A few weeks back we celebrated my youngest daughter’s 5th birthday flamingo style! Some time last year she became quite obsessed with these pretty little birds – which led to her picking the theme. To be honest, I was just as excited as she was!
Party like a Flamingo!
Flamingos symbolize boldness and confidence which really suits our daughter perfectly, so it’s no wonder she chose the theme.
Of all the parties we’ve had to date, I think this celebration was our favorite. Since flamingos are super trendy at the moment, it was an easy party to gather decorations for. Instead of an all pink color scheme, we incorporated some rose gold into the mix, because pink and rose gold. Need I say more?
I plan and style all of our parties from start to finish. Although doing the work myself, can be daunting at times, it’s a great way to keep our celebrations cost effective. And since I love to bake and style and play hostess, I look forward to creating the treats, the decor and also putting my old floral experience to good use.
Fortunately for me, I have my mom who’s an amazing cook and loves to share her time and her delicious recipes with a crowd. I can always rely on her to bring something yummy for the party- that’s totally where I get my creative skills from too!
After the confetti settles and all of our guests have gone home, I usually spend a good portion of the evening, or the next morning taking photographs of all the party decor, so that I can share it with you here.
This was the first party that we’ve had in our new home, so we were in a rush to have furniture delivered and get our place set up in time for the celebration. We ended up having 15 kids at the party and ran into a few snags. The face painter we hired canceled on us last-minute, but surprisingly, none of our guests seemed to care. They were too busy playing with the giant flamingo float, and bouncing in the bouncy castle. That being said, if you’re planning a flamingo birthday party soon, I definitely recommend getting a pool float. We didn’t even have a pool, but it made for adorable decor, and the kids absolutely loved it!
Speaking of flamingo floats, we had plenty minis floating around in our kiddie pool beverage cooler. I found the pool on Amazon, that I will link below. We filled the pool with ice and refreshments to keep them cool for our guests- it was the perfect size for our party and worked like a charm!
We served small bites for the kids. Popcorn, chips, veggies and fresh tropical fruit. We also had frozen fruit smoothies, complete with flamingo umbrellas and pink flamingo picks.
Rose gold letter balloons that spelled the words FLAMINGO were strung across our mantle, with pink honeycomb balls and monstera leaves adorning the tables.
Guests were greeted with this cute little sign when they entered the party.
And I arranged rose bouquets in white and pink and finished each with pink flamingo toppers.
Ever since my girls were little I’ve been making personalized mini birthday cakes for them. I usually just bake 1 cake in a 9″ round cake pan, then cut three round shapes out of the finished cake, with a drinking glass. I layer the rounds with frosting, then top them with sweet garnishes, like macarons, and mini cookies. Sprinkles and a tiny umbrella were the cutest finishing touches for our sweet mini cake!
In addition to the cake, the guests really enjoyed decorating cupcakes with sprinkles, flamingo gummies from Germany and marshmallows.
Frosting options were vegan pineapple and strawberry, to go on top of homemade vanilla bean cupcakes. Pineapple & rose gold plates can be found in my shop.
We also served homemade pineapple coconut macarons and coconut lime sugar cookies. I decorated the cookies with royal icing and designed a custom flamingo and watermelon cutter for the celebration. Both cutter shapes were so fit for our theme!
We loaded the addictive salt water taffy from Trader Joes into a cute a white & gold pineapple dish that I found at Target.
I decorated the macarons with flamingos and flamingo faces using edible markers by Wilton, then brushed them with a mix of pink and gold paint, for a rose gold finish.
Guests played the party game pin the beak on flamingo! It was so funny because apparently they could see through our blindfold, so we ended up having a 10 kiddo tie. Oops!! We found the adorable game over on Etsy and then printed off a poster size at Costco. The game cost $20 total with printing.
After treats and presents, guests went home with a goodie bag. Inside the bag: a flamingo cookie cutter, custom bag of flamingo sprinkle mix, flamingo sunnies found at the dollar store, tattoos and a glow bracelets.
We extended the celebration into the evening with our loved ones. It couldn’t have been a better day!
Big cheers for our birthday girl! We can’t believe she’s five and heading into Kindergarten soon. She continues to surprise and amaze us with her growing confidence and goofy personality, and we can’t wait to see what the year ahead brings.
Thanks for reading!
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