Flamingo Themed Pool Party

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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.

The darling inspired this party, 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!

summer pool party cocktail station

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!

pink, yellow and orange flowers


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.

Pink, green and yellow summer pool party flowers

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.

cocktail station with fresh juice and spirit bottles

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

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.

Girl pouring vodka into a glass
three fresh juices on a pink tray

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

Vodka and Orange Juice

Coconut Mojito and Classic Mojito

Classic Pina Colada Recipe, Pina Colada Jello Shots

Vodka Soda

Brass Monkey Drink

Hibiscus Margarita

The Best Cosmopolitan Cocktail 

Pineapple Vodka Cocktail

Sea Breeze Cocktail

Italian Paloma

Strawberry Tequila Sodas

Blackberry Margarita Punch 

Be sure to check out all of our festive pink cocktail recipes!

Also check out more great cocktail recipestequila 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!

Frozen Gin and Tonic

Frozen Paloma

Frozen Pina Colada

Frozen Mojito

Strawberry Frosé

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:

strawberry milkshake with chocolate and whipped cream

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.

Neapolitan Milkshakes

Pineapple Rum Popsicles

Lemon Bars

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Strawberry Lemonade Pie

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!

flamingo pool party desserts and napkin, taffy and a flamingo sugar cookie

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:

Gin and Flower Bar

Snow Cone Bar

Mojito Bar

Ice Cream Bar

Spritzer Bar

white and pink striped marshmallows with a chocolate chip cookie

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

The Ultimate Cheese Platter

An Epic Fruit Platter and Fruit Dip

Fruit and Cheese Platter

Greek Mezze Platter

Salmon Skewers

Blue Cheese Dip or the Best Goat Cheese Dip

The Best Nachos with Blanco Cheese

The Best Yogurt Tahini Dip

white and pink striped marshmallows

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:

Frozen Paloma Recipe

The Best Frozen Gin and Tonic

Frozen Pina Colada

Strawberry Froze

Frozen Margarita Popsicles

strawberry milkshake with a flamingo straw for a flamingo pool party

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.

Peach Lemonade Recipe

Watermelon Refresher – A cooking and hydrating drink with cucumber.

The Best Homemade Lemonade – A lightly sweetened lemonade.

Watermelon Lemonade – A refreshing lemonade with watermelon.

Chocolate chip cookie s'more
three cocktails with flamingo straws

Pool Floats

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!

Girl splashing water in a pool

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!

Flamingo Cocktail Napkins

Charming Flamingo Straws

Flamingo Pink Party Pack

Pink and white striped marshmallows

A funny yard flamingo Don’t forget its flowery headpiece, ha!

100 Tiny Flamingos to Sprinkle around!

Flamingo Cocktail Picks

Eden Passante holding a tray of cocktails at a flamingo pool party

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.

Yard flamingo with a floral head piece

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:

Birthday Party

Baby Shower or Bridal Shower

Outdoor Movie Night

Tropical Party

Graduation Party

Garden Party

Girl sipping a cocktail out of a flamingo straw at a flamingo pool party
Girl with a pink striped towel wrapped  around her

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Flower arrangement in a large green glass vase next to a flamingo pool party

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!

Double chocolate cookie ice cream sandwich

Flamingo Pool Party Strawberry S’mores

Chocolate chip cookies with pink and white strawberry marshmallows!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
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Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Eden


  • 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.


Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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14 thoughts on “Flamingo Themed Pool Party”

  1. OMG I love your picture and it’s so depresive when you saw this at work ^^

    Great article,


  2. 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 🙂

  3. I love all your wonderful ideas!! Where are these adorable flamingo napkins from? I need these for my daugthers 1st birthday.

  4. 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 🙂

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