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 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.
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!
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.
What People Ate
We had a fajita bar for dinner
What People Drank
For refreshments I served water with fresh lemon and strawberry slices. For the adults we had Sangria with orange wedges, delicious!
No party is complete with out a variety of desserts! 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. I made some fabulous sugar cookies, with a beautiful sugar wafer paper image applied to them.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.
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.