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Birthday countdown cupcake!

Jackson knows that he gets to start school after his birthday this year and because he knows this little piece of information he asks me every day if today is his birthday.  Sometimes he'll even ask me a couple times a day just in case I wasn't sure the first time, I guess.  Anyway, he did the same thing last Christmas and the solution at Christmas was an advent calendar.  Well, that made me come up with the idea of a birthday advent calendar.  I googled the idea and checked Pinterest (of course), but I didn't find anything that wasn't ornate and time consuming.  I just wanted something simple so that Jackson could count down the days till his birthday himself.  So here's my creation, a cupcake with star stickers as sprinkles.  It took me about 5 minutes to make and he's going to LOVE it!  I think I'm going to make a fancier-shmancier cupcake and make it a general birthday countdown that we can use over and over again for anyone's birthday, so stay tuned!

I had to add a picture of Jackson with his birthday countdown which I gave him after he woke up from nap today.  Notice the countdown has begun!


  1. Have you seen the giant wilton cupcake pan? It makes a big huge cupcake? (walmart or anywhere that has wilton carries them) Your poster made me think Jackson would love a giant cupcake cake for his birthday, lol! Your birthday advent is a very cute idea!

  2. I have seen the giant cupcake pans, they are really cute. Unfortunately, Jackson doesn't like any kind of cake. ...or cookie, or brownie, or muffin, or anything else yummy and terrible for you. Crazy kid!


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