Call me crazy, but when Ella told me she wanted a gymnastics party (Fun for the kids, Easy for the moms), I was a little disappointed. My mind began to race. "Are you sure you don't want a Fancy Nancy Party or a Pink Princess Tea Party? Something where mommy has to do a lot of work and get a little bit stressed out?" I asked my almost 7-year old. OK, so I didn't say the last part, I only thought it. But I love cute theme parties, and since my baby is now 7, I'm holding on to those opportunities for dear life! But Ella would not be swayed. She wanted a turn on the big swing which only the birthday girls with gymnastics parties get to do.
I decided I could make us both happy by creating a cute and easy theme in the party room. And since my little Pinkerella loves pink, I went with it!
Here are a few ways I dressed up her otherwise themeless party:
PARTY FAVORS: Hello Kitty Lunch Boxes. I snatched these up at Target and Old Navy during the Back to School Sales. Inside were Hello Kitty Lip Gloss, Hello Kitty Pencils and Pink Party Chex Mix.
DECORATIONS: Pink Tablecloths, Pink Balloons, Pink Plates and Napkins. My favorite decorations were these easy sew Birthday Banners made of a mix of sweet pink fabrics.
FOOD: Pink Frosted Cupcakes, "Pink" White Chocolate Popcorn, "Pink" Chex Mix and Marshmallow Pops dipped in white chocolate and Pink Sprinkles.
PRINTABLES: I used these Free Birthday Printables for Thank You tags on the lunchboxes and a fun greeting in the pink popcorn cups.
Per the request of the moms who attended, I'll post the recipes this week!
I guess you can have your cake and eat it, too!
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