Close your eyes and think about what every little girl dreams of -- pillow fights, dressing up, sashaying down the runway, painted nails, delicious cupcakes and shopping -- it all comes true at the Pink Pastry Parlor.
Owner Tiffany Young (below) has created the perfect pink dream for girls of all ages to come, have a party, sample the 21 different cupcakes made every day in the store and just make memories. Frankly, it will put a big smile on every parent’s face as well.
Targeted for girls 2 to 15, the Pink Pastry Parlor is the perfect place for birthday parties and other celebrations. And, while it is aimed for those of the female persuasion (and 52 gallons of pink paint on the walls prove it), boys will have fun as well especially in the boys’ corner complete with train sets and other more masculine toys.
The Pink Pastry Parlor, which just opened its second Atlanta location at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead , is perfect for birthday parties. These all-inclusive parties can be customized to the birthday girl’s wishes. For two hours the children can let loose in the Pink Pillow Fight Room (complete with beds for jumping up and down); Spa Room (where each child receives a pedicure, manicure, and hair and make-up session); Runway Room (where they play dress-up and walk a runway with pumping music and lights); Game Room (featuring the Pink Library, Fitness Center, Doll House City, Wii World and Boy’s Club). Plus they can make crafts and eat cupcakes. The kids can even have a baking class or learn how to make an apron or a tiara. The soiree’s grand finale takes place in the Tea & Cupcakes Room (below), where delicious cupcakes are served as the party princesses sit down for etiquette lessons and a tea party.
To a hurried parent’s delight, the folks at the Pink Pastry Parlor handle everything involved with the party -- invitations, balloons, decor, setup and clean-up. Additional package options include gift registry, pink limo transportation and goody bags.
“We are thrilled to welcome girls, their friends and families at our new Buckhead location at Phipps Plaza,” says Young. “Pink Pastry Parlor strives not only to empower these young women to be all they can be, but also to give them the chance to just have fun. We believe in going above and beyond to make every guest feel special, whether they are stopping by for a cupcake, spending a few hours at our Stay N Play or celebrating with a full-blown theme party.”
The great news is that you don’t even have to have a party to enjoy the Pink Pastry Parlor, which also has a location in Alpharetta. For parents trying to do some serious shopping, the 6,800-square-foot Phipps Plaza location offers Stay N Play, where parents can drop their children off while they shop, dine or watch a movie. Kids can participate in the hourly crafts or baking classes and then head to the Game Room. Stay N Play is available from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., although late nights are available if requested for restaurant and movie patrons. Don’t have to worry about babysitters anymore!
Need a quick activity? Well, come to the Pink Pastry Parlor for baking and crafts classes. Of course, what girl doesn’t like to shop? With that in mind, Pink Pastry Parlor has more than 1,500 items -- such as custom-made tutus, designer aprons, bling and clothes. Don’t forget to stop by for one of the delicious homemade cupcakes, many of them from Young’s family recipes, and ice cream.
Young says that a woman never outgrows her inner princess, so grown-up women can have a party as well. “We have sort of old-fashioned pajama parties for women, whether it’s for a girls’ night out or a birthday,” says Young. “Who doesn’t want to enjoy a bit of their childhoods and memories? The women enjoy our fun rooms as much as the children -- maybe more because we serve them champagne!”
The Pink Pastry Parlor brings a new fun to Phipps Plaza and is perfect for children of all ages. As Young says, “Come to the Pink Pastry Parlor to celebrate the pink power in all of us through pampering, friendship and great dessert!”
Mary Welch is a veteran journalist who writes about travel, lifestyle and business. Her work has appeared in publications such as the "Atlanta Journal Constitution," "The Fulton County Daily Report" and "Family Vacation Critic."