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

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Maris (In Good Taste)
Maris (In Good Taste)

These are brilliant!

Les rêves d
Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany)

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


very cute!!!

These are adorable!


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


Adorable! Love all the sprinkles 🙂

Trish - Sweetology101
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.

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… Read more »

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!

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! 🙂


Consider this my RSVP


I am SO guilty of being the worlds worst RSVPer! I LOVE when people send out regrets only RSVPs!


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!!

bridget {bake at 350}
bridget {bake at 350}

I love these!!! I would definitely RSVP YES to a party with these cuties! 😉

megan {a dash of megnut}
megan {a dash of megnut}

omg cutest idea ever!!!

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet
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 🙂


Thanks, I'm converting these to sorcerer cupcakes for a Harry Potter party!


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!

Vimitha Anand

Looks so cute and yummy…


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. ?

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.

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
Lauren at Keep It Sweet

I love these cupcakes! People who don't RSVP drive me nuts… it really takes 2 seconds!

Susan Crabtree

super cuteness!



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.


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!

Food Glorious Food!


The Vanilla Bean Baker
The Vanilla Bean Baker

Cutest little party treat!


So darn cute, Shelly! What a fun birthday treat.


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?


So cute. Thanks for sharing!!!!

Baking Addict

These so seriously cute!! I love it!!

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… Read more »
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.

Jessica @ How Sweet

These are so adorable!


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.

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.


Oops…posted this on the wrong, er, post! Hey, if you wanna give me the knives, I wouldn't say no! ?

As I was saying….I only just stumbled onto your fabulous blog and found the post about RSVPs HILARIOUS! One would have thought I WROTE it!

My solution to those non/late RSVPers? I make SURE I put "Regrets Only Please!" on our invites.

Since I've done that, I can't tell you how many people actually reply when they don't have to!

People are weird sometimes. Like me apparently.


SO festive!

Sugar Butter Baby

this is so clever! I can never get my chocolate that smooth … you make it look so mess free – please tell me it isn't!!


the whole cupcake-baked-in-a-cone thing never did it for me, but this is too cute to pass up.
now, pardon me whilst i rsvp for my high school reunion… 🙂


UGH, it infuriates me when people don't RSVP!!! But on a better note, those cupcakes are SO flippin cute!!


That creativity gene of yours never rests! So cute!

The Picture Perfect Baker

These are absolutely FABULOUS!!!! What a cute little way to bring fun back into a kid’s birthday party :o) LOVE it, and I’m definitely going to try making them with my son. Thanks for the great idea made easy <3


A idea fantastic!