In the Pink!

I’m happy to report my friend Carolyn

has finished her radiation and chemotherapy

 and is


We had a long-awaited celebration in her honor

after her completion of treatment

for her diagnosis of Breast Cancer

at my friend Annie’s beautiful home.


Party Favor Bags were adorned

with a label from

 My Own Labels 

and a duo of pink ribbons~

My Own Labels  is a great site if you’re not familiar with them!

I’ve used them numerous times for milestone birthdays and had rave reviews for their custom coasters, wine bottle labels, and tags~

The turn around is fast and ordering is easy with the exception of the endless possibilities to choose from~ for bridal and baby showers, graduations, anniversaries, and weddings!

Our party favor bags included

an OPI Shatter Breast Cancer Nail Polish

and a Mini Sofia Blanc de Blancs~

The Minis are portable pink pleasure~

bubbly in a can that comes with a straw :)

Ideal to toast Carolyn’s return

to good health and fitting with her

effervescent & sparkling personality!

As luck would have it, Carolyn’s attire

matched the centerpiece and the gift bags :)

We started the party with

a fun & festive cocktail

to beat the heat

seen in Southern Living, here.

 A frozen fruit bar served

with a splash of Prosecco~

Or for our purposes and Carolyn~ Pink by Yellowglen,

an Australian Sparkling Wine!

We are all so thankful and thrilled

that Carolyn is

In the Pink!

Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:

Little Red House for Mosaic Monday~

Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday~

The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays~

StoneGable for Tutorials Tips and Tidbits~

  36 comments for “In the Pink!

  1. July 27, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Mary, What a great party! Congratulations to Carolyn for being IN THE PINK!

  2. Bonbongirl
    July 27, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Dear Mary,
    This couldn’t have come at a better time! My friend too, just recently completed chemotherapy for breast cancer. I was planning on having she and 5 other ladies at our lake place for a weekend in September and was beating myself up trying to think of some type of theme, and now I have it! Thank you for all of your posts, as I have been inspired from the first one I read last week (I’m hooked!). You truly have been blessed w/a gift from God.

  3. Vincette Hubbard
    July 27, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    pink is beautiful and a very healthy color

  4. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    July 27, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    So glad that your friend is doing well! She looks beautiful and this is a fun party! You in that pic?:@)

    • July 27, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      Lynn, She’s as beautiful inside as out! I’m taking the photo which is where I prefer to be :)

  5. July 27, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Congratulations to Carolyn for being “In the Pink!” Great news to celebrate…the theme, the refreshments, the flowers and the gift bags are all wonderful! Here is to “Being in the Pink!”

  6. July 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I am so happy for your friend, Carolyn, that she is IN THE PINK!!!!! The gifts, drinks and food all look wonderful, and i am sure you had a hand in the presentation. What a wonderful thing to celebrate!!!!! XO, pinky

  7. Bonbongirl
    July 27, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    PS> Congrats to Carolyn- bet she’s tickled PINK to be done w/chemo!

  8. Clare
    July 27, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    A beautiful party, a beautiful home and a most beautiful honoree! Congratulations to your dear friend. 1 out of every 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Let’s all celebrate Carolyn’s life by having a mammogram every year!

  9. July 27, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    What great, celebratory news! So happy for your friend. I could have used that popsicle in the drink today.

  10. July 27, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Awesome celebration! Loved the food, drink and favors! Very creative!

  11. July 28, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Mary, this is definitely news to celebrate! All the pink treats and favors are perfect for the occasion. I love to serve those little Sofia champagnes too. I used them for a bridesmaid luncheon I hosted recently. It was a a casual picnic style lunch for the girls as they were getting hair and makeup done for the wedding that evening.
    Soooooo are you in this photo? I’ve never seen a photo of you!!!
    ~ Sarah

    • July 28, 2012 at 6:03 am

      Sarah~ No, I prefer to be behind the camera rather than in front of it :)

  12. July 28, 2012 at 6:43 am

    I just love this post, Mary! What a wonderful reason to celebrate, and what an awesome way to do it. I love every detail, and I stand with you and applaud Carolyn for her grace and courage and God for bringing her to this other side of cancer.

