Due to this blog of mine I was able to meet one of my closest friends, Melissa. A couple of years ago she stopped at a parenting center where I was taking a class with Hudson. I was surprised that someone recognized me from the blog. I think she actually recognized Hudson first! We grabbed a cup of coffee and have been friends ever since. We are total design sisters. We both have really similar styles and design love, but she pushes me out of my comfort zone and I do the same with her. I have slowly okay quickly taking over designing rooms in her house. A little zhushing here and there. She had amazing home and style to start with, so it’s all come out so great! Can’t wait to share it all with you. I’m going to have to convince her to let me do a photo shoot. In the time we have been friends she actually became pregnant with another girl, little baby Clio! I even designed her nursery! This past Saturday she celebrated her first birthday with a flamingo bash! Melissa has been planning it for months and I have of course been helping her along the way. We have bought flamingos and pineapples from all over Long Island.
Welcome to the Flamingo Bash! A custom birthday sign to let the party guests know where to go!
The front door area was dressed up with a
monogrammed wooden flamingo sign.
I think we cleared out all of Long Island from lawn flamingos. They had to get party ready with individual party hats. So cute! They were sprinkled all over the front and back yard. I think she has enough to flock a neighbors front yard.
There was also a cute glam area with
pineapple tattoos, pineapple party hats, and floral crowns.
I didn’t need a floral crown, because I came with my own head piece! I’m kinda obsessed with my turban/head wrap piece.
I took honeycomb pineapples and “planted” them in the window boxes. Loved how cute they looked.
Let’s face it the kids didn’t stop playing long enough to actually sit and enjoy this darling set up, but I loved the cute pink chairs and coloring book paper table runner.
Chic tables under the tent.
Pineapple centerpieces complete with flamingo sunglasses and floral accents filled the tables.
Melissa loves vintage pieces just as much as me. It’s something we love to bond over. This vintage sink didn’t end up fitting inside your home so, outside it went and became a bar/drink station for the party. Pink lemonade, ice and flamingo straws filled the sink. More pinata’s and honeycomb balls made up the garland.
A honeycomb pineapple made for a perfect O in spelling out Clio’s name.
I seriously went nutty buying pinatas. I found then at Five Below for $5 so I just had to grab them. No need to fill them with anything. We just used them as decor!
A perfect photo op area for the birthday girl!
Melissa loves a theme. She ended up finding this inflatable ostrich costume and since it was pink like a flamingo it was purchased! I’m certain her hubby Frank, was ecstatic about it.
The hostess with the mostess! Statement earrings and a vintage frock that worked perfectly in theme!
Stylish party favors. Ready made rice krispy treats that got some customization with chocolate and colorful sprinkles that included pineapple and flamingo sprinkles!
It goes without saying that we had a fabulous time. I barely saw the boys, because they were in their element. A party with friends their age! Perfection.