A Pink Princess Party

I tend to get stressed before birthdays, especially Naomi’s birthday.  I tend to set too-high expectations for myself, and then procrastinate out of a fear of failure.  After talking with Brad and a friend about my concerns, I decided just to have a simple “Pink Princess Party” with just our family for Naomi’s 4th birthday.  After some research on Pinterest, I came up with a plan and had fun shopping for my little princess!


Pink Princess Food:

  • Pink Lemonade (Concentrate mixed with Water)
  • Pink Candies
  • Boxed Strawberry Cake Mix
  • Cream Cheese Frosting (Some mixed with 4 drops of Red Food Coloring, some piped through a plastic bag)
  • White Pearl Sprinkles
  • Strawberries (Already in the Refrigerator)
  • Nectarines (from a friend)
  • Ice Cream
  • Ice Cream Cones



  • 4 Princesses for the Cupcakes ($1 Store)
  • White and Red Crepe Paper (Leftovers)
  • Red, White, & Pink Balloons (from a package of Multi-Color Balloons)
  • Fresh Red, Pink, and Purple Roses (from our Garden)
  • Red Candles (Leftovers)
  • Crepe Paper Flags on the Cupcakes (Leftovers)
  • Red Table Cloth (Wedding Gift)
  • Serving Platter (Wedding Gift)
  • Serving Tray (Hand-Me-Down from a friend)



  • Toys R Us Gift Card
  • $1 Store
  • Friends and Family
  • Gift Bags & Tissue Paper (Leftovers)



  • “Princess” Ballet Dress (Hand-Me-Down from a friend)


As you can see, many of the items I used for Naomi’s birthday were leftover from other birthdays, were already in our fridge, were hand-me-downs, or came from the $1 store.  Naomi had a great time, and especially loved the princesses on her cupcakes.  (In case you haven’t heard, Naomi believes that when she grows up she will be a princess and Oliver will be her prince and they will live in a castle on their own.)  I did most of the decorating while the kids took their afternoon nap.  Naomi could barely sleep out of excitement, and when she woke she walked into the room with a low and long, “WOW…..”  Then she walked over, wrapped her arms around me, and whispered, “THANK YOU for all my birthday things!”  As usual, my stress and worry were completely unnecessary.

I’d love to hear about your family’s fun and frugal birthday celebrations in the comments section below!

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2 Responses to “A Pink Princess Party”

  1. Kristy says:

    I love how appreciative she is, even for the little things! You’ve obviously raised her well 🙂

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