Gumdrop Cupcaketini

Gumdrop cupcake-tini is a fun way to serve cupcakes for New Year’s Eve or any celebration.  These cupcakes are made entirely with supplies from the Dollar Tree making this not only cute, but affordable.


I had never heard of a cupcake-tini until just a few weeks when the Dollar Tree asked me to check out the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club. The club is full of crafts, recipes, décor, tips, contests, insider information, frugal fun ideas, and more! Membership is Free and the content changes each month.  Plus, the project sheets can be saved or printed – perfect for taking to the store as a shopping list.  When I saw these New Year’s Eve Cupcaketinis I had to make them! They are adorable.   You can check out the Dollar Tree version, with instructions here.



  • Martini glasses – mine had a greenish hue on the cup part
  • Glitter nail polish
  • Candy – I used gumdrops, but be creative!
  • Cake mix and required ingredients
  • Frosting




This is the coolest thing about this project – you use nail polish to pretty up your glasses! It totally worked and is just really fun.  The Dollar Tree directions called for clear nail polish and craft glitter, but I figured I’d skip a step and just got glitter nail polish.

On the first glass, I painted the stem solid with the nail polish.  It took 5-6 coats to get a solid glitter look.  I waited for each coat to dry, but it only took a few minutes to dry completely.  I added a little star burst to the base of the glass.


On the second glass, I went with polka dots on the base and up the stem of the glass.  Just be careful not to load too much nail polish on the brush so it doesn’t drip or glop.   If you want to give these to guests to take home, a name or initials would be fun.


I used a confetti cupcake mix because it seemed fitting for a New Year’s Eve celebration.


The Dollar Tree cupcaketinis used Sno-Cap candies for the cupcaketinis, but I wanted something with more color.  I found bags of gum drops in the candy aisle at the Dollar Tree and I love how they turned out.


I love how these cupcaketinis turned out and will definitely be checking out the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club often for creative inspiration.


  1. Jessica says

    I really hope I win this! I could do SO much with a DT gift card. I love that store. And the Cupcaketinis are so cute and clever. Great job!

  2. pamela love says

    I love the Gumdrop Cupcake-tini. I can think of at least 10 or 12 times a year to use it. Just change the colors to suite the reason. :)

  3. tina reynolds says

    I want to make the Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments my three kids would have a blast with that or the snowglobes.

  4. Jacklyn lauren says

    the christmas décor wine glasses with ornaments and tea lights looks very pretty and festive love the dollar tree you could find so many fun things in there stores

  5. Lindsay Giedosh says

    I really wanna try this one! It’s absolutely adorable, I’m already trying to come up with an excuse to do it!

  6. Lynda Thomas says

    I like the Christmas Countdown Calendar! Too late for this year, but maybe next year! :) Super fun! :) Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Christina Marie says

    I’d like to try the bottle cap snowman ornaments on their website. They are really cute. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Tracy Jones says

    I can’t wait to make the Homemade Snow Globes with my kids. Its too late to do this year, but this would make great project to go do with my daughters class.

  9. Maggie says

    I would love to try the Balloon countdown. We do a family fun night at our church every year where families come and we all play board and card games, and then ring the bell at midnight. I think the children at the event would really love the craft

  10. Margaret Smith says

    Love the Bottle cap snowman ornaments, but instead of ornaments, I would make them into fridge magnetics for gifts.

  11. Terra Heck says

    I first want to try the White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels. In fact, I think I’ll make some this weekend. Thanks.

  12. Leidy says

    The first project I would do with my kids is the Fingerprint Christmas Lights Keepsake and while they keep on having fun with the finger painting I would make some of those New Year’s Eve Cupcaketinis

  13. Tamesa says

    I absolutely love the bottle cap snowmen! They are adoreable! I am definitely gonna try this!! I could really use this gift card! Thank you for the opportunity to win! Happy holidays to you and your loved ones! Good luck to all! :)

  14. Toneria M says

    I’m gonna try the white chocolate pretzels out as well as the NYE Balloon countdown. Hostng a NYE party this year and those would be great to have

  15. Sandra VanHoey says

    I like the bottlecap smowmen. Funny, I saw this yesterday on tv as well but it wasn’t for the dollar tree but it was so darn cute

  16. Kristen M says

    I’d like to try the large popsicle snowflakes craft. In fact, I might try to fit that in with my older kids before Christmas.


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