Party Hat Cupcakes

I feel like there have been so many birthday parties lately…
That’s probably why I have party hats on the brain.
And while we are on the subject of parties…let’s talk RSVPs, shall we?
If you have an invitation that you haven’t RSVP’d to yet…take a moment, let them know and then come back and continue reading.
It literally takes 2 seconds.
I’ll wait…
We have all been in this situation where we send out 20 invites and literally get 2 RSVPs.
First it makes you think you are a huge loser and that no one wants to come…
Then it makes you mad…because you know that on the invitation you have carefully made sure to include your home phone, cell phone AND email address.
With all these options there is no reason not to respond.
You don’t even have to talk to me…although, I can’t quite understand not wanting to talk to MOI, I’m super nice and friendly and chatty…ummm, maybe too that why you don’t want to call me?  Am I THAT lady?  Oh man.
So, ok…send a text, an email..shoot, write me a letter…
You don’t have to talk to me in person, because face it, we all know that unless the party is a close friend’s, we hate calling and saying no.
Trust me, I understand.
Just call me the RSVP Police.
I will answer to that, I don’t mind.
And above all…if you don’t RSVP…do not show up.
There will be no goodie bag for you.
No slice of cake.
No Party hat.
And if said party hat is atop a yummy cupcake you will wishing you had sent that text.
Like the Party Hat Snack Mix that I made last week this is fun and easy.
You’ll need
cupcakes baked and frosted
sugar cones
 candy melts
Large jelly candies
First, start with sugar cones
Then melt some candy melts in whatever color you want.
Dip the cones in the candy melts and transfer to wax paper
While the cones are still wet attach the large sprinkles for polka dots…
then make a small hole in the bottom of your large jelly candy and press gently on top of the sugar cone.
Let the cones set…approx 15 minutes.
Next grab your cupcake and frost…don’t worry if it’s messy.
Then pour your small sprinkles on a plate
Roll the sides of the cupcake in the small sprinkles.
It doesn’t have to be perfect.
Now gently press the cone on top of the cupcake.
You’re done!!  Now sit back and stare at the cuteness you created!
Go respond to those RSVPs!!
You can get some of the cute sprinkles I got at Sweet!  Baking and Candy Supply

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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49 Responses
  1. Pink Little Cake

    These are so cute!!! wonderful idea for a princess party also. I am a fan on responding to RSVPs, I get so mad when I sent party invitations and I do not hear from anybody, it is such a Hispanic thing that drives me insane.

  2. Karly

    Those are adorable. I'll bring the Nutella pop-tarts next week for you, you bring these next week for me. Deal?

    Oh, and I dislike non-RSVPers too. The jerks.

  3. Becky ?

    Super cute cupcakes! and I am so with you on the rsvp's..dealing with that right now and it's not easy to plan a party where I am making personalized things for the kids, when I don't know who will/wont be there.

  4. Kristie Maynard

    This idea is so darn cute! My kids are older now, with no grandkids yet (thank goodness) but I'm sure one day they will have some kids. And I have a whole bunch of great nieces and nephews. I'm sure I can find an occasion to make some of these.
    About that RSVP issue, it drives me nuts too. And another thing is the people who put regrets only, I'm cool with that, but people just don't call with regrets. My nephew just had a party and invited a ton of people, only a couple called with regrets and then the day of the party, very few showed up. Now here they were with a bunch of food and drinks that they spent a lot of money on and no one to eat it. That is just rude and inconsiderate.

  5. Cookin' Canuck

    These are absolutely adorable! The RSVP thing drives me nuts – really, how long does it take to pick up the phone or send a text?

  6. Dorothy

    I hate waiting for RSVPs. And then you find yourself calling and emailing people the day before. Like you don't have enough to do because you're throwing a party.

    I love these cupcakes. Can't wait to make them!

  7. Kristan


    Also, I went through the same deal so I finally quit throwing parties. We usually invite one or two kids and go somewhere like a movie and then home for cake/presents. Much easier.

  8. Butter Hearts Sugar

    Awesome idea, they look like so much fun. If all parties promised party hat cupcakes they'd always get a yes from me.

  9. SweetSugarBelle

    YOu can chat me up! I quite enjoy that lady…wait, maybe I'm that lady!

    I love these. My mom made something similar with rice krispie treats as the heads when I was little. I still rmember. I felt so special. ?

  10. Joanne

    I always get irritated by no RSVPs. How can I plan a party that way!

    But, let it be known, that if you ever care to invite me to a party (ahem)…the answer is always yes. And I'll come bringing food. Mass amounts of food.

    And I will expect one of these cutie pie cupcakes!

  11. Jenn @ BentoForKidlet

    These are so so cute!!

    I am glad to know it's not just me who becomes frustrated over RSVP's. My son's birthday is in mid December so I always shrug it off thinking people must just be stuck in holiday mess and can't think clearly. It's so easy to RSVP! Everyone should do it 🙂


    Shelly – like really . . . SUPER CUTE!!!! but i have to say that i'm really, REALLY happy that i don't have young kids in the house anymore because honey, i am not this talented!! you baker-types have talent in spades!!

  13. sherri lynn

    These are so cute! I love finding new ideas for sweet treats…and excuses to make them 🙂

    I'm a new follower of your blog! 🙂

  14. Jennifer

    Sweet Lord these are cute!! You are truly filling up my to-do arsenal, much too quickly!

    Pretty sure nobody in my house is complaining though!

  15. Patti

    Amen to the RSVPs!!! I recently had a bridal shower for my daughter, sent out 36 invites with PLEASE respond with regrets only by such and such date. I got 6 regrets bringing the total of people I was expecting down to 35…only 22 showed up. I was eating leftovers for days! (although, I admit, the leftover cake and cupcakes made me kinda happy that not as many showed up LOL)
    So YES! People, do your hostess a huge favor and RSVP!!! Otherwise she will be eating cake and cupcakes for a week and will worry endlessly about being able to fit into her bridesmaid's dress. (okay, so that's probably just me)

    Oh…and those cupcakes are adorable! Who can resist a sugar cone and a cupcake! 🙂

  16. Trish - Sweetology101

    very cute. I love Sweet Baking Supply..she always had great things there! I will remember these for when the kid wants to "clown" around with me in the kitchen.

  17. Alex

    I agree! No RSVP=rude! We were struggling with that for our wedding! I would definitely RSVP for one of these little cupcakes!

  18. Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany)

    This is such a wonderful idea! They look really festive which is perfect for a birthday celebration.

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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