Here at the Big Basket, we believe there’s power in pink! Since we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of our Horizon of Hope campaign this month, our July party theme is all about pink! Check out our Pink Party Planner for three Pink Party essentials, and get your pink party up and rolling!
Essential 1: Food and Drink
Between strawberries, watermelons, and pink food dye, the pink food possibilities are endless! For a fun pink drink that’s also a decoration, try serving a watermelon on tap. This recipe comes straight from our Summer 2010 Collector’s Club Signature and is a delicious summer treat.
For a fun snack, try this recipe for Pink Powder Puff Crunch! It’s gluten-free, quick and easy to make, and we have a step-by-step guide to show you how to put this simply scrumptious treat together:Directions: Measure the cereal into a large bowl. In a medium microwavable bowl, microwave the chocolate chips and butter, uncovered for 1 minute. Stir the ingredients together and microwave again for about 15-30 seconds or until the mixture can be stirred smoothly. Stir in the vanilla and pour over the cereal. Stir until the cereal is evenly coated. In a large (2 gallon) food storage plastic bag, mix the powdered sugar and strawberry-flavored gelatin. Add the cereal mixture and seal the bag. Shake all of the ingredients until well coated. Spread the mixture onto waxed paper and cool for about 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container. Makes 24 servings.
Essential 2: Decorations
This theme makes it easy to be innovative with your decorations – simply deck out your party with pink! Pink balloons, pink streamers, and even pink tablecloths are a simple and inexpensive way to show your guests how powerful pink can be. Check out this pink card basket – it can work with your theme and hold cards, small party favors, or act as your party planning organizer.
To add a dose of fun to your pink party, try playing this game inspired by breast cancer awareness:
“Who am I?”: Pin the names of famous breast cancer survivors on guests’ backs as they arrive. Each guest must try to figure out who they are by asking questions that can only be answered with a yes or no.
Some celebrity breast cancer survivors you could use include Gloria Steinem, Melissa Etheridge, Olivia Newton-John, Cheryl Crow, Sandra Day O’Conner, Shirley Temple Black, Suzanne Somers, and Edie Falco.
Pink Recipe Exchange: To add to your own pink recipe collection, encourage your guests to bring along a pink recipe they have. Similar to a cookie exchange, you can limit your exchange to snacks, desserts or even beverages. Have each guest make enough of one pink treat or drink, share, and enjoy!
As Tami Longaberger likes to say, “we were pink before pink was cool!” so here at Longaberger, we’re encouraging all of you to come together and have some fun with pink! We’d love for you to share you pink personality! Please be sure to share any of your pink-inspired party ideas in our comments section below!