Hues of hot pink and black and white stripes combined with clean, modern lines & darling flamingo details made this Flamingo Themed Birthday Party an incredibly fun soiree for Hoopla Events to style in celebration of a sweet girl’s 4th birthday. After the birthday girl got a flamingo tank top last year, she matter-of-factly announced one day that she wanted a flamingo party for her next birthday. That was an easy theme to pick!
It’s always fun styling an event around a child-chosen theme, and the invitation, party decorations, cake, cookies and favors were all designed with flamingoes in mind. And all of the precious details were beautifully captured by Aspin Photography. Adorable!
Designed from scratch for this event, the adorable invitation and coordinating printable collection by Anders Ruff Custom Designs are preppy and fun and perfect for summer parties, bridal showers or even a sweet 4th birthday party. What a wonderful first impression! Anders Ruff is revered in the graphic design industry for their lovely design work and attention to details and we can see why! How cute were these printables?! The “extras” they included in their invitation suite to add that “wow” factor really made all the difference. Personalized details on enclosure cards and to/from address labels for the envelopes were beautiful ways to send gorgeous customized invitations to party guests.
Having friends that own a wonderful entertainment space is a bonus, but when they allow you to use that space and set up a beautifully customized event, that is truly the icing on the proverbial cake. Held at Charli’s Safari, a popular indoor play land full of adventure, Mom set out to make her daughter’s flamingo birthday party dreams come true! From bouncy houses, climbing structure, laser tag and video games, the kids were able to let loose and have fun being “kids.” Each guest left the party exhausted from having a ton of fun!
Tables were set using popular “party paper” from SmashCake & Co., as table runners. Eye catching black and white paper products (available for purchase by emailing Hoopla Events) highlighted each spot. Adorable water bottles with custom themed beverage wrappers and sweet flamingo straws from Oriental Trading accented each place setting. What a dream come true!
Gorgeous centerpieces designed by Stems Floral Design were embellished with party paper ribbon and mini flamingo yard ornaments and adorned the tables. The added height to the table by adding festive balloons to each chair was a wonderful complement. They helped complete the look and add a feeling of festiveness to the party space.
For the main meal, party guests enjoyed pizza and appetizers made by Charlie’s Safari staff. Hoopla Events added a little flair to the vegetable and fruit cups by putting them in clear cups and lining them with cupcake wrappers sold in their Etsy shop.
An extra beverage station was set up with more cute flamingo straws and custom wrapped water bottles. Flamingo tumblers from I Have A Favor were the perfect cups for the birthday girl and her sister to drink out of.
Because ice cream is one of the birthday girl’s favorite treats, an ice cream bar was a natural choice for her celebration, along with traditional cake. Inspired by a darling canopy from Sugar Chic Events, Dad put his handyman skills to great use and build the base. A local custom sewing vendor, Especially Made Designs, sewed the pink and white striped canopy to finish it up. Adorable!
To dress up the ice cream bar, they framed 3 custom designed art pieces from Anders Ruff and added some gorgeous floral arrangements with flamingo picks from Stems Floral Design atop pink cake stands for height. To keep things simple, they served 3 flavors of ice cream and featured a variety of fun toppings for guests to choose from. Cute wooden scoops from SmashCake & Co., made it easy for serving the toppings.
Guests loved the sprinkles served up in Hoopla Events ceramic letter dishes. Custom wrapped whipping cream bottles looked so cute on the table, as did ribbon embellished jars of ice cream syrups and sauces! Be sure to peek at the perfectly pink flamingo cookies by Sugar Canvas Boutique Bakery that were in the first picture of this party. They were a hit!
Adorable ice cream cups (SmashCake & Co.) were dressed up in printable party circles and were accompanied by trendy striped wooden utensils from Pretty My Party. Aren’t the little details that tie the theme together so fun?
Cake is such a traditional part of birthday celebrations, that we just had to include one. Christina of 4 Kids Cake designed a gorgeous two tiered flamingo cake with polka dots and stripes to coordinate with the invitation and printables.
Thoughtful favors are a must at parties! Because they had so many cute ideas for favors, Hoopla Events decided to feature 3 on a separate favor table and let the guests choose their favorite to take home!
One of the choices was chocolate flamingo suckers by Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins. They looked impressive on the tiered display stand.
Push pops with vinyl flamingo accents by I Have A Favor, filled with jelly beans, were another fun option.
Finally, guests could choose beautiful custom fondant topped cupcakes (4 Kids Cake) to go and carry them in adorable striped cupcake boxes from SmashCake & Co. Isn’t the little “thank you” tag so sweet?
Anders Ruff designed a colorful happy birthday banner for the front of the table as well as a custom sign inviting guests to choose their favorite sweet. What a fun celebration for a sweet little girl! The kids and parents all had a great time and it was apparent that celebrating the birthday girl’s 4th birthday with flamingos was definitely the best idea ever! Fun!
Credits & Resources
Event Styling – Hoopla Events // Pink Cupcake Wrappers (vegetable cups), Black & White Striped Cupcake Wrappers (fruit cups) – Hoopla Events Etsy Store // Event Photography – Aspin Photography // Invites, Party Printables – Anders Ruff // Flamingo Cake and “4” Cupcake Toppers – 4 Kids Cake // Custom Flamingo Sugar Cookies – Sugar Canvas Boutique Bakery // Flamingo Chocolate Suckers – Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins // Candy Stripe Pink Frosting Party Paper, Polka Dot Black Licorice Party Paper Ribbon, Wooden Scoops, White Ice Cream Cups and Pink Stripe Cupcake Box – SmashCake & Co. // Flamingo Push Pops and Flamingo Tumblers – I Have A Favor // Custom Clothing – Sweet Threads Clothing // Flamingo Straws and mini pink flamingo yard ornaments – Oriental Trading // Striped Wooden Utensils – Pretty My Party // Floral Centerpieces – Stems Floral Design // Event Location – Charli’s Safari
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- Flamingo Straws
- Flamingo Food Party Picks
- Flamingo Swirl Pops
- Flamingo Table Centerpiece
- Hanging Flamingo Garland
- Flamingo Balloon
- Flamingo Party Lights
- Ceramic letter and number candy dishes
- Flamingo Cupcake Toppers
- Black and white polka dot balloons
- Pink and White Polka Dot Balloons
- Set of 3 Pink and White Polka Dot Lanterns
- Pink Polka Dot Flag Banner
- Wooden Favor Tags Kit with Pink Polka Dots
- Pink Polka Dot Party Kit- Serves 8
- Pink and White Polka Dot Table Runner
- Plastic Black and White Polka Dot Table Cover
- Black and White Polka Dot Candy Cups
- Pink and White Polka Dot Cupcake Wrappers
- 12 Vintage Milk Bottles
- Black Cake Stand
- 12″ Black Cake Stand
- 3-Tier Cake Pop Holder
- 25 Push Up Pop Containers
- Pink and White Striped Mini Popcorn Boxes
- Pink and White Striped Cupcake Boxes
- Black Wooden Letter