POPSUGAR Moms Martha Stewart How to Throw a Purple Birthday Party Pippa's Perfectly Purple Party by Rebecca Gruber 3/10/12 215 Shares Like us on Facebook View in slideshow Editor's note: The following is a guest post written by Darcy Miller, celebrations expert and editorial director of Martha Stewart Weddings. Having just thrown her daughter's third birthday, Darcy shares the original — and sweet! — way she planned the entire party around the birthday girl's favorite color. In our house, birthdays are not only a celebration, but also a fun activity for us to do as a family. We always start with the theme (of course it is a negotiation at times), but we end up with fun celebration that we enjoy organizing together. We have done everything from a Daisy Party for my oldest daughter Daisy's first birthday to Pajama Parties and Puppy Parties. This year, for my youngest daughter Pippa's third birthday, her sisters decided she should have a purple party since it's her favorite color. I will admit, although I love lavender, I can't say purple is my favorite color — but purple it was! As you might have already guessed, everything from the favors to the play dough stations was purple. There was purple icing on the cake and purple bouncy balls tossed around the room. I even set up a reading station featuring purple-themed books like Harold and the Purple Crayon on a purple blanket. At Martha Stewart Weddings, we love to start with a palette, and monochromatic is a color theme we've returned to over the years. Tower of Doughnuts What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Of course there was cake involved (isn't there always?), but Darcy went one step further. "In addition to the birthday cake, a drawing of Pippa sat atop a tower of purple-glazed donuts." 1 / 5 Crafting Activity What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 The room included a crafting area with a variety of activities for the kids. Using Crayola dough, rolling pins, and stamps, they cut out fun purple shapes. They also designed their own sippy cups using stickers and other sparkly embellishments. 2 / 5 A Purple Reading Station What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 During some down time, there was a reading station with a purple blanket featuring purple-themed books including Harold and the Purple Crayon, Too Purply!, and Purplicious. 3 / 5 Decorations What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Purple stuffed animals and party hats were centerpieces for the tables. 4 / 5 The Invitation What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 Darcy's illustrating talents were put to use with the adorable invitation. It let guests know the theme of the party, and everyone was encouraged to wear purple. 5 / 5 Download mommy's helper > Read More Food And FunKid PartiesGuest PostDarcy MillerPurpleMartha Stewart Martha Stewart Fun and Fruity Ice Pops to Beat the Summer Heat The Most Patriotic Pizza Ever 25+ of Martha Stewart's Finest Recipes 4 Ways Martha Stewart's Maine Mansion Makes Even Rich People Look Poor Food and Fun Take the Heat Out of the Kitchen! 20 Summer Crockpot Recipes 20 Baby Food Purees That Are Anything But Boring 6 One-Dish Pasta Recipes You Have to Try (the Pasta Is Cooked Right in the Pot!) From Sweet Stars to Patriotic Pops — 33 Desserts For Fourth of July POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Stay sane and savvy with our daily newsletter Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR.