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We celebrated the big 37 by ruffling some feathers at our Let’s Flamingle birthday party. We elevated the traditional Hawaiian luau by incorporating a sophisticated pink, green, yellow and white color palette as well as lots of tropical elements. We transformed a residential lounge into a tropical oasis, featuring lots of pink fluffy-winged creatures, pink and yellow specialty cocktails, palm fonds, tropical decorations as well as rose gold, confetti and gold balloons. This theme was everywhere this summer, so we excited to share our Twinspirational version with you.
A perfect flamingle party begins with the perfect flamingle invitation. We used Splash to customize our tropical themed invitation with lots of pink, flamingos and pineapples. Splash distributes online invitations (think Evite, Paperless Post and Punchbowl), manages contact lists (think MailChimp), sells tickets (think Eventbrite), and creates a page to showcase the postparty photos (think Flickr). You can find our original invitation here.
the tropical oasis
We incorporated several tropical elements to bring a Hawaiian luau to NYC. Our color palette featured shades of pink and green along with pops of yellow and white. We scattered flamingos, palm fronds, flowers and balloons around the room. We also placed flamingo ornaments in wooden foam slides and set them on the table. We also placed Let’s Flamingle pillows on the couches. Olga from International Garden created our adorable floral arrangements with pink and yellow roses with baby’s breath, white hydrangeas with yellow tulips and magenta cockscomb. We used Press Print Party’s Flamingle printables. The collection featured flamingos, pineapples and luau themed signs.
Guests were asked to dress in tropical or Hawaiian inspired attire. Guests sported floral or tropical dresses, Hawaiian shirts, leis or hula skirts.
a luau feast
The luau menu included a cheese plate, chips with fresh tropic-guac, grilled pineapple salsa and mango salsa and pineapple rosemary goat cheese balls. We also served crabs cakes and dumplings as well as burgers and hot dogs.
the tiki bar
We framed our Tiki Bar with gold, rose gold and confetti balloons. We ordered the TIKI BAR balloons from Instaballoons (use the code Twinspirational to save 10%). We love ordering balloons from Instaballoons because you can easily type out the phrases you need, rather than add each letter to your cart, which let’s face it, takes a while and you could accidentally misspell your phrase. We also ordered balloons from Paperboy. Paperboy makes the most beautiful balloon bouquets in a variety of shades. We used their Rose Gold collection. We filled the rose gold and confetti balloons with helium using our Balloon Time Helium Tank.
We decorated the bar with tan linens, colorful chevron and pink napkins, pineapple cups, flamingo straws and pink roses with baby’s breath. We believe every tropical party should have at least one signature focktails. Guests had their choice of Flock like a Flamingo or Party like a Pineapple. Our bartenders mixed up pitchers of cocktails so guests could shake their tail-feathers! We also served red, white and rosé wine, Gold Cliff IPA as well as pink lemonade for children. Our rosé wine dressed up in flamingo, pineapple and palm tree palm toppers from Pottery Barn. The twins kicked off the festivities with a champagne toast with Nicolas Feuillatte Rosé champagne.
the tropical sweets
Guests loved our tropical dessert table. The key to create a stunning dessert display is utilizing platters and vases in a variety of sizes, heights, shapes and widths. We recommend sticking largely to white or neutral serving dishes as colorful desserts photograph beautifully against them. We used a palm leaf backdrop from Paperramma. Paperramma’s high quality fabric backdrops are beautiful and the largest available in the U.S. They have a variety of colors and themes or you can create a custom theme. We layered on gorgeous paper leaves in shades of green and pink from Candy Tree for a dessert table with a three dimensional look. Candy Tree can custom create paper leaves or flowers in any style or size. We also used our Balloon Time Helium Tank to inflate our giant flamingo balloon and tied him to our backdrop (we could have alternatively tied him to a balloon weight).
We used a beige tablecloth and placed pink rose and baby’s breath arrangements in the middle of the dessert table. We used printables from Press Print Party to create the Dessert Menu. The table centerpiece was pink Cherry Blossom macarons from MacarOn Café. These moist almond treats of joy were scrumptious bites of heaven. We also ordered them in Passion fruit and displayed them on white cake plates. Archana baked pink velvet mini cupcakes and shaped them like a flamingo as well as pineapple upside down mini cupcakes and shaped them like a pineapple. We placed Penny Janes’ tropical sugar cookies on our three-tied wooden foam stand. Julie custom created the tropical cookies- we loved her flamingo, pineapple, palm tree and seashell cookies. They tasted as good as they looked. Archana also made a chocolate tower and filled it with flamingo, pineapple, palm tree and floral chocolates for party favors.
