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Audrey’s Pink Birthday + DIY Bubbles

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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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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

106 responses to “Audrey’s Pink Birthday + DIY Bubbles”

  1. 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??

  2. 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! :)

  3. pam says:

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

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  5. 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.


  6. Jenn @ HWTM says:

    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!)

  7. Catherine says:

    Where did the pink YUM! sticks come from?

  8. Jenn @ HWTM says:

    Catherine –
    The stir sticks are a DIY project from Style Me Pretty! Here’s the link:


  9. Erica says:

    Thank you for sharing, my little one turns one this september and I plan on using some of your great ideas!! Just beautiful……would you be able to share what time of day you had your party and what else you served your guests as way of food? I can’t get the story from Cookie anymore, as it’s been awhile…..thank you!

  10. Vanessa says:

    yuummm i love cupcakes…
    Love the pictures so bright and tasty :-)

  11. Adorable! Love the drinks, cupcakes, and bubbles!

  12. *sigh* Ladies, I have something to say about the tins. I followed the instructions, bought the same tins and made my own bubble solution – BTW the pipe cleaners worked perfectly when you use a strong homemade solution (I chose one from the internet and got big bubbles, a lot of fun!).
    However – the tins LEAK. I filled then up the night before my son’s first birthday and left them on the console table together with my other favors – CDs in a nice red envelope. The morning after, the horror! 19 of the 20 evelopes were soaked and destroyed, I managed to save one and took a picture of it. I was so upset because I had no idea the tins were not water tight. Please, comment that on the post. After what happened my husband said that we could have used wax, or something like this to make it water tight, but it was too late for us. You can see my pictures at They look awesome, but I couldnt give out the soap bubbles to the kids or the cds to the adults.. The idea is beautiful though, just make sure you test it before! Luciana Svilpa

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  15. tina says:

    very cute party

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  20. Stacy says:

    DO NOT BUY TINS FROM SPECIALTY BOTTLES for this purpose!!!! 75% of the tins are leaking and rusting 3 days after putting the bubble solution in! My client had me recreate these for her wedding and it is an expensive disaster if you use these tins. The company is NOT working with me on expediting new tins. They won’t be here in time.