    Congratulations Carolyn!!

  13. July 28, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    What a lovely thing to do. I would have enjoyed something like this so much, and again, and (alas), AGAIN! I think I spent so much time consoling other people during my cancer trifecta that I didn’t take the time to care for myself.

  14. July 28, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    YAY for Carolyn! So glad to hear that she’s on the road to health again. Like many of us, I’ve had people close to me face the same challenge. I’m sure she truly appreciates all of you, as much as you appreciate her. Here’s to the healing power of true friendship. –Lucinda

  15. Carolyn
    July 28, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    What a beautiful party for a stunning woman. Glad she is healthy. Love all the pink and the Sophia. Sophia Grace would be proud! Wish Mary was in the pic!!

  16. July 28, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    What a great celebration to life and friendship.

  17. Carolyn
    July 28, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Dear Mary,
    I am blessed to have such great Friends. You and Annie were so thoughtful to want to do this for me. It does take a team to get one through this and I was lucky to have had this team playing for me.
    You had the perfect menu for a hot NC afternoon. The fruit bars in the Proseco were a huge hit and the refreshments were delicious and perfectly presented in sweet little glasses. How can I possibly thank these beautiful women for all the prayers and loving support I was given during my illness.
    Gorgous photos Mary. Thank you both again for creating this beautiful memory for me. With Love, Carolyn NC

  18. July 28, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    How sweet to have a party for your friend. So glad she is in the pink.

  19. July 29, 2012 at 1:30 am

    This was such a sweet idea,=, Mary. Congratulations to your friend Carolyn for being “in the pink” again! I wish her continued good health!

  20. July 29, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Talk about a very good reason to celebrate! There’s none better than rejoicing in health.

  21. Vee
    July 29, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    What a great group of women! I can’t think of any better reason for celebration. Such an attractive party with all the food and favors. Party on, Ladies!

  22. July 29, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    That’s such wonderful news and what a fun celebration! Happy Monday!

  23. July 29, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Visiting from Mosaic Monday … and what a wonderful time to stop by!! Congratulation to Carolyn!! Your celebration was lovely!! and to be able to rejoice in a dear friend’s return to good health is priceless! xo Blessings, HHL

  24. Cathy
    July 29, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    So very happy for your friend! She is very lucky to have you as such a dear friend!!! Wonderful post!

  25. July 30, 2012 at 1:14 am

    What a great celebration. So happy for Carolyn. She has great friends!

  26. July 30, 2012 at 1:26 am

    What a great celebration! Congratulations to Carolyn!!!

    – The Tablescaper

  27. Pondside
    July 30, 2012 at 2:22 am

    This post is just what I needed to see! I’m so happy to read this good news about your friend, and the way in which you and her other friends celebrated. I’m taking notes so that I’m ready when Brenda comes through to the other side of treatment.

  28. July 30, 2012 at 11:23 am

    what a wonderful way to celebrate with good friends, wine, and food – especially the good friends. I wish Carolyn all the very best. She looks like she has the personality to beat anything!
    Have a wonderful week.

  29. July 30, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Hi Mary,

    What wonderful news for Carolyn and her family! It looks like she has a great group of supportive friends who are really happy to see her “In the Pink.” This is a such a festive and colorful table. I love the fruit centerpiece, and the cute gift bags, ribbons and labels. I also love the beautiful pink flowers, as it’s one of my favorite colors. Congratulations to Carolyn, and thanks for sharing!


  30. July 30, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  31. July 31, 2012 at 9:22 am

    What a wonderful, pinkilicious party for Carolyn! :D LOVE this post. I know all your guests enjoyed the little details of this party. You are such a sweet friend, Mary!

  32. July 31, 2012 at 9:41 am

    What a wonderful setting for your party and thankful for those whom can shout their joy~

  33. August 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    This post brought tears to my eyes! What a great party for Carolyn! I think every woman who battles an illness like cancer should be celebrated in the way you celebrated with Carolyn! Please tell Carolyn I said a prayer for her and I am thinking very happy thoughts!

  34. August 14, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    YAY for Carolyn!!! So very happy for your friend!!! What a wonderful idea you and your friends had to celebrate this along with her!

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