Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pink Saturday - Birthday Party at the Salon

Beverly at How Sweet the Sound hosts Pink Saturday. Stop by her place to see the many other Pretty Pink items that Precious Pink Participating People are Providing.

I went to get a hair cut at the beauty parlor yesterday. This small hibiscus tree in full bloom is just outside the door. Isn't it pretty? It's October in South Florida--I love it!

Here's a close-up of the blooms. There are so many on such a little tree.


When I opened the door, I got a surprise. Music, food, and so many people were crambed into the shop. There was a Pink birthday party going on for an eleven-year-old.


All her friends were getting their nails polished (bright blue and green) and their hair washed and blown out. There were two hairdressers working full time at a fast pace. It was hopping! I didn't have their parents' permissions, so I couldn't take their pictures. Isn't this a neat idea for a birthday party?

There were so many things to eat and drink for the children and the adults.


Here's the birthday girl before her hair is done. She told me her name is "Mary Ann," and she let me take pictures for my blog! She's a beautiful young lady even with wet hair. She was having a blast, dancing to the music, visiting with her friends, munching on the snacks!


I wanted to wait and get an "after" picture of Mary Ann, but I had a husband waiting for his dinner. I guess you'll just have to use your imagination.

It's almost time for Blue Monday.

71 comments:

Chris said...

What a neat idea for a birthday party, I'll have to tell my girls about this , they are always trying to find something different for a party.

Hugs,
Chris

artis1111 said...

We just have parties for the stylist and the oldest customer. We have full dinners for the stylist. Loved the pink flowes. Kathy

Jennifer said...

Those are beautiful flowers. =) And now I know what a hibiscus looks like!

Sweetie said...

What a really wonderful idea for the birthday party. I love visits to a beauty salon - and being around young people. Also, I am pink with envy over the hibiscus plants growing in Florida. We had our first frost.
Sweetie

Stacey said...

That had to be a fun party, and OH how I love the pink tree hibiscus! I miss the one I used to have. Thank you for sharing! Happy Pink Saturday! :-) Stacey

squawmama said...

How FUN was that? It is such a wonderful idea that I will definately be sharing this with my daughter to do with her daughters... I once took my little grand daughter to a store in the mall where they made the up,fixed their hair and dressed them in fun clothes... My girlfriend took her daughter and the 2 of them had such a grand time.. A day of beauty is such a good idea for little girls...Thanks for the great post

Hugs,
Donna

Beverly said...

This does look like the perfect party for pretty young ladies. What fun.

We had hibiscus trees going down our driveway when we lived there. I do miss them.

Happy Pink Saturday, Sally.

ellen b said...

That is a fun idea for a party. We have hibiscus blooming here in Southern California too. If I had room in my condo for more books I'd enter your contest...but my shelfs and under my bed and my closet are full :0)

sara said...

that's a great idea....I will have to keep it stored away for my grandchildren!!!!

Barbara H. said...

What lovely pink flowers! And what a neat idea for a girls' party.

Darlene said...

What fun to have a birthday party at a salon like that!!!!

I LOVE that hibiscus tree....I can't believe how full of blooms it is. Just GORGEOUS!!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Gorgeous flowers..thanks once again for stopping by...Sandy

Darlene said...

Hi Sally,

It had gone into my spam messages, but I retrieved it and sent you my address. Thank you so much!!!! ♥

Shelia said...

Well, good moning, sistah!! I'm just tickled pink you would b a talking suthern to little ole me!! Love the hibiscus and the birthday party is kinda cute. Never seen a birthday party at a beauty salon I must say. Oh, you should have shown your 'after' with your nice little hair and all!!
Now you just go on and be a little ole sweetie, ya hear?
Shelia Lee (you know all southerners are called by both their names - altho my middle name isn't Lee - I'm just doing Mr. Precious proud because of old Robert E. Lee!) ;)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Sally,
The hibiscus is so pretty...bet they come back every year where you are!

The party looks like tons of fun...what a way to make someone feel special.
Diane

judicreations said...

Good Morning Sally
Isn't that great to have hibiscus blooming in October...very pretty!!!

Thats a great birthday party idea. Just perfect for Pink Saturday too. I bet the girls had so much fun and felt so special too.

