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Last Updated on February 21, 2020 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.
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.
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.
- Beet Pizza with Beet Leaf Pesto by Veggie Desserts
- Pink Hummus with Seedy Oat Crunch by Heartbeet Kitchen
- Sugar-Free Orange Pickled Beets by Tasting Page
- Chilled Strawberry Soup by Baking with Mom
- Roasted Beetroot and Pistachio Dip by Greedy Gourmet
- Beet Hummus by Beyond the Chicken Coop
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.
- Black Cherry Limeade by Northern Nester
- Strawberry Mint Lemonade by The Belly Rules the Mind
- Paleo Hibiscus Tea by Tessa the Domestic Diva
- Party Punch by Soup Addict
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie by Healthier Steps
- Fresh Cranberry Smoothie with Pomegranate by Comeback Momma
- Homemade Pink Lemonade with Honey and Blueberries by The Rising Spoon
- Fresh Watermelon Strawberry Soda by Yay! For Food
- Rose Cordial by Practical Self Reliance
- Pink Lemonade by Coupon Clipping Cook
- Strawberry Lemonade with Honey by One Dish Kitchen
- Strawberry Mango Smoothies by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
- Rhubarb Juice by Umami Girl
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.
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.
- Naturally Glazed Donuts by Recipes from a Pantry by Binto
- Raspberry Sorbet by Coffee With Us 3
- 3 Ingredient Strawberry Mousse by Easy Cooking with Molly
- No-Bake Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake by My PCOS Kitchen
- Raspberry Baked Donuts with Raspberry Glaze by Joy Food Sunshine
- Strawberry Frosted Sugar Cookies by Nourish and Fete
- Strawberry Trifle with Cream Cheese by Dancing Through the Rain
- Vegan Raspberry Donuts by A Virtual Vegan
- Blood Orange Ricotta Cookies by Christina’s Cucina
- Strawberry Banana and Custard Ice Lollies by Fab Food
- Eton Mess by What a Girl Eats
- Raspberry Mousse by Tikkido
- No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake by Super Golden Bakes
- Dark Chocolate Dragon Fruit Coconut Treats by Spabettie
- Easy Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream by Plant Based Cooking
- Beet Nut Butter Cups by Veggie Desserts
- Spiced Berry Bliss Balls by Project Meal Plan
- Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Strawberry Mousse Cups by Sugar & Soul
- Pomegranate Sherbet by Gluten Free Easily
- Gluten Free Baked Vanilla Donuts with Pink Frosting by Brooklyn Farm Girl
- Raspberry Vanilla Bean Cupcakes by Life Made Simple
- Strawberry Sage Popsicles by Whole New Mom
- Sugar Cookies with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting by Retro Housewife Goes Green
- Fresh Strawberry Cake by The PKP Way
- Fresh Strawberry Marshmallows by The Cook’s Pyjamas
- Layered Watermelon Cake by Creative Green Living
- Rainbow Popcorn by Fried Dandelions
- Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownies by Turning the Clock Back
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.
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?
- 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
- Mix all in a food processor until very smooth.
- Spread between bread with the crusts cut off, on buttered bread triangles, on a baguette or on crackers.
- Depending on how much shrimp you use, this is a very pale pink.
Serving Size:12 canapes
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 187mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.