Looking for a fun summer pool party theme? Turn your party into a colorful flamingo pool party! Sharing the best pool party ideas to host your own. From what food to serve, to the best cocktail recipes and flamingo party decor! Everything you need to know about hosting your own pink pool party.
It’s summertime! The season we’ve all been waiting for. We’re looking forward to pool parties, summer cocktails, and of course sunshine! When we host a party we always start with a theme.
This party was inspired by the darling, one-footed stance birds because of their vibrant colors and just all-around awesomeness!
Pool parties are the perfect excuse to gather your friends and family for an afternoon swim with music, food, and lots of charming details! Summer is about being outside as much as possible, soaking in the sweet memories of our favorite season!
How to Host a Flamingo Pool Party
This is such a fun theme because it’s bright and so summery! It’s fun and playful and who doesn’t love flamingos?! From pink desserts to cocktails and fun decor ideas! Get ready to host the best summer party ever!
For all of our parties, we always have flowers! They add instant decor, create a charming atmosphere, and add a lot of colors.
You can either make your own or order an arrangement from your local florist. We used a plastic bucket to put the arrangement in which is perfect for outside.
Create a Colorful Cocktail Station
Talk about easy entertaining! Have your guests make their own cocktails. Place ingredients on a bar with garnishes and glasses.
You can see our mix-and-match cocktail guide here. Print it out for the bar area to give guests measurements for making drinks.
Here is a list of supplies you’ll need:
Have a variety of spirits available for guests to choose from. Here are our choices:
Gin, Vodka, Tequila, Rum
Fruit juice is used as a mixer for spirits. Mix them together to create a unique cocktail.
Watermelon Juice, Grapefruit, Orange, Lime, Lemon, Pineapple
Besides juice, add some bubbles to the bar:
Sparkling Water, Tonic Water, Ginger Ale, Champagne, and Prosecco to make Prosecco Mimosas!
Supplies & Garnishes
Glasses, straws, berries, sliced citrus fruit, cocktail jigger, cocktail shaker, and glass jars for fresh juice.
The Ultimate Pool Party Cocktails
It’s all about summer cocktails when hosting a pool party. To give the drinks a flamingo twist, add pink ice. Here’s a list of our favorite cocktail recipes:
Bikini Cocktail with Sparkling Grapefruit
Ranch Water with Topo Chico
Coconut Mojito and Classic Mojito
Classic Pina Colada Recipe, Pina Colada Jello Shots
The Best Cosmopolitan Cocktail
Be sure to check out all of our festive pink cocktail recipes!
Also check out more great cocktail recipes, tequila cocktails, gin cocktails, vodka cocktails, and cheap drinks to make at home!
You can turn any of these cocktails into mocktails too!
Frozen Summer Cocktails
If it’s really hot outside, cool down with one of these frozen drinks!
Summer Shot Recipes
Pool parties are also a good time to serve fun shot recipes! We like to serve these when guests arrive or during the party. Here are some of our favorite recipes:
- Jolly Rancher Shots
- Gummy Bear Shots
- Pina Colada Jello Shots
- Lemon Drop Shots
- Birthday Cake Shots – These are great if you’re celebrating a pool party birthday!
Flamingo Themed Pool Party Desserts
A party is not a party without dessert! Flamingos being the theme, we went with fun, pink desserts that are perfect for summer!
These easy party desserts would be a hit at a pool party!
Strawberry milkshakes with chocolate sauce. This would also be delicious with homemade caramel sauce too!
Flamingo-shaped sugar cookies. Make these using our sugar cookie recipe and royal icing.
Pink and white striped marshmallows! Make chocolate chip cookie s’mores with them!
Popsicles – They make a great summer dessert and are easy to serve! Check out our favorite summer popsicle recipes.
Flamingo Gummies – These adorable flamingo gummies are a must at this themed pool party.
Chocolate-Covered Pretzels – Dip these in pink candy melts for a festive look!
Dessert Charcuterie Platter – You can create a pink-themed dessert board to go with this pool party.
Vanilla Brownies – These are so good and you can use all pink sprinkles to fit the theme!
