I’m Dreaming of a Pink Christmas…

It felt good to say to Scarlet “Yes, sweetie, we can get a pink tree.” In my defense, I did not know they would also add glitter. But you know what? She’s only gonna be three once. Sparkle while you can!

When I shared a picture of our tree on our facebook group, hundreds of people commented with their support of the pinkness. My husband’s favorite comment went something like this: “What a fun mommy you are! and what a great daddy for allowing it!” Carleton’s response? “Does receiving a text message saying ‘guess what color our tree is?’ count as me allowing it? Then you’re welcome.” HA. But when he came home and saw it, he really, truly did love it, if only because of the joy it brought our daughter. There’s nothing quite like the look on a little girl’s face when her pinkest dreams come true, is there?

Curious about how this whole pink tree thing works?

The past few years a few Christmas tree lots here in Los Angeles (this particular one is on the northeast corner of La Cienega and Olympic if anyone really needs to run out and get a pink tree right this second) have started to offer flocking in a variety of colors. I’ve seen red, blue, aqua, purple, pink, and even yellow, along with your tried-and-true white.

At the lot there was one pink tree but it was only 4 feet tall, and according to Scarlet it was just not pink enough. So we selected a larger tree and they flocked it pink overnight. The kind dude at the lot consulted with Scarlet about the preferred level of pinkness and informed me that in order to reach such a level, the tree would be heavily covered in flocked goo that would end up all over my house. At this point, having already given in to the princess fantasy, i said what the heck, go for it (note: i loved all the facebook comments saying what a great mother I was for this – i had thought that spoiling your child and giving into their every whim was maybe a bad thing, ha ha).

The next day our tree was delivered but it was not the tree we had selected – instead it was about double the size, over ten feet tall. No complaints from my peanut gallery.

I had intended to decorate it all in gold, with big gold balls and gold glitter ornaments handmade by Scarlet and I.

But time got away from us so we went shopping and picked out a few new ornaments instead. Our favorite is this London suitcase, since Scarlet and I went to London together this year.

Strung some lights (ooo, i wish i had ordered pink lights but i think dad’s head might have exploded), made some hot chocolate, and called it a night.

So that’s that. Would you ever have a pink christmas tree? Or what other color would you try? Would your husband “allow” it? LOL




Wow…I feel like saying only in California! I don't mind the color or the flocking…just that there is that service available! Very fun. We enjoy a few fiber-optic trees myself…on glittery red.


You're a great mom! I would love to see my lil gal's face light up too with a pink tree. Pink tinsels are the closest we can get.

Brandy Brooks

Love it!!!! Our trees are white and silver this year and man do I love the silver! So do the kids its their fav.! Great job with the tree, I may just have to do that for my Scarlett in the future(shes 1.5) : ). Love everything you all do!


I think it is beautiful! As far as the clean up, how bad can it be? Take of the ornaments and such, wrap the whole thing up in garbage bags to get it our of your house. No big, completely worth the amazing pinkness of it!


I have never heard of or seen a flocked tree before. I thought you could only get this snowy look on artificial trees! How cool!


I live in Los Angeles too! I drive by that tree lot all of the time, but I actually live right by th one on the corner of Santa Monica and Beverly Glen so we got ours there. I also have a three year old daughter and seeing this makes me wish we had bought a pink one! But our daughter does live our regular old green one.


Our bedroom is hot pink and it was my husband's idea. I really hate that men get automatically pigeon-holed as hating certain colors because they are girly. When we were decorating our bedroom we decided on a mid-century meets Bollywood theme (clean lines, bright colors) and he was the one who suggested the hot pink. I suggested turquoise. When we got the paint chips we both liked the pink best. So hurray for your pink tree! And why shouldn't your husband like it?


I don't know about a colored tree for me but i would mind a snow flocked tree. I will say if my child ever asks for a colored tree I will oblige bc as you said… they are only children for a short, short time.


I love the pink tree, but I don't know about the clean up stuff. You'll have to let us know what the clean up turned out to be. I'm sure that we, too, would oblige though if the Moose asked us for a pink (or whatever color) tree LOL We don't have room for a big tree, so this year we're decorating the banana tree since it's the Moose's favorite house plant :)


i would love an aqua or purple flocked tree! but i've never seen any places that do that here in Nebraska. is it flammable or anything with the lights?


one year i decorated my parents' tree with only purple and pink ornaments, from those they already had in their vast collection of ornaments. she also had pink and purple lights already. i loved it, but my father complained the whole season – what a square.

Jenny Jackson Kersting

I would definitely have a pink Christmas tree, the hotter the better. Matt would go for it, too, lucky me!


If we had tree flocking services here, I'd try any color my girls liked! That's awesome! My husband lives in a house of girls, and isn't picky about stuff like that – yay!

Heldin des Chaos

If you could cover a whole tree in cotton candy? Because I might just try it :-) But when it comes to christmas I personly like my tree like I remember it from my childhood, not only the colors but also the smell of a real tree that fills the whole room.


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