Guests sang Happy Birthday and tried both cupcakes. For adult parties, we recommend mini desserts, so that guests can try a little bit of many sweets.
birds of a feather flock together
We recommend adding Photo Booth backdrops and props to every themed party. While purchases from Etsy will easily run in the $100 range, the memories you make with them will be worth so much more. We started with a tropical backdrop rom Paperramma and then layered gold ballon letters from Instaballoons. Like the bar, we filled the rose gold, confetti and flamingo balloons with helium using our Balloon Time Helium Tank. This small, disposable helium tank works wonders and saved us a trip to our local Party store. Let’s be honest, when planning an Instagram-Worthy party, we’ll take any time that we can save on the day of our party. During our Fire & Ice birthday party, we purchased large 3 and 5 balloons, and unfortunately one of them blew away while we walked from our local party store to the venue. One of our guests got us a replacement 3, so that we could celebrate our 35th (and not 5th) birthday. It was still quite stressful so we would definitely recommend the Balloon Time Helium Tank. The tank is light and easy to use. Make sure to have string and/or balloon weights ready. Also if the party is kid friendly, fill up some extra balloons because children will want to play with them. Also make sure you sufficiently fill up the confetti balloons as they won’t rise if they are under filled.
Next we supplied our guests with lots of props from Instaballoons, Press Print Party and Candy Tree. Our dessert backdrop also made for an excellent photo op.
Thanks to our friends who came to flamingle and mingle with us and all of our amazing sponsors.
“Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons” – Anonymous
Great party and theme! Looking forward to the next one! Your parties always go that extra mile!
Thanks for joining us. See you at the next one.
Okay this is the best idea ever for a party! I want to do this next summer!
You have the blueprint right here! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next summer.
These two really know how to throw an amazing themed party – even when it is their own! Incredible and thoughtful detail to everything. Looking forward to the next one!
Thanks for coming to the birthday party! We loved your outfits.
Such an incredible party and theme! I can’t wait for the next one!
Always great to see you! See you at the next one.
Love the theme! Looks like everyone enjoyed the party!
Yes we did ! It was the perfect summer birthday party
Super fun themed birthday party! I love all the island/ beach details!
Thank you. The tropical balloons were a big hit.
what an adorable theme for a party! all the details really brought it to live! looks like a fantastic day, happy birthday!
Thank you. We had a fabulous time.
We are all about the details! Isn’t that what make a party come alive? 🙂
This is the best party theme! I am obsessed with Flamingo’s and Pineapples so this post is giving me life right now!
We are already thinking about how to reuse and repurpose some of this decor next year, flamingle and mingle, party like a pineapple, etc. Can’t wait.
That is a great theme and very well done. Those cakes look awesome! I always plan and do my own theme and decorations for my kids parties this year, so I am going to keep this in mind.
Thanks one half of Twinspirational make the pullout cupcakes. They are minis, which we think are better for adult parties.
Flamingos is such an exceptional theme for birthday celebration. Great concept.
We loved this twist on a luau party!
I’m really digging the “flamingle”. but this party looked amazing, the theme, everything was just wow.
Thank you. We had a fun time decorating with the flamingos.
Happy birthday to you both lovely ladies! Flamingos are such a unique theme, love the cake and the props.
What a fun idea for a birthday party! I love how everyone got dressed up and even your kids got into it!
This looks like such a blast! I love the flamingo theme and the tiki bar. So creative!
I’m in love with the “Let’s Flamingle” theme! It looks so fun!
Belated Happy Birthday! The party looks fabulous. The decor and food seems amazing too.
What a fantastic party theme and a great spin on the traditional Aloha party! Love the pink, gold and green combination x
An extraordinary party with a modern and trendy theme. Very nice that place, I’ll watch you see the next party themes.
This is awesome idea and looks like fun party x
First of all, I would like to great you a happy belated birthday to you. You have a great theme and that party looks like a lot of fun.
What a cute party theme that I would have never even thought to think about!!! So cute! You pulled it off so well too!
This is such a cute idea! And I will check Splash out, seems like a pretty awesome platform!
Everything looks so amazing. I hope you all had fun.
Wow, I love the theme and all that colourful food! What an awesome party you had!
I’ve always loved the idea of a flamingos themed party! Everything looks amazing and tropic!
You both put together an amazing party! All the details, especially the variety of balloons, made it look super fun and totally worth every penny!
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OMG this is super adorable! Perfect for my cousins upcoming birthday! Love all the decors here!
Oh my goodness what a fun party these! Love how everything turned out and it looks like a wonderful party for sure 😉