"What holiday is next?" is a question I get asked quite a lot. Brady's at the age where he's starting to understand holidays and the anticipation surrounding them. And, of course, he's ready to party all the time. So when he posed this question after New Year's I had to pause and think for a second...yep, Groundhog Day is next.
Now, Groundhog Day doesn't carry very many traditions with it, beyond looking for good ole' Phil on the news. But I thought that this year maybe we could do something a little more. We've been reading The Big Snow at our house and on the last page the groundhog pokes his head out of the ground and sees his shadow. Which gave me the idea to make Groundhog Day Cupcakes.
I designed the cupcake toppers and made them into a PDF for you to download and assemble. Just print the groundhogs, cut them out and sandwich them together with a little glue and a toothpick in the middle. And remember to save one of your groundhog paper trimmings. You're going to need it if he sees his shadow this February 2nd...
If it happens to be cloudy on February 2nd and Phil doesn't see his shadow, you can always just slide the groundhog into a plain frosted cupcake. They'll be just as adorable. And such a great excuse to eat cupcakes.
What do you do to celebrate Groundhog Day? Any predictions as to whether or not spring will come early this year?