(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!
|I made the invitations from clipart I found online. And the wording is similar to the invite used at seven thirty three's blog.|
|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.
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.
|The cupcake toppers were made with my Silhouette |
and inspired by these free printables.
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.
|I love that these small Granny Smith Apples|
fit in the mason jars- cuteness!
|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 :)
The girls all got a pink tiara when they came in the door.
Even big brother got in on the fun…
The girls had their own room to eat their sweets.
|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!
As if they weren’t sugared up enough…
…we sang Happy Birthday and cut the cake.
Now on to the Pink Parade…
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…
|I just couldn't resist all the cute little shoes :)|
After all of the girls went home. We enjoyed a few minutes of quiet while the gifts were opened.
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!
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