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Minnie Mouse Party Advice Wanted!

I need your help, ladies!  All you fashionable, trendsetters, know-a-good-style-when-you-see-one people, I need your advice!  You see my mind is a little overwhelmed with blogging {for 6 sites!}, guest contributing {on 3 others!}, running and decorating our church’s VBS, consulting a local company with social media {check out Black Tie Transportation for all your travel needs!}, starting a new MOPS program at our church {yay!}, and of course being a wife and a mommy.  My mind is so cluttered that I need your help making a decision for my little girl’s birthday party that’s coming up.

You may remember her Pink Lemonade Party last year.  Well, this year we’re going with a Minnie Mouse theme and I’m pretty excited about it.  The thing is, I’m not in love with the Minnie Mouse party decor you can buy.  The bright fuchsia, purple, and hot pink aren’t doing it for me.  I like the classic Minnie.  You know the one with the blue dress, yellow shoes and matching yellow hat with the flower in it?  While I’m still sticking with the more modern pink shades, I’m not going as far as today’s purple colors.  Long story short, I need you to help me decide which party set to buy.

The company Minted contacted me about doing a review for one of their party sets.  It took me about two seconds to look at their well put together sets and say yes but it’s taking me much longer to decide which set I want.  None of these sets perfectly scream Minnie Mouse! but I think they can all be made to work.

Here are the three sets I’m choosing between:

Pajama Party Decorations

 1. The Pajama Party 

It’s pretty cute right?  There is much more that’s included than what’s featured above but I’ll get into that after I showcase each of the party designs.  There is also a fun party hat and pinwheel party favors!  I love everything about this except the bunny slippers.  I would have to figure out some way to cover them up.

Guapa Party Decorations

2. The Guapa Party

I love the colors that are included in this set!  It would help me from buying eeeeverything in one shade of pink or another but my concern is maybe it’s too grown up.  What do you think?  Oh, and while this set includes more than is pictured it doesn’t include the fun pinwheels because this is an adult party set.  I could always buy them a la carte though!

Wooded Blossoms Party Decorations

3. Wooden Blossoms Party

This set doesn’t contain pink and if you know me you probably think I’m going crazy right now but I’m not!  I still plan on incorporating pink into everything else so this would tie in well with it.  But maybe it wouldn’t work.  I’m torn! Even though this set looks more mature it is a kid set so it does have the pinwheels.  Can you tell I like the pinwheels?

From the Minted website:

Personalize bunting banners and signs to make the party extra-special. Create a unique centerpiece with table confetti and a wishing tree, top your cupcakes with fun flag stickers, and send guests home with a treat in glassine bags closed with a stylish sticker. Party decor can be purchased as a suite (starting at $65) or a la carte. All suites come with bunting banner, stickers, table confetti, and paper plates & napkins.

There you have it, folks!  There’s my dilemma and I can’t wait to hear your answer.  Feel free to browse the Minted site and pick out a fourth option if you want.

Thank you!!

Pink Lemonade 1st Birthday Party!

This is a review of my little girl’s first birthday.  It was a Pink Lemonade Birthday Party! Get ready for a picture-heavy post because there were just too many photos to choose from!

 

Pink Lemonade Party Invite

Isn’t this invite adorable? I can’t take any credit for it though;  this is the

creativity from Lemonade Design Studio.

 Pink Lemonade Party

Here is the sweet table.

 

Pink Lemonade Party Decorations

Outside I hung fluffy pink decorations with pink ribbon.

 

Pink Lemonade Banner

This banner came from Target’s Big Honkin’ Sumer promotion.

 

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Some of the cupcakes I made and some I bought and embellished.

 

Pink Lemonade Candy

Here is an up close picture of some of the candy.

 

 

Pink Lemonade Birthday Cake

I made the cakes myself but the gorgeous pennant banner is from

the etsy shop, AFeteBeckons.

 

Pink Lemonade Smash Cake

This is my daughter’s “smash cake” on top of a cake stand I made myself.

 

Pink Lemonade Party Food

Here’s a picture of the full spread.  We also had grilled hamburgers with all the fixings.  Our lemonade was from Chick-fil-A and we had fun pink twisty straws for the kids.

 

 

Pink Lemonade Birthday Girl

This is my sweet birthday girl! Her outfit came from Gymboree.  I couldn’t find the perfect pink lemonade outfit so I bought a lemonade outfit for the first half of the party and a pink outfit for after her smash cake.  She didn’t love her cake so while it was nice that there was no mess to clean up I was sad that we didn’t get to debut her second outfit either.

 

 

Pink Lemonade Smash Cake Crying

This is her after everyone sang to her and her Daddy tried to help feed her some.

She would have none of it.

 

Pink Lemonade Cake Layers

Last but not least we cut the cake!  There is a lemon layer between two pink lemonade layers and it’s topped with pink lemonade icing.

 

WOW. What a party it was! I love throwing a party that makes little kids’ eyes light up with wonder and amazement. And of course, maybe a few grownups too. Because as you know, pink lemonade is all about fun, pure goodness, and never taking life too seriously.  My little girl was thrilled to pieces, besides the cake incident,  and that’s what it was all about. Thank you to EVERYBODY who came and made this day such a success! We love you!

 

 

Vendors:

Party Invitations are from Lemonade Design Studio.

Fondant cupcake picks are from Parker’s Flour Patch.

Pennant banner is from AFeteBeckons.

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