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Preppy Pink Polka Dot “Crabby” Birthday

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Pink Crabby Birthday Party

What’s not to love about this adorable Preppy Pink Polka Dot Crabby Birthday Party from Jess of Party Box Design?! There’s nothing “crabby” about this party, except for the Crabs themselves, of course! I can’t stop looking at the amazing fondant cupcake toppers and crabby cookies. They have to be one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen and who knew crabs could look so cute?

I love how this isn’t your traditional girl’s birthday party theme, but it’s still oh-so-feminine and stylish! There are so many colorful & creative details to admire – from the wooden crab mallets and the clever “crabby bar and beach” sign (made by Jess’s husband) to the simply stunning refurbished hutch that was adorned with pink fishing net and sparkly pink crabs!

Fondant Crabby Cupcakes, Hat, Cookies

And we can’t forget about the matching birthday hat made especially for the birthday girl of course! Speaking of the birthday girl, her adorable tutu and matching shirt and little bare feet are just too cute. The incredibly preppy color palette of pink, blue, and white was spot on. I love it all!!!!

Crabby girl & party decor

Read on for more more darling preppy pink photos + party details. . .

Fondant Crab Topper, Crab Cookies, and the "Crabby" Birthday Girl

Crabby sign, bar, and mallets

Birthday Girl, Crabs, and Shells

Crabby Girl, Crabby sign, Crabby beer, and party printables

Bar, Puff, Balloons

Invite and Straws


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jess

“My daughter Charli loves crabs, we are from MD… and I must admit, I heart prep! What other possible theme could there be then a… Preppy Pink Crab Party?!? Plus, I really think Shades of Pink, Powder Blue, and Navy look so nice together. I had to throw in the polka dots, because what is preppy without polka dots?!?

We, of course, had to have steamed crabs and Crabby Ale at the party, which the guests loved. If you are from MD, then you know Summer means crab feasts- it’s one of the best things about this state.

For the favors, the kids took home crabby cupcake push pops and crabby cookies. The adults were given a jar of crabby spice.

My husband made the amazing Crabby Bar and Beach sign, which is prob my most favorite part… aside from the actual bar, which was a labor of love. The crabby bar was originally purchased from a second hand shop and restored by me- amazing find!

Overall, this was our favorite party yet! So many amazing vendors and a fantastic photographer. This party really felt like “us“, more than just a theme, but rather a great party that celebrated all the things we love.”

Vendor Credit
By |2017-04-21T16:56:41+00:00July 19th, 2011|Kids Birthday, Parties for Girls|

About the Author:

JESSICA WILCOX of Modern Moments admits to being kept awake by new creative ideas. Friends are amazed that she no sooner has a great idea for a new product than it appears on her website – beautiful and ready for customers!

This artistic, high-energy entrepreneur with a degree in business discovered her flair for design as she settled into domestic life in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and first son six years ago. Since then, she’s had two more adorable boys and has begun two flourishing design-related businesses, one for custom home décor and one for print goods and party supplies.

Her flair for party details is the reason she is now developing a third business. A lover of “all things cupcake,” Jessica not only creates unique party décor but loves to cook savory snacks and bake sweet treats that creatively express the event’s theme. Lucky family members get to enjoy her design and culinary creations on a regular basis, and she’s now ready to share her party planning brilliance with the world. Watch for it!


  1. Jackie Andrews July 19, 2011 at 11:00 am

    How precious and inspired is this crabby party? Thank you for making me smile today!


  2. Kristen G. July 19, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Super cute! LOVE all the attention to details you have and the theme! Awesome job!

  3. HiLLjO July 19, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Oh I love the girly twist on the usually-natuically-colored crabby party! So whimsical and cute!

  4. ellenmarie July 19, 2011 at 11:53 am

    wow, that is SO cute!!

  5. aj July 19, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    this birthday party iz sooo cute!!!!! :) great job i LOVE IT!!!!

  6. Charisse of A Glitz Event July 19, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    LOVE IT!! The hutch is beautiful and the colors are fantastic. What’s not to love!

  7. Carmen July 19, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Oh yay! I love Jess, she pulls off some amazing parties!

  8. I love everything about this theme!!!!!!!! It’s so adorable and girlie. Perfect for summer. I’m trying to get ideas right now.

    – Sarah

  9. Jen @ The Finer Things July 19, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I don’t think this party could be any cuter! Adore the birthday girl’s outfit, too!

  10. Nikki Brown July 19, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Love this party!! The crabs are too cute and very original for a beach theme!

  11. Ebony {Sparkling Events & Designs} July 19, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Love Party Box Design…. Love Jess and this party was super fabulous!!!!!


  12. Deborah July 20, 2011 at 6:35 am

    This is such a precious party. I would of never thought of combining those things but it works perfectly. I love the crabby bar and sign.

  13. Jenninfer July 20, 2011 at 10:21 am

    I love this!!! I am thinking of doing something similar for my twins first birthday. Where did you get the adorable shirt?

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