Dye Free Menu Suggestions for a Pink Themed Party

Last Updated on December 2, 2022 by Ellen Christian

These menu suggestions for a pink themed party are perfect for Valentine’s Day, a Breast Cancer Awareness party, a baby shower or a sweet 16 party. Most of the time, when I see party ideas around a certain color, they include food dye. Because food dyes can cause so many health problems for children and adults, we try very hard to avoid them whenever possible. So, these dye free menu suggestions are naturally pink.

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Dye Free Menu Suggestions for a Pink Themed Party


Menu Suggestions for a Pink Themed Party

Now, there are lots of different pink food recipes that get their color naturally. Almost any food that has raspberries, strawberries, cranberries, or beets is probably going to be some shade of pink when you’re done making it. With a little bit of creativity, you don’t need to add any artificial food coloring to your food.

Dye Free Menu Suggestions for a Pink Themed Party

Pink Appetizers

First, get your party started with a few pink appetizers to set the mood. If you’re looking for something simple, a few olives wrapped in prosciutto or bacon will have a pink color and require very little advanced preparation. Check out my Shrimp Sandwich Spread Recipe for finger sandwiches or canapes by scrolling down.

Pink Drinks

A simple way to make pink drinks is by adding a small amount of cranberry juice to ginger ale or sparkling water. Or you can try pink lemonade, pink grapefruit juice, or a pink party punch. Here are a few more pink drinks to try.

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What are pink foods?

There are a number of naturally pink foods including pink grapefruit, watermelon, dragonfruit, shrimp, salmon, guava, and ham. Plus, there is a range of red fruits and other foods that can be used as well including strawberries, raspberries, beets, pomegranate, cranberries, rhubarb, etc.  And, make sure you try my homemade shrimp cocktail sauce if you serve shrimp.

Dye Free Menu Suggestions for a Pink Themed Party

Naturally Pink Desserts

If you’re hoping to avoid neon pink cupcakes and other desserts with food dyes at your party, here are a few naturally pink desserts you can offer your guests. Keep in mind that frosting can be dyed pink using strawberry juice. Check out my natural pink frosting recipe if you’re looking for dessert menu suggestions for a pink-themed party.

Pink Party Ideas

Of course, if you have a pink-themed party, you’ll want to carry on the theme with pink flowers and pink table decor. Depending on the type of party, pink roses make a stunning centerpiece for Valentine’s Day or a sweet 16 party.


Easy shrimp sandwich spread for a dye free pink party

But, if it’s a baby shower, you might want to go with pink and white chrysanthemums instead.  However, this doesn’t have to be an expensive display. Something simple with a Mason jar would work just fine.

Now, do you have any other menu suggestions for a pink-themed party? Have you thought about planning a Fancy Nancy Tea Party?

Dye Free Menu Suggestions for a Pink Themed Party - Shrimp Sandwich Spread

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Yield: 1 bowl

Shrimp Sandwich Spread

Shrimp Sandwich Spread

This Shrimp Sandwich Spread is the perfect naturally pink sandwich spread for your party.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 (3-ounce) package of cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of catsup
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 dash of garlic powder
  • 1 cup chopped canned shrimp
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon chopped onions


  1. Mix all in a food processor until very smooth.
  2. Spread between bread with the crusts cut off, on buttered bread triangles, on a baguette or on crackers.
  3. Depending on how much shrimp you use, this is a very pale pink.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

12 canapes

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 187mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

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