Books Alive: Pinkalicious

We are joined for our summer reading series today by Kristen of Capturing Joy, sharing one of her favorite children’s books…

My girls love it when I read them books, and my older daughter loves to read books to ME, too! One of our favorites is Pinkalicious. When I first read it, I was blown away by the illustrations, they are so fun and cheery, and just made me happy.

Pinkalicious Book & Fun Project Idea via @PagingSupermom

It’s really just a silly story about a girl eating too many pink cupcakes, which then turns her skin pink (which she LOVES). You’ll have to read it to find out if/how she turns back to normal. It stemmed a series of the books to follow, Check them out! Since my girls and I love this book so much, I thought it was high time, we crank out some pink cupcakes to see if OUR skin would turn pink.

My oldest had a friend over, and I thought it would be fun to make it a mini party for the three of them. We simply used a strawberry cake mix, and I suggested the girls try to make them on their own. I was close by, helping them when needed, but they had fun cracking the eggs, and beating the batter on their own.

You ready for the recipe?

PINKALICIOUS PINK CUPCAKES:
:: 1 box strawberry cake mix (with egg, oil, water)
:: 1 can pink frosting
:: pink sprinkles
:: pink candies

After baking, it was time to decorate. I handed the kids everything PINK! Pink frosting, sprinkles, and candies to go on top.

girls frosting cupcakes to go along with the Pinkalicious book via @PagingSupermom

To create the mini party, I simply whipped out some pink polka dot wrapping paper as a table runner, covered the pre made can of frosting in white/pink polka dot paper, gathered up the sprinkles in fun little cups, and we were all set.

girls frosting cupcakes to go along with the Pinkalicious book via @PagingSupermom

Then the girls took the cupcakes out to the treehouse to serve them to each other, and indulged in all the pink-ness!

Make & Eat Pink Cupcakes to go along with the Pinkalicious book via @PagingSupermom

It was fun to read the book again at the end of our creating, and live the story again!

Reading Pinkalicious then make & eat Pink Cupcakes! via @PagingSupermom

Reading Pinkalicious then make & eat Pink Cupcakes! via @PagingSupermom

If you haven’t read Pinkalicious with your little girls, you have to check it out!

I’d love to have you stop by my site, Capturing Joy, and have a look around!

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Kristen Duke is a lifestyle blogger at Capturing Joy. She shares photography tips, recipes, party ideas, home decor, family travel adventures, printables, and many things in-between! She is a portrait photographer, author of the beginner photography book, Say NO to Auto, married to her California boy, and enjoys her most favorite job: being called mom by her 4 kids ages 13-5 in Austin, Texas.

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