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Cactus Cutie Party

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Photography by A Party Made Perfect

Party checklist

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Dessert Table Backdrop


Prepare perfect party decor + party food.

Cactus Cupcakes



  1. Bake 12 regular size cupcakes, using a devil’s food cake mix. Use the remaining batter to make mini cupcakes
  2. Place completely cooled cupcakes in plastic flower pots before icing.
  3. For the short cacti, use a dollop of icing to adhere a mini cupcake onto the center of a full-sized cupcake.
  4. For the tall cacti, ball together two of the mini cupcakes and a teaspoon of icing.  Form into a cylinder shape, and stick into a full-sized cupcake with a toothpick, adhering it with a little bit of icing.
  5. Now for the fun part!  You need buttercream icing and two different piping tips, 1M and 4B, to decorate your cupcakes.  We bought a large tub of premade buttercream from our favorite bakery and mixed in a few drops of green gel food coloring at home.  Such a time saver!
  6. Fill your pastry bag with the buttercream, making sure to use a coupler.  That way you only have to use one piping bag for both cupcakes!
  7. For the short cacti, use the 1M to pipe little stars all over the mini cupcake, working your way around and up.
  8. For the tall cacti, use the 1M to pipe lines of icing, starting each at the base of the cupcake, working your way around.
  9. Add white sprinkles and top with a pink icing flower before the icing sets.

Sprinkle Rimmed Cactus Cups


  1. Melt a handful of pink candy melts in a shallow bowl according to package directions.
  2. Dip cactus glasses into candy melts, then immediately into another shallow dish filled with sprinkles.
  3. They harden in no time, look great for days, and can be filled with candies, whipped desserts, etc.


Pull it all together in just a few easy steps.



3 Weeks Prior

Purchase A Party Made Perfect’s Cactus Cutie party box, which includes nearly everything you need for your party!

Purchase all other party decor and non-perishable food items such as candy melts and sprinkles


2 Weeks Prior

Order a plain white cake from your local bakery


2 Days Prior

Make sprinkle rimmed cups

Fill the guests’ favor bags

Steam table linens

Adhere vinyl Cactus Cutie lettering on acrylic dessert table sign


1 Day Prior

Pick up flowers for gold cactus vase

Make cupcakes

Set up the guest table and dessert table


Day of

Pick up cake and add sprinkles and cacti cake toppers

Make final adjustments to the party decor

Set out party food about 30-45 minutes before the guests arrive



Estimated Budget

6 People

Decor: $350 – $700

Food: $100 – $150

Beverage: $50

TOTAL: $500 – $900

Styling tips

A Party Made Perfect shares its top tips for pulling off this event.

Tip 1

This party is about all the girly things – pink, satin, and sparkle! So pull out all the stops, even when it comes to the birthday girl’s outfit!

Tip 2

This cactus party theme is so versatile — perfect for the spring & summer, a birthday, a shower or fun get together!

Vendor Credits

Styling, Party Box, Sweet Treats, & Photography by A Party Made Perfect

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