About two years ago this time, I was celebrating one of my dear friends at her bridal shower. Pink was one of the colors in her wedding, so needless to say we ran with the theme for the shower. Lots of the treats and décor that we used to celebrate her upcoming wedding are just PERFECT for celebrating LOVE this Valentine’s Day. Today I’m sharing the recipes and tips for how we pulled off the pink party. Enjoy & share the love <3
We had lunch snacks catered by the location where we had the shower, but had homemade bite sized desserts for the guests to snack on during the afternoon. For the treats I made, I used a Wilton Gel Food Color that provided an awesome pink punch. I love the gel colors; they add a deep, rich color that you can’t get from the liquid and not to mention they come in just about ANY color you could want. You can find them locally at your craft store or even at Walmart now!
For this pink themed event, or any event when you have a color as your theme, I did an easy cheat and went with recipes that were written for ‘red velvet’ spins. You can swap red for any color, in this case I used pink, but it is a great way to find recipes that are focused on showcasing COLOR.
I found the cute bird and heart cupcake picks at Michael’s around Valentine’s Day and did a quick DIY to turn them into food identifiers. I think it is always nice to have your food labeled at parties; it makes your guests more comfortable when selecting food and makes it easier for them to ask for your recipes…because they will be asking for these! If you have a cutting machine (like a Cricut, etc) you could easily make these picks yourself, but I just used the premade one and glued on my handwritten label. So simple & cute!
It can be risky to try new baking recipes as they are so precise and can be hit or miss. I highly recommend perusing Brown Eyed Baker, as all the recipes I’ve tried from her are spot on! Here is the recipe for her Red Velvet Whoopie pies that I used to make my mini pink whoopie pies above.
Other recipes I used include:
I made some festive tissue paper flowers to set around the room by following a modified version of the classic Martha Stewart Pom Guide. I used about 4 sheets of tissue paper in a 4X4 square for each flower. You can do a variety of sizes and colors, whatever works for your party! Once the paper is folded and you are ready to fluff the pom, just pull all of the ‘petals’ to one side rather than fluffing half to one side and half to the other. This will give you a flat back for your flower that you can glue to any surface (makes a great addition to gifts and packages too!) We decorated the rest of the room with personal touches such as engagement photos.
I love throwing a party with a simple theme that is easy to execute but brings an extra level of detail. Using a core color is a great way to do this! Lots of times you can load up on colored items for great deals after holidays. I snagged a lot of the materials I used for this part post Valentine’s day, but Christmas, St Patrick’s Day, Halloween are all great opportunities.… be on the lookout for any holiday that has colors you are using!
If you’re making a sweet treat for your honey (or YOU!) this weekend, try out one of these festive recipes! Cheers!