To say we had a fabulous time this past weekend would be an understatement. Emery’s 6th birthday festivities involved a fun flamingle and tropical treasure hunt. (<– That’s what you get when you combine Emery’s love of flamingos, pirates and diamonds – ha!) We decided to throw a backyard party in order to skip carrying cake, decorations, etc to an off-site location and keep everything at home. We have a perfect dockside spot with room for activities and we enjoy any excuse to use our dock bar — it was an easy decision. With a “Let’s Flamingle” theme and tropical decor, our color palette immediately went to soft pinks, yellow and lush greens. We rented a bounce house/ water slide (they even had one with palm trees!) and used that as our main activity. To add a little more entertainment, we had a pirate friend arrive by boat and take the kids on a short treasure hunt around the yard ending with finding a big pink piñata. After smashing that to pieces, we sang “Happy Birthday” and passed out cute flamingo cupcakes, followed by plenty more bouncing and water sliding. Emery wore the cutest little yellow and pink off the shoulder swimsuit, which I would totally wear in my size. I’ve linked this and the ones her friends wore at the bottom. Scroll through for party pics and all my resources at the very end.
My handy husband built this pink wall, which he did an amazing job finishing and was such a fun accent for the party.
Emery’s yellow and pink off the shoulder swimsuit (also available in a black white combo – adorable!!)
Girls Swimsuits (even more styles by the same brand all linked here)
Let’s Flamingle Banner
Pink Diamon Piñata: DIY (I followed this Pinterest tutorial)
Gold Diamond Piñata: Hobby Lobby
Pineapple, Flamingo and Palm Print Cookies: Dulce Nina Treats
Palm Print Tablecloth: Tommy Bahama at HomeGoods (run don’t walk to find this – it was a hidden gem in the checkout section!)
Drink Dispensers: HomeGoods (similar style here)
Palm Leaf Plates: Meri Meri
Gold Glitter 6 Cake Topper: Hobby Lobby
Metal Bar Stools in Mint (come in multiple colors)
Gold Pennant Banner
Flamingo Squirt Guns
Bounce House / Water Slide: Playground Bounce House