custom inspiration board: pretty in pinkalicious

I created this party for Paula, whose daughter is turning 4 in May and loves everything about the book Pinkalicous. She didn’t want a literal take on the book, so I decided simply to incorporate as many pink & girly details as possible...

Theme: Pink Pink Pink!

Party Ideas
Colors: all shades of pink
Setting: a seated lunch (indoors or outdoors) followed by party games and presents
Decorations: pink linens for the tables with lots of luscious pink spring flowers (peonies, carnations, roses) in white vases. hang over sized balloons and paper pom flowers in various shades of pink. Tie pink satin bows to the chair backs. essentially there’s no such thing as too much pink for this party... just be sure to vary the shades to give the party a depth of color.
Food: light bites for lunch with lots of pink desserts: peanut butter & strawberry jelly tea sandwiches, mixed berry fruit salad, pink lemonade followed by pinkalicious cupcakes and a pink candy buffet for dessert.
Favors: a ribbon wrapped pink mini bakery box with an individual pinkalicious cupcake to take home
Other: tell the girls to dress in their favorite pink outfit and offer boas, beads and other pink props for a game of dress up...even consider pink manicures. Set out a copy of the book pinkalicious for all the girls to sign with their birthday wishes.

Photo Credits
Row 1: pinkalicious via
amazon; giant cupcake via oh sugar cakes; gifts via martha stewart; pink lemonade via imprintables
Row 2: pinkalicious cupcakes via
sophistimom; tables via the knot; carnations via hwtm
Row 3: paper pom flowers via
style me pretty; hanging balloons via the pleated poppy; girl with cake via martha stewart; donut via brides
Row 4: centerpiece via
artfool; favor table via style me pretty


  1. Ah! So cute, I love everything about this!

  2. The last two photos are gorgeous! I love this board!

  3. I love the poms and the pink drinks. So cute!

  4. just saw your fun, great job!

  5. This is fabulous! I just recently did a birthday party with this theme for my 3 yr old. We played musical cupcakes (with the winner receiving the pinkalicious book as a prize) For food we served brunch and pink lemonade. The cupcakes are a definate must! I also made cookies in the shape of a princess crown with white & pink frosting as favors. They each received 2 cookies, one with there name piped on and the other with the word pinkalicious. We had tutus and wands for everyone at the party. (total bummer if you have boys attending...i didn't think that thru! oh well)All in all a very successful party! Good luck!

  6. I love this board. The carnations are a perfect, easy touch.