I’ve said it before, but now I TOTALLY mean it. Hands down, this was my favorite party to plan ever. It totally suited the birthday girl with her love of flamingos, pineapple, and all things yellow and summer, and everything turned out perfectly… thank heavens! Here is a rundown of all the festive fun, including food, decor, party games, and of course, the cake.
First things first… the chalkboard details. My fabulous and seriously talented friend Sarah did it again. She runs Lovely Little Designs and you can hire her to work her magic for you, too. She is THE best when it comes to chalkboards and always gets it right! For the other party goods, my friends at Via Blossom came through and found these adorable pineapple cups for me… not only a crowd pleaser for the kids, but the adults loved them, too. I added some kelly green striped straws from Paper Source and called it complete.
In terms of the florals, I headed over to my favorite flower destination, Trader Joe’s on Friday afternoon, and stocked up on snapdragons, tulips, mums, sunflowers, and roses and spent the afternoon doing some arranging on my own… such a fun task that brings gorgeous summer color to any soiree and I was able to make 5 arrangements for under $50… score for the budget!
Of course I had to reach out to my friend Summer of Summer’s Sweet Shoppe who makes THE prettiest and most tasty cookies on the planet… luckily I had reached out months ago because her schedule books up quickly, but she saved the day and made the cutest favors for everyone to take home… always a hit and I apologize for the sugar overload friends! Check out the sweet favor tags made by Orange Valentine, which complimented all of the other fab paper goods… she didn’t miss a beat!
My friends at Puffy Muffin designed the absolute SWEETEST cake for Carson’s shindig… complete with funfetti cake, yummy buttercream frosting, and a mixed print design that we worked on together to coordinate with the complete party design… and then my girl Kate whipped up custom cake toppers, too! I also hopped over to the new Pottery Barn Kids store in Green Hills to pick up this ADORABLE flamingo centerpiece and cake stand. And to complete the table design, I grabbed these pineapple honeycombs and Hester and Cook Floral Coloring Paper Runner.
More pics per our personal photog, Pappy… so glad he captured the special people in our lives! And of course we setup fun outdoor games for everyone to play, too… huly hooping, flamingo glow ring toss, and pineapple bowling [with Mimi spray painting pineapples gold for us.. now that is LOVE]
A big thanks to everyone who traveled near and far to join us for Carson’s big day… we had an absolute ball and it was a wonderful time loving on our little Tink! OXOX
This is picture perfect! My daughter turns three in November, so I was really excited to click over and browse through this post! You are a fabulous party planner. 🙂
Yay… hope you get some fun ideas…thanks so much Erica!!
You are so creative! What a fun idea for a party theme
Jess, that totally makes my day… it was SO fun to plan!
You are the best party planner! In love with all the flamingos!
Is it weird that I want my birthday themed the same way and I'm an adult??? So cute!
Way to go Natasha! Your girls have the BEST party planner! Looks like a ton of fun, I would totally want to have this theme for my own bday!
thanks Meredith!!! i LOVE to plan… hope they don't mind as they get older 😉 haha
This is the CUTEST birthday/party theme EVER. How perfect for a summer birthday!
Cuteness overload! I love the littles with their hula hoops!
So cute! My 3 year old Emery is really into Flamingos right now too! Such an adorable party and it looks like it was an amazing time!
omg SO cute!!! are you free next march to plan violet's next birthday 😉 !! xoxo
Love love love the party theme and all the detail and little touches! I love me a good party and this one looked fabulous!!!
Wow, stunning down to every last detail! What a special day for your special girl 🙂
Precious! I love it all! My kiddos still enjoy my party planning – your kids will too. You did a fabulous job on it all!!!
Sooo many super cute details! Love them all. What a fun party!
Looks amazing Natasha! The chalkboards are my favorite.
Looks like an awesome party! LOVE the theme =)
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What a gorgeous party – love the theme friend x
Every detail was perfect, what a beautiful party for your sweet girl! Xo, Stephanie
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