Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pinkalicious Birthday Party

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(Warning- Tons of cute pink pictures in this post)

If you have a little a girl whose favorite color is pink, then a Pinkalicious party is a no-brainer!  We celebrated Ashby’s 6th Birthday 2 weeks ago and went totally PINK!  I can’t believe my little girl is 6 already!  I wanted to make this party really special- one she’d remember for a long time.  I was brainstorming and searching the web for Pinkalicious party ideas since her Ice Cream Sundae party last year!  I even went to Hobby Lobby after Christmas when they had their crazy 85% off sale and scored two pink mini Christmas trees to use for the party! 


Invitations:
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I made the invitations from clipart I found online. And the wording is similar to the invite used at seven thirty three's blog.


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The birthday balloon wreath I made last year.  I just changed out the hanging sign in the middle.

I invited 8 little girls and their mommies to celebrate and wear their most Pinkalicious outfit.  They were also encouraged to bring swimsuits.  After the party filled with sweet treats, we had a Pink Parade of golf carts as we rode to my neighbors’ pool.


I tried to limit the party colors to pink, bright pink, white, and lime green.  With linens and dishes borrowed from my mother in-law, mom, friends, and neighbors, I set to work on a Pinktacular  party…

First I moved the pink gingham curtains from Ashby’s bedroom into the dining room to serve as a backdrop for the food table.  I made a cute pink and green bunting garland from scrapbook paper.  I used my Silhouette cutter to personalize and embellish it.

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I had a pink table for the sweet treats.  All sugar baby!  We had such a fun time choosing pink candy for the party.  There were pink malt balls, pink jelly beans, pink taffy, pink gummy rings, pink lollipops, pink marshmallows dipped in chocolate and sprinkles, pink M&M’s, pink cupcakes, and pink chocolate covered strawberries dipped in pink sugar sprinkles.  The cake was a wonderful giant cupcake with pink icing piped around it with a cherry on top made with love by my mother in law.

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The cupcake toppers were made with my Silhouette
and inspired by these free printables. 
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In keeping with the Pinkalicious story, and to balance out all those sweets, we had a green food table.  We served chips with red and green salsa, green cucumber sandwiches, spinach dip and crackers, turkey roll ups made with spinach flavored tortilla wraps, pickles, green grapes, and green apples.

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I love that these small Granny Smith Apples
fit in the mason jars- cuteness!
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This little "Cure for Pinkititis" sign was also from a free printable offered here.

To wash it all down, we served Pink Lemonade, Pink Ginger Ale, and Pink St. Croix, along with the obligatory Coke.  Can’t do without the coke :)

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The girls all got a pink tiara when they came in the door.

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Even big brother got in on the fun…

The girls had their own room to eat their sweets.
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I saw these little napkin dresses here, and I knew I had to make them!
Ashby said "thanks mom for the vests".  Ha!  And most of the girls
unfolded theirs right away,so they looked like snowflakes.
But...one little girl said "can I please take this home and save
it?"  And THAT made it all worth it!
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As if they weren’t sugared up enough…

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…we sang Happy Birthday and cut the cake.

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Now on to the Pink Parade
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Which led to the pool….  It was HOT in South Georgia that Saturday, so the girls and some moms and dads were thrilled to cool off…


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I just couldn't resist all the cute little shoes :)
   
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After all of the girls went home.  We enjoyed a few minutes of quiet while the gifts were opened.

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 It was a wonderful party!  I enjoyed the preparation so much, and when I saw the girls enjoying it, it made every little detail worth while.  Happy Birthday Ashby!


Linking up to these great parties:

Southern Lovely: show and share

Serenity Now

A Diamond in the Stuff: Time to shine

30 Days Pity Party

Flaunt it Fridays

365 Days to Simplicity

A crafty Soiree

Just a Girl Show and share

Friday Flair at Whipperberry

Think Pink Sundays At Flamingo Toes

Simply Link Party

Sundae Scoop Link Party

Savvy Homemade blog party

Debbiedoos Newbie Party

Running with Glitter

24 click here to comment:

Cindy R.

Great post, Kim! I know there are mothers of little girls who are getting excited about doing a similar party. I loved being a part of Ashby's!

