There’s something iconic about pink flamingos (flamencos rosados), and today we will share how to throw a pink flamingo themed party at your own fiesta in your backyard!
We love hot pink party ideas, and the flamingo party ideas we are about to share help you make that DIY backyard party bright and happy even before the craft cocktails at home starts flowing!
A flamingo pink party, shares brilliant colors, and fun party wares, and livens up the ambiance, without having to add plants, and totally change your living space, but instead just adding fun pops of pink from the flamingo party decorations!
Our Flamingo Party Ideas Happened Because…
The birthday season at my house starts at the beginning of June and ends in Mid July amidst the Fourth of July parties as well!
We celebrate four birthdays, Father’s Day, and one extra party for getting out of school and starting summer within that time span (I’m such a sucker for a themed party and family fun!)
As you can tell from my above statements, my house is a revolving door of people and parties, and by July 8, I am done with all parties and seeking a vacation.
What makes each and every birthday different is that I theme them for my kids and my husband so that everyone feels special.
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The Crazy Party Rules In Our Home For Each Person’s Birthday
- no one has the same meal
- no one has the same cake
- no one has the same party theme
- and everyone has to be at the party (set aside time!)
- I shop a lot at Oriental Trading (an NO,, this post is not sponsored!), just hinting where to find the flamingo decor.
I helped my daughter find a theme. We decided it was time to use hot pink party ideas because my daughter and I are clearly outnumbered by the men in the house.
Now you know why we threw the party, and now we will share how to throw a pink flamingo-themed party so you can throw the same kind of party using ours as inspiration to create your own!
Now, it’s time to help you learn how to Pink Flamingo themed party!
What Flamingo Party Decorations Should We Get?
If you want to throw your own pink flamingo birthday party or a hot pink party we suggest any and all of these items, and we’ll share a few of our own pics so you can see our setup.
- disposable flamingo decorative paperwares
- tables for food
- tables for eating
- Fun flamingo food picks
- fun, colorful table covers
- decorative cake with flamingo cake topper
- great pink drinks
- colorful drink cups (non-breakable are best)
Flamingo Party Decorations For Your Table
There are no right or wrong hues of pink or teal, and anything luau-like will work mixed in as well!
Here’s a little example of the items we placed atop one of the party tables.
To add in pops of color, we use Fiestaware dishes which are like a party every day on their own, and add to the hot pink party ideas as well as the flamingo party decorations color theme!
With so many parties and so little time to get them all together, we love using paperware at our parties it makes cleanup and setup easier and truly allows you to find the best versatility in color for each party.
I chose lovely little appetizer plates with flamingos and Pink Flamingo Drink Napkins.
Pink Flamingo Party Decorations Include Paperware
- cups (some)
First, cover a table with a Flamingo Tablecover, and it makes it look so much more festive!
Then add the Flamingo Birthday Garland to the table’s base and tape it down because if it is windy the garland banner will fly!
Use plenty of plates with Flamingos on them to keep the pink flamingo birthday party theme bumping!
In fact, I keep stockpiling plates with flamingos whenever I see a new set and this Flamingo 50-piece set really caught my attention, what do you think?
The plates are tropical and fun and scream, “PARTEE!” or is it just me? They are actually stronger than I thought they would be when I originally ordered them.
That’s important because when someone has had a bit too much to drink they stack their plate a little high and of course, the plate collapses if it is weak!
Here are other pink flamingo plate options to help you
- Totally tropical flamingos plates with more gold through them
- luau party plates with flamingos
- watermelon and flamingo plates
- Green fern leaves with brilliant pink flamingo plates
Attention To Detail With Exceptional Flamingo Party Decoration Ideas
If you are like us, you’ll go ALL in to the theme and that includes covering any and ever table with either Pink Flamingo disposable table covers or with a tropical luau-themed table covers!
Disposable Flamingo table covers are great!
Cut each of the flamingo table covers to size add a candle or a light source or snackbowls and you are set to nail the pink flamingo party theme!
Coordinate everything, leave no table uncovered and keep the theme of Luau and Pink Flamingos cohesive!
Details matter and everyone notices when a party is done well!
Pro Party Tip For Tablecovers
Generally a plastic table cover can be cut into many table covers if you need to cover many small tables, so you don’t need to buy as many as you think.
Next, if you truly are going ALL-In with the Pink Flamingo and Luau theme then you totally need to get the Pink Flamingo Washi tape!
- flamingo or luau tape is helpful to hold table covers down
- to pin up the Pin the Tail In The Flamingo Game
- And flamingo tape should be taped onto your screen door so no one walks through the door (yes we’ve had this happen in both of our homes!)
