You know what they say: go BIG or go home? If you know me, you know that I will pretty much always choose the first of the two. With the start of a new chapter, with it being my blog, I couldn’t not start out with a Big Bang! That being said, a launch party was the best way I could think of to celebrate my exciting brand-new endeavor. What can I say? This girl LOVES to an excuse to have a party!

The Theme: PINK!

Since we are celebrating the launch of The Pink Chickadee, I could not think of anything better than to ask my guests to wear pink if they so choose to. The theme of pink was also reflected in my *of course* pink outfit and the photo booth decor as well as the serving materials (more on that later on).

The Venue: My Apartment

Since I decided to launch my blog on the third day of Spring semester classes, I figured that my on-campus apartment would be a convenient location to host my friends, who are also mostly Meredith students. I also made the party a drop-in, so that my friends could still drop by as they pleased, amongst their busy schedules.

The Decor: All Things Pink & Sparkly

For the decor, I decided to make use with the party supplies that I already had, as well as some new things. To put my apartment in celebration mode, I found a DIY pink banner at The Dollar Tree. Meanwhile, for the photo area, I used a gold tasseled backdrop that I already had. On the table, I decked out my pink felt letter board from Amazon. Whereas, for the serving materials, I purchased all of my plates, cups, napkins, and utensils from The Christmas Tree Shops for under $4 a product. If you do plan to shop at The Christmas Tree Shops, then you must be aware if you’re shopping there that each store targets to its location so the merchandise available differs per store. I also found this super cute set of pink and white printed paper straws from The Dollar Tree.

The Food: Chips & Sundaes

As I was thinking about what I was going to serve at my launch party, I couldn’t help but think of any better combination than chips and sundaes! I mean, who doesn’t love some chips and guacamole and a lava cake topped with cotton candy ice cream?!

For the savory lovers, I bought two bags of tortilla chips from Harris Teeter and made some homemade queso dip. I also purchased some salsa from Harris Teeter. For the sweet tooth’s, I made my favorite (and SUPER easy) Crockpot lava cake recipe in the flavor funfetti and set out some fixings for ice cream sundaes (unfortunately, I did not get around to snapping some photos of the sweets). Ice cream-wise, I purchased mint chocolate chip cookie dough flavors from Harris Teeter. Meanwhile for the fixings, I snagged some cherries, caramel and chocolate sauces, and of course whipped cream.

As someone who LOVES a grand celebration, hosting The Pink Chickadee‘s launch party was such a great way to do it. I am a firm believer that empowered women really do empower one another, and I can totally see that through many amazing women that came out to celebrate me. The support that I have received from friends, family, and everyone in between truly means the world to me. In fact, my launch party was just the icing on top of the cake!

I would like to give a special thank you to my friends Ana, Sophie, Julia, Laura Kate, Kaylee, Asiyah, and Bailey for helping to make this night as amazing as it was! I love y’all <3

Xoxo – Katie <3

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