08 Sep

Audrey’s Pink Birthday + DIY Bubbles

pink first birthday party

Abby from Style Me Pretty recently created the most adorable Pink Birthday Party for her daughter Audrey’s first birthday! From pink balloons & cupcakes to pink margaritas for the adults, you can check out all the pink-a-licious details over at Cookie magazine.

She’s also generously offered to share the DIY tips for these adorable Bubble Tin Favors with us, so read on for all the how-to info, plus a downloadable template for the labels and a few more detail shots from the party!

pink first birthday party



6” Tin Cans, found at Specialty Bottle
Craft Sealant (such as Loctite or Amazing Goop) for inside/base of can to help prevent leaking & rusting
Pink Pipe Cleaners, found at Michaels
Bubble Solution, found at iParty
Raffia, found at Michaels
Full Sheet Label Paper, found at Office Depot
Computer / Color Printer
Paper Cutter


1. Treat the inside of the cans with craft sealant to help prevent leaking or rusting.
(Note: This is an update to the instructions as per December 2011 after seeing via the comments that some readers had trouble with leaky cans.)

2. Download and print out the template for the bubble labels and trim just under and above the pink lines (so that the lines show) and horizontally at the end of the pink lines.

3. Adhere to the tins using as light of a tough as possible so you don’t leave fingerprints.

4. To create the pipe cleaner wands, shape the top of the wand into a circle, then twist the end around the handle.

5. Measure your raffia to about 18.” Holding the pipe cleaner in place, wrap the raffia around the wand and the tin, tying in a bow at the front.

6. Fill the tins about 3/4 full with the bubble solution (can be found at party stores).


A few more party details are pictured below… I just love the look of these pink drinks with the “YUM!” drink stirrers & pretty straws!

pink first birthday party

pink first birthday party

pink first birthday party

Thanks again to Abby for sharing these lovely details with us!

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Paul SAYS:

If anyone was curious the photography is from Paul and Krystal of Studio Foto. The party was a lot of fun and little Audrey LOVED the cupcakes:)

Reply September 13, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Jennifer SAYS:

What did you do for invitations? Really Curious. THANKS

Reply September 14, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Jennifer SAYS:

What did you put on table – tablecloth or runner? And how did you print sign for water balloons and drink stirrers?
Love this!!!

Reply September 14, 2009 at 7:25 pm

Amanda Svenby SAYS:

LOVE it!

Reply September 16, 2009 at 10:08 am

Melissa Garza-Allen SAYS:

Pipe cleaner wands…brilliant!! Thank you for sharing.

Reply September 16, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Angie SAYS:

I love the homemade bubbles. They would be great for wedding favours. So much more unique than the typical small plastic bottle. The labels could be made with pictures of the bride and groom.

Reply September 17, 2009 at 12:09 pm

candicita SAYS:

Does anyone know the balloon’s size??….Are they 36″??…Thank You

Reply October 13, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Nona SAYS:

Do the pipe cleaners really work for the bubbles? I tried it and I can’t seem to form the bubbles in the wand–solution just sticks to chenelle?

Reply November 3, 2009 at 8:00 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

HI Candice –

Yes – the balloons are 36″. Nona – I’m not sure about the pipe cleaners since I haven’t tried it myself, but I’ll ask Abby about it for you. stay tuned!

Reply November 4, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Andrea SAYS:


I am making these favors for my daughters bday but I am worried because the pipes don’t work, no bubbles are coming out. Am I doing something wrong?? Did anyone have this problem??



Reply January 23, 2010 at 12:58 am

Katie SAYS:

I am going to try and be a copycat! My question is, what was in the goodie bags??? AND, what other recommendations might you have on how to pull this off??

Reply January 27, 2010 at 9:40 am

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Katie –

The goodie bags were filled with homemade chocolate chip cookies… and you can get all the details on the rest of this party over at Cookie Magazine and Style Me Pretty – here are the direct links:



Good luck! :)

Reply January 27, 2010 at 10:30 am

pam SAYS:

Hi! Could i know how did u make pink drink? …. they look amazing !!!

Reply February 8, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Catherine SAYS:

What a great party! I am planning my granddaughter’s first birthday and wondering where the swizzlers came from. Did you make them or can you tell me where I could order? Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas.


Reply May 14, 2010 at 5:07 pm


Hi Catherine –
Abby actually made the bubble wands herself using pink pipe cleaners :)

(See full tutorial near the bottom of the post for more details!)

Reply May 18, 2010 at 9:36 am

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