Last summer, at this time,
my family was celebrating 2 graduations and a birthday
all within the SAME week.
Yes, 3 parties for preteens & teens.
One party was an outdoor potluck on our
Because it was a potluck, it was not too difficult.
However, I needed easy - but FUN -
ideas for the other two parties.
I decided they would both be pool parties
(just with different themes).
The first party had a pink & aqua
This giant, five foot flamingo was the inspiration.
I ordered five of these flamingos
for the kids to play with.
They brought them in the pool and used them for games.
They were a HUGE hit - literally & figuratively!
(They were the same size as some of the party guests.)
The flamingos, pink, & aqua began with the invitations.
I made these on the computer.
(I really enjoy graphic design.)
The beverages followed the theme as well.
(Aqua sparkling punch, pink tropical punch, waters...)
These flamingo straws were purchased through
That was also where I purchased the huge
flamingo floating toys.
Finally, I also bought flamingo "rubber duckies"
from OT for the party favors.
The party favors were put in these "millk boxes"
I designed the labels with the same
clipart and font as the invitations.
There were some simple snacks
(like goldfish and strawberries with flamingo picks).
I kept the main dish easy - and just ordered pizzas.
The decorations were also kept fairly simple.
The pool is surrounded by beautiful landscaping
and it has a view overlooking the golf course.
So, I simply added some
balloons, streamers, and a few other minor pieces
in aqua and pink.
Finally, the party ended with the requisite birthday cake!
(I found the painted wood flamingos at Michael's.)
Overall, this party was VERY easy -
which is exactly what I needed.
Moreover, this party was FUN!
My daughter and her friends had a great time.
That was the best part of all.
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