Pink and Peach: DIY Birthday Party

I always love planning a birthday party for my girls because it lets me bring out my creative side and do fun DIY projects that I don’t get to do very often.

My oldest daughter Harlan is a complete girly girl. She loves the color pink and wouldn’t want anything else for her party. With pink as my inpiration, I wanted to find a color that complimented it well. I used pink and grey as my color scheme for my youngest daughter’s first birthday, so I wanted something comletely different.

I love using colors as inspiration and to expand an idea. Once I found that peach and pink went together I used balloons as the centerpiece of my inspiration. I knew that I wanted two huge balloons with tassels hanging down and decided to go from there.

With a few searches on Pinterest and a couple hours in the kitchen, I was able to create a pink palette for my daughter and her friends to enjoy.

I really wanted to use milk bottles for the party, but didn’t realize that they were quite expensive so I decided to use Starbucks Frappuccino bottles as milk bottles. By adding some glitter, I was able to make these really great vases that jazzed up the table.

This cake was the only thing that I did not make, but I am glad that I didn’t because I would have never been able to do as lovely of a job as Magnolia Bakery did. Not only was it gorgeous, but it tasted delicious as well.

The simplest ideas and inspiration can help you create a very easy and inexpensive party for anyone that you love. Although there was hard work involved, knowing that I did everything to put this party together for my daughter made it so worth it. I know it will mean a lot to my daughter as well.

For more photos and complete details on Harlan’s fourth birthday party, visit my personal blog, A Mommy in the City.