In lieu of cupcakes, I decided to make fruit "cupcakes" - little fruit and yogurt parfaits.
I used watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, kiwi, and for fun, dragonfruit (that we have tried before and found sadly underwhelming on it's own, but nice in fruit salad!).
For the yogurt, I used plain Cabot Greek yogurt, and mixed in a package of cheesecake flavored pudding mix. It's really yummy and I think I might use it for a fruit dip at future parties.
|Watermelon circle with a ring of yogurt piped around it to start|
I followed this with a nice slice of strawberry, and a few pieces of kiwi, then a scoop of blueberries.
I piped another layer of yogurt over the blueberries, then added grapes and a couple pieces of dragonfruit. To top the parfaits off, I placed a strawberry sliced through most of the way several times and spread to form a fan. For fun, I put a tiny watermelon star on each parfait.
I think they are sweet and healthy and a nice alternative to cupcakes, and I hope that the kids like them!