Celebrations are always sweet- and this one is extra-special and sweet! Soon after I met my friend Brooke, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was amazed by her grace and strength as she dealt with the disease. Before her frequent check-ups, she is understandably anxious, but otherwise, she greets each day with her huge smile and lots of humor and fun. A bright, happy, “Pink Party” seemed only fitting to celebrate our friend and her courage, cheerfulness, and success in overcoming cancer!
I invited our tennis team over for lunch and dessert. I set up the desserts in a separate room to make them extra-special and had pink(ish) drinks on hand when everyone arrived~
I used pewter sniffers and crystal double-old-fashioneds to serve pink grapefruit martinis- topped with straw flags by Loralee Lewis so that everyone was “Sippin’ Pretty”…
We served feminine ruffled cakes, topped with poms, along with cakepops decorated in pink with a vintage vibe to the pink bow…
I wanted everything to be very girlie and fun~
The cakepops were beautiful! They had a shimmer to them that literally made them shine!
Kerri, from Sweet Indulgence, made the cake pops and the fabulously decorated Graham Crackers and Oreos~
Those are Graham Crackers under all of that prettiness! They are so yummy covered in white chocolate and decorated with a pink, glittery, party garland!
And, the beautiful pink dress cookies…Nadia, of My Little Bakery, designed an entire wardrobe of pink dress cookies in honor of my friend Brooke. Each dress was a different design and showed off individual style!
We had lunch in our very pink dining room~
At each place setting, I placed a pink pear candle as a subtle reminder to “Take care of your ‘pair’.”.
Here is our guest of honor~ always beautiful!
And the pink party crew posing for a shot~
I was so happy to get to show Brooke how much I admire her and how she handles her health with a healthy attitude and positive outlook!
I wish for all of you battling this disease the absolute best. Women are strong, and I am proud to be surrounded by them each day! Cheers to friendships, happiness, health, and smiles!
Ruffled Cakes- My Sweet Things
Cake Pops, Graham Crackers, Oreos- Sweet Indulgence
Dress Cookies- My Little Bakery
Table Signs, Straw Flags, Straws- Loralee Lewis
Cake Pom Toppers- Potter and Butler
Party by The Party Wagon
Lydia, i saw this and have to say it was beautiful way to honor your friend ❤
Thank you so much, Karen! We were all so happy for her and her good news! xo