My favorite time of year is most definitely summer. With its longer days filled with sunshine and laziness by the pool or beach, what’s not to love? When I think of summer I instantly think tropical vibes and nothing exudes those vibes better than pineapples and flamingos. This bright and sunny flamingle is the perfect way to say aloha to summer! Let the fun in the sun begin!
The décor for our tropical pineapple flamingle started with a bright and vibrant color palette of light blue, hot pink and yellow with palm leaves galore layered here and there. We created a focal point for the party by painting a large piece of wood a light turquoise color, and then added gorgeous bubblegum pink script “Aloha” from Letters to You using a few glue dots. I adore the mix of pink and blue colors together!
The backdrop was bordered with Artificial Tropical Leaves, and Medium Silk Palm Leaves. Beautiful faux Peonies and Plumeria were added to further the tropical feel. All it took was a bit of hot glue to secure them to the wood.
Adorable flowered hula skirts were added to each chair for a touch of whimsy! Guests were invited to wear them during the party and take them home for a fun keepsake to remember the party.
Set a Table That’s Luau Ready!
Say aloha to a well-dressed table by starting with a gorgeous DIY faux palm leaf batik tablecloth! To achieve the batik effect, simply place varying sizes of Large Palm Leaves, Artificial Tropical Leaves, Medium Silk Palm Leaves and Tropical Leaves on top of a white rectangular tablecloth and then lightly spray paint over the entire surface. The leaves should stick somewhat for you to be able to go back over the cloth a second time to achieve a darker color. Once the paint has dried, remove the leaves and you’re left with a beautiful impression of their shapes behind on the tablecloth!
Our tablecloth wasn’t the only thing that received a spray paint makeover, our pineapples joined in the fun too! The golden beauties stood tall in the center of our table and received mini lawn flamingos as fun toppers. The flamingos also received a bit of paint to better coordinate with the color palette. A pretty Plumeria flower was removed from its garland and was added to each golden pineapple.
Sweet as a Pineapple Place Settings
I love layering plates and getting creative with place settings for parties. Having brightly colored pineapple plates at a tropical pineapple flamingle is a must! We layered Pineapple Square Dessert Plates on top of Pineapple Square Dinner Plates and then added a pineapple lollipop to each. You can find the tutorial for the DIY Pineapple & Flamingo Cupcake Toppers here.
Pineapples and Sweets
Speaking of Cupcake Toppers, don’t the flamingos look adorable standing tall on top of our store-bought cupcakes? I am not a fan of baking, but I definitely love decorating them after the fact!
We also served pineapple mousse in mini pedestal cups. To achieve the pineapple’s “leaves” I melted green chocolate and then used a paintbrush to lightly spread it out like a feather. Then I simply added three to each cup! They were both darling and delicious!
Our dessert table further carried the tropical vibe thanks to Large Palm Leaves and mini lawn flamingos, which graced white ceramic pots filled with Medium Silk Palm Leaves. A few of the DIY Small Ceramic Pineapples also joined in on the fun!
Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality, and no house should be without one. We sent our guests home with a DIY Small Ceramic Pineapple tied with pink ribbon and the cutest ‘Mahalo’ flamingo tags to thank guests for flamingling with us. You can find the free printable tags on the right under the list of supplies. If you’re not ready for the party to end, why not set up a painting station? Keep a few paintbrushes and a paint palette full of tropical paints for impromptu painting sessions!
We also displayed our Wooden Pineapple Sign on our favors table to remind guests to “Be a pineapple: stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside”. I can’t think of a better life lesson than that!
Even if you can’t escape to the tropics this summer, I hope you found a little inspiration to at least transport your senses with our version of a tropical pineapple flamingle! Be sure to stop by the posts for the Wooden Pineapple Sign, Pineapple Party Favor Bags and DIY Pineapple & Flamingo Cupcake Toppers.