Nothing screams summer like bright colors, flamingos and pineapples, and that's exactly the feeling we wanted to achieve with our Flock of Fun Summer Party!
Jen T. by Design had an adorable flamingo party suite that coordinated perfectly with our theme and the décor flowed easily from there.
We gave mini lawn ornament flamingos from Oriental Trading a little more personality by spray-painting them each a different bright color, then fancied them with flowers and feathers, of course!
The colors in the chevron gift-wrap turned table runner tied everything together as if it was made just for the event. The pineapples were given a little pizazz with confetti to play off the shape of the balloons in the arch over the dessert table.
As luck would have it, Target’s Pillow Fort line had an adorable flamingo shower curtain that worked perfectly as our photo-op backdrop – all it needed was a banner and some tropical crepe paper flowers to blend seamlessly with the theme.
To shake their sillies out, our little guests played ring toss with the larger sized flamingos (who also stood guard over the desserts), and hula danced.
For their take-home crafts they decorated aqua lace mermaid crowns and felt pineapple clips. They also added fabric to inexpensive flip flops to give them a little more style.
After working up an appetite dancing and crafting, the girls noshed on their choice of cupcakes or cake, and pink lemonade. We added hand-painted green meringues to the tops of the lemon cupcakes to mimic the look of a pineapple, and decorated a naked cake purchased from Target.
Did you know Target sells "take and decorate" cakes?! 'Tis true! They're perfect for gals like me who love to craft, but hate to bake (because, well, sticky fingers and all!). They're pretty tasty too!
Party favors were darling lollipops decorated as either a flamingo or a pineapple.
The day was chock full of merriment, crafts, dancing, karaoke, games, giggles, and most importantly friendship and fun!
Printables – Jen T. by Design
Photographer – Moments by Maredith
Paper products, balloons, cake and cupcakes – Target
Flamingos – Oriental Trading
Picture frames and lace detailed vases – Ikea