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Printable Flamingo Party Silhouettes {+ Summer Blog Hop}

I’m a fan of flamingos all year round, but there’s no denying that they fit in especially well during the warm summer months… which is probably one of the reasons I’ve seen flamingo parties (and flamingo everything else!) popping up so much lately.

So for this month’s (Summer Themed) Free Printable Blog Hop, I decided to offer up these cute & girlie Flamingo Party Silhouettes, as seen on the charger plates in our recent Flamingo Fiesta Party theme. I’m thinking they would also be really cute strung into a banner, used on chair backs, or attached to gift bags. You can now download these silhouettes over on the flamingo party recap post, along with the 8×10 Drink Sign and Blank Tent Cards. (You’ll find download links for all 3 items at the bottom of the post.)

Printable Flamingo Party Silhouettes {+ Summer Blog Hop}

P.S. Make sure to scroll down for lots more (free) summer inspired printables from the other Blog Hop participants below… the designs are all so cute! Here are a few hints on what you’ll find: rootbeer floats, lemonade, summer bucket lists, watercolor, retro sunshine, pool party… sounds a lot like summer fun to me! Enjoy :)

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Flamingo Fiesta Girls Night In {Part 2: Crafting & Desserts}

In continuation of today’s Flamingo Fiesta Part 1 post, here we go with Part 2: Crafting and Desserts!

Just like the Sauza® Sparkling Margarita bar and dinner table from Part 1, the dessert station features playful flamingo-inspired colors and elements + an ample dose of sparkle. The treats were simple and easy: homemade watermelon cupcakes + grocery store goodies that were given a little creative presentation. (For example: a freezer-section key lime pie was cut into mini squares for a modern “small bites” look, then garnished with quarters of lime!)

COCKTAILS + CRAFTING

I also set up a craft table with “ingredients” for guests to make their own set of ceramic tile drink coasters, which tie in well to the cocktail theme of the night. Added bonus: the plain white tiles used for the coasters were only .13 each! The original plan was to focus on decoupaging them with patterned paper, but I got sidetracked by my washi tape bin and ended up loving that idea even more! {Added bonus – it’s SUPER easy. More on the craft project below.}

P.S. If you’re looking for additional crafting ideas, check out Sauza’s cheeky “Make Anything with a Cowboy” craft video series featuring fun projects like Sparkly Acorns, Margarita Charms, and even Jorts. Who knew cowboys were so crafty?! ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Red velvet & marbled cake shooters served in disposable “cheers” themed shot glasses
– Bright pink, accessorized flamingo + simple feather garland & pink honeycomb wall backdrop
– Cupcake toppers made from flamingo themed stir sticks + paper party circles
– Pink toothbrush-holders-turned-craft-supply-holders, embellished with a metallic gold Y-A-Y!
– Mini notebook party favors (only $1 for 3!) dressed up with favor tags & baker’s twine

Flamingo Fiesta Girls Night In {Part 2: Crafting & Desserts}

Flamingo Fiesta Girls Night In {Part 2: Crafting & Desserts}

Flamingo Fiesta Girls Night In {Part 2: Crafting & Desserts}

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Flamingo Fiesta Girls Night In {Part 1: Dinner & Drinks} + Free Printables

You can never go wrong with crafting, cocktails, and a little sparkle …at least in my book! So when I was recently asked to dream up some creative inspiration for a fun Girls Night In featuring Sauza® Sparkling, last month, this tried-and-true combo is exactly where I started. ;)

The weather is warm and summer fun is in the air right now, so I decided to focus on a Flamingo Party theme that’s playful, girlie, and a little bit cheeky! Retro lawn flamingos were given glam makeovers, flamingo-stemmed cups were brushed with glitter, and pale pink feathers were accented with gold and strewn into garlands. I added some bold black & white stripes for contrast, plus some simple white string lights for added twinkle behind the bar. YAY! This theme would translate REALLY WELL to a milestone birthday, flirty bridal shower, or bachelorette party too. Lawn flamingo with a veil, anyone? ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Painted feather-and-glitter-tape garland + YAY letters dressed up with patterned paper & glitter
– Flamingo party glasses with gold glitter bases & monogram sticker “drink markers”
– Chilled Wild Berry & Original Lime Sparkling Margaritas + colorful Strawberry Cucumber Mint Water
– Painted plastic lawn flamingos decked out with necklaces, flower “barettes”, boas, and tutus
– Playful flamingo themed paper details, {including a free printable 8×10 drink sign & tent cards!}

Flamingo Fiesta Girls Night In {Part 1: Dinner & Drinks} + Free Printables

Flamingo Fiesta Girls Night In {Part 1: Dinner & Drinks} + Free Printables

Flamingo Fiesta Girls Night In {Part 1: Dinner & Drinks} + Free Printables

Flamingo Fiesta Girls Night In {Part 1: Dinner & Drinks} + Free Printables

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The Look for Less:  Candy Buffet vs. Dessert Tables

Tonya Coleman here from Soireé Event Design, and I’m back with the “Look for Less” where I share with you some ways to achieve a high-end looking event for less by using my tips. Today’s post is all about Candy Buffets versus Dessert Tables and how you can save hundreds of dollars by creating a fabulous looking Candy Buffet for your next event. Here I designed a Beach Bridal theme showing both a candy table and a dessert table for 85 guests. Be sure to scroll down to the end of the post to see a detailed budget on both tables and see the savings.

Sweet City Candy is a hassle-free online candy vendor that I used to purchase all of the candy shown on the candy table. Their selection is great and super easy to order with their option to search for candy by color! Not only do they have some of the most affordable candy online right now, but now they offer free shipping for orders over $65! This is HUGE considering candy is very heavy and most candy companies charge shipping based on weight which can sometimes blow your budget!

The Look for Less:  Candy Buffet vs. Dessert Tables

The Look for Less:  Candy Buffet vs. Dessert Tables

The Look for Less:  Candy Buffet vs. Dessert Tables

The Look for Less:  Candy Buffet vs. Dessert Tables

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Bonjour mon amis! Love is in the air, and not just between the bride & groom, but from the bride’s love of planning beautiful parties as well! Ester Mezhlumyan of EM Designs got right down to business for her own Romantic Parisian Bridal Shower, with garden-inspired decor, gorgeous desserts fit for any French Boulangerie and tons of tiny […]

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I am madly in love with the grown-up sophistication of this Mad Hatter Tea Party Bridal Shower by Seri Kertzner & Michelle of Little Miss Party Planner. With whimsical decor, Wonderland-inspired tea party treats, and a touch of modern thrown in for good measure, this shower is a (tea) cup full of wonderful! And if you’re looking for even more Alice in […]

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