Sunday, June 19, 2011

Pink Cabana Pool Party

My daughter decided to have a pool party this year for her birthday and I found the most adorable invitations and party decor by Lilly Pulitzer...I love Lilly and planning a preppy pink cabana party was WAY too much fun for this MAMA!!
I referred to my 'Essentially Lilly, a guide to colorful entertaining' book for inspiration. It was definitely a Lilly Pulitzer inspired party!! This monkey is wearing a Lilly dress that my daughter wore when she was a baby!
Going with the Lilly theme we decided to use pink and green throughout the party............
We started off the party with a poolside lunch.....so I decided to make mini cabanas on tooth pics to top our sandwiches........
I placed pink hydrangeas on all of the tables and counter tops--they added such perfect round puffs of pink to the party!!
I made cabana tags out of the Cabanarama file folders by Lilly and put them on everything! Here is our pink dolphin ice sculpture...............


I ordered paper parasol umbrellas and fastened them to the back of the chairs to add some shade and more pink of course!

I scattered flamingos in plants throughout our backyard.................
I love these paper pink convertibles that held the cabana striped napkins and the Ice Cream truck filled with cabana striped ice cream cups!
I actually had a pink convertible back in college--I know, shocking... right??


This fabric is a Lilly Pulitzer design that I used as inspiration for the party-- it has monkeys hanging from chandeliers on it! My daughter is such a great gymnast and she started at a young age managing to climb out of her crib when she was only a year old. We had a chandelier in her bedroom that she always used to stare at and I would say that she was dreaming of hanging from it!! She was also born the year of the monkey--so I decided to use monkeys as decor and I made this candy chandelier out of candy necklaces and rock candy.......


We made this tent last year for my daughter's birthday and I was so happy that we were able to use it again-- this year as a cabana!! I added many pillows and blankets to cover our orange cushions and make our backyard as pink as possible!!

My daughter loves shopping.....and her favorite activity at her party last year was the 'posh puppy boutique' were the kids were able to 'shop' for outfits and dress up their puppy--so I decided to turn the cabana into a poolside gift shop where the girls could pick out snacks, sunglasses, towels and treats!
Barnum's Animal cracker packages are designed by Lilly this year--I almost screamed when I spotted them in the store--so perfect!!

I used my daughter's doll house to create a small cabana to hold the cupcakes.
It was such a gorgeous day and perfect weather for snow cones--the girls loved picking out their own flavors!
I made fondant pink cabana cupcake toppers, this was the first time I have made them myself--I can not wait to continue to explore and create with fondant, the possibilities are endless!

It was hard getting the girls out of the pool....but cake and ice cream are always a motivator!!
We had this wooden ring toss game to play by the pool--I love the colors of the fish they matched so perfectly!
More pink backyard decor!
We had pink boxes filled with pink themed books that were perfect for pool side reading and I found these adorable puppets with pink hair that the kids took home along with other party favors from the cabana shop.
We had an amazing day--Happy birthday to my sweet Mandi!!

17 comments:

  1. Seriously. The details are just incredible. What a beautiful, charming and totally extraordinary party. Love + Adore.

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  2. I absolutely love this! I {heart} Lilly to the moon and back and I just love how you took the cabana theme and made it oh, so perfect!

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  3. Gorgeous! Dying over that candy chandelier!!!

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  4. ADORABLE!!!!
    I also love the sunglasses : )

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  5. I Love this all the way from TEXAS and I also Loved ur Daughters Party Last Year if I can Recall it was Fancy Nancy !!!!Im a Fann of your Parties !!!!

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  6. Adorable! The attention to detail definitely paid off, and the Lilly animal crackers - dying!!! Great job! (your newest fan!)

    megmacdesigns.blogspot.com

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  7. WOW!!! The details are beyond FAB!! Great job!

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  8. OMG! The details in this party are AWEsome! I've always loved these Lily Pulitzer colors together. That chandelier is amazing! Everything is just perfect. Don't know how you'll ever top this party for her.

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  9. Thought was put in every little detail, just charming!!! LOVELY!!

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  10. This is such a cute girly party, and I like how pink was made its theme color. The pool is looking so pretty with the dolls, doll house, pillows, and blankets. They look happy in this party. :-)

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  11. Would you be willing to Sale your pink Cabana
    Printables?

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  12. Susan, the cabana paper items are by Lilly Puliitzer, you can find them online or anywhere that sells Lilly paper goods (:

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  13. What an incredibly detailed party! If you're looking to repeat this summer, check out our blog post for ideas on some low-cost pool game ideas!

    http://www.aaapoolservice.com/blog/2011/7/15/fun-pool-games-for-kids-that-wont-break-the-bank.aspx

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  14. It's all adorable. Do you mind sharing where you got the pink Cadillac? Interested in using it for an Elvis themed luncheon.

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  15. Hi! I am planning a 50's sweet sixteen, and I wanted to know where I can get the paper pink convertibles? I absolutely LOVE THEM!!

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