Caroline’s Flamingo Fiesta 4th Birthday

This year Caroline requested a flamingo party for her 4th birthday. And when I looked at the calendar I was SO excited to see her party would fall on Cinco de Mayo…and so a Flamingo Fiesta was in order…

Shall we start with the party details?! Basically I purchased a TON of faux palm fronds and laid them everywhere. Then I added in fresh flowers (with more faux palm fronds), fresh pineapples and lots of bright paper decor.  The decorations were all easy to assemble and turned out so cute!

Obviously it wouldn’t be a proper fiesta without a taco bar! I considered making everything myself and then Matt said no because he knows I turn into a crazy person and come down with hostess neurosis on party day. So we outsourced the taco bar to the experts at Cantina 1511 Uptown. This was the best decision ever. An hour before our party started Cantina delivered and set up every single thing. They also provided all of the disposable trays, serving spoons, wire racks, sterno cans, etc.

For our taco bar we selected roasted ancho chicken and al pastor pork which came with all the fixins (lettuce, cheese, pico de gallo, and sour cream). For our sides we picked black beans and Mexican vegetable rice (huge hits among the toddlers, by the way). Oh, and an aluminum pan full of queso, which would later be the biggest hit at the after hours portion of the party.

Shout out to Matt for getting creative with the palm leaves and hanging them from our dining room light!

Outside we served drinks — lots of varieties of beer, rosé, sauvignon blanc, margarita punch and lemonade for the kiddos in the cutest pineapple cups. Cantina also set up a salsa bar with red salsa, salsa verde, guacamole, queso and lots of chips!

The Strawberry Margarita Punch was a big hit and we were shaking the last few drops out of the dispenser by the end of the party.

Per usual, I kept the cupcakes super easy by ordering them a few days before the party from Harris Teeter. Then I added some festive cupcake wrappers and flamingo toppers. Pretty sure Caroline had at least 4 cupcakes before I stopped counting. Well, 4 cupcakes of just icing. You only turn 4 once!

On to my favorite pictures…all my favorite people…

Some of the supper club crew, minus Cristina! Love these girls!

The only thing better than a bounce house? TWO BOUNCE HOUSES!!!

Caroline’s very best friend, Austin, going on 4 years strong. These two have truly been inseparable since 3 months old and love each other fiercely.

And I have to give a HUUUUUGE shout out to my talented photographer friend Taylor for capturing another one of our parties. Thanks to her I was able to enjoy the party not from behind my camera! She is truly the best!

It was a fantastic fiesta and Caroline says it was her favorite birthday party yet!

Sources

Caroline’s Flamingo Dress // Faux Tropical Leaves // Flamingo & Pineapple Banner // Paper Lanterns // Paper Fans // Tropical Paper Plates // Flamingle Napkins // Flamingo Cupcake Toppers // Flamingo Cupcake Wrappers // Flamingo Straws // Pineapple Cups // Beverage Dispensers // Ice Bucket // Yard Flamingos // Dining Room Table // Dinning Room Light // Jump N Slide Bounce House // Giant Slide Bounce House

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Previous birthday parties for Caroline

Caroline’s Yellow 3rd Birthday Party

Caroline’s Mickey Mouse 2nd Birthday Party

Caroline’s Twinkle Twinkle Little Star 1st Birthday Party

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20 Comments

  1. Kristy
    June 5, 2018 / 7:28 am

    Adorable birthday!!!! Where did you get your shirt?

    • Amanda
      June 5, 2018 / 9:14 am

      I second this question – your shirt is adorable! And the party looks fantastic (I’m trying to convince my daughter that she needs to have a flamingo party … but she’s voting for pandas so far).

    • Christina
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      June 7, 2018 / 5:04 pm

      It’s by Britt Ryan but from awhile ago

  2. June 5, 2018 / 8:24 am

    So so so fun!!! Happy Birthday Caroline!!! Love Cantina!!!

  3. June 5, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    Such a cute party idea! I love all of the decorations!

  4. June 5, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    Seriously cutest party ever. Stealing this theme for next year!!!

  5. Alex
    June 5, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    Yep, need the link to YOUR shirt!

  6. katie west
    June 5, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    Love your shirt and the party!!!

  7. June 6, 2018 / 6:50 am

    The party is so amazing!! Wow!! Belated happy birthday!

  8. Debbie Kimrey
    June 6, 2018 / 8:32 am

    Matt was absolutely right, ordering the food was the best choice. Looks like you spent quite a bit of time decorating! Happy Birthday Caroline!

  9. Rebecca
    June 6, 2018 / 8:35 am

    Such a cute party! And Cantina has THE BEST guac and queso…I would’ve enjoyed the party solely for the food!

  10. Donna
    June 6, 2018 / 5:46 pm

    PERFECTION. NOTHING SHORT OF PERFECTION. Well done!!!!!!!!!!!! Adore your family photos. the last one is a definite framer! They all are! Beautiful family. You are very blessed and I am so happy down to my core for all of you.

  11. Danielle
    June 6, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    That has got to be my favorite party I’ve seen you throw yet for one of the kids! Super adorable!

  12. Faith A.
    June 8, 2018 / 10:43 am

    Everything is so cute! And those tacos looks super delicious!
    Can you also let us know where your earrings are from? Love them.

  13. caleyjaderosenberg
    June 11, 2018 / 6:35 am

    What a fun and gorgeous party for your sweet cherub!! Love the theme – and pure joy on everyone faces!! x

  14. Amanda L.
    June 11, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    Great party! I love all the decor details. Would you do a post on party tips, party prep, etc? Yall do a lot of great parties and it all seems (from the outside perspective) to come together so easily. What are your slam dunks to make a party great and what do you not stress about? We had our daughters baptism this weekend and entertaining with kids is just a LOT OF WORK and I always seem to forget something when there is about 10 minutes before party time.

  15. June 12, 2018 / 3:44 pm

    Oh my heavens this is the cutest dang party ever!!!

  16. June 12, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    FRIEND! I just realized you finally have dining chairs – did I miss this post? Looking for chippendale style myself! Where did you end up buying from?

  17. July 29, 2018 / 12:54 am

    woah its good ide for that party
    and its good interior place ♥
    if i do this to my child , sure shes will be so happy ^^

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