Memorial Day Inspiration: Patriotic Cupcake Toppers

I am willing to bet I am not the only one who is eager to kick off summer this Memorial Day weekend! I love the idea of having a day where family and friends all across the country gather for cookouts and picnics and commemorate those who have given their lives to serve our country. These types of weekend festivities are typically laid back so there’s no need to wear your self out over elaborate decorations or dessert tables. Trust me, I’m all about simplicity when it comes to doing anything. That’s why I am smitten with these easy {as in do you have two minutes to spare} cupcake toppers! The second I saw these little patriotic top hats at my local Hobby Lobby I instantly envisioned them on top of a cupcake. It’s a real easy way to add some red, white, and blue to your backyard celebration with out having to sacrifice sipping away on your favorite cocktail. All I did was bust out my hot glue gun, adhere some lollipop sticks to the inside of the top hats, and TADA! Now you have your self some adorable toppers. Craft stores are filled this time of year with all kinds of holiday odds and ends and you’d be amazed at how many of those items make wonderful toppers. Go ahead, give it a try!

Supplies


Top Hats

Lollipop Sticks

Cupcakes

Glue Gun


ONE EASY STEP: Take your glue gun and adhere the top hats to the lollipop sticks.  Top your cupcake and look how adorable they are!










See how easy that was? I feel like a cheater labeling it a tutorial! The cupcakes were even store bought-don’t judge!



What’s your go-to cookout recipe?



In the spirit of Memorial Day I'm sharing with Step It Up for The Troops:




Linking here:

http://www.skiptomylou.org/

13 comments

Lindsay said...

I cant wait for Memorial weekend either! WOO HOO!! Don't worry I wont judge you bc you bought store bought cupcakes ;) You are too funny! This is a cute little festive display!

Delighted Momma

CraftySix said...

Oooh super cute! I may have to steal this idea and use it this coming weekend! :) Thanks for sharing!

www.StarHughes.com said...

Oh my gosh those cupcakes look unreal! Absolutely delicious! I love the top hat idea - so cute and patriotic!

Star Hughes Living

La-Dee-da crafter said...

How cute are these!!! I love them.
And I love that they are patriotic.
I am hosting a blog event over at my blog in support of the troops. Stop by if you want to.
http://ladeedacreations.com/2011/05/step-it-up-for-the-troops/
ladeedacreations.com

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Thanks ladies!

CraftySix feel free to steal away!

idesign said...

adorable! i must find some teeny top hats asap! lol found you over at blue cricket, stop by for a visit sometime :)

Jackie
http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com/

Tricia @ How Sweeter It Is said...

So cute! I had to click on your link in the Someday Crafts Linky. I linked to my Pinwheel-Topped Cupcakes Tutorial.

So many great ideas to make your cupcakes extra-cute!

Something Swanky Cupcakes and Desserts said...

These are great! Would love for you to link up to my Sweet Treats Party today! Hope to see you there :)
Ashton
www.somethingswanky.com

ladybehindthecurtain.com said...

I LOVE this idea! Thanks

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Thanks ladybehindthecurtain! I love your name:)

Chef in Training said...

these are darling! I love them! I had fun checking out your blog! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Hi Jennifer,
I just shared this link on my blog. Too cute!
www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Thank you so much for linking up to my Red, White and Blue Linky Party!

www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

I'd love to hear from you!

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