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! 

Vendor Credits~

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

Photography- Zoomworks

Party by The Party Wagon

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  1. Lydia, i saw this and have to say it was beautiful way to honor your friend ❤

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