Pink and Purple Penguin Party

Once a month I have a few of my daughters’ little friends over for a craft day.  My girls love doing crafts, and having a day set aside on the calendar helps keep me accountable to prepare some fun things!  This month we used craft day as a good excuse to have a special winter party!

Last year I saw some cute penguin wrapping paper that inspired this whole party.  I’ve been gathering pink and purple penguin items for several months and had a great time seeing it all come to life!

Please enjoy our Pink and Purple Penguin Party!

I shared my color and theme ideas with Fresh Chick Design Studio, and they created an adorable set of invitations and party printables to pull together the theme!  A few days before the party I got to work on some fun penguin cookies.  I loved how they turned out!

The treats table included…

Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Decorated Sugar Cookies

Coconut Snowballs

Polka-dot cups with fresh fruit

Jars of pretty candy

I decorated two styles of cupcakes, some were topped with paper toppers from Fresh Chick Design Studio, others were topped with delicate royal icing snowflakes (how-to here).

I made cute cookies to pull the theme together.  I used my favorite Sugar Cookie recipe, and I’ve posed the full Pink and Purple Penguin Cookies decorating tutorial.

(Left) One of my favorite holiday treats, Coconut Snowballs.

(Right) Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes.

Fresh fruit in adorable little treat cups (from Pretty Little Party Shop)

Cute little penguin figurines (my husband found for me at Hobby Lobby) look quite happy surrounded by sweets!

In addition to the sweets table, I set up a table for guest to enjoy their snacks, and work on crafts I’d prepared.  Crafts included an ornament (shown by Joy below), and a penguin note card.

Each place setting included a cute penguin cup (from Wal-mart), and a favor bag labeled with their name.  The favor bag included a little notebook, mini pen, and candy stick.  I included tiny vases of pink gerbera daisies along the table.

The girls enjoyed an afternoon of sweets, crafts, and friendship!

Party credits

Set up and styling ~ (Glory Albin) Glorious Treats

All desserts ~ (Glory Albin) Glorious Treats

Photography- Gene Chutka

All the details…

Invitations, printable cupcake toppers and labels- Fresh Chick Design Studio

Pink striped treat bags- Sweet Estelle’s Baking Supply

Pink polka-dot fruit cups- Pretty Little Party Shop

Penguin drink cups- Walmart

Hanging paper snowflakes- Luna Bazaar

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47 Responses to “Pink and Purple Penguin Party”

  1. #
    Joy Adams — December 4, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    This party is amazing! Glory, I love that you found a fun theme to do "just because". This is absolutely amazing and I am sure that your girls as well as all of the other little girls will remember this for a long time. (Excitted to be the first to post a comment!)

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    Trish - Sweetology101 — December 4, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    stunning…blown away.

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    Karen's Cookies — December 4, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Oooh yay!! I've been so excited to see your penguin party! Everything is total perfection, Glory! You should be thrilled with the results. And awesome photography. So pretty!

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    Nisha S. — December 4, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    OMG. If this is how you organize everything for a casual get-together for your daughters, I wonder how grand their birthday parties are!!! :)
    Wonderful photos of bakes & all the other arrangements!
    Your daughters' friends must have had a great time together, with everything arranged so perfectly!!!

    ~ Your recent follower :)

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    Ansa — December 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Im flabbergasted. Ive never seen such a cute theme for a bunch of girls. The colors and everything look AMAZING. Boy…I bet these girls will remember this for a loooooooong time.

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    Green Thumb Barbers — December 4, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Amazing Stuff here!! Love your blog.

    New Follower

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    Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet — December 4, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    What a super pretty party. I LOVE the penguin cookies and the overall color scheme is gorgeous. Nice find with the penguin cups as well.

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    Anu — December 4, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Glory, you really rock at everything you do! I love this winter party, it is simply stunning!

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    Rocio Valle Gonzalez — December 5, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Glory!! I love your blog, for this kind of things you make!! Amazing!
    I cant believe what i see!
    I love this kind of dessert tables!
    (I will to try it… )
    Kisses and a big big hug from spain!

  10. #
    Sneige — December 5, 2011 at 3:17 am

    That is so cute!

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    tina — December 5, 2011 at 4:50 am


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    MrsFoxsSweets — December 5, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Love this! Such a lucky girl!

  13. #
    Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more — December 5, 2011 at 5:16 am

    Way too cute, your lucky girls!

