When I was planning the celebration for my daughter Madeline's recent birthday party (nice and small, just family and a few friends), I channeled my inner pink. Hey, what better excuse to bring it out, right? I knew for the dessert portion of the men
Along one side of our dining room, I set up a long banquet table and covered it with a tablecloth. Then I filled a smattering of glass jars of assorted sizes with different pink candies that I picked up at the store. It doesn't hurt that her birthday is right around Valentine's Day ... M&Ms, Peppermint Patties, Hershey's Kisses and even Reese's Peanut Butter Cups all cooperated to join in my little pink celebration.
Then came the home-baked goodies. Cookies frosted with a pink letter M (can I interrupt this to say how much I hate piping?!), Peppermint Bark, pink and white frosted cupcakes, a small monkey-themed cake (she has a slight, um, obsession with monkeys) and Pink Chocolate Covered Pretzels Rods completed the table. The kids decorated a stack of small white treat bags so guests could fill the bags up with goodies as they left.