What do you do when you finish landscaping and need to celebrate? Throw a Flamingo Party, of course! (If you need the backstory on why I decided to throw a flamingo themed party, read here.)
I started stocking up on flamingo party decor at the beginning of summer, making sure to stick to a strict flamingo theme. Photo booths are a party standard these days, so I stocked up on Instax film for my polaroid and plenty of photo booth props. I picked up a pineapple microprint fabric for the “photo booth”, this flamingo wrapping paper, and this sparkly “Let’s Flamingle” banner off Etsy.
Etsy also saved the day, with these adorable Let’s Flamingle balloons.
We spray painted pineapples gold and set them around on the food and drink tables. I just love how they turned out! (Pictured below.) And, of course no flamingo party is complete without a flocked yard, so we scored a bunch of these plastic yard flamingoes from Home Depot. (I shopped around, and they were the cheapest place I could find them, fyi.) Sadly, I never nabbed a photo of the flock…. Too busy have fun, I guess. 😉
One of my favorite parts about the night was the personalized Snapchat geofilter I had created for the event. Jaxes Design helped my vision come to life, and created this custom geofilter for me. I just gave her my idea, and she created two images for me to choose from. For $20 bucks (plus a $5 submission fee to snapchat for the location) it was money well spent, if you ask me. She even gave me simple step-by-step instructions on how to submit the image to Snapchat. I submitted everything the day before my party, and it was approved the same day, so you don’t really have to plan that far in advance – which is nice. Then, any of your guests can enjoy the custom filter, while they are at your event. How fun is that?!
No party is complete without festive cocktails, and my buddy at Lee Spirits, Co helped me craft the cocktail menu. In keeping with the pink theme, we served up Spritz (which I can now say I am completely obsessed with!). For those that aren’t familiar with the beverage, it’s 3 parts rose, 2 parts aperol, and a splash of club soda. It’s all the rage in Italy, and I’m making a case for it to become a thing here, too. Who’s with me?!
Since Lee Spirits is a gin distiller, they created a yummy gin cocktail for the event, with watermelon puree and elderflower liquer. It was delicious! If you don’t think you are a gin person, I highly suggest giving Lee Spirits a try. I never knew I liked gin, either, but this stuff completely changed my mind.
Needless to say, it was a fun day. Now that the party is over, we’re still enjoying our beautiful backyard, and it feels so good! I’ll have to share the reveal on that soon. Enjoy your weekend!
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What fun!!!!!Jaymiewww.jaymieashcraft.comFridays Fashions link up
What a cute party idea!! Looks like such a blast!www.rosyoutlookblog.com
This looks like so much fun! I love that you created your own snapchat filter, so cool!x Emilyhttp://shedoes.com.au
OH My gosh..these are so cute! I love this idea and want to come, lolKatelynwww.theyellowspectacles.com
This looks like such a fun party!! You did such a great job, it looks beautiful!xx, Elisewww.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com
That is fantasticparty!You really had fun!thanks for sharing.xxhttp://helenamybeauty.over-blog.com/
love the party idea! and who knew you could create a custom snapchat filter? (i mean im sure people did but clearly I am out of the loop haha)xo, Maddyhttp://cassidylou.com/
That looks like so much fun!! I love how Snapchat has the option now to create the filter…so anyone can be a part of it and see where you were, and what they were missing out on!! xoxosamanthawww.findingfabulousonline.com
I adore this idea,sounds like you had so much fun 🙂 xx http://www.fashionjazz.co.za
So cute! I love the decorations :)Bella Pummarola
Wow, you had your own geofilter?! Amazing! I love anything flamingos so I'm loving this decor!- JessicaMiss Moore Style
Looks like a fun party! I love anything flamingo themed – I've seriously wanted a reason to have one of those flamingo floaties all summer lol.xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com
This is SO freaking cute! I love this idea! xoxo!Shelby http://www.glitterandgingham.com
What a cute party! Love the theme!xo,JacquelineStylin In St. Louis
This is the cutest, I love everything Flamingo!xxS
Looks like a very fun affair – Great party idea too!!!!I’m back to the blog world with the 3rd installment of my collaboration with Los Angeles brand TOBI – come check it out and lemme know what you think! #shopTobiHave a great week ahead!Rebeccahttp://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com
Cute decorations, looks like a fun party!Rachel xohttp://garaytreasures.com
This is seriously the cutest!! Love this idea!www.maggiealamode.com
What a fun party! I love love love flamingoes! (I have the best flamingo phone case haha!) Your party was so adorable. Especially love that geofilter, you did a great job! xo Steph
What a cute party idea! It looks like so much fun!JillDoused In Pink
omg so cute!! i love the photo booth props and the custom geo filter!! Sherwww.shershegoes.com