DIY Stations for a Pool Party
We love an area where guests can create their own drinks or craft. It gives guests something to do and it’s a nice way to socialize with other people. Are favorite DIY stations are:
Pool Party Food
You can’t throw a pool party without having something for guests to snack on! Here are the best pool party recipes:
Ham and Cheese Hawaiian Rolls or Mini Lobster Rolls
An Epic Fruit Platter and Fruit Dip
Blue Cheese Dip or the Best Goat Cheese Dip
The Best Nachos with Blanco Cheese
Frozen Drinks for a Pool Party
A frozen drink on a hot summer day is a must! Here are the best-frozen cocktails to make:
Flamingo Pool Party Drinks
Here are festive drinks to make without booze. It’s nice to give guests options, or if this party is for kids these are the best drinks you can serve!
Italian Sodas – They’re colorful and delicious and guests can create their own flavor combinations.
Agua Fresca – 4 recipes for refreshing agua fresca! A drink made with water, sugar, and fruit.
Watermelon Refresher – A cooking and hydrating drink with cucumber.
The Best Homemade Lemonade – A lightly sweetened lemonade.
Watermelon Lemonade – A refreshing lemonade with watermelon.
Every pool party has to have pool floats! Buy a few, blow them up and toss them in the pool. Not only do they look awesome floating around, but they’re also fun to lounge on! Here are a few favorites:
Don’t forget to buy an air pump if you don’t have one! Blowing up these floats is not easy without one!
Flamingo Party Decor
It’s all in the details. From the tiniest flamingos to colorful straws and colorful napkins. Having details that create a cohesive theme at the party is important and always fun. Below is a list of some of the items we used.
Inflatable Flamingo for the pool! This is a must for a flamingo-themed pool party!
Pink and white striped marshmallows
A funny yard flamingo Don’t forget its flowery headpiece, ha!
100 Tiny Flamingos to Sprinkle around!
Pool Party Invitations
We’re all about a casual, invite via email for parties. They’re designed so beautifully, easy to track, and even easier to send! Here are some options for online invitations:
Paperless Post – They charge a small fee for their service, but it’s our go-to party invitation site. The designs are beautiful and often inspire a party theme or design.
Evite – Is a free invitation site that also has great designs.
Minted – Another site that has a great selection of digital party invitations.
Green Envelope – Create elegant invitations online and also donate a portion of profits to Mountains to Sound, a non-profit organization that maintains forests.
Erin at White Fig Designs created the most stunning arrangement for our pool party and even made the yard flamingo a headpiece, haha!
When to Host a Flamingo-Themed Party
This party theme is perfect for many occasions! Here are a few ideas:
Baby Shower or Bridal Shower
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Let us know if you’re inspired by this party and host your own! Leave a comment below and also tag us on social @sugarandcharm!
Flamingo Pool Party Strawberry S’mores
- 12 chocolate chip cookies
- 6 large strawberry marshmallows, pink and white
- Roast the marshmallows over a campfire until soft.
- Place in the center of a chocolate chip cookie.
- Add another cookie on top for a s'mores cookie sandwich.
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14 thoughts on “Flamingo Themed Pool Party”
OMG I love your picture and it’s so depresive when you saw this at work ^^
Hi! Love the drink ware! Where are they from??
Thank you! love the post! perfect for planning my friend’s fiesta themed bach party!
Hi Hannah! I scored those gold glasses at a vintage store!!! I stumbled upon them and then was SO excited to find out they were affordable too, haha!Thank you for the sweet comment 🙂
I love all your wonderful ideas!! Where are these adorable flamingo napkins from? I need these for my daugthers 1st birthday.
Beautifully styled, I love flamingos!
May I ask where the patterned bikini is from? The cut of the top is great from what I can see.
Greetings from Portugal 🙂
I want to have a party now!!
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All the pink is giving me some serious heart eyes right now!
Haha!! It was so fun to use so much PINK!!
Incredible! I love flamingo’s. This party looks AWESOME!
Thank you SO much Monique!!
Where are the glasses from? They look amazing
They are Imperial 24K gold modern glasses I scored at an antique shop!! I LOVE them!
How fun!! I would totally attend that pool party. I could be the big pregnant round flamingo floating in the middle of the pool. 😉
Haha!! I’m sure you look great Leah!! Hope you’re feeling much better!! XO