I’m a little bit more obsessed with flamingoes than the average adult. For one, they are usually monogamous which I find very neat (similar to penguins but way cooler). They find their mate and they stay with them their entire life! Second- I’m getting married in Vegas this fall and I’m totally planning a flamingo-themed pool party the day after the wedding for my friends and family coming out for the festivities. So I’ve been perusing the interwebz for lots of fabulous flamingo party ideas and I’ve compiled them here to give you a little inspiration for your own flamazing flamingle!
Before we begin, I’d like to show you all that my flamingo roots started very early. Here’s me late 80’s in Arizona looking hella punk– rocking my pink hair, mardi gras beads, high-tops, and hanging on to a yard flamingo. In the background is my aunt Kim’s sick 1969 MG Midget- I will never forget that car! My shirt says “Oi! Punk baby, punk till you puke”.
Alright, so here are a few of my favorite flamingo items. Balloons are IN- check out these “Let’s Flamingle” balloons from TheCoutureKitten on Etsy. The balloons are Mint and Bubblegum Pink colored and include vinyl decals, plus you can always request a custom order to have something made just for your wedding or party.
If you have a photo booth at your shenanigans, you’ll want these flamingo photo booth props from PaperBuiltShop on Etsy. They also do custom orders- maybe you could have some favorite sayings of yours or your names custom designed- but these are a simple download and make-your-own props (which I think is the best way to go).
Of course before all of the flamingling takes place, save-the-dates and invitations are going to get your friends and family to the spot! I absolutely adore these flamingo/tropical themed wedding invitations made by HadleyCustomDesigns on Etsy. They also go really well with the balloons pictured above. I think it makes it less luau- and more flamingo-themed.
And my last feature item today is this set of “Pink Flamingo Frosted Pink Tumblers” from Weddingstar. They are so cute!! Perfect for shots of Malibu or Sailor Jerry’s, and small enough for tropical, mango, lime (or whatever you fancy) flavored Jello Shots- you can find recipes here.
I’d like to see your flamingo themed party or wedding so keep your pictures and ideas coming! You will see my flamazing pool party at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas in September! \m/ XOXO Steph