Forget DIY: When it comes to brushing teeth, putting away toys, and refilling water bottles, kids are always looking for a hand.
But at a build-your-own cupcake station, courtesy of The Cupcake Diva, it’s “Hands off, Mom. I got this one covered.”
The Diva brings all the materials to your house, sets up, and supervises the action (think a hands-off birthday party option for you). The cupcakes, made from pure, high-quality ingredients like Madagascar vanilla, Valrhona chocolate, and real butter, come in flavors like devil’s food, red velvet, banana, and vanilla in regular or mini sizes.
After picking their frosting (cream cheese, white chocolate, butter cream, and chocolate ganache, to name a few), kids decorate the treats with jelly beans, gummy bears, sprinkles, and M&M’s.
A guaranteed hit, FYI.
The Cupcake Diva (305-968-5512 or thecupcakedivamiami.com).
Straight-A Students Club
What: Take a straight-A report card, get a free Mini Me cone, and enter the drawing to be held July 7.
Why: Try Latin flavors like mango, guava, and dulce de leche.
When: Thru June 30.
Where: Todo Frio Ice Cream N More, 2715 SW 37th Ave. (305-442-1907).
Matthew Sabatella & the Rambling String Band
What: Folk songs accompanied by instruments like banjos, washboards, and spoons.
Why: Different strokes for different folks.
When: Sat., 3-4 p.m.
Where: Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Dr., Coral Gables (305-271-7150).
Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean
What: Daily aerial duels for captain, plus an inflatable pirate ship slide with an octopus.
When: Sat.-Aug. 16.
Where: Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy. (305-361-5705).