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Ideas for a Pink Party Birthday Brunch

January 9, 2015

I threw a Pink Party Birthday Brunch for my twins who just turned 3. I had planned to have a mermaid party. Awesome theme, right? I had so much going on that I just couldn’t have a huge party with tons of kids. December is a tough time to throw a birthday party becuase of all the other things going on with Thanksgiving, Christmas, room mother holiday classroom stuff, grandparents visiting, etc. I just did not have the energy this year. I decided to do a brunch for mostly adults and a few kids they see frequently. So… I just couldn’t waste a perfectly good mermaid theme not going all out with it. So, I decided to do a Pink Party! They loved it! And I ended up going a little more overboard than I had planned. I just can’t help myself.

They toasted “3” with sparkling pink lemonade wearing their pink rag skirts  I made for them for the party.

Toasting with pink sparkling lemonade wearing their pink rag skirts.

Toasting with pink sparkling lemonade wearing their pink rag skirts.

1 can of frozen pink lemonade

Sparkling water

Add sparkling water to the frozen pink lemonade instead of regular water according to the directions. Use less if you like a sweeter lemonade. Its SUPER easy and the kiddies love it and so do the adults!

 

 

When the twins were babies, I made a Happy Birthday banner that I use for all 3 of my children. I made a separate set of bunting for their names. I reuse it for every birthday. It’s cute colors and goes with most any theme I choose. If you’d like to know how I made this, ask me how in the comments section.

Reusable fabric Happy Birthday Banner

Reusable fabric Happy Birthday Banner

I pureed fresh strawberries and froze them in star molds. They are so cute in Pink Sparkling Wine, of course!

Fresh strawberries pureed and frozen in the shape of stars.

Fresh strawberries pureed and frozen in the shape of stars.

Fresh strawberries pureed and frozen in the shape of stars.

Fresh strawberries pureed and frozen in the shape of stars.

They were easy to make and so fun at the party! Puree fresh strawberries in the food processor. Spoon the strawberry puree into silicon molds. I had stars from a baby shower and that is what I used.

Spoon the pureed strawberries into the silicon molds.

Spoon the pureed strawberries into the silicon molds.

Frozen strawberry stars to brighten up the sparkling wine.

Frozen strawberry stars to brighten up the sparkling wine.

Put them in the freezer for overnight. I keep them in the freezer during the party and bring them out as needed, one at a time. You can keep them in a plastic bag or a little bowl in the freezer.

Frozen strawberry star for the pink sparkling wine.

Frozen strawberry star for the pink sparkling wine.

Strawberry star in pink sparkling wine with a washi tape drink marker.

Strawberry star in pink sparkling wine with a washi tape drink marker.

I use washi tape drink markers so everyone can keep track of their drinks. I started making those a while back because many of our wine glasses are stemless. I tried several solutions that didn’t work. But these are so cute and I have a little wooden box that I keep them in and everyone can choose their sticker. It comes off the glass very easily.

Fruit flower skewers with grapes, strawberries, and cut out watermelon flowers.

Fruit flower skewers with grapes, strawberries, and cut out watermelon flowers.

Fruit flower skewers

Fruit flower skewers

We made popsicle doughnut holes by putting doughnut holes on sticks with a small pink bow. They are standing up on a cut tree round. My neighbor had cut some trees down and I took a few slices. Man, they are heavy! I sanded them and stained them and my handy, helpful husband drilled small holes to hold these sticks. I’ve also done these stick standing up in this wooden round with mini corn dogs. Those are also a big hit!

Popsicle Doughnut holes

Popsicle Doughnut holes

Other food we served:

Strawberry cheesecake stuffed strawberries

Strawberry cheesecake stuffed strawberries

Raspberry Filled Jelly Doughnut Muffins

Raspberry Filled Jelly Doughnut Muffins

Shrimp and Grits Casserole, Ham and Egg cups, billionaire's bacon

Shrimp and Grits Casserole, Ham and Egg cups, billionaire’s bacon

These were wonderful additions to the party, Shrimp and Grits Casserole, Ham and Egg Cups with Tater Tots and Sautéed Mushrooms, and billionaire’s bacon. The Raspberry Filled Jelly Doughnut muffin recipe was taken from rockrecipes.com

Ham and Egg Cups with Tater Tots and Sautéed Mushrooms

Ham and Egg Cups with Tater Tots and Sautéed Mushrooms

Billionaire's Bacon

Billionaire’s Bacon

Shrimp and Grits Casserole

Shrimp and Grits Casserole

Salmon smoked by my father-in-law with bagels and the fixings

Salmon smoked by my father-in-law with bagels and the fixings

Pink crown cookies and other sweets

Pink crown cookies and other sweets

 

Some Decorations:

Mixture of pink gerbera daisies

Mixture of pink gerbera daisies

Pink ornaments with gorgeous butterflies

Pink ornaments with gorgeous butterflies

Pink ornaments with gorgeous butterflies

Pink ornaments with gorgeous butterflies

Pink poufy decorations and pink feather boas

Pink poufy decorations and pink feather boas

 

Cake:

Princess cake is the best! I order it from Victoria Pastry Company in Greenbrae, CA. They also have a bakery in San Francisco. It is a Bay Area specialty. And it is delicious!

I make a number every year out of fimo clay to put in the cake. I add a “spike” at the bottom in fimo clay to be able to stick it in the cake. You form the shape/letter/number and then you bake it according to the directions. Sculpy is the brand I usually use. I use it mostly because it is slightly less expensive, but it a different brand has a better color, I use that.

Princess cake with fimo clay "3"

Princess cake with fimo clay “3”

Princess Cake... This cake is the best!

Princess Cake… This cake is the best!

Favors:

Pink crown cookie favors

Pink crown cookie favors

Happy Pink Party! Let me know what you do for yours!

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