Birthday season in my house starts June 1 and ends July 8. I celebrate 4 birthdays, Father’s Day, and one extra party for getting out of school and starting summer within that time span. My house is a revolving door of people and parties and by July 8 I am done with all parties and seeking vacation.
What makes each and every birthday different is that I theme them for my kids and my husband so that everyone feels special and no one has the same meal or theme. This year I decided it was time to go pink because my daughter and I are clearly outnumbered by the men in the house. After all, real mean do pink right?
Here’s how to throw a Pink Flamingo themed party and I took my inspiration from luaus and tossed in some of my own personality. Lavishly live parties out loud with this how to throw a party DIY and let me know how your party turns out!
How To Throw A Pink Flamingo Themed Party
I heart Pink Flamingos, they are happy and festive. Nothing shouts party more than Pink Flamingos and all the fixings. So as a party kind of gal, I am happy to share with you my picks for fun Flamingo wares and how to! Ready, set, Party!!
With so many parties and so little time to get them all together, I am a firm believer in paperwares. I do mix in some brilliantly colored Fiestaware as it is party-ready. I chose lovely little appetizer plates with flamingos as well as Pink Flamingo Napkins.
Cover a plastic table with a Flamingo Tablecover and it makes it look so much more festive right? Then we added the Flamingo Birthday Garland to the base of the table and taped it down because it was windy that evening.
I also took the time to cover the other smaller table so everything was coordinated. Details Matter.
The Flamingo Beverage napkins were the perfect compliment to the Happy Birthday Glasses (those were from a dollar store of some sort).
I combined plastic tumblers (that we had) with Tissue Flamingo Straws from Oriental Trading Company to make the perfect glasses that help margaritas! Now it was time to cover those patio chairs and get the Luau part of the Flamingo Party on.
The Maholo Leis were used to decorate the chairs and were there for everyone entering the party, so 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? Now, I think I also should have added some fresh floral to the table centers and used the umbrella to hang more lights, what do you think?
Sushi & Flamingos
This party has gone to the birds or the fish? I mean, you gotta deck it all out. Sushi keeps it light and delish and also provides something for those of us that don’t eat meat but want a treat. Look at those picks, so darn cute.
Buying the sushi is a fast appetizer that looks festive on any platter. I made sure to find one that kind of was already in party mode!
There is a grouping you may not expect to see, but I grabbed a party tray we had in the house, added some fresh sushi and then I put in these great little Plastic Flamingo Picks that I found at Oriental Trading to keep the Pink Flamingo Theme Going Strong.
Finally, when you need a laugh, a central focus, you totally need a ‘Steve’ or that is what my kids named him. This is about 4 feet tall, jumbo inflatable flamingo and we had more fun with this than you can believe.
First, we hid it in my daughter’s room and when she walked in she screamed! Then Steve the Flamingo came to our Flamingo Themed party and cracked a few cold ones as he watched the stock dwindle down as the night wore on! Please note, even the inflatable flamingo (Steve) was wearing a Mahalo Lei.
Flamingos Lead The Way
If you are going to 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 banners. Signs are good too, it helps your guests decide whether to come to the back or the front door.
Party banners are fun and they add a little more to the decor, so I hung this on our Patio Lights. The banners definitely are an ornate part of our party.
First, it’s about the icing, then it’s about the colors, last about the batter. This cake just made my heart so happy. 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 14 of us, and trust me there was plenty and the icing is sweet!
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!
For those guests that want to be inside rather than out, keep the Flamingo groove going! I did. Look at this cute tablecloth and all the Fiestaware I put down. Fiestaware is so happy and so festive.
It is really easy to plan a themed party, I had a great time planning this one and found a lot of great products to meet what I was looking for. Lavishly live life out loud and throw a themed pink flamingo party! Tell me what you added to yours.