Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Pinkalicious Play Date

I was inspired by this book. I love the color pink and thought it would be fun to host a pink themed play date for my daughter and her friends. I started out by reading this book to the girls.

After I read the book the girls made necklaces out of pink beads and then colored pinkalicous pictures that I printed from Elizabeth Kann's website. Click HERE to go to her site to print the pictures and get other pinkalicious activity ideas. I also made pink play dough that I sent home with the girls. Click HERE for my favorite play dough recipe.

For the refreshments I served pink cupcakes, pink frosted sugar cookies, pink wafer cookies, pink whopper candies and pink lemonade. I also added some grapes and strawberries to have something healthy. :)

Here is a close up of the refreshments.

I hot glued paper cups to the bottom of paper plates to make pink serving platters for the refreshments. I saw this idea in a Martha Stewart magazine for kids parties. They suggested putting a big rock or something heavy inside of the cups to help keep the platters balanced.

I hung lots of balloons from the ceiling and tied white tulle to the tops of them for the decorations.

A picture of the guests dressed in pink.

The guests took home a pink bag with pink treats and a container of pink play dough.

29 comments:

Jody said...

Thanks for hosting such a cute party! The pink playdoh is a huge hit at our house. They played with it for an hour on Friday and we're going on another hour today. Our coloring table has become the playdoh table! Thanks for such a fun time!

Izzie, Mac & Me said...

This is such an adorable idea! I can't wait for my girls to be a little older to host a "Pink Party" too! Thanks for the ideas!

Michelle said...

Super cute! I love the plate and cup tiered serving dishes! What a great idea! The pink play dough is so fun!

A Touch of Country said...

What fun! I love this idea and all the little touches that went into it.

My daughter loves this book.

Cay G. said...

How fun! My Annie loves this book.

Marlatt Five said...

I really love your ideas. i found your blog a couple months ago and have already used some of your ideas with my own kids. thanks for all of your creativity.

The Gosfam said...

We like that book at our house, thanks for such a cute party idea.

Lin said...

Wow, that is one awesome play date.

Very cute!

teachermomof2 said...

What a great party for the girls! I can't wait until dd is old enough for such a party! I saw the tiered server idea on Martha Stewart Living last week. It looks great in pink too!

Blessings,
Lisa

Chrissy said...

Wow, you are ah-mazing!

Pink & Green Mama said...

So fun!! I love the pink play-doh!! I'm planning to make some and throw in some pink glitter : )

cutiepiescustomcreations said...

I enjoy your blog & especially loved this post--believe it or not Pinkalicious/Purplicious are my middle son's fave books (we haven't gotten the newest, Goldilicious, yet!) I was hoping to discuss the possibility of linking up/featuring your post (credited w/links of course!) on my website. I am working on a section of party themes for my stationery site to give customers ideas of how to tie in their theme w/their invitation. Couldn't find another way to contact you from your blog. You can visit my blog/website to email me if you'd be willing! Thanks for the great idea sharing :)

Felipe and Erika said...

You are so fun. I have been wanting to do the Fancy Nancy party you did but have not yet. I will add this to my list, Ava loves those books. Thanks again for the great ideas.

lori said...

I love your blog. The ideas are so adorable. I can't wait to go get some stuff to do all the fun projects with my children. Thanks for all the ideas and the motivation to be a funner mom!

Rachael said...

I just found your blog and I love your ideas. Thanks for sharing! This idea is so cute and I can't wait to do it in a few years when my little girl is older.

Bronwyn said...

I was thinking of doing a "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake" playdate. Your site is offering me tons of ideas... I love it! Keep it coming.

Christy said...

I have to do this. So cute! Have you read Goldilicious yet? It's our favorite of the three.

Brenda said...

What a cute idea! I love it! I love the pink play dough! My little daughter loves PINK! Thanks for the fun ideas!

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Mama Jenn said...

What a CUTE idea!!! Believe it or not, my daughter JUST selected that book from the library for their summer reading program. She was super excited because she got to keep it. Now, my mind is reeling about plans for her upcoming birthday. Thanks for the great ideas!!!

Staci said...

I love PINK and your party ideas too. Thanks for sharing. I might do something along the lines for next child's b-day party. I love to party! Staci www.designingandmotherhood.blogspot.com

jessica said...

Great playdate idea! My 2&1/2 year old daughter fell in love with this book and tomorrow we're hosting a playdate to share it with her friends! I love your ideas and blog - what fun!

Staci said...

I saw in the Scholastic home ordering catalog from Public schools this month....you can get both Pinkalicious and Purpleisious for $6.99 for BOTH books in paper back. It's on the front page. Now you gotta do Purpleiscious party. Is that how you spell those names?

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Staci

Raymond Fujimoto said...

Pleasure is spread through the earth
In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.
~William Wordsworth

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

cute ideas!

soanywaytoday said...

I surfed over from Tip Junkie and stayed awhile... I love the pink party you did, it is one of my daughter's favorite books...

I am thinking of a pink b-day part for her 6th bday next year... I will have all the girls where something pink and I guess I will have the boys wear white, based on my then 6 year old reaction to a brown and very thin striped pink pullover I had bought for him for easter. Where do they come up with that stuff at such a young age!

Anyway, thanks for the link to E. Kann's site...

I love all your ideas... I think I will be visiting often... Hope you day is going great...

Alison said...

That is one of our favorite books. I wanted to plan a pinkalicious party for my daughters 5th birthday last year. I had it all planned out,I even had an adorable cutom made for her. But, she wanted a wizard of oz party instead.

You did a great job!! I am jealous! lol

Anonymous said...

I have lost my Pinkalicious pink lemonade recipe and my daughter's 7th birthday party is this afternoon.

Any possible way you could email it to me by 1 pm EST?

mdelsandro@dexterenterprisesinc.com

Thank you!!!

eliza said...

Where did you find the pink party favor bags? I can't find pink bags anywhere!

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