Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pink Birthday Party Ideas



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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8 comments:

  1. That sounded like one great party.

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    Chris

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  2. Love it. I will be totally sad when my triplets no longer want a part at home, I have loved creating there them parties.

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  3. Happy, happy birthday to Ella! What a beautiful party room.

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  4. You did a great job with a "themeless" party. Everything looked great. Now I want a gymnastics party too! :-) I am a new follower from Blue Cricket Design. Vicky @ www.messforless.net

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  5. This party is just perfect! My girls would have loved every thoughtful detail of yours. The Hello kitty lunchboxes are just so cute!

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  6. I love the pink party ideas. I have two boys so pink is not in my life at all. I wish it was. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  7. She looks like she is having the time of her life, and she is adorable! This looks like such a special party. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week!
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    Miz Helen

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  8. So cute! I love the ease of the party venues, but there is something fun about a themed party at home. I did a craft themed one for my daughter's 8th birthday and Strawberry Shortcake for her 6th. Those were my faces. She liked her unthemed roller skating party. ;o)

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