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Monday, January 9, 2012


My middle child turned 6 last month, and I got sick the day we were supposed to have her party.  So, we had a rescheduled Pinkalicious party this weekend.  If you don't know, Pinkalicious is a book character who LOVES pink.  She eats too many pink cupcakes and gets "pinkititis" so she has to eat green foods to cure it.    Since this was a rescheduled one, I went the extra mile and made her a Pinkalicious dress.

I modeled it after her Pinkalicious doll (I didn't get around to making a crown or wings or a wand, though).

The top is some cheap costume satin (hate that stuff) made like a peasant top (tutorial HERE) with shirring added.

For the skirt I used the sheer overlay that I salvaged from an old dress that had fallen apart and ziz-zag stitched some ribbon on top (my choices are straight or zig-zag with my machine, so I went fancy with zig-zag). The underskirt is some nightgown satin from my stash that someone had given me a few years ago.

I used knit from an old Tshirt underneath to attach the two layers while keeping them stretchy (to be able to get the dress on and off) and covering the ever-fraying seams. (I also hate knit, so this was a labor of love for sure!)

We don't throw huge, all-out birthday parties- inviting just our close family for some cake and ice cream still makes them huge in attendance, though.  I made cupcakes modeled after the ones in the book (those are Valentine peanut m&m's on top... of most of them.  I took this pic of the leftovers the next morning so some are missing)

 Besides cupcakes, and ice cream (we had homemade vanilla dyed pink and some other pink store-bought varieties) I try to put up a few balloons and some crepe paper (pink for this one, of course!)  It makes the kids happy for about $3, so why not?  I even did the tree!

 I also made a doily banner that said "Happy Birthday" and matches the book illustrations.

Whew!  That was enough pink for me for awhile....


Regina of Live Delightfully said...

Super cute though! You're one awesome mama!!! :)

Cheyenne said...

Wow! That party was amazing! I can't believe you made that lil dress for her-I bet she was in heaven. What a good momma!

Cupcakes were gorgeous too. Hope you get some rest this week. Is that even possible with little ones?

Anita said...

Awe, how adorable! Such a precious birthday...even if it was late. You're always so inspiring! The things you do for your kids! =)

Renee said...

I think all little girls love pink! I'm sure that she's going to remember this party for a long time. Even though it may not have an "all out" party, I'm sure that it still took a lot of work! Great job!

sweetybird09 said...

Oh Lindsay, that is so cute, I love the dress you made for her, I remember my mom made me a dress when I was 3 it was out of red satin and it was like an evening gown, I never forgot that party!

With a family your size just having them is a lot of work and you did a great job with all the decorations and treats.

This Little Life of Mine said...

What a cute dress! We had a pinkalicious party this year too, but not really based on the book, just the color! :)
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Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking to TAke-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!
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Pam said...

I'm sure your daughter will remember this party for some time to come!!! The dress looks just like the original. It's fabulous that you were able to use old clothes in making the dress.

April said...

precious! love it!

Melissa @ twolittleredbobbins said...

Beautiful! She looks very happy too :)

nest full of eggs said...

fun dress ~ thanks for sharing :)

Pam said...

Thanks so much for linking up Pinkalicious and Strawberry Shortcake, Lindsay. Your girls really are lucky to have you make such fun, pretty clothes.

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