since everbody's schedules are soooo crazy, we have a party at my mom's for all three March birthdays - E, J and my brother M (J and M's birthdays are later in the month). 

Because we didn't do a big themed birthday party for each kid, I decided to make a few cupcake toppers to make them feel more like it was their own celebration.  E kept changing her mind, but finally decided she wanted Belle, J wanted Mario, and I decided to make my brother an Arkansas Razorback cupcake topper.  Keep in mind that I am NOT a computer whiz so this took a little while to figure out. 

I found a picture on google images and saved it to my computer.  Then I resized it in Paint.  Then I copied and pasted it to a Word document and printed it out.  Then, because I don't have one of those fancy punches, I traced a circle around the image.

Then, I traced a slightly bigger circle on scrapbook paper, cut them out with pinking shears and glued them together. 

Then I hot glued the whole thing on Craft Sticks that I got at Wal-Mart for $.97.  When it was time for cupcakes, I stuck them on top.

J looooved his Mario cupcake.

E REFUSED to blow out her candle,

but she DID love her Belle cupcake topper.

We all had a wonderful time at the party.  Mom cooked so the food was delicious as always.  It was a wonderful day with the family.

What did y'all do this weekend?



  1. What a fun weekend. Happy Birthday to your big girl! I feel just that way when I look at my two. Weren't they just babies???? And now they are so big. It's a thrill to watch them grow but it just goes by to quickly.

  2. Don't they grow up fast? WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
    I feel like such a baby but I hate that my girls are getting older. But your baby girl is beautiful :)

  3. Oh, what a sweet baby photo! Yes, they do grow too fast!
    Love the cupcake toppers...cute idea!

  4. Happy Birthday to your baby girl! I love the cupcake toppers that you made. Such a simple touch takes a plain old cupcake to something fabulous!

  5. I'm glad you had a good birthday weekend. Those toppers are too cute! I need to get a new pair of pinking shears - so much fun.

    I tried my best to get caught up on laundry this weekend. I made a dent but dang there is still a lot. It's the first weekend I have felt human since the flue hit. Are y'all feeling better?

  6. Happy Birthday to your 'baby' :)
    The cupcake toppers are adorable!! I think they look great & I love that you made special ones for everyone!

  7. First off, that's a great idea!

    Second, E is adorable with that little pouty face in front of the candle. I giggled so much at that one.

  8. Just checking back to see if that FINALLY posted. My blogger is acting PMSy today. Of course... It's always something...

  9. That is WAY better than cleaning out a bedroom all day like I did. ;) Love the cupcake toppers!