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Tropical Flamingo First Birthday Bash {Budget Friendly!}

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tropical flamingo first birthday party invitation and tablescape

Right on trend, Kristen Cambridge of Kristen Cambridge Designs styled this darling Tropical Flamingo First Birthday Bash with a bunch of great, budget-friendly ideas that can be used in all kinds of parties! I love the preppy, feminine look of everything, especially knowing how creative Kristen was to keep everything affordable and still so stylish! That is definitely my kind of party :). And clearly, the birthday girl was totally tickled pink as well.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Flamingo topped centerpieces with pink carnations & lemons + marquee sign & preppy photo booth props
  • DIY pink flamingo cupcakes with chocolate bar ‘beaks’ + pink sangria & watermelon feta bites
  • Sweet pink & yellow high chair & a flamingo topped polka dotted smash cake
  • Adorable ruffled feathers flamingo birthday shirt & a kiddy pool filled with pink rubber duckies flamingos

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PARTY DETAILS as told by Kristen

Taylor Mae came into this world on a beautiful May day in sunny Palm Beach, Florida. A few weeks after she was born, we relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana to be near our family because, well, having grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins around is just great. But if we’re completely honest, some days we really miss the beach. Especially when it snowed almost everyday of this awful midwest winter.

When we started planning Taylor’s special day we wanted a theme to remind her that she was born a Florida girl with sunshine in her hair and sand beneath her toes. The flamingo was the perfect representation of all of that.

My favorite details were:

  • The Lilly Pulitzer-esque centerpieces that I was able to throw together with a few Meyer lemons and some colorful carnations from Costco of all places. They were surprisingly very economical!
  • The flock of flamingos that I rented for the day were able to be tucked throughout our existing landscape and added a lot of whimsy to the party. I chose to rent them rather than paying an arm and a leg and later storing them in my garage for eternity. :)
  • The pink cupcakes were ordered from a local supermarket with plain pink icing. My sister (AKA my party savior) and I added white M&M’s, mini chocolate chips and topped them off with triangles cut from Hershey bars to create the flamingo face.
  • And lastly the Pink Sangria was so yummy and the best way to get people loopy enough to dress up for the wacky flamingo photo booth.
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By |2017-02-14T11:17:15+00:00September 8th, 2014|First Birthday, Parties for Girls|

About the Author:

Hi, I’m Dayna, the newest team member here at Hostess with the Mostess, where, as the Editorial & Design Assistant, I have been introduced to this amazing world of events for the first time. I’ve absolutely loved meeting and getting to know all of you and seeing the amazing work you guys do! Here are a few fun facts to get to know me a bit better…

– I love to cook and bake, the more chocolate the better!

– I’m a certified animal lover and can’t wait to get my own pup soon

– I am a huge typography geek

– I’m one of those lucky people that gets to celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah :)

I’m so thrilled to continue to learn more about this industry and meet more of you! Check out my Party of 5 post every Friday for a fun mix of my favorite creative party albums from our social site!


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  3. Roxana Snedeker September 8, 2014 at 11:18 pm


  4. Apparently Unoriginal Mom September 8, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Wow. Well there goes the flamingo first birthday I was planning for my daughter– whose name is also Taylor Mae. Wtf???!!!

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  7. Megan August 4, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Where did the flamingos in the centerpieces come from?

    • Mel August 7, 2015 at 9:41 am

      I had the exact same question! Haha

  8. lanaechristi August 10, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    I would like to know where the little flamingos came from in the center pieces as well. All the flamingos I found are super expensive. My daughter’s flamingo party is in a couple weeks.

  9. cory September 20, 2015 at 10:42 am

    I am also curious where the centerpiece flamingos were from :)

  10. Brittany Kolbeck June 13, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Hi! LOVE this party theme! We are planning something similar for my daughter's first birthday. Can you please tell me where you found the mini pink flamingos that you used in the centerpieces??

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