It's Time to Flamingle

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist

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!

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist

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. 

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist

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! 

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist

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. 

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist


AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist

No party is complete with out a variety of desserts! 

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist

I made strawberry shortcake shooters, my moms favorite dessert. These were a hit, fresh and delicious! There is something so fun about eating with a little spoon. 

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist


AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist


AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist

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 (thanks to my friend Misha of A Lovely Design for the tip). 

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist


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.
AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist


I found these 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. 

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist

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! 

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist


AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist

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. 

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist


AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist

AK Party Studio - Its Time to Flamingle - Seattle Event Stylist

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! 




Party Styling & Photography: AK Party Studio
Invitations & Gift Tag: Sunshine Tulip Design
Wafer Paper Sheet: Decor Eats
Tissue Tassel: Glam Fete
Honeycomb Balls & Palm Leaves: Oriental Trading
Flamingo Tissue Palms & Cake Toppers: Michaels
Tea Towel & Plates: Joanns









5 comments

  1. Yay!!! The cookies turned out amazing!!��
    This party looks fabulous!!��

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    1. Thank you Misha! I loved doing these cookies.

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  2. Love all the pretty details of this pink party! :) Thanks so much for linking up to our Sunday Link Party at Bird's Party Blog!! ♥ Your gorgeous party is being featured this Sunday!! Don't forget to stop by and link up some more fun party posts ;)

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    1. Thank you so much! Looking forward to seeing the feature.

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  3. Toni, this party is so fun and pretty! I love all the details, especially the backdrop and those cookies! I am taking note on the cookies for my upcoming summer parties!

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