A few weekends ago Mr. Lemon and I had our three-year-old niece over for the night. We had tickets to see a local matinee production of Pinkalicious (which was absolutely adorable, by the way!) for her birthday and decided to do a pre-show lunch party to get us in the mood for PINK!
Since it was just a small luncheon for the three of us, we kept the food menu pretty simple – PB&J sandwiches, strawberry applesauce, lemonade and of course – cupcakes! I did have a great time with the decor of the table and favors…
Initially, I gathered all of the pink in our house to see what I had on hand. A bright pink twin sized flat sheet was the perfect size for a tablecloth (need to remember this trick in the future!) and a few pink poms overhead helped to immediately brighten the space. Mini-poms served as chair decor and pink votives lined the rest of the room for a pink pop of color. Placesettings got a special touch with cupcake plates found at Hobby Lobby. For the table centerpiece, of course the cupcakes had to be showcased in style! I used my ruffled cake stands from Pier One to create a multi-level stand with vintage looking pink votives from JoAnn’s filling in the bottom and middle layers, which let the top layer of cupcakes really stand out. Add a sprinkling of diamonds to the tabletop and what more could a girl want? A fairy wand, that’s what! I made fairy wand favors using wooden dowels, ribbon, decorative flowers and a bit of hot glue. They were so easy to put together and my niece LOVED them! She carried her’s around for the rest of the weekend. Definitely something I will do again.
This was one of those times where it would have been fun to simply attend the show on its own, but we really made a day of it by having a special lunch party beforehand. It didn’t cost much or take a lot of time, but it made the day more memorable and all three of us enjoyed our festive celebration!