A fun celebration and tradition for welcoming a new baby with older siblings! EveryMomDay.com

Baby’s “Zero” Birthday

A fun celebration and tradition for welcoming a new baby with older siblings! EveryMomDay.com

 

One of my favorite traditions with my children is celebrating their “zero” birthday in the hospital.  The baby may be oblivious to the celebration – but older siblings have an incredible amount of fun with this welcome party!  I got the inspiration for this from Pinterest and put my own spin on it.

While perusing Pinterest I saw an adorable pic of a newborn and a cupcake with a zero candle – and I wanted that photo!  Weeks before baby was due, I went to the bakery and found the perfect cupcake, which I placed in the freezer.  When I packed my hospital bag, I also had a checklist of the last minute things that would need to be grabbed, like phone chargers and my cupcake!  Then I bought a zero birthday candle and used some puffy paint and glitter to dazzle it up a bit (tutorial is coming soon!).  The candle went into my hospital bag.  That was the end of the Pinterest idea… but not for me.

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A fun celebration and tradition for welcoming a new baby with older siblings! EveryMomDay.com

I have also read about giving sibling gifts to the big brothers/sisters, and so I decided I would not just have a cute cupcake for a photo-op, I would have a BIRTHDAY PARTY!  “The baby” brought her big sisters 3 gifts each: a movie, a game, and an activity book – all things that they could use and enjoy while visiting their new baby at the hospital, so they would not get bored!  And we let each girl pick out two gifts to bring the baby, too.  It took a little extra prepping, but not much!  We kept the gifts in a black garbage bag in the car – so the kids would not see them, and Dad ran out to the car after baby was born and before visitors arrived, to set up for the “party!”

A fun celebration and tradition for welcoming a new baby with older siblings! EveryMomDay.com
It made the day extra special for the kids.  They got a new baby, and we celebrated with a party where everyone got to open presents and enjoy cake.  The kids loved it, and I loved watching them enjoy it.  It’s a tradition we enjoyed with baby number 4 as well – and now that we are done having children myself, I hope to share the idea with other mommy’s to be!

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A fun celebration and tradition for welcoming a new baby with older siblings! EveryMomDay.com

How did you celebrate a new baby with older siblings?

Apple Pie Cupcakes are pretty easy to make, look fancy, and taste amazing! EveryMomDay.com

Apple Pie Cupcakes

Apple Pie Cupcakes are pretty easy to make, look fancy, and taste amazing! EveryMomDay.comI received product and/or compensation in consideration for this review, all opinions are my own. Read full disclosure here. (Originally posted at Pittsford.MacaroniKid.com)

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Apple Pie Cupcakes are pretty easy to make, look fancy, and taste amazing! EveryMomDay.com

My kids and I have recently gotten into the TV show Cupcake Wars (it’s on Netflix!) so I knew I wanted to make cupcakes and incorporate Apples (New York City is called the Big Apple for a reason, right?!). I found out that not only are apples the state fruit, but apple muffins are the official state muffins! Who knew? If New York were to have a state cupcake I’d be willing to bet THIS would be it!

And they are not difficult at all! You could be creative with the type of cake you use for the cupcake – but we love the butter recipe yellow cakes – they have them in store brand and name brand varieties). Check your specific box for ingredients but mine called for butter, water, and Eggland’s Best eggs. Eggland’s Best Eggs can be found in most supermarkets across the country. Click here for a store near you. Cook the cupcakes as directed. While they are cooking open a jar of apple pie filling and dice it up with a knife so that the pieces are small and you can use it to fill your cupcakes when they are ready.
Apple Pie Cupcakes are pretty easy to make, look fancy, and taste amazing! EveryMomDay.com
I also like to make my frosting now – while the cupcakes are cooking and cooling – so it’s ready to go! You will blend the butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and vanilla until it is light and fluffy. Then add the confectioners sugar one cup at a time. The milk should be added at the very end.
Apple Pie Cupcakes are pretty easy to make, look fancy, and taste amazing! EveryMomDay.comAfter the cupcakes have cooled completely, use a knife to core out a piece of the middle – don’t go too deep or too wide – you want the cupcakes to hold together! Spoon a little pie filling into your cupcake and place the cored middle piece back on top. Then you are ready to frost the cupcakes and garnish with (optional) cinnamon and/or an apple slice. See the full recipe below!
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