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Pink Birthday Party

Surround your birthday girl in her all-time favorite color (of the moment). For invites, make a chain of paper dolls dressed up in scraps of patterned paper. Use a tablecloth, serving dishes, and table settings of the same shad. Our garland is made from fabric remnants in a number of coordinating prints, attached to bias tape with fusible webbing. A pink menu features a two-hued cake, turkey sandwiches with cream cheese and cranberry jam, and homemade strawberry marshmallows, plus a number of pink sweets. Kids take home paper parasols; each one's tag has a hairpin with a silk bloom glued on. Decorations for this party are simple but beautiful -- and will allow your child's color to shine bright.

Comments (2)

  • lindalalonde 20 Mar, 2011

    I'm going to try to make the garland with the paper doll chain to maintain the theme. I think if I angle the join at the hands a bit, they should hang properly. If that doesn't work, I'll just use individual dolls.

    By the way, the template has both boy and girl dolls - even at a pink party, girls have classmates and neighbours that are boys plus brothers!

  • lindalalonde 20 Mar, 2011

    If you go to the strawberry marshmallow recipe, you'll find the rest of this photo showing what's to the left of what you see here. It shows more of the garland and the rest of the party food plus the parasols.

    When I saw 'paper parasols' in the article above, I thought they meant the kind you use to decorate a drink but these are full-size kids' parasols! That raises the cost of the party considerably!