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Inauguration Party Ideas

By Cindy Hopper


Here are some simple cupcake toppers you can make to celebrate the upcoming Presidential Inauguration. All you need are some wooden picks, or toothpicks, a large circle punch (1 3/4 ” to 2″), scissors and a glue-stick.

Here are the templates you can use:

Printable Obama Cupcake Toppers and Stickers

Printable Inaugural Circle Cupcake Toppers
Printable Inaugural Flag Cupcake Toppers
Printable Flag Cupcake Toppers

Download a cupcake topper PDF and print on card-stock. Center the image in the punch and cut. The large open bottom of this circle punch makes it really easy!


Place glue on the backs of the circles and sandwich a wooden pick in between two circles.

For the triangle flags fold in half, cover inside with glue and place a wooden pick in the fold.

These cupcake toppers even make great stickers for party favors. Print the toppers on 1-up sticker paper (it’s a solid sheet available at copy shops). Add a ribbon and the sticker to a miniature Chinese take out box and you have a festive party favor for your Inauguration celebration.

Wanting more ideas? Try printable Patriotic Pinwheels and Uncle Sam Hat Party Favors. Martha Stewart has fabulous patriotic decorations, food and crafts. You will also find inspiration at Country Living Magazine.

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About the Author

Cindy Hopper

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has cont...

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has continued her love of art and is now passing her creative skills on to her three children. Cindy’s family and friends are the beneficiaries of her passion for fun and meaningful creative projects.

Cindy’s personal blog, Skip to My Lou, has taken her love of a project to new levels. Postings keep the family busy -– from testing new recipes for holiday treats to designing and building floats for a neighborhood parade to making fabric rolls to hold crayons to creating themed parties. Cindy seems to have an unending supply of ideas for gifts, parties and rainy days.

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  • Elizabeth

    January 13, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    These are great and will really make this party specific! Thanks.

  • amy

    January 13, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    so so awesome! thanks!!!

  • Pumpkin Petunia

    January 14, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    I love it!

  • Marie {Make and Takes}

    January 14, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Love these. Super simple, perfect for next week.

  • Fairly Odd Mother

    January 14, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    I was hoping I’d find some little decorations just like these, so THANKS!

  • Ms. Cupcake

    January 14, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Hi Cindy! I posted this in my blog yesterday with credit to you and your blog. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

  • Mary

    January 16, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Thanks for all the great ideas! And the print outs!

  • barbara Fitzhugh

    January 18, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    great. Made my day.

  • Patricia

    January 18, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Love your ideas.

  • Gina

    January 18, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    GREAT GREAT GREAT Idea…. I’ll be making these on Monday, I posted your article with credit on my blog as well:

  • politicook

    January 19, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    This looks great – creative and affordable. Thanks!!

  • Carol

    January 19, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    I love the print-outs. I’m going to use them in my classroom tomorrow to celebrate the inauguration instead of on cupcakes.

  • Crystal Hernandez

    January 19, 2009 at 7:55 pm


  • carrie leber

    January 19, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    totally clever !

  • Mom101

    January 19, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    these are beautiful! I hope they’ll have some of them at the party I’ll be going to tomorrow…

  • Susan

    January 22, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    The toppers were at hit!
    Thanks for the idea!

  • Racine

    December 30, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Ahh I love google! This is just what I was looking for!