Monday, June 15, 2009

Pinkalicious Party!

Call me silly and girly but pink is my fave color. I don't know why. I suppose it just reminds me of fun and happiness. So when Tabby said she wanted a Pinkalicious Party for her 6th birthday I was all "Let's DO this!" My sis Magi came up with the theme and I was thrilled when Tabby liked the idea.

If you have never heard of Pinkalicious it is actually a children's book:
Tabby has always adored this book (our copy is very tattered from its many readings.) It's about a little girl who eats too many pink cupcakes and turns pink. This book makes a great theme for a little girls party!

Here are the invites:
They were a lot of fun to make.

So two days before Tabby's party, I came down with the Worst Sinus Infection Ever. I have seriously never been sicker. The drugs I got weren't doing a thing and my face and teeth hurt so bad from all the pressure that I was brought to tears at some points. Anyway, if it weren't for Dale and my sis doing pretty much everything to get ready for the party, I don't know what we would have done. Saturday morning I felt a teeny bit better so I was able to do a lot of decorating and also enjoy the party but Magi and Dale really did most everything!

Here are some pics of the fun day:

As party favors, each girl got a pink tu-tu (made by magi) and a big "diamond" ring. I stacked all the tu-tu's up by the front door. Eiffel towers make great tu-tu holders.

My house is pinkafied:
Sheets of crepe paper for $0.99 at Hobby Lobby made fun flowers.Get a load of this cake Magi made! She made a giant version of the ones in the book!
And mini ones too!
These are Rice Krispy pops on a stick (recipe here.) I really wanted them at the party but there was no way I could make them being as sick as I was. So Dale made them! And they looked awesome. I was going to type that they looked adorable but he wouldn't like it if I said he made something adorable so I will say that they looked awesome.
For the first activity, each girl got a tiara to decorate.
Then we did the pinata.
Grandma took on Dale's usual role of being the pinata smasher and did a pretty good job of it. Seriously, do they even make pinatas that little kids can break?
The pinata bursts and there is a sea of pink with a little blue. Sorry, I wasn't about to dress my son in pink for the party.
Look at all these cute little pinkies!
I love Tabby's reaction to the cake.

Then it was time for presents. Rex stood closely by just in case Tabby needed help opening things. I believe it's a rule that every younger sibling has to do that.
Then we set up a small inflatable pool in the backyard for some "fun." I'm so mad because I didn't take any pics of this part. It was actually quite hilarious. I really didn't think about what it would be like to have 12 girls and a few boys play in a tiny pool in a tiny backyard. It was pretty much a screaming splash fest verging on a brawl. I could only stand it for a little while until I had to pull the plug for my own sanity and for every child's well being. Luckily, parents had started to come pick up their kids at that point.

The best part was after the party when Tabby thanked me over and over for giving her the "best party ever" and said I was the "best mom ever."

Awww, thanks Tabs! Anything for you!

14 comments:

The Whatcott Fam said...

Well I should have taken more time to look at those pretty decorations when I picked Raelyn up! Thanks for inviting her- she had so much fun!

johnsonteammom said...

I didn't have the heart to tell Tawny she missed the party, and I better not show her this post cause she'll kill me. We'll have to get the girls together.

Chad~Nicole said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Will you be in charge of my next birthday party?

C. Geertsen said...

Heavenly happiness! That CAKE!

Godfrey Family said...

The party turned out super cute and I am impressed that you were able to pull it off. Hey I can't remember when your due date is. I guess I could look through your blog and find out. I am due in Dec., so we'll have another one pretty close together yeah. I hope you are well. Jen

Godfrey Family said...

The party turned out super cute and I am impressed that you were able to pull it off. Hey I can't remember when your due date is. I guess I could look through your blog and find out. I am due in Dec., so we'll have another one pretty close together yeah. I hope you are well. Jen

Momma Dianna said...

Sooo cute! You and Magi are so creative, its ridiculous! I wish I had half the artistic ability that you girls have! That was a party out of Neverland. No doubt Tabby loved it...amazing decor, crafts and goodies!

Kim Skinner said...

cute, cute

Karolee said...

Love all the pink! Great job! Sure miss you guys...

Tim and Shay said...

That is such a cute Idea! I may steal it. Kenna is standing here looking at the pictures, loving everything about it and wishing she could have been there.

Dena Rooney-Berg (SugarShop) said...

Fun!!! It's all boys in this house so it's all about green and blue!

Rach said...

Great party! I noticed 2 girls that came to the party are my friend, Tara Fisher's girls!! I love Tara... we went to high school together. Tell her I said Hi when you see her. : )
You are so creative and cute! Congrats on a healthy baby too!
Love,Rach

pink mom said...

I loved the pictures from your daughter's party. I was wondering where you found the pink happy birthday banner and the crepe flowers bouquets that were hanging from it. i would also love to have the recipe for the rice krispy on a stick.

pink mom said...

I loved the pictures from your daughter's party. I was wondering where you found the pink happy birthday banner and the crepe flowers bouquets that were hanging from it. i would also love to have the recipe for the rice krispy on a stick.