Friday, 9 September 2011

Friday's Rule! Celebrate in Style!

It's F F F F FRIDAY again already! And the Cupcakes are looking forward to a rare weekend off! 

We LOVE performing and attending so many fabulous events but it's always nice to get the oppor-chancity to re-charge the batteries and spend time out of rollers, red lippy and our 40s get-up!

And what a perfect weekend to have off! 
We'll be celebrating a few milestones and achievements in Cupcake style of course.

Firstly, our International Cupcake, Evette is 30years old on Saturday! 

No!!!??? I hear you cry! 
Yip, she is defying time we know, but alas, she is gonna be the big 3-0!

Sadly she's not choosing to spend her birthday in Sunny Scotland (heaven knows why?!) but will be in safe hands of her bestie, Dawn Marie (our costumier) and her mates, as they fly out to get the party started in Amsterdam! 
And boy do that bunch know how to party! 
We send Eva all our love and hugs and we can't wait to see her soon!

Then, it's MY BIRTHDAY on Sunday! 
Not quite at the big 30 stage yet! I'll be wined (well, actually cranberry juiced!) and dined on Saturday by Hubby and then we're hitting Cupcake Emma's Charity ZUMBATHON in aid of The Samaritans!

I like how on my birthday I'm still managing to end up doing 4 hours of exercise!!!! Love it! Cupcakes Emma and Julieann will be teaching at it and we'll be in front row giving it hee-haw!

So, I think you should get your butts along and help us celebrate my birthday shakin' your touche! Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility, Sunday 11am-3pm! Do it! You know it makes sense!

Soooooooooo all in all, we aint doing much this weekend, NAWT!

Afterall, Cupcakes who play together....stay together!

Over and out

Lis x

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Love is a many-splendored thing!

Aaaaaaaannd CHILL!

What a whirlwind of a few weeks we've had! So many fabulous events we've nearly lost count! The Kennedy Cupcakes have been out in force entertaining audiences all over Scotland. Kirkintilloch to Glasgow, Blair Atholl to Paisley...we've travelled all over and have enjoyed every minute as always!

Aside from Cupcake Emma and Kelly's nuptials this summer, it really has been Wedding Fever for the Cupcakes, with 4 weddings to perform at in the last week!

On Friday, Cupcakes Linzi, Julieann and I set off for Blair Atholl near Pitlochry to entertain Kim and Stefan's guests during their drinks reception at Blair Castle.

WOW, what a venue! So much to look at and take in. Our dressing room was noneother than the castle library which was stacked with books from floor to ceiling.
Very Cluedo-esque we thought! Jules was a tad freaked and asked if Linzi and I were "finding it hard to breathe in here?". Nooooo Jules we're fine thanks! Bless!

 Antlers, vintage crockery antiques, swords and tartan covered every available space and each room had so much character! Wish we had more time to explore! Must return!

 As out of this world as it was, the venue in no way outshone the bride who was simply stunning! A bride who has two wedding dresses has just so much style, she has to really show off on her big day!

We particularly loved the centre pieces-huge stripey hat boxes filled with flowers and pearls!

Kim and Stefan's guests were so welcoming and LOVED our 1940s set, joining in on a little Cupcake Stroll working up an appetite before dinner! Awesome!

On Saturday The Kennedy Cupcakes were rrrrreally out in force with TWO seperate troupes out performing!

Cupcakes Julieann, Linzi, Carol and I were Blythswood Square bound, as Cupcakes Lynne, Emma, Kat and Kelly headed for Paisley Town Hall. What a night that was to prepare for...with all our costumes, props etc to prep in advance!

As the "Paisley" Cupcakes got Nicola and Kieran's guests in the mood with their 1940s sailor set (with Cupcake Kelly making her debut on stage!), the "Blythswood Sq Hotel" Cupcakes were getting Angela and Michael's friends and family up onto the dancefloor for a boogie!

Our talented chums, That Swing Sensation played live for Kelly, Kat, Lynne and Emma and got the night in full swing as the Cupcakes served tea cakes, toffee bars and other treats to everyone in our new usherette trays!

Carol, Jules, Linzi  and I enjoyed getting ready in the gorgeous the honeymoon suite (YES!) and were overwhelmed with how lovely and kind the bride Angela was. So down to earth and super fun, she really did make our night!

And then it was home time!

Awwwww we really do LOVE a wedding here at Cupcake HQ, so it's just as well we have more booked this year! Woo hoo!

That's amore for ya!

Lis x