  14. #
    Beth — December 5, 2011 at 5:19 am

    oh, if only i was a little girl again. what a great party. just to cute!! (:

  15. #
    miniyo — December 5, 2011 at 5:47 am

    I love this party!!!!!!!!!

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    East Coast Cookies — December 5, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Glory – you are such an inspiration! Everything you touch looks Amazing and so Magical!! Love all the little details. Your girls are going to have the best memories of their childhoods!!

    East Coast Cookies

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    Lightleaf Studio — December 5, 2011 at 8:20 am

    omg, that's so fairy and magical. What a wonderful project. I love it all and thank you for sharing such goodness.

  18. #
    Jennifer — December 5, 2011 at 8:23 am

    i want to be part of that party!!

  19. #
    lovetheday — December 5, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Amazing! Is there anything you can't do?!

  20. #
    miss b — December 5, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Every little girl's dream! It's all so pretty. I look forward to your posts.

  21. #
    Sue — December 5, 2011 at 9:36 am

    What an adorable party, including the girls:) Love the penguin cookies!

  22. #
    Mel — December 5, 2011 at 9:41 am

    This looks amazing! I would LOVE a party like this, bet the other moms get nervous when they have your daughter round for parties! Love it all!

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    Ema — December 5, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Oh Glory! I am a 44 year old woman but I wish I was your little girl!! How wonderful that you do all of this for them! They will remember it their whole life long.

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    Bea @ CancunCOOKIES — December 5, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I'd love to be a little girl and be a guest to your amazing parties! Everything here spells LOVE… for your girls, their friends and your work… xox

  25. #
    quiltingwonderland — December 5, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I just stumbled upon your blog and I can't believe how incredible your work is. Your cookies, your decorations, your ideas! So much time and love put into everything you create!

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    mividaenundulce — December 5, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    What a lovely party. I never use penguin as a theme for a party, and that I'm looking at yours, it's absolutly a wonderful idea.

  27. #
    Harriet — December 5, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Love the penguin cookies… you are seriously skilled! :)

  28. #
    Tiana — December 5, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    OMG..My sister would love these. I am so not crafty. Can you make them and ship them to me? Seriously.

  29. #
    SweetSugarBelle — December 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Beautiful beyond words! So excited for the cookie how to!!!

  30. #
    Angela Norlen — December 5, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I love your parties. The penguin cookies are darling!

  31. #
    Gwynn @ Gwynn Wasson Designs — December 5, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Just adorable!!! What a fresh, beautiful take on the holiday season!!

  32. #
    Cason, Katie Jo, and Creighton — December 5, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I can't believe you went to all this work for a little girls' party! That is so awesome, I'm sure your girls loved it! It will make for great memories!!

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    triciaz — December 5, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    You are so smart and creative, Glory. It must be so fun to watch the kids faces light up when they see all of the amazing things you've set up. The penguin cookies are adorable and I can't wait to see your how-to.

  34. #
    cookies and cups — December 6, 2011 at 5:12 am

    SO adorable GLory! OMG can you adopt me?

  35. #
    Maria — December 6, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Too cute for words!

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    mary kay — December 6, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I'm speechless! You are amazing and you made a fairy tale dream come true for several sweet little girls. That's a memory they'll never forget!

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    Amanda — December 6, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Glory, I thought a professional stylist had come in and done this for you. Then I see that YOU did everything! Just beautiful work, every detail is perfect! Great job!

  38. #
    Cecilia — December 6, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    This is so great! I love that it's wintery and girlie, very fun!
    Love you!

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    Kieli_Heart — December 6, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Such sweet pictures and such a yummy setting! Thanks for sharing =)

    ~ Kieli ~

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    Erinn — December 6, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    You're an absolute genius!

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    Ashley — December 7, 2011 at 8:58 am

    oh my so cute looks like they had alot of fun!! love love the cookies!! :-)

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    Mighty Morgan — December 7, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Beautiful!!! Your kids must think you the BEST MOM EVER :) I love all the colors….just stunning!

  43. #
    Laura — December 8, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    This is so gorgeous :)

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    Not Just A Mommy! — December 15, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Another fabulous job as always! I'm working on a penguin-themed party post and would love to share with my readers!

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    Amy Kosmalski — March 7, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Love it! Can you tell me when you got the penguin cups. Any chance they might still carry them or do you think they are seasonal???


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