Signal a special occasion by topping the dessert course with checkered "good luck" banners or sunburst "birthday" medallions. Download our clip art, print them on a color printer, and cut them out. Use party toothpicks as flagpoles and ribbon for an extra dash of color; cap each pole with a candy-colored bead. Dressed like this trio of cupcakes, your treats will pass any test of festivity with flying colors.
For a Banner
Cut out one of the strips and fold it in half vertically. Apply craft glue to the top third of a party toothpick, slip it into the fold so it sticks out slightly at the top, and hold it in place until dry. Affix banner halves together with a glue stick.
For a Medallion
Cut out two circles. Place one facedown; use a glue stick to affix a toothpick along the circle's diameter so the toothpick's tip juts just beyond the circle's edge. Attach a short length of folded ribbon at the bottom. Affix other circle face up. Apply a dot of craft glue to the top of your flagpole; slip a small bead over the end.