Friday, July 27, 2012

A Pink and Green Monkey Party!

My friend, Niki's baby turned one this week and last weekend they had a great party for her! I wanted to blog it for you because they did some really cute things.

First of she knew she wanted to do pink polka-dots so I encouraged her to pick an object of some sort to be the focus - so she found these great monkey plates and the theme had been chosen! Check out the plates and other matching things at Birthday Express.

Since the plates were pink and green she chose both colors to accent with. Most of the decorations were bought at Party City.

And of course for the one year birthday party you have to decorate the high chair for the "smash cake" - Niki did a great job with the ribbon we attached it to the high chair with glue dots.

The kept with the monkey theme on the "smash cake", cookies and pretzel (from a local bakery).

For the tables she bought the table clothes at Party City but found green polka-dot wrapping paper and used that to spread as a runner. They carried the ribbon theme over from the high chair onto the centerpiece vases.

It was a very colorful, well themed party and I'm glad I was able to share it with all of you. Thank you Niki and Happy Birthday Harper!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Breast Cancer Survivor Party

On June 23, my friend Kim celebrated 5 years breast cancer free with the Susan B. Komen Race and a party to follow. Her party ideas were so cute - I had to share them with you! She is REALLY creative so lots of the pink, crafty things she did herself and Pinterest was her best friend.

After the race she gave each of her friends a water bottle, to personalize them she made labels using packing tape. She googled how to make waterproof waterbottle labels. Such a fun touch after a hot walk! 

Here are some pictures of her party...

All of her beverages were even pink!! Pink Seagrams, Old Fashioned Lemonade and Pretty in Pink Sangria recipes found on Allrecipes.

Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of the sandwich whole :) but she had the "ribbon" made into a sandwich at a local sandwich shop...such a great touch!

Banners, pom poms, and balloon ideas from Pinterest.

She found these fun napkins at Walmart. These type of items are easily found during October (Breast Cancer awareness month).

Suckers were found at Party City.

She did a pink candy/dessert was so fun! Starburst, Good & Plenty, rock candy, pink marshmallows, personalized wrapped mini Hershey bars, cake pops, cookies, mini cupcakes, pretzel chocolates with pink M&M's and cotton candy.

a special note... she found a great idea on Pinterest to put pink cotton candy in these homemade cones and then place them in a cupcake tower but as it turns out - when cotton candy hits paper it disintegrates - almost immediately. So keep that in mind if you want to do something fun with cotton candy. 

She added fabric to her dining room ceiling to pull in more pink and add a really neat elegance to the room. Pink and white polka dot tablecloths from Oriental Trading.

Thank you Kim for having me feature all your hard work! Glad I could share this special day with you!