Pink is my favourite colour and a favourite for so many girls around the world. It reminds us of fairy floss, our mother’s lipstick, perfect sunsets, and marshmallows. It is a happy colour: full of fun, frivolity and whimsy. And for entertaining, one of the easiest and most beautiful themes for any party is the favourite colour of the guest of honour. So, in my how to take a colour and create a fantasy party palette, what other colour could I possibly choose but pink?
A colour party is a wonderful theme for just about any event. From a child’s birthday to an engagement party, a bridal shower to a baby shower, an anniversary celebration to a graduation party, a simple colour theme for your celebration is a great place to start. With a colour as your theme, it’s easy to achieve party fabulousness!
Firstly, choose the colour for your party palette. Once you have the colour, you can decorate your party in various shades of that colour and know that the tones will complement one another perfectly. If you choose blue, you have shades of periwinkle, sea-blue, navy and Tiffany blue to choose from. All will look amazing together. For pinks, you have from the softest baby pink through to the hottest fuschia to use. Mixing the shades together means a much easier time for you – no trying to match rose petals to stationery – and it also is a contemporary and dramatic decorating effect.
Stationery and Favors
Do it yourself with beautiful hand-made pretty in pink invitations. Origami dresses on hot pink card are the perfect announcement for a bridal shower, baby shower or girl’s party in this theme. They set the scene, let the guests know just how to dress and give an impression of the type of event your party will be. Here are some amazing pink coloured hand-made party invitation ideas using the range of designer papers at Pink Frosting’s online stationery store.
For your favors, choose pretty pink personalised candy jars filled with strawberry-flavoured jelly beans, pink silk hand fans with cherry blossom thank you tags, pastel pink cones filled with dried rose petals or candy-pink handbag favour boxes filled with yummy and decadent chocolate buttons.
Decorating Your Party
Take your colour and go wild! In these amazing shots from Annick Van Wesemael’s beautiful book, Tasty Tables, marshmallows and baby roses are central to creating the pretty in pink theme. Cones made of pretty pink paper, filled with roses and marshmallows act as whimsical centrepieces. Bouquets of baby roses secured with flowing satin ribbon dance delicately from their stakes in the soft green grass. The cake is not what it seems! Annick has created a fantasy cake made of tightly packed roses and baby’s breath. Candy tables are filled with the sweetest of pink sweets – from marshmallows to fairy floss. The ornaments are edible – a beautiful treat reminiscent of Hansel and Gretel without any of the scary moments!
Your best friends are one-coloured linens, crepe paper, candy in the colour of your choice, balloons (giant round balloons are a gorgeous decoration that packs a punch on a budget) and satin ribbon in every shade of your colour imaginable.
Whatever your colour fantasy, happy celebrating!