hands down my FAVORITE party to date. there are so many things you can do with a summer birthday and Baker’s flamingle was no exception. it usually takes me a handful of months to put together one of my parties, and having just given birth to a baby I wasn’t totally motivated to get this thing pulled together. randomly, I was shopping by myself and picked up a bathing suit at old navy that was just adorable- pink with a couple of flamingos on the front..
THATS IT! we shall have a “flamingle”.
and so the planning began.
you might recognize this stand from Baker’s first birthday (HERE). after browsing pinterest for ideas I came across a painted stand similar to ours and texted Jordan a picture..
“can you paint ours pink??”
I was halfway kidding, but secretly hoping he would be on board and much to my delight he quickly said “sure”.. and so we painted it pink!
these cupcakes were absolutely amazing! I ordered three dozen for less than $30 and added my own sprinkles I found online. those baking cups and glitter flamingo picks make the entire thing come to life! I love it.
don’t mind the “A”.. it popped as I was blowing it up just one hour before the party (my worst nightmare..) so my mom ended up fixing it just enough to keep it inflated a bit.
owell- no one noticed:)
this giant slide was legit. when they arrived to set it up I wasn’t totally sure what to expect and I was busy finishing up the decoration details on the patio.. but when they were finished I turned around and I miiiight have cussed at the site of how big it was. Jolie was DYING to take a plunge, so the big girls got into the suits and took off while we waited for the rest of the guests to arrive.
birthday girl wasn’t a huge fan and we could only get her to go down a couple times.
burgers + hotdogs
variety of chips
water + juice boxes
after lunch the biggest surprise pulled around the front of the house.. KONA ICE! there is nothing better on a steamy day than sno cones! we’re big fans and it was a hit among the party guests! the kiddos kept eating the “cones” off the top of their cups and then requesting more to be shaved to make the cone again.. and the sweet gal in the truck was very gracious to accommodate our requests!
before the party was over we HAD to sing to this special girl of ours! the party was going and going and going..and I finally looked around and thought.. we should probably get into that cake! top off that sugar cone with a sugar cup!
..in true texas fashion the cake was totally melting.
Baker wasn’t too sure what to think about all the singing, and of course the candles!
after the singing crowd cleared she requested a cupcake and for me to “hold you”.. sweet girl had no problem sharing her sweets. love her so much.. and loved this day celebrating her!
photography by ashley mccauley photography
invitations: CK Fireboots
tissue paper flowers: happy wish company
gift boxes + swim headbands c/o shelby chic boutique
custom frosted cookies: mrs. V’s cookie company
flavia flamingo: anthropologie
flamingo cupcake topper picks c/o pearl + jane
cupcakes: market street
sprinkle mix: bash party goods
floral baking cups: paper eskimo
cake: jenny layne bakery
“two” cake banner c/o pearl + jane
pennant banner c/o pearl + jane
circle backdrop banners c/o pearl + jane
foil fringe: amazon
flamingo cut-out banner c/o pearl + jane
“FLAMINGLE” balloons: cheersnco
flamingo print: refinery number one
gold glitter flatware: bash party goods
dinner plates: bash party goods
napkins: bash party goods
cake plates: bash party goods
paper straws: happy wish company
paper cups: paper eskimo
smile squeeze bottles: amazon
yard flamingos: amazon
slip + slide: wow super slide
yellow + pink child size sunnies: oriental trading company
“2” birthday hat c/o little blue olive
highchair banner c/o pearl + jane