It’s Time to Flamingle!

You could say we have a slight obsession with flamingos. From birthday celebrations to bridal showers, this bright tropical bird is making an appearance everywhere. Toni from AK Party Studio is sharing a ladies luncheon that highlights all of the excitement of the flamingo. Every detail from the invitations to the deserts are done oh-so-right. Let’s sip on coconut drink and get into all the tropical goodness.

My favorite details
    • Peach and pink tasseled garland hang on the golden bar cart
    • Variety of paper lanterns complete the backdrop and adds interest to the bar cart
    • Flamingo watercolor prints in gold tabletop frames
    • Naked cake with honeycomb flamingo toppers
    • Palm leaf backdrop
    • Perfect party favors: miniature pink flower arrangments
    • Sugar cookie with a tropical print and strawberry shortcake shooters
    • Blush pink candle votives

Toni from AK Party Studio shares these details: “Flamingos are have been hitting the party scene for a while now and I have definitely joined the flamingo bandwagon. I have been wanting to plan a fun party around this colorful, vibrant bird, I thought they would be a perfect theme to celebrate and represent the moms in my life. A Mother’s Day Flamingle was such a blast!

I had Christina from Sunshine Tulip Design create this darling invitations and gift tags. They turned out so cute and she matched my colors and theme to perfection!
I started with a backdrop of tropical leaves and an array of pink and coral honeycomb balls I found at Oriental Trading. I found these darling tissue palm flamingos at Michaels and they fit with the backdrop perfectly.

For the centerpiece I thought it would be fun to do a craft with my daughter, so we ventured to the dollar store and found so many fun goodies. We found the lawn flamingos and lots of summer flowers. We got a foam ring that fit perfectly around the flamingo, we cut the floral stems and attached them all the way around the foam ring. We placed the flamingo in a grass plant and it was the perfect centerpiece! I found some darling watercolor flamingo prints online and knew they would be a perfect addition to the dessert table. My favorite image was the momma and baby flamingo chick, so sweet.

No party is complete without a variety of desserts!
I made strawberry shortcake shooters, my mom’s favorite dessert. These were a hit, fresh and delicious! There is something so fun about eating with a little spoon. I made some fabulous sugar cookies, with a beautiful sugar wafer paper image applied to them. This decorating tip for cookies is so easy and really makes a big impact.These were super easy to apply, I lightly frosted each cookie with icing (I used Betty Crocker’s buttercream recipe, so yummy). Then cut the paper to size and pressed onto the cookie, wiping away the excess frosting from the edges. Then after I applied all the images I piped little stars with a Wilton #18 tip around the edges. This helped to seal the edges of the image down on the cookie and added the finishing touch. They turned out really cute and bonus tasted amazing, I couldn’t tell there was sugar paper applied.

I found this flamingo honeycomb ball picks and knew I needed them for a cake topper! I made a naked chocolate cake with buttercream icing, this one was for my mother-in-law, her favorite.
We had a fajita bar for dinner and for refreshments I served water with fresh lemon and strawberry slices. For the adults we had Sangria with orange wedges, delicious!
I made individual arrangements for each mom that attended the dinner, a sweet gift to show them they are thought of is always a nice gesture.

I hope you all enjoyed your Mother’s Day celebrations. This was certainly a different way to celebrate the day, but the theme turned out to be so beautiful. The great thing about a Flamingle, is that you can use it to celebrate any event, big or small! Happy Flamingling!”

Do you have a special occasion that you would like to share? I’d love to see it!


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