A cupcake decorating party is an affordable, fun party idea for kids and adults. Throwing an adult cupcake decorating party is a way to have fun with girlfriends while satisfying the sweet tooth. A cupcake decorating party could be done for kids as an alternative to a traditional birthday party or use a Holiday theme to gather friends together.
Items Needed for a Cupcake Decorating Party
*Cupcakes, homemade or store bought
*Frosting, homemade or store bought
*Various cupcake toppings (sprinkles, coconut, fresh berries, fondant, candies)
*Cocktail sized plates and napkins
*Disposable, plastic knives
*Small to-go boxes
Cup Cake Decorating Party Set Up
The main priority for setting up a cupcake decorating party is providing a work surface for each party guest to use to decorate their cupcake on. Place un-frosted cupcakes on a separate surface from the work surface so party guests can choose their cupcake, then sit down at the dinning table to add the decorations.
A side board or other type of serving table surface works perfectly for presenting the cupcakes. Place cupcakes at various levels by placing them on pedestal cake plates or lay stacks of books on their sides to create height differences, then cover them with a table cloth and set plates of cupcakes on top of the book stacks. Place cocktail plates and napkins on the cupcake table.
Place all the cupcake decorations and utensils in the center of the dinning table so party guests can sit down to do their decorative handiwork. Place the different cupcake decorations in small decorative bowls and line them up in the center of the table. For an inexpensive and diverse cupcake frosting, whip up a basic vanilla frosting recipe, then divide it into smaller bowls and add food coloring to create different colors of frosting. Cover the table with an inexpensive table cloth to save on messy cleanup.
Set Up Beverage Station
Beverages for the cupcake decorating party will depend on the age of party guests. Coffee is a choice beverage for the adult cupcake decorating party and fruit juices may be the choice beverage for a kids party. Set up a separate beverage serving area so party guests can help themselves.
Some cupcake decorating party guests will want to take their sweet creations home, some will want to decorate an extra cupcake to take home. Have small to-go boxes on hand for party guests. To-go boxes designed for individual cupcakes can be purchased at a cake decorating supply store.