February 23, 2011

PINKALICIOUS PARTY!

Posted by Lori~

Hello WOMS!  I am thrilled to introduce a guest post from Kirsti, author of the blog Living in Lovely La La Land.  Kirsti is FAB-U-LOUS at home décor, thrift store and rummage sale shopping, and of course party planning!  Kirsti was one of my Resident Assistants my first year as a Resident Director in a freshman co-ed hall.  (Yes, Steve and I were Mom and Dad to over 200 students and it was GREAT!).  I sort of take a little credit for helping to introduce Kirsti to her now husband, and I just LOVE that she has decided to make small town, ND her home.  Check out her blog.  It is wonderful.  Now for Pinkalicious…

WOW!  TALK ABOUT PINK!


Hi! I’m Kirsti and though I’m not a mom, I am definitely a huge fan of saving money. And I’m thrilled to share a little bit about the Pinkalicious party I helped my sister and brother-in-law throw for my niece Elizabeth in December!

Pink has always been my sister Katie’s favorite color. Years ago, she called to tell me she had a new boyfriend. A boyfriend named Pinke. Fast forward to now: Katie is Mrs. Pinke with two little girls who love all things, you guessed it, pink. With that in mind, take a guess at the girl’s favorite book. Pinkalicious. And guess what Elizabeth decided was the perfect theme for her upcoming third birthday?  Pinkalicious.

This book is a fave

We had no clue it was such a popular theme until we googled. Here are all the Pinkalicious party details:

A SEA OF PINK GOODNESS!
We made a strict budget: $150
Here’s how we spent our money:

more pink...

Oriental Trading for decorations, party games and favors, very necessary pink wigs for my sister and I to wear (you know, cause wearing pink from head to toe wasn’t complete without pink hair.) = $76.02 - $10 discount = $66.02

and more pink...

Want to know all the goods we got for a mere $66.02? Allow me to present the list:
PINK ORGANZA RIBBON (ROLL)
1
$1.49
$1.49
PINK PLASTIC TABLECOVER (54" X 108")
3
$0.99
$2.97
11" PINK BALLOON(2DZ)
1
$3.99
$3.99
PINK ADHESIVE JEWELS
1
$2.99
$2.99
HOT PINK JUMBO STREAMERS
1
$3.99
$3.99
PINK JUMBO STREAMERS
1
$3.99
$3.99
3-D BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY WINGS
1
$9.99
$9.99
GOLD STAR GLITTER WANDS
1
$7.99
$7.99
ELEGANT DIAMOND CUT PLASTIC TIARA
1
$9.99
$9.99
PRINCESS SUCKER POPS (12PC)
1
$4.99
$4.99
PINK POLKA DOT BABY SHOWER TABLECOVER
1
$3.19
$3.19
NEON PINK LUNCHEON NAPKINS (16PC)
1
$1.99
$1.99
LIGHT PINK 9 OZ PAPER CUP (24PC)
1
$2.99
$2.99
LIGHT PINK 8 7/8" PAPER PLATES (24PC)
1
$3.49
$3.49
NEON PINK PAGEBOY WIG
2
$5.99
$11.98


and EVEN MORE PINK!

Square magenta paper plates: already owned = Free

Did I tell you that Kirsti is a talented graphic designer too?

Invitations: Designed and printed by me on cardstock I already owned = Free



Pink tissue paper (for the tissue paper balls): already owned = Free


Food:  My sister Katie was in charge of the food so I don’t have a cost breakdown. Since it was an afternoon party with a peanut allergy guest attending, we went the pre-packaged junk food route. Safety is always sweet. Strawberry Jell-O, strawberry marshmallows, pink bubblegum candy canes, pink ring pops, pink jelly beans, rolls of bubble tape, pink crown lollipops (Oriental Trading), pink ginger ale with raspberry sherbet for punch, strawberry ice cream, and pink my little pony gummies. And, for dessert we had Pinkalicious cherry chip cupcakes and a giant pinkalicious cupcake cake. All for about $45. Sa-weet!

LOOK at these adorable Pinke girls!


Music: I love a good playlist, and so I made sure to save enough room in the budget for a custom, Elizabeth/Birthday Princess/Pinkalicious mix of hits. Some of them I already owned but ended up spending $17 on iTunes for the rest.

1. It's Your Birthday / Cinderella
2. Happy Birthday, Princess! / Ariel
3. Prologue / Original Cast Recording of Pinkalicious - The Musical
4. Pinkatastic / Original Cast Recording of Pinkalicious - The Musical
5. Just One More, You Get Just What You Get, Cupcake Dream / Original Cast Recording of Pinkalicious - The Musical
6. When Dreams Come True / Original Cast Recording of Pinkalicious - The Musical
7. When Dreams Come True Reprise, Pinkititis / Original Cast Recording of Pinkalicious - The Musical
8. Pinkititis Reprise / Original Cast Recording of Pinkalicious - The Musical
9. I Got the Pink Blues / Original Cast Recording of Pinkalicious - The Musical
10. Buzz Off / Original Cast Recording of Pinkalicious - The Musical
11. The Power of Antioxidants / Original Cast Recording of Pinkalicious - The Musical
12. Pinkalicious and Peter Ponder the Predicament / Original Cast Recording of Pinkalicious - The Musical
13. Green Food / Original Cast Recording of Pinkalicious - The Musical
14. Finale / Original Cast Recording of Pinkalicious - The Musical
15. Bows / Original Cast Recording of Pinkalicious - The Musical
16. Elizabeth / The Happy Birthday Singers
17. Elizabeth / Frank Sinatra
18. Elizabeth / Pat McGee Band
19. Elizabeth / Zoë Lewis
20. Elizabeth / Cabinet

FUN!  AFFORDABLE!  ADORABLE!

Let’s total everything up, shall we?
$45  = food
$66.02 = Oriental Trading
$17 = music

Grand Total: $128.02

The PERFECT 3rd birthday celebration!

Mission, complete!

1 comment:

LaLaLand said...

Thanks Lori and Ethne! :)