Move over pineapple and watermelon, here comes the flamingo! Let your little princess flamingle with her friends or throw a pool party with bucket loads of pink. Either way, flamingos are the perfect theme for a summer shindig.
From invites to party bags we’ve done the searching for you and found 20 essentials for a fab flamingo party.
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There are loads of great downloadable invites you can find on Etsy. Here are some of our flamingo favourites: Printable Flamingo Pool party invitation $20.28, Let’s Flamingle Printable party invitation ($14.49), Flamingo Invitations ($21.43) – and all can be personalised with your child’s name and party details.
Have a drink on us
These little cuties will make the drinks taste sweeter! Make sure you add a pin to make the wings move. (via Design is Yay)
No boring hats
Boring party hats are banished with this extra cool DIY party hat. How dandy will your guests look doing musical statues in these numbers! (via Shoes Off Please)
Add some flamingo fancy to cheap sunglasses for a cool photo prop or extra special favour gift. (via Lily All Sorts)
Anyone for doughnuts?
Flamingo doughnuts make a sweet treat for party guests. (via Like the Cheese)
Flamingos all in a row
There are step-by-step instructions on how to make these hot pink cookies. They take a little skill but will be worth it! (via Tell Love and Party)
Flamingo on a stick
Sparkly pink marshmallows fit the theme and will be eaten in a flash! (via The Decorated Cookie)
Sophisticated party food
If you’re looking for a culinary challenge or something a tad more sophisticated – look no further than these dainty macaroon flamingos. (via Sugar and Cloth)
If decorating cookies and cupcakes isn’t your thing then try printable cupcake toppers ($7.10). Simply make a plain cupcake, print out the topper and stick it in. Quick and easy – just how we like it!
Fun and games
Put on a show
The kids can make these easy straw puppets and put on a show. Different to the standard party games and it uses their imagination! (via The Tom Kat Studio)
Give the kids a memory of the best party ever with a flamingo temporary tattoos ($8.95).
Make a splash
Flamingos love the water but if you don’t have a pool why not make one. Fill a blow up pool with water and add pink balloons. Safer than water and perfect for mini party guests. (via Studio DIY)
Set the table
Instead of using a regular vase you can hollow out a pineapple! It gives a fruity touch to your party decorating. (via Pizzazzerie)
Give it a whack
A party isn’t a party without a piñata. Give this DIY pink flamingo piñata a go. (via Best Friends For Frosting)
Send them home
When it is time to send your little flamingos home give them a thank you bag with a printable treat bag topper ($9.94). They fit perfectly to a regular snap lock bag!
Get your ice creams!
This dessert table is to die for and that mound of fairy floss is making us drool! Re-create the look with a large foil number balloons ($14.95), large round balloons ($7.95) and large foil flamingo balloon ($9.92) (via Kara’s Party Ideas)
Cut the cake
Mixing ombre style icing with a cute fluffy flamingo makes this a very impressive cake and centrepiece for you party. (via Dear Lizzy)
When only three layers will do
This spectacular cake will have your guests talking long after the party is over. With step-by-step instructions it is totally do-able too! (via The Cake Blog)