This year I had a hard time deciding what to do for O's 5th B-Day party. Last year we did a Nutcracker theme by having a Sugar Plum Fairy Party at a play place. O really wanted to have a party at the movie theater, but it quickly became too expensive. I tried convincing her to do a bowling party, but she really wanted something girly.
One night while reading her favorite book Pinkalicious during bed time, I told her that we should make pink cupcakes for her B-Day. She was so excited by that thought, that I immeditely said lets do a Pinkalicious themed B-Day party at our house! "Oh yes" she screamed! That night I began brainstorming about all the different games the kids could play, along with decor I could make, Pinterest once again gave me inspiration. What would I do without that website? Granted, when I came up with this idea it was only days before the Disney Cruise and I didn't start planning or preparing until after Thanksgiving, leaving me only two weeks to get everything done for her party.
The invites took longer to make than I would have liked, especially when you have to make thirty of them. Finally I got them out, leaving me only a week in a half to craft and get all I needed for the party, as my Brother and Sister-in-law came into town.
Out of some kind of Christmas miracle I finished all my projects, got all the supplies, and made all the food in time. The bit of decor I made was a circle garland, created by tracing and cutting circles out on card stock and then hot glueing to bakers twine. I made pink garland for the pink food table and green garland for the green antidote food table.
|The pink area!|
|Green Antidote food, to counter all the pink food|
|Icky Green Relish= Split Pea Soup|
|My homemade guacomole was a hit as always|
|O's B-Day cake and cup cake|
|My Rice Crispy Treat stars on sticks didn't hold up and started to fall apart, boo!|
|I cannot believe she is turning 5!|
|Loving a story she has heard a million times|
|You know when the tongue comes out there is|
precision decorating going on.
|She really looks like Pinkalicious here, just needed her star wand!|
|O's very good friend, Ella|
|Time for cake! The cake was a dark chocolate with raspberry|
filling and raspberry butter cream frosting from Simply Sweet Cupcakes.
It was so yummy, as always!
|The kids wanted to eat their cupcakes, leaving lots of yummy cake|
for the adults, couldn't have worked out better for us!
|Niko giving it a try|
|Deborah is not so sure|
|Alexis gave a few whacks|
|Jake tried to hit it with his star wand, ha!|
|Henry in mid swing|
|Olivia was loving it|
|Emma hit it good!|
|Greyson went for it|
|Kelsy did a great job!|
|Juliana hitting it hard.|
|O gave it a go|
|I love Ella's face!|
|Alina did her best!|
|I was trying to get a shot of everything, but instead|
got a great shot of the flag pole, ha!
|Steven was the one to break the cupcake!|
|Luz digging into her cupcake|
|Aunt Erica and Uncle Chris, love these two!|
|Sweet baby Luz is love!|
|O's favorite movie and maybe Thea's too!|
|Bubbles and Tinkerbell all in one= Pure Bliss|
When everyone was gone I took one last pic of the party before Cha started to rip it down. I convinced him to leave up some of the decor for another day, it was just so hard to say goodbye after all that hard work. A couple of parents at the party thought I did this for a living. Deborah's father said, "this was the party of the year!" and that I need to try out for America's Got Talent. All the praise felt really good and was great to hear, although as a career it is not in the cards with a baby in the house, especially when I know how much work goes into it! Honestly, I worked harder for this party in two weeks than all the years I did work. O seemed super happy with her party, even asking the next day "could all my B-Day's be a Pinkalicious party?" Yes baby, of course! ;)