Whimsical and tasty, this Pineapple Party is the perfect summer hit for all ages. Come learn how I created this EASY and scrumptious party…
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My sweet Em just turned 13 and of course we needed to have a fabulous, colorful party to celebrate this fun milestone. Em and I chatted about some party theme ideas and finally settled a PINEAPPLE PARTY, because… Who doesn’t love to Party like a Pineapple?! Well, to be quite honest, I’m not really sure how pineapples party BUT, the idea sounded colorful and fun. We set to work coming up with a few ideas for the party.
Now, my idea of a good party is one that doesn’t overwhelm me. I don’t want 20 different dishes and elements to put together. I also don’t want it to cost an arm and a leg either. Together Em and I decided on 6 design elements, 3 simple treats and 2 playful party favors. All of this in my mind was eye catching, scrumptious and easy to pull together. Here are the basic elements…
Design Element 1 | Party Like a Pineapple Watercolor Sign
This beautiful sign was a fun collaboration with my other daughter Jane and myself. Jane is super talented when it comes to art and I had her create this large water color pineapple for me and then I overlaid it with black vinyl cut on my Cricut Explore Air 2 to create the backdrop of the party. Don’t worry though… If you don’t have the watercolor gene, I have you covered there and will teach you how coming up in my next post so stay tuned!
Design Element 2 | You are the Pineapple of my Eye Doughnut Tray
This tray turned out so cute! Em has always preferred doughnuts over cake so, I thought it would be fun to create a tray with a secret message. As the guests take their doughnuts the secret message is revealed. How fun is that?! Again, I created this with my favorite Premium Outdoor Vinyl from Cricut and I’ll be sharing my design with you guys so you can use it for your own projects.
Design Element 3 | The cutest Pineapple Doughnuts EVER
Um, hello? Are these not CUTE?! This is by far the EASIEST birthday cake I have ever “made.” I cut out the pineapple leave topper with my Cricut and then taped the leaves onto a toothpick, stuck it in the doughnut and voilá… A Pineapple Doughnut! I’ll be sharing my cut files for this simple project as well shortly.
Design Element 4 | Pineapple Jars For Our Drinks
Another simple, yet eye catching design element that everyone will LOVE! I created my leaf pattern in Adobe Illustrator and then turned it into a cut file via the NEW Cricut Design Space software. Again, don’t worry! I’m sharing my files and will teach you how and what to use to recreate this fun drink idea.
Design Element 5 | Pineapple Party Birthday Banner
You know… One of my favorite things about creating with my Cricut Explore Air 2 is, I’m not tied to someone else’s color scheme. I can use whatever colors I would like! Em and I went to Michaels and picked out some of her favorite colors in their craft paper section and when to town creating this fun pineapple birthday banner. Yep, you got it. I’ll be sharing this design that I created with you for your little pineapple’s birthday.
Design Element 6 | Party like a Pineapple Invitations
Every good party starts with fabulous invitations! That’s my motto anyway. I printed this simple invitations right at home on cardstock and then added some foil love with the Cricut Adhesive Foil. Oh foil, how do I love thee, let me count the ways. I love adding foil elements to all kinds of stuff and the Cricut Adhesive Foil is top notch. I’ll share all of my files for this invitation as well.
Tasty Treat 1 | Pineapple Salsa and Cinnamon Chips
This fruity pineapple salsa is the bee’s knees. It’s full of fresh flavor and a few secret ingredient that I’m sure will tickle your taste buds. Soon, I’ll be sharing this recipe so you can mix it up for your next party!
Tasty Treat 2 | “Pineapple” Doughnut Cake
Like I said before, the EASIEST birthday cake EVER!! I ran to my favorite local doughnut shop and grab a couple dozen, topped them with my paper toppers and we were good to go. Done! Love those quick little time savers when it comes to party planning.
Tasty Treat 3 | Dole Whips
Now, any Pineapple Party worth it’s weight will for sure have Dole Whips at some point in the evening. It’s a must my friends. I have the perfect Dole Whip recipe that only has three ingredients and you’ll LOVE it.
Party Favors | Pineapple Beach Balls & Pineapple Bubbles
I’m sorry, I don’t care what your age is, everyone loves beach balls and bubbles. The fact that you can get the two from Oriental Trading is just icing on the pineapple cake. I’ll be sharing all of the details here as well.
Doesn’t it all look fun? Well, with that… I need to get to work. I have several posts to work on to help you guys have a fun Pineapple Party too. Keep and eye out, follow along on Facebook and Instagram to see when the posts go live.
Don’t forget to PARTY LIKE A PINEAPPLE!