Glasses To Cheer With For a Pink Flamingo Birthday Party
Remember the occassion you are celebrating and add the right pieces in, such as a birthday party.
We added a fun glass that we grabbed at one of the dollar stores and added it atop the flamingo cocktail napkin to keep the hot pink party ideas moving along!
I combined pink and orange summer plastic tumblers (that we had) with Biodegrable Flamingo Straws to make the perfect glasses for colorful margaritas!
Dressing Up Your Chairs Using Flamingo Party Ideas
Now it was time to cover those patio chairs and get the Luau flavor of the flamingo party as you might notice when buying party decorations that are flamingo-related lots of luau items are also part of it.
So, rather leaving the chairs in the yard just drab, and instead adding a pop of color, we added artificial flower leis.
The Maholo Leis were used to decorate the chairs and as a second piece of the party, they were also for everyone to grab as they entered the party and we placed more in a large tub!
They served double duty and made it look really festive without having to do much.
I heart Hawaii and after spending a few weeks there over a few different trips, this just reminds me of it! Simple accessories put together really make a big party splash of fun right?
Hot pink party ideas
- add bright pink flowers in vases around the party and on the table
- Add hot pink lights to the umbrella
- Install cafe lights with color change options and light it up PINK!
Sushi & Flamingos More Easy Flamingo Party Ideas
This party has gone to the birds or the fish?
As soon as I started layering the tray, I realized it needed something else, and while the tray was not complete when I photo’d it to share with you, you get the idea.
I added in Pink flamingo plastic food picks and they are so cute!
Sushi is a great party appetizer as long as you keep in in a temperature controlled environment (on ice)
Don’t Forget The Flamingo Blowups
We purchased some of our flamingo party decorations to be purely corny and this is Steve the Flamingo.
Hiding as not to be seen, yet so pink, he’s the life of the party and note you are about to learn why Steve is standing atop a towel.
Quick story, a week before the party, Steve arrived into our home and each night, one of the kids would pop STEVE into the closet of their sibling like an ongoing game.
First, my boys hid Steve in my daughter’s room and when she walked in she screamed!
Naturally payback was worse and Steve got hung from his feet to the paddle fan and placed in the shower, etc. becuase it became like Elf on the Shelf with a four foot pink flamingo!
Well, STEVE was part of our flamingo party ideas, and not meant to be toyed around with, and Steve the flamingo popped a few nights before the party from being dragged room to room and we had to ER express him from Amazon for our party!
This is about 4 feet tall, jumbo inflatable flamingo and we had more fun with this than you can believe.
So Steve is standing on a towel so the cement does not pop his feet, and he cracked a few cold ones as the night wore on and please note that even the inflatable flamingo (Steve) was wearing a Mahalo Lei.
Your Flamingo Party Decorations To Lead The Way To The Party Space
Naturally, the pink plastic flamingo party decorations must be part of your fiesta, use them with bamboo-framed chalkboards to point the direction of the party so the party-goers know where to come!
If you are going to have a party, share it with the world. I want to announce my parties and share the love.
Everyone coming by says “Happy Birthday” and it is perfectly festive with these flamingo banners.
I also added some cafe patio lights (later I stained the posts but I didn’t have time for the party)
Don’t forget the easy stuff like really Large Sized Pink Flamingo Balloons!
We have been having a lot of trouble purchasing mylar balloons with helium. It would seem that there is a shortage of helium? Who knows, but we found something even better!
We inflated these ourselves after they arrived via mail. These flamingos stole the show! Best of all, they shipped right to my house, so it was ONE less thing to run out for!
Our Hot Pink Party Ideas For The Cake
Cake is the quintessential to any party and for me, it’s all about the icing color!
This cake made my daughter so happy, and you can see why!
I bought the cake at Sam’s Club, as they have some of the best designs for summer parties and the price is always perfect.
The cake was for 16 of us, and trust me there was plenty and the icing is sweet!
While I could not find a Pink Flamingo cake or anyone to make one fast, I did manage to find and order this brilliant cake!
No party would be complete without cake and I made sure to serve up a ‘hot pink cake’ flamingo colored, with some neon icing.
To keep it cool we added in some ice cream deco and it was perfection! The summer party that was Pink was a hit!
Don’t Forget To Use Our Flamingo Party Ideas Inside Too
For those guests that want to be inside rather than out, keep the Flamingo groove going! I did.
- hot pink placemats
- summer fresh cut florals
- pink flamingo tablecloth
- Fun colored glasses
- Fiesta Ware
Now You Know How To Throw A Pink Flamingo Theme Party So Use It
Use our ideas as inspiration to create your own flamingo party ideas and be sure to come back and tell us what else you added to your party!
Have a great Flamingo fiesta! ~ Dana XO