Celebrations are always sweet- and this one is extra-special and sweet!  Soon after I met my friend Brooke, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.   I was amazed by her grace and strength as she dealt with the disease.  Before her frequent check-ups, she is understandably anxious, but otherwise, she greets each day with her huge smile and lots of humor and fun.  A bright, happy, “Pink Party” seemed only fitting to celebrate our friend and her courage, cheerfulness, and success in overcoming cancer!

I invited our tennis team over for lunch and dessert.  I set up the desserts in a separate room to make them extra-special and had pink(ish) drinks on hand when everyone arrived~

I used pewter sniffers and crystal double-old-fashioneds to serve pink grapefruit martinis- topped with straw flags by Loralee Lewis so that everyone was “Sippin’ Pretty”

 We served feminine ruffled cakes, topped with poms, along with cakepops decorated in pink with a vintage vibe to the pink bow…

I wanted everything to be very girlie and fun~

The cakepops were beautiful!  They had a shimmer to them that literally made them shine!

Kerri, from Sweet Indulgence, made the cake pops and the fabulously decorated Graham Crackers and Oreos~

Those are Graham Crackers under all of that prettiness!  They are so yummy covered in white chocolate and decorated with a pink, glittery, party garland!

And, the beautiful pink dress cookies…Nadia, of My Little Bakery, designed an entire wardrobe of pink dress cookies in honor of my friend Brooke.  Each dress was a different design and showed off individual style!


We had lunch in our very pink dining room~

At each place setting, I placed a pink pear candle as a subtle reminder to “Take care of your ‘pair’.”.

Here is our guest of honor~ always beautiful!

And the pink party crew posing for a shot~

I was so happy to get to show Brooke how much I admire her and how she handles her health with a healthy attitude and positive outlook! 

I wish for all of you battling this disease the absolute best.  Women are strong, and I am proud to be surrounded by them each day!  Cheers to friendships, happiness, health, and smiles! 

Vendor Credits~

Ruffled Cakes- My Sweet Things

Cake Pops, Graham Crackers, Oreos- Sweet Indulgence

Dress Cookies- My Little Bakery

Table Signs, Straw Flags, Straws- Loralee Lewis

Cake Pom Toppers- Potter and Butler

Photography- Zoomworks

Party by The Party Wagon

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  1. Christina

    Oh ..you are sooo sweet !! so beautiful !! I would love to honor her and her fabulous joyous live , by shareing this post on my blog ..if you don't mind !1 lov lov christinaMoodylicious !

  2. Addie

    Beautiful! Such a pretty party for a fantastic gal! Always great to see lovely ladies smiling for a good reason. Yay Brooke and friendship!!

  3. Lydia Menzies

    Thank you to all of you! I appreciate all of the sweet comments! I love celebrating friends and I have always been impressed with my friend, Brooke! She handles it with grace and a big smile! It's nice to get to let her know we support her!!

  4. Aimee B

    Gorgeous, Lydia! I so wish I had had more time to finish your chiffon apron. It would've been PERFECT with that tablecloth, which by the way is FABULOUS. PS: You always have the best cookies at your parties.

  5. Lydia- The Party Wagon

    Hi Linda,I can help you with the tablecloth if you would like. I had it made and I can get info to you if you are interested in having one made just like it. Thanks so much!Lydia

  6. Lydia- The Party Wagon

    Hello!Thank you! I am so glad you all like the table cloth. I described what I wanted to a local seamstress and also provided the fabrics. She was able to make the table cloth to fit my table. If you have a seamstress in your area, she may be able to duplicate a table cloth to fit your dimensions. I hope that helps a little! I get asked if I sell these, and I do not at this time. I should! 🙂 Thanks, again!Lydia