We celebrated Sabrina's santo (nameday) this past weekend with a pink party just for family. I love celebrating namedays... another excuse to make people feel special, but without any pressure to throw a big party or give important gifts.
We used pretty wrapping paper and construction paper to make garlands and decorate the table. The cake was Sabrina's design--vanilla cake with pink frosting and pink marshmallows. The marshmallows were my sister's idea for Nico's birthday a few weeks ago and delighted Sabrina (and me too!) to no end. We also had one big candle because you must have something to blow out if you're to make a wish.
A few lessons learned:
*It takes very little to give a celebration a theme. Sabrina wanted a pink party. Flowers, construction paper, wrapping paper, a few pink dishes and two drops of food coloring, and, ta-dah, pink party.
*I must start ironing my tablecloths.
*It's important to listen to children about gifts. Sabrina saw the Piggie and Gerald dolls at a store and fell in love with them since she loves the books. I had 50 beautiful, unique, artsy, cool gifts bookmarked I was just aching to order for her, but instead I bought what she longed for. She was so happy and has been playing and sleeping with her friends for days.