Monday, November 16, 2009

Rudolph's Gift Guide Day 16: BugandBoo Cupcake Toppers Review & Giveaway!

**Contest Closed**
A few years ago when Shelley's daughter's birthday cake didn't arrive, she rushed to the local grocery store and bought a boatload of cupcakes right off the rack. When she arrived home, she cried-as any loving mother would. After releasing her frustration, a brilliant idea occured to her: She could accent these cupcakes with a photo of her daughter on each and every one. She took four snapshots of her daughter and taped them to hand-cut straws and voila! Shelley has since perfected the craft and now offers beautiful custom cupcake toppers in her shop, BugandBoo.

I sent a headshot of Emma to Shelley and she created a set of custom Glitter Birthday Hat photo toppers for us. Shelley enhanced the image with a birthday hat that reads "I'm One". She then printed the graphic on high quality photo stock, fastened it to a special wooden stick and added the toxic free glitter. You have the option to forgo the glitter, but why would I want to do that? Gotta love the birthday bling! I'm very pleased with the end product I know these toppers are going to be the talk of the party, which is only a month away - yikes!

BUY IT! Shelley sells her toppers on Etsy and 1000markets. The shop also has cake toppers, favor boxes, crowns and more!

WIN IT! One lucky reader will win a set of 12 custom toppers - winner's choice! (U.S. Only)

To Enter: Tell me your best birthday party planning idea.

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No compensation was received for this review. The sponsor sent me the product, and I offered my honest opinion. Thanks to Shelley at BugandBoo for generously providing a set of cupcake toppers me to one reader. Contest closes at 9:00pm EST on November 29th. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. Please leave your email address either in your comment or make sure it is listed on your profile page so that I have a way to contact you. See the giveaway rules located here before entering. GOOD LUCK!

66 comments:

  1. I do love Bug & Boo. So many cute things! I would love the Personalized birthday (pink party hat) cupcake toppers but I think that by the time your giveaway ends, Shelley will be on vacation and then I wouldn't get them in time for my little one's birthday! Aaah! Maybe I'd save them for next year, then. :)

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  8. I couldn't go past the Mini monogram glitter cupcake toppers. set of 12, so cute perfect for a first birthday.
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  16. We are doing a dupcake theme for my daughter 1st birthday so this would be PERFECT! I love the "Princess crown glitter cupcake toppers. Set of 12"

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  17. I am a follower of your blog publicly

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  18. I am a fan on FB (Tamara Craig Meade)

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  20. I would love the non glitter monogrammed toppers for my mom's 50th coming up in January!

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  22. I would choose Happy Birthday glitter cake toppers with custom age. My little boy will be 3 next year- so I would like them with #3!

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  31. Oh how cute! I love the personalized princess tiara toppers!

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  43. I love the birthday hats ones too!

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  49. I couldnt pick which type..store is empty and says on vacation until the 3rd..I would probably pick something for my daughter

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  51. Best birthday party idea is to serve cupcakes. So nice not to have to cut a cake and have a bunch left over. We do get a small cake decorated in whatever theme the birthday person wants and have the cupcakes in that theme also. The parties for the grandkids are usually at a venue that hosts kids parties so the clean up is minimal.

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  54. My best birthday planning tip: make homemade cupcakes, with homemade frosting. I had 6 little cups of diff colored frosting and 6 cups of diff types of toppings (sprinkles, candy bits, etc) and let the group of 8 yr olds just make their own. It was a fun activity and I didn't have to worry about making a cake! The kids loved it.

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