Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Lulu’s 4th Birthday - A Pinkalicious Party!

This post is long overdue by - and I'm embarrassed to say - almost three years (my daughter will actually be turning seven this year)! I wanted to post this when the Pinkalicious show came out in February of...two years ago?! But, better late than never I guess!

Thank you COVID-19 for allowing me the time to post this.

This was Lulu's first "real" party with her school friends. Lulu loved Victoria Kann's book, Pinkalicious and loved and still loves all things pink so it only made sense to have a Pinklacious themed birthday party! To find out more about the Pinkalicious books, check out their website: www.thinkpinkalicious.com.

For my pinkatastic desserts, I filled a few jars with pink candy (Hershey Kisses, Sour Patch watermelons, and jelly beans) and made some pink flower macarons, Goldilicious cookies, and of course, pink cupcakes. I followed the instructions on the Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook on how to get the dome shaped tops and it worked perfectly (you will need two cupcakes to make one finished cupcake). The giant cupcake cake was made using Wilton’s Giant Cupcake Pan. I didn’t want to mess up and have any issues with the cake so I followed Wilton’s instructions for their giant cupcake on Youtube here. God forbid if I used the wrong recipe and was left cakeless! In the book, Pinkalicious blended in with the flowers at the playground so I thought it would be fun to do some macaron daisies and put them in planters which I filled with green krinkle shred “grass.”

I wanted a more wild, playful feel and had hoped to get flowers like daisies, dahlias, and ranunculas, but wasn’t able to get them in the right colors (PINK!) so I had to use mostly roses and filled the sides of the vase with some dangly silver dollar eucalyptus leaves. In the end, I thought they looked pinkerrific!

For the piñata, I purchased this cupcake piñata from Oriental Trading and just changed the colors to match the Pinkalicious cupcake. I ripped off as much of the yellow paper I could and then glued on strips of lighter pink tissue on top and darker strips of pink on the bottom as well as a strip of fringe along the top. There were complaints about the quality of the piñata on their website but we had no issues with it.

For our activity tables, I printed out the free printables and activities from the Pinkalicious website, got some pink and gold crowns, and added pink butterfly wings to the chairs and that was that!

Happy birthday Lulu!