Tropical Pool Party for Girls
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I can’t even believe it, but my middle baby girl is turning SEVEN. She is full of zest for life, a penchant for adventure, and loves to love.
A girl with this big of a personality needs a bold and bright celebration – like a tropical party with flamingos, pool floaties, and flowers galore.
Creating a really impressive tablescape may look complicated, but it can be totally easy AND affordable.
My best tip for creating an impressive party theme is getting creative with large, but inexpensive, decor.
In my case, a large balloon, faux greenery, and pink lawn flamingos make a big impact, and totally set the scene for a tropical soiree.
A message board and beach towels added to the display.
I believe party favors are one of the best parts of any party. Not only does every little guest walk away feeling special, but done right, they can double as party decor with a BIG impact. Then, when the party is over, the guests help me clean up by taking some of the party decor with them. #momwin
In just one stop at Meijer, I was able to raid the American Greetings aisle to get all supplies I needed to create adorable custom favors -turned- party decor.
I chose these simple, inexpensive gift bags that work perfectly for favors. When I saw these fun pink bows, I had the idea to turn them into 3D pink flamingo favors.
After printing my pink flamingos (psst…read to the end to get your own printable favors!) I just added a piece of tape to the back and secured the bottom with the bow’s sticker. Done!
Filled with pretty patterned tissue paper, they really pop!
To personalize party favors, I love the idea of handwriting a card to each guest. They could be words of friendship or used to thank guests for attending. Either way, this is sure to make every guest feel valued and special – maybe even just as much as the birthday girl.
We selected a variety of colorful thank you cards and blank cards to write our special messages. The American Greetings section had tons of options for kids of all ages, with fun general cards like these, to licensed characters.
The favors themselves don’t have to be anything fancy, but I always like selecting an item or two that can be worn or used at the party, like fun sunglasses and tattoos. I also added some pink candies, for good measure.
I like to keep party food extra simple at kids’ parties. I find that party goers are too excited to eat much of what is served, so I put in the least effort here. We’re talking crustless PB&J, applesauce pouches and string cheese. As always, birthday party lunches are served in berry baskets.
I kept the cake simple by adding pretty florals to a “naked” cake.
We served drinks in little tropical drink floaties where they could sip and slide on a large inflatable water slide.
When lunch was served, the table was set with these pretty bow napkin rings that I made with more of the birthday supplies I purchased. The gift wrap I’d gotten was reversible, which made it perfect for this simple craft.
And here it is again on the gifts I wrapped up for my birthday girl.
I think this party theme is a hit, don’t you?
As I mentioned above, I’m making my pink flamingo printable favor bag designs available to my readers. Just click here to download and print!
If you love a good party like I do, you can find tons more birthday party inspiration and tutorials here!
As you can tell from this post, you can grab just about everything you could possibly need at Meijer…my local store has the biggest greeting card and gift wrap section of any store in my area!
I hope you enjoyed reading about my daughter’s tropical pink flamingo birthday party!
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