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Preppy Pink Whale Party


Since my niece was a summer baby we decided to go all out with a super fun preppy whale theme using the colors navy and pink, getting inspiration from Vineyard Vines. The party was a small with just family and friends. The birthday girl truly had a blast!

We set up a small dessert table with the cutest whale and beach ball looking cake pops from KC Pop Art & Parties. They even made and supplied the cake pop holder, which was a white wooden box with painted hot pink stripes. They then cut out heavy pieces of cardstock to create waves. The cake pops were the center of our table AND absolutely delish!!! And extras we had we displayed in mason jars as accent pieces to our table. Since there were a few small kids there, we made mini fruit skewers with blueberries and strawberries (sticking to the pink and navy color scheme). We also served cupcakes to all the guests with printables designed by Party On! Designs. The birthday girl even had her very own smash cake that we actually purchased at our local grocery store and had them place a ribbon border around. We topped it with a mini flag pennant and had Party On! Designs create a matching birthday hat. I (Michele of Sweet Threads Clothing Co) made a matching bib for the birthday girl to wear. She LOVED her cake!!!

As a backdrop to our dessert table, we took pieces of hot and light pink crepe paper that we cut all the same length and pinned them to a ribbon we strung to the top of a white beadboard. We then hung a birthday banner across it. It was super cute and added an additional pop of color. To finish off the table we added some pink flowers we cut from our garden in white blume boxes we wrapped with navy robe.

Each of the party guests left with a sand bucket we filled with bubbles, goldfish snacks and a custom made sippy cup from I Have A Favor.

The birthday girls shirt was made by Sweet Threads Clothing Co and Birdie Baby Boutique made to match the most adorable headband. Danbury Lane created a tutu in navy and hot pink to complete the outfit. She looked adorable on her first birthday!!

Design Inspiration

Vineyard Vines, Nantucket, the beach

Decorating Style

I love all different styles. It really depends on the party. For this one we wanted to go with a very preppy modern beach theme and stuck with the hot pink and navy colors throughout.

Project Details

Party Styling ~ Michele Brown Party Design & Party Supplies ~ Party On! Designs Cake Pops ~ KC Pop & Art Shirt ~ Sweet Threads Clothing Co Headband ~ Birdie Baby Boutique Tutu ~ Danbury Lane Whale Sippy Cups ~ I Have A Favor

Favorite Items

I loved the cake pops and of course the birthday girls outfit!


It was super easy finding accents for this party from local stores such as Target and the Dollar Tree. And ask your local grocery store bakery about the smash cake! I asked and couldn't believe it was so easy and cheap! I just handed them the ribbon right before picking up and they put it on for me. The cake looked great, was inexpensive and super fun for the birthday girl!

Frauline Melfi

Wednesday 1st of August 2012

I love the whale theme and the whale cake pops. Whales are my fave animals!