I think this might just be my favorite birthday party theme EVER! Thankfully, the birthday girl agreed and thoroughly enjoyed her “Flamingle”. There have been some beautiful flamingo parties posted over the last year or so – so there was lots of inspiration that went into the party. First up, the invitation:
I couldn’t find just what I needed so I purchased clip art from The Cheeky Darling on Etsy.
Then the fun began!
Vivi’s Cabana – aka our back porch – filled with pink and mint and whimsical touches. My goal was high-impact, low-ish effort. A huge shout out to my mama who made V’s party dress.
I outsourced the birthday cake this year (in support of Vivi’s school silent auction) and when I told the baker what I had planned for the cake topper she just laughed! The mini yard flamingo got a coat of gold spray paint and a wooden skewer to stay in the cake. The “Happy Birthday” was cut from some My Mind’s Eye paper with a Silhouette Cameo.
The honeycomb ball ‘swag’/ garland was probably my favorite touch. I followed the tutorial at Oh Happy Day but it was truly as easy as tying the honeycomb balls to heavy duty string and arranging them!
I actually made it about a week in advance (hanging from two cabinet knobs in my laundry room – super convenient!) because I was worried it would really be as easy as it sounded.
A couple of paper fans tucked in the back and some gold flamingos tucked in a la The Alison Show were the finishing touches.
The other 46 flamingos at the party were festooned with party hats and tucked all over the front and back yard. Peeking in the background, I hung some super inexpensive sheer curtains to look like the curtains of a cabana.
Can I just take a moment to profess my love of all things tissue paper decoration? High impact, low effort.
The copper bucket was a Dollar Spot find that I spray painted with copper spray paint.
Also inspired by Alison’s Flamingo Fest, the party favors were, what else? Yard flamingos. At the Flamingo Adoption Center, each guest had a card and inside the card it gave a name of a flamingo to find in the front yard on their way out.
Sarah made the adorable flamingo clips with the Silhouette Curio and mailed them to me.
Sprinkled through the flock of flamingos in the front yard were the adoptable flamingos – each with a Florida retirement home inspired name. Not only was it fun to watch the kids (and parents) get attached to ‘their’ flamingo, it was an amazing exit strategy!
(Real life moment: Y’all – my yard took a beating last year. I will fully admit that I do NOT have an affinity for landscaping. Send help!)
If the flock in the front yard wasn’t enough to let you know you’d arrived at the right spot – the flamingo on the front door might’ve been a clue! More honeycomb balls and some tissue paper tassels added some flair.
The highlight of the party was the snow cone truck that paid a visit (also courtesy of the school silent auction…). Everyone was able to choose their own flavor or flavor combination and it was such a fun treat!
Thinking about throwing a Flamingle this summer? I highly suggest it!
tissue paper fans | Oriental Trading Company
patterned paper for garland/flamingo party hats | My Mind’s Eye On Trend 2
yard flamingos | Bloem via Amazon
mini flamingos | Bloem via Amazon
sheer ‘cabana’ curtains | Amazon