Yes I guess your hubby came first so you didn't have time to wait for that final shot. Wasn't he a lucky hubby?

Have a great weekend...enjoy.
Judi

Mya said...

What a gorgeous tree. Mary Ann is a beautiful and lucky little girl to have such a fun b-day party.
Happy Pink
-Mya

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love that cake! Looks like you had more fun than just getting your hair done. Happy Pink Saturday. Karen

ROXY said...

Love that Hibiscus plant Sally! All the plants here are going into their winter slumber. It's supposed to get down to 31 degrees on Saturday! Thanks for sharing Sally!!

Dawn said...

What beautiful flowers. The party sounds like it was a big hit. I can only imagine how much fun those girls were having. A day at the "spa"...I'll bet it is a day that will not soon forget.

That was a fun post.

take care,
Dawn

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Lovely PINK flowers!

~ Gabriela ~

claudie said...

thanks for visiting Sally.
They tell me we can grow Hibiscus here in Eastern Canada!! not sure about that one. I guess if I kept it inside near a sunny window.I might just try it next summer.
Happy Pink Saturday
Claudie

Ruthie said...

What a wonderful party - and perfect for Pink Saturday.

Pink Smiles to you.

Nihal said...

Hi Sally,
No doubt, great thinkers meet at this organization every Saturday:)
What a great birthday organization, and I feel myself lucky reader of this fun event. And, this pink hibiscus flowers, a perfect treat to my eyes:)
My wishes for a Happy Saturday to you.

~N

Vintage To Chic said...

what a wonderful way to celebrate, I never remember to take my camera when I go out.
Hugs,
Judy

jen@ Rosey Little Things said...

Love the pink Hibiscus, so pretty!!! Happy pink saturday!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

What a fun idea for a birthday party....I have 2 grand daughters and I will have to remember that party idea...I love the beautiful pink flowers....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Becky said...

It is good to be in Florida. Our hibiscus are starting to bloom really well right now too. That was a great post. Don't they do the best things for birthday parties....I want one like that on my birthday too..
Becky

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Sally, I love this pink hibiscus tree... very pretty!!!I wish we could have seen the birthday girl... what a fun party.hugs, Baba

Fleur de Bee said...

What a fun birthday for her!! I LOVE that blooming tree! Those of one of my most favorite flowers and I have even been succesful growing them here in the Mountains. I brought mine from Los Angeles when I used to live there. I am jealous of your warm weather!! I think I need to move lol!

Happy PINK back at ya!

Nerissa said...

How perfect, a pink birthday for a girl! Every girl must have at least one pink party.
Thanks for visiting over at my blog today. Enjoy Pink Saturday
Nerissa

Cathi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. NY is my husband. He lived in New York and after moving back to CA, working for an airline, all his flights were to New York, I have always called him NY.
What a beautiful hibiscus. I love hibiscus blooms. That is a great idea for a birthday party too. How fun for the girls.

nikkicrumpet said...

Fun party idea! And I love hibiscus...ours are long long gone!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What a great idea for a bday party! Plus you got some great shots of pink! thanks for sharing.
Have a great day!

PA Fiber Artist said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog. I love your post today and the hibiscus!

Happy Pink Saturday.

Susan

Kim's Cottage said...

What a fun way to spend a birthday -- getting pampered. Lucky girls!

That hibiscus is stunning. That is one thing I do miss about living in southern California -- the ability to grow anything, any time.

Happy Pink Saturday! And thank you for stopping by!


K-

Dawn said...

How cool! Happy pink Saturday

leenam said...

I have to promote this idea here! I do not have heard about this kind of birthday parties.
Very nice post, Sally!

Have a happy weekend!

Charli and me said...

I have never thought of having a birday party at the hairdressers either but what a great idea. I just love all that pink!

cait said...

What a Pink Saturday celebration!

My cousin had a birthday party at a salon once, back when she was pretty young (around age 6 or possibly younger), and we had a blast! We all got our nails painted and our makeup and hair done, something kids that little never really got to do.

And those flowers outside of the salon are just gorgeous.

char72 said...

