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
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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:
Supplies & Garnishes
Glasses, straws, berries, sliced citrus fruit, cocktail jigger, cocktail shaker, and glass jars for fresh juice.
The Ultimate Pool Party Cocktails
Be sure to check out all of our festive pink cocktail recipes!
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!
Pink and white striped marshmallows! Make chocolate chip cookie s’mores with them!
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:
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!
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.