From invitations to streamers, balloons to favors, it’s easy to create an all-pink birthday party for your favorite girl or girl at heart. For big bashes, start with a hot pink arch or high heel standee at the entrance. Swath the chairs in gossamer and trim the tables in bunting. Scallop tulle along the ceiling line or the head tables, with light strands intertwined to give off a glow. Mix and match shades of pink – four are available – and patterns to create cotton-candy colored balloon bouquets. For smaller gatherings, hang paper lanterns from the ceiling and scatter tissue-paper poms along the table. Send guests home with bling-filled hot pink favor boxes – include chocolate or mints in personalized containers for a touch that will be as sweet as the special day.
Though a little girl’s birthday is an obvious reason to think pink, the shade is a great color scheme for a range of other bashes, too, from a Sweet 16 party to a prom. Baby and bridal showers are naturals for this color, too. Throw a Pink Panther movie fest and enjoy some classic cinema. Hold a thank-you luncheon for your Mary Kay team or celebrate your own success with this classically pink business. Keep a stock of tableware on hand - three shades of pink are available in value-priced party packs with enough plates, napkins, cups and cutlery to serve 20. An impromptu “just because” tea party or teddy bear picnic with your girls of any age will instantly add cheer to any day.