Looksl like you went there at just the right time. It was nice of Mary Ann to let you take her picture. I'll be she could hardly wait to see it on your blog. The flowers outside are beautiful.
Charlotte

M said...

Gorgeous hibiscus tree!!!
And what a fun event a birthday party at a beauty parlor!!!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Beautiful flowers and fun party!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Katie said...

Beautiful flowers and what a fun party idea!

Erin~Old Grain Sacks and Lavender said...

Hi!

I just found your blog and have enjoyed it! What a great idea for a birthday party and that hibiscus flower is gorgeous!! Have a great weekend!

Erin ♥

Heidi Jo the Artist said...

Thanks for the comment Sally! What a beautiful hibiscus tree and definitely a great party idea for girls!

Heidi Jo the Artist
http://swirlsofcreativity.etsy.com
http://swirlsofcreativity.blogspot.com

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Hi Sally, That must have been fun to watch! Love the beautiful hibiscus. So soft and sweet. I had one in a pot here but of course being Connecticut it only lasted the summer. SO pretty!

I would also love to do BLUE Monday this week.

hugs, Ellen

Jenny S said...

How fun! Happy Pink Saturday! Love the flowers too!

Sandy Toes said...

That cake is so cute! I just love it!
-Sandy Toes

Pat said...

Hi Sally

This was a wonderful Pink Saturday post and I agree that was a really fun idea for a little girl's birthday party!

Hugs, Pat

jeanne said...

Hello Sally, Your post today is adorable. the hibiscus are beautiful and the party is precious, as is the birthday girl. I loved Fl. in the winter too, but now I am a mountain gal and loving it. have a great Sunday.

Hugs...Jeanne

Vanessa Greenway said...

Very pretty Hybiscus. Have a lovely weekend! Vanessa

Shirl said...

Hello! Happy Pink Saturday. What a cute birthday party! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Patricia said...

Oh, what a wonderful way for a child to have a birthday - I have never heard of this before. The flowers and photos are just beautiful and striking. Have a great new week.

KatCollects said...

We almost did a party like that for my Daughter, but did a scavenger hunt in the mall instead. The flower is beautiful, I would love to have that planted outside my door. Hope your weekend is a great one.
Kathy

imjacobsmom said...

What a fun party idea for the pre-teen girls! Have a Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Utah Grammie said...

Hey! They didn't have anything like that when I was a kid! Looks like FUN - your pink hybiscus are really pretty! Nice shots and what a fun way to have your hair done!
Colleen

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

Lucky you to find such a great pink story.

Suzie Button said...

That's a wonderful pink saturday story! That is just perfect for a party idea for girls! Happy Pink saturday to you! Suzie

Neabear said...

That is a fun party idea for the girls. How lucky you walked in on it and had your camera handy. Thanks for visiting my Pink Saturday.

Joy said...

What a terrific party it must have been!

Killlashandra said...

That's an awesome idea for a birthday party. Nothing like getting spoiled at the salon. :)

Susan Hickam said...

tHAT DOES SOUND LIKE A FUN PARTY. wHOOPS! i THINK I HIT THE CAPS LOCK AGAIN. tHANKS FOR STOPPING BY EARLIER, YOUR PINK HIBISCUC IS GORGEOUS.

Protector of Vintage said...

I love it when bloggers post flowers...can't get enough. Lovely pink post. Take care~

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a great idea! I love this. so happy and fun, just right.
xo Lidy

vintagewindow said...

Ohhh' love the hibiscus. What a fun party!!

Kris

Pink Slippers said...

Too cute.

Shabby Kim said...

Hi Sally,

I'm still making my rounds for Pink Saturday and am a day late, but still wanted to stop in to say hello and see what you were going to share for Pink Saturday. Loved that you were able to get pictures of that sweet girls pink birthday party. What a fun and memorable day she must have had.

Hope you've been having a great weekend. See you tomorrow for Blue Monday!!

Cindy Swanson said...

Love the idea of Pink Saturday, Sally...pink is my favorite color! I don't always blog on Saturday, but this could bring me out of hiding! :)

Have a great week...

My Artful Heart said...

What a lovely pink hibiscus tree and a grande pink party :)

Have a great pink week!

Dee Light said...

What a fun party!!! My 11 year old would love that.