Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sophia's 1st Birthday Flamingle Party- decorations and Sweets table

I'm taking a break from all the Halloween stuff for awhile with this post.

I am now ready to share with you some of the deets on the Flamingle Birthday Party we had a couple of weeks ago for our darling Sophia!

We started preparing for the actual party 4 days prior to the day.
With our new extended yard and fence, the area outside was the perfect spot for the celebration.

We considered all the possible scenarios, weather-wise and so we decided to set-up a tent (which was fantastic since it ended up raining that morning so we had to move everything inside this tent and luckily it all fit in it!)

Hung gold glittered garlands all around and place these Flamingo decor on the posts

Renting out a tent was our first option but with only a hundred dollar difference to buying one, we figured to just buy since I'm sure we'll be able to use this tent again for years to come! ;-)

I also had a local photographer (Kassi Needling Photography), take the photos during the party, that way I could concentrate on the celebrant, guests and the fun of it all.I have lots of pictures, but I chose to share the ones that I think may be interesting to you guys and for anyone planning for a party.

Ok, so let's start with the decorations!

Pink and teal and some white
I hung 30 inch balloons upside down and added old paper lanterns (used from Sophia's Baptism) from the tent ceiling. My husband just added lights just in case we end up being outside until evening (party started at 3 pm).

We were able to fit 8 tables for guests including the cake table and buffet tables.
Hanging balloons upside down makes sense to me since filling up these huge balloons with Helium would cost way too much, we have an air compressor of our own so filling them up was easy and FREE!

I had more balloons in the pool too!
My centerpiece had this sign from Pixel Perfection Party
along with pink buckets & Flamingo table decor from the Dollar Store

I also placed plastic flamingo yard sticks everywhere and also had a couple of Helium-filled balloons as well.
Have to share this photo since the table centerpieces were supposed to have Helium-filled balloons on them but they arrived late for photos. :-(

I brought out my Spring Wreath which I shared with HERE, and changed out the rabbit to flamingos!

Now I want to share with you the Cake/Sweets Table!

Pink Palooza here

Birthday Banner is from Pixel Perfection Party as well. 
I blew up Sophia's pictures at Sam's (the best price for prints) and framed them in IKEA frames.

Sweets ranged from M &Ms, cherry gum drops, Pink Candy Corn, Snowballs, Pink Wafers, Pink animal crackers, Hershey bars and Strawberry Macarrons - and oh, Pink Flamingo pops!

Simple Ombre Teal cake from a local cake maker. I added all the things up top-
the cute sign is from Merc & Jones via Etsy
The cake was delish - Chocolate Raspberry!

I wrote these signs for the guests to grab the goodies away!

Goodies were stored in the Flamingo bags I made. You still remember the Flamingo bags I shared with you during my Flamingle Party prep HERE? Hope so.

I had the Buffet Table set- up  across the sweets table

I was able to use the DIY Cherry Blossoms I shared with you last Spring

I still have lots to share, but I don't want to "burn" your eyes  with all this pink and all this information. I'll share with you the Ice Cream Station, Drink station, games & Gift table!

Thank you for taking a peek at Sophia's 1st birthday and the overindulgence of an over-excited mom!!!!

Have  a Great Week!


 Would love to hear your thoughts! Please share away...


Photos - Kassi Needling Photography
Tent - Ebay
30"  pink, clear & 1 gold foil balloon - EBAY
Regular balloons - Walmart
Pink Patterned Table cover - Walmart
All teal table cover and table skirt - saved from Sophia's Baptism Party
Teal Paper lanterns - saved from Sophia's Baptism Party (originally clearance from Target)
Most candies - post-valentine candies (all expiring December 2016 BTW!)
Pink snowballs, wafer, animal crackers - Krogers
Pink Flamingo pops - Oriental Trading
Macaroons - TJMaxx
Glitter Gold Banner - Oriental Trading
1 candle - Target
Flamingo topper - Amazon
Cherry blossom Vases - Lilly Pulitzer for Target
Plates - post-valentine find from Walmart and Cheeky line from Target


  1. Oh how pretty everything was. You outdid yourself and I love the pics, especially the one of your family together.

  2. Aww, what a pretty party! Love the flamingo theme and I'm curious about the grown-up buffet. Bet there was some tasty food! Sophia is a doll and you have every right to throw a big party for her!

  3. Fabulous!!! A perfect party for your precious girl! xoxo

  4. What a beautiful party. I love the decorations with the pink and aqua colors and nice cake. What a nice family you are too. Happy Birthday to your daughter!
    Wishing you a wonderful week.
    Julie xo

  5. Wow what a party for Sophia's first birthday... is it already? Time really flies.
    I don't blame you, she's your little girl and how exciting for a mom. Sophia is adorable and I wish her a happy birthday and many blessings.
    Hugs to you and your family.

  6. I love it all! I never thought of hanging balloons upside down...that's a wonderful idea!!! I think you made the right choice to go ahead and buy the tent. You'll get a lot of use out of it, I'm sure. You really did a fabulous job finding all kinds of pink candies. I know you all had a ball at sweet Sophia's party. Can't wait for more pics!

  7. Oh this looks so cute and adorable!! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  8. What a wonderful party for Sophia's first birthday! I am sure that all of your family loves it when you throw a party because you take care of sooooo many details! Great job as always!

  9. So sweet Vel. Loved al the pink flamingo touches that you spread around and the sweets table...yum!

  10. Vel, you put together the best parties. I know Sophia's 1st would not disappoint. I enjoyed your pictures so much. Every detail was amazing.

  11. What an amazing party! Love all the details. Sooo pretty! xxx Maria

  12. WOW! What a party! I love the decorations and colors you've used. What a fun way to celebrate!

  13. The party looked amazing. You were lucky the tent was big enough so you didn't mind the weather. Lovely family picture.

  14. You are officially the most fun mom ever! I want you to do a birthday party for me!! Can't get over all of the attention to detail - simply amazing, Vel!!

  15. WOW, what a birthday party! Looks like everyone, even the guest of honor, had a good time!

  16. Oh, Vel! Sophia's party was absolutely darling! I still can't believe she is one! Time flies by. I love the colors you choice and the decorations! Love the balloons in the pool too! The food looks great too. What a wonderful mommy you are! :) Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  17. Happy Birthday to Sophia! The party pics are just too cute. Love the pink flamingos.

  18. Always the hostess with the mostess, Vel! In your spare time (haha) I think you should do do party planning...the party planning pediatrician! ;)

  19. Hi Vel, I'm so glad you had a fun party! It all looks spectacular! Happy Birthday to Sophia!

  20. What an adorable celebration, Vel! I love how you combined all the pink with the soft blue, teal - beautiful! Happy Birthday to Sophia!

  21. What a fun party you have created! It looks beautiful xx Fiona
    (Found you on A Tray of Bliss :))

  22. Happy Birthday, Sophia! Such a fun and delightful party! Everything looks so sweet and pretty! You did a good job with the decorations, Vel!

  23. Vel, thankyou for sharing Sophias pretty party at Five Star Frou-Frou last week. I hope you'll join me again this week. Love, Mimi xxx

  24. In my city our brother very popular in event management. Lot of decoration and light works in perfect manner. The work man using for boom lift & Aluminium Scaffolding Rental for few days to finished the work. Whats you do in decoration work.


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