Special Occasions - Invite a Themed Cupcake

Do you have a special occasion coming up?  Are you expected to provide something for the table?  Then why not 'invite' a themed cupcake for the special occasion?

There are many, many diffferent special occasions and you can rest assured there will be a cupcake theme to suit the get together or party. 

Whether the special occasion is a birthday, a wedding, Christmas celebrations, halloween night, a baby shower, a graduation party, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Quinceanera, 4th of July, a Baptism/Christening, Hanukkah, Valentine's Day, St Patrick's Day, an engagement party, a bridal shower, Cinco de Mayo, a First Communion, a family reunion, or even a retirement then you have come to the right place to find inspiration and motivation so your contribution will be remembered by all the guests for a very long time.

It is believed that the first birthday cake was made in Germany in the Middle Ages. In the 17th century birthday cakes were made more elaborate with icing, layers and decorations added however, these kinds of cakes were only affordable by the wealthy, upper class due to the high-priced ingredients. During the 18th century, different elaborate foods and baking utensils became more accessible and affordable. So, the price of cakes went down and the tradition was set around the world. Read More »
The Holy Land was ruled by the Greeks during the time of the 2nd Temple around 2,300 years ago. They stole the property of the Jews and set up idols. Then Judah Maccabee and his sons drove the Greeks from the land. The eight menorah candles of Chanukah remind us of this great miracle that a small band of Jews defeated the mighty Greek armies. Read More »
A beautifully decorated table was the focal point of every feast in 18th century England. Englishmen and colonial Virginians had much in common and a fabulous, sumptuous spread Christmas table soon became the mark of status with the colonial gentry, too. Then as now, people gathered with family and friends to celebrate the holidays with the very best they could offer their guests. Read More »
Father’s Day is a relatively recent special occasion day the earliest recorded suggestion of which was by Grace Golden Clayton from West Virginia, USA in 1908 following a mine explosion. However, not until President Lyndon Johnson in 1966 and President Nixon in 1972, was the day made a permanent national holiday. Read More »
Halloween is a special occasion holiday celebrated on the night of October 31st. Traditional activities include trick-or-treating, bonfires, costume parties, visiting “haunted houses” and carving jack-o-lanterns. Irish & Scottish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the 19th century. Read More »
In the U.S.A, Mother's Day was proclaimed a national holiday in 1914 by then President Woodrow Wilson and is celebrated each year on the second Sunday of May. Other countries, including Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Italy, and Turkey, also mark and celebrate Mother's Day on this same day every year. However, other countries of the world celebrate their Mother's Day on different days of the year. Read More »
It is said that St Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland. However, after the Ice Age, Ireland never actually had snakes. Many believe that this refers to the “snakes” symbolism of the Druids of that time. Special food eaten traditionally on this day is slow-cooked corned beef and cabbage. Read More »
There are really only eight essential Thanksgiving dishes but hundreds of recipes on this theme. Those essentials are: 1. Roast Turkey; 2. Turkey Gravy; 3. Bread and Celery Stuffing; 4. Green Bean Casserole; 5. Mashed Potatoes; 6. Cranberry Sauce; 7. Sweet Potato Casserole; and finally a delicious 8. Pumpkin Pie. Get these right and you're assured of a great day. Read More »
February 14th is Valentine's Day and this special occasion is observed not only in the USA but also in Canada, Mexico, U.K., France, Australia, Denmark, Italy and Japan. If you don't have a Valentine then take heart as in the USA there are 119 single men in their 20s for every 100 single women of the same age. However, don't leave it too long because the trend reverses as you get older as there are only 34 single men aged 65 or older for every 100 single women of the same age. Read More »
One of the larger special occasions is the Wedding Reception. This event encompasses many rituals carried over from past generations and cultures. Wedding feasts have been a part of the marriage tradition around the world since early times. The feast starts the new couple off on a path of joy and good wishes for a happy life together. Read More »