19 July 2009

Pinkalicious Party

I can't believe my baby is 3! We celebrated right by having a Pinkalicious party. If you have a little girl and have not yet discovered this sweet little book, you must read it together.



The invitations are made from scrapbook paper. There are a variety of ideas on google, under cupcake invitations. I broswed through several images and just came up with something on my own. In the inside it said for all the guests to come in their favorite prncess dress, fairy wings or pink outfit.

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Here's the party room. I made tissue paper flowers, just like we did for Cinco de Mayo every year in elementary school, and hung them from the ceiling. The chairs each had a tulle bow tied to it, and the table had a tulle bow runner down the center. I placed crayons in cups in shades of pink only, and sticker sheets on the table, which was covered in white craft paper.

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One of my friends made a darling banner for me (hung on the armoire) that said "Think Pink" on it.

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While I finished up in the kitchen, the girls colored on the table.

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Sasha and friends are wowed by cousin Bella's artistic skills!

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Our first activity was a game of Musical Cupcakes. I scanned the images directly from the book and mounted them onto large doilies.

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We sat down for a minute to read the story, and reenacted the garden scene with a game of Elefun, transformed. I taped paper flowers all over the elephant base (to disguise it), and replaced the red/yellow butterflies (that come with the original game) with pink flowers and butterflies cut out of tissue paper.

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Then we headed back to the table to decorate wands. I spray painted them pink ahead of time, and traced the edges with glitter glue. The girls decorated their stars with sticker jewelry and chose ribbons to tie around the stick of the wand.

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At last it was time to eat... just the right balance of pink and green foods! Jello jigglers, strawberry marshmellows, mini strawberry yogurt pies, strawberry ring candy, grapes, green apples, honeydew melon and pink lemonade. The girls each took home pink star shaped lollipops with a very long stem, so they looked like edible wands (found at Party City).

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The final touch was perfectly pinkalicious cupcakes, made to look just like the ones in the story... pink frosting, white pareils, red piping, and a cherry (cherry sour, actually) on top!

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(Not pictured - each guest also took home a princess hat purchased from my favorite spot, the Target Dollar Spot, to go with their handmade wands)
Sasha and I had a blast. Nothing makes me happier than to create magical moments for my kids! Give me birthday parties any day! They are so. much. fun. and such a great way to enjoy life and growing up.

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15 comments:

Code Yellow Mom said...

I know this is about a pink party, but I have to say first that I LOVE the blue in your dining room. LOVE it.

And I am going to bookmark this party and save it for three years, when I will have a little princess 3yo to party pinkalicious. This is truly adorable.

I'm with you - love birthday parties and they make such fun memories.

Katie said...

It was the cutest party ever! We all had so much fun. I love the birthday parties you do for your kids. They're so much fun. Thank you again for inviting us. Bryleigh wore her crown all day and carried her wand around.

Lei said...

Thanks CYM - it was a bold step even for me, but I love it too!

Katie - I'm so glad you came. Thanks for your help!

Char said...

SO fun! Nice job!

Erin said...

wow, wish i could of been there.

Yvonne said...

Oh, I wish I had a little girl--I know my 25--soon to be 26--year old would have loved this when she was a little girl. So cute.

Love it all.

Tannie said...

That is great! I am glad you were able to do the "super-mom" and get it all together in time. ;-)

utmommy said...

We love that book!

What a fun idea for a party. Looks like fun for all!

Christina said...

What a fab idea for a party! We love that book here!! I will have to remember that !:)

And So I Said ... said...

O My Gosh! This was absolutely adorable! I will have to steal this, if you don't mind - my daughter will be 4 this year.

Anyway, not sure if you remember me, but it's Michelle, aka The Mother Load, from a few years ago. Just stopping in to say Hi!

Chrissy said...

What a beautiful party!!

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Awww! I looove the pinkalicious party!
So pretty and girly. :)

Michal said...

what an adorable party! i'll take note, as my little girl will turn three in a few months. okay, not for six months, but you can never plan too early!:)

Andrea Anderson said...

Love, love, love all your ideas. Would you mind sharing where you found the star wands that you painted?

I also think the blue in your dining room is stunning!

Thanks for the tips!

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