A flamingo theme is simple but adorable, adding a little bit of fun to any summer pool party. From a small casual gathering of your child’s friends to a large blow out with your entire family to celebrate a spouse’s birthday, flamingos put everyone in the summer spirit. Add a few flamingo touches to your next summer pool celebration.
Flamingo pool floats
Of course, no summer flamingo pool party is complete without flamingo pool floats. Not only will floats create hours of fun for anyone hanging out in the pool, but they also create endless opportunities for social media worthy photos. If you don’t want to comb stores for flamingo floats, order a few on Amazon. There are also mini flamingo pool floats, which house cool drinks safely, both in the water and while hanging out around the pool.
Flamingo rubber ducks
Flamingo rubber ducks are inexpensive and festive, taking the aesthetic of any food table or drink station up a notch. Use them to keep the plates anchored in place before the party starts or simply distribute them around the pool space. Both Amazon and major party retailers, such as Oriental Trading, carry flamingo rubber ducks. One of the best elements of having flamingo rubber ducks at a pool party is that guests can take them right in the water.
Flamingo themed silverware packets
When you’re dining outdoors around the pool, the last thing you want to worry about is juggling heavy silverware or having a whole stack of napkins blow away. Create individual plastic or wooden silverware and paper napkin packets for your guests, complete with flamingo packaging. You may even want to include pink drink straws for further convenience.
Light summer food with pink flamingo picks
Light food is preferable for a pool party where guests will be spending hours splashing around in the pool and soaking up the sun. Simple ham and cheese sandwiches and fruit will keep everyone full without getting bloated. Flamingo picks provide the perfect flourish for sandwiches and fruit kabobs. If you want to add a few more flamingo elements to the food, consider using flamingo napkins or making flamingo pink frosted sugar cookies.
Pink drinks with umbrellas
While you shouldn’t feel limited to pink drinks for your summer pool party, they’re fitting for the flamingo theme. Raspberry lemonade, Shirley temples, and a basic fruit punch are classic non-alcoholic options. The copycat pink Starbucks drink is also very popular. If you’re serving alcohol, consider making strawberry cream mimosas, pink Moscato strawberry lemonade, strawberry rosé sangria, strawberries and cream champagne floats, or pink fizzies. Don’t forget to serve your tasty pink concoctions with festive paper umbrellas. Plastic, bendy straws with paper flamingos attached also work perfectly.
Flamingo ring toss
When guests need a break from splashing around the pool or filling up on delicious party eats, a game of flamingo ring toss is ideal. Purchase large plastic flamingos and set them up, so family and friends have space to attempt to toss rings on them.
During the warmer months of the year, most major box stores and dollar stores carry an extensive selection of summer themed party goods. You never know where you’ll pick up cute tabletop flamingos to place on the food table or little flamingo stirrers for the drinks. Once you’ve settled on your flamingo party theme, keep your eyes open, so you don’t spend hours hunting for supplies.