Cindy R.

What a great log of Ashby's 6th birthday! I have commented to friends that she will always remember it. Special is really important, especially to little girls, and this was so special. Thanks for sharing with her Grammy and the "blog" world.

Angela @ A Mama's Two Cents Worth...

Love LOve LOVE it!!!!! If Princess sae this she would want a party like this ext year....she is crazy about PINK!!! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my Strawberry Shortcake party post!
Angela

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made

This is just too fun!! LOVE all of the details -- the cake was fantastic! You did such a great job on this -- and what fun to have a pink parade to the pool! My "kids" are all grown (1 just married and 2 are Jrs. in college!) but we always did home parties and I think they create such great memories! My kids' friends always went crazy over them -- so much more so than the expensive 'destination' parties. Great job on this!

Angela

You are a fun mommy! That was a well-put together party. I literally had to view this when my daughter was not in the room because she'll want a party like this and I'm too lazy to deliver. You my dear are awesome! Thanks for sharing this at my blog party Simply Creative!

Angela,
365 days to Simplicity

Lindsay

This is SO adorable! What a well thought out party! I am so impressed by all the details you captured in the party that went with the book. Seriously I am amazed by you!

Thank you for sharing this at Show & Share. I really hope to see you back again soon!

John, Janna, Alana, Thomas, and James

What a great idea! That's one of our favorite books and this party would be my almost 6 year old's dream. I am going to have to show her the pics.

Wunkie's Mommy

:) LOVED IT! :) We had pink lemonade, cupcakes, and dipped marshmallows for Wunkie's Tea party as well! :) Thank you so much again for your sweet comment on my baby blog! I'm your newest follower! I hope u will follow back! :)

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com

What a pretty, pink party! I love it. It looks like everyone else did too!

Thanks for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday!

shopannies

love all the great pink fun

Michelle

So cute - love the mason jar with apples idea! :)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing

What a fun fun party. You did it up to the nines. Looked great. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy

This is deliciously girlie and I LOVE everything about it! We are holding a two week extravaganza the beginning of September, and would be thrilled if you would be one of our guest posters. We would like to feature this party. Email is you are interested! jandmseyecandy@hotmail.com
Hope to hear from you soon ;)
Britney
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

btanders

How cute! I want to do a pinkalicious party for my oldest this fall and I'm taking note of a lot of your ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Jenny @ Embellishing Life

Adorable party! We love pinkalicious books at our house. There's even a new pink pumpkin book! Love them.
Thanks for leaving the sweet comment on my lemonade stand party post :)
Have a good week!

Michele Smith

OMG! This party is soooo cute! Fabulous cake! We have the pinkalicious books too! Adorable birthday girl too...thanks for sharing!

(Thank you for entering my giveaway!)

laxsupermom

What an adorable party! Love all the pink! As a mom of 2 boys, I don't get to indulge in all that pinkalicious fun. The treats table looks amazing! Yum! Thanks for sharing.

I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party, and would love for you to come show off something you bought, did, or created Before Blogging. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party.

simplydesigning.blogspot.com

This party turned out SOOOOO cute! I am actually in the middle of planning MY Pinkalicious party for my daughter! Great minds, right?!

Thanks for linking up!

Andrea

hi! LOVE simply LOVe everything@! the theme ,colours, the wreath, oh my sooooo girly!
Thanks for visiting my blog as well!

Cheers
Andrea

Meredith @ meandmythreesisters.blogspot.com

Thanks for the comment love over at meanmythreesisters! This party looks like a blast! I love the food labels. How creative!

Vanessa at Rescued Goods

What a great party! What is not to love about Pinkalicious?! My daughter was Pinkalicious for Halloween a couple of years ago-it was awesome!

Lisa

I love this idea for a girl of any age! I'll have to talk my 11 year old into using this theme....I'm pretty sure I'll have her at "chocolate dipped marshmallows"!! So many great ideas - thanks for sharing.

Coley

What a cute party! Loving all the pink :)

Kim @ seven thirty three

Great party! I love how you made my Green Food Favor topper into a sign - GREAT IDEA!