Well, friends, I know I have been MIA. I was SO sick last week, and this past week was spent recovering, catching up, and getting ready for my now 3 yr. old's Pinkaliscious Birthday Party (which had been postponed due to all of us being sick!). If you have been to my house, you know that it is not very roomy.... at all! Somehow, we crammed about 45 people, 23 of which were little people, in here for a festive celebration. The kids decorated wands and crowns, and even got to decorate their own pink cupcakes!
I wanted to go all out with decorations, and stay on a budget (i.e. CHEAP!) so I headed to the dollar store and found plates, napkins, cups, all in pink, as well as lovely faux roses, green florist foam. I stuffed the foam and flowers into hot pink pots I bought from IKEA, and then used red basket confetti to cover up the green foam. I made 3 of these little arrangements, for around $20 total.
I also found how to make these gorgeous tissue paper hanging flowers from none other than Martha Stewart Online. Mine do not look like the domestic goddess', but they added a nice soft pink touch to the room nonetheless!
Food was also pink themed, with strawberry cream cheese sandwiches in heart shapes, pink fruit salad, pink lemonade, and of course, pink cupcakes! We also played a homemade "Pin the Cherry on the Cupcake" which was very easy to make, and fun to play!
I am sitting on the couch now recovering from the craziness of it, but isn't this little Pink Princess worth it?