If you haven’t already noticed the big trend this year, I think you’ve probably had your head in the sand lol. It’s all about Flamingos and Pineapples this year when throwing a summer party. It’s super fun and colourful that this can be a theme anyone would love to have! That’s why we went with a flamingo party to celebrate my my niece’s 1st birthday.
I especially had so much fun coming up with the design and styling aspect of it. Of course, I HAD to add some glam to the table. Who doesn’t love a sequins table cloth??!! I had to stop a few people from leaving the party with it lol.
Party like a Pineapple
Let’s start with the backdrop… Not only are pineapple and flamingos trending but so are these balloon backdrops. They are everywhere! My instragram feed is filled with them. Of course i had to make one myself :). Let me tell you how easy it is to make one. This is a super easy DIY. And it literally took me 15 minutes to make. Well, of course it helped that my sister blew up all the balloons before hand to help with the process… But that’s beside the point… moving on to how easy this is to make 🙂 All you need is string, balloons in different colors and sizes, fillers like flowers and leaves and something to hang it on. Comment below if you’d like to see a tutorial on how to make one.
The desserts were a hit with the crowd. It’s really simple when all they want are the usuals: cupcakes, cake pops, macarons and oreo gems. I also made some cannolis but they were gone before the party started.
But the best ones were the cinnamon sugar mini donuts I made and dressed up as pineapples! They were so cute! I found a template online that I liked, sized it down and printed it out on green paper. Super easy and take no time at all.
The cake was a red velvet buttercream with floral accents to make you feel like you were away on the islands. The cake toppers were made by my niece’s aunt. She is so creative! She helped with a ton of other table paper decorations.
Happy birthday to this cutie patootie! I wish you many more celebrations and a happy and healthy year to come!
I hope you were inspired for you next summer bash. Until the next table, stay sweet!
Design, styling and desserts by Chocolata – Sweets, Styling, Events
Photography by Lisa Meuser – The Meus Productions
Cake Topper, Pineapple honeycomb by Brigitte Charron
White and Gold Pineapples from Homesense/ Winners
Sequins Table Linen from Glam Locations & Decor