June 9, 2012

Josie's Flamingo Party!

Josie's little friend flamingo party was Saturday afternoon from 2pm - 4pm.





Two hours was the perfect amount of time and having it in between major meals made it super easy on me.

We also only had 3 little friends from Josie's kindergarten and latchkey program. They were so cute together.

We started out with a crafting table.  The kids colored surf boards and strung bracelets with beads and pipecleaners.  

The surf board is a free printable that you can find here.


































We then played hot flamingo (aka hot potato) and pin-the-beak on the flamingo. 

As you can imagine, the flamingo hunt and pink sand were a big hit with the kiddos.

I even convinced Chris to wear a lovely straw hat and grass skirt with his Hawaiian shirt as he led the flamingo expedition.



At the end of the hunt, we had a chest in Josie's sandbox filled with treasures.


That pink sand is such a fun festive color and it was a BIG surprise for Josie and Emma.
After the flamingo hunt, we celebrated with presents and ice cream.


Such a special party for a special six year old! 

The festivities continue on Sunday with our own little family of four, and then again on Tuesday night with our extended family.  We love you Josie Xue!  Happy Birthday, sweetie!

29 comments:

Tammy's in Love said...

That is the CUTEST six year old ever! What a perfect day for that little angel!

Tammy

Jodee said...

Oh my word! Josie's party turned out sooo cute! Love the games and the cool party hat! What a fun celebration for your sweet girl!

Lynn said...

Ah, this is amazing!! It looks like Josie had a wonderful time. Please tell her that our own Cocoa Puff is so excited about her own little turtle sandbox and pink sand!!! I told you when I told hubby about it he would want to do one for Cocoa. She was so cute in it tonight. We had to go to three different Walmarts to find pink sand!!!! Yes, we are those crazy dog parents!! Cocoa loves her sand box and would give an evil look to any of the other furbabies when they went near the sandbox. We have it on the back deck and it is covered with the turtle lid so none of the stray cats running around outside will not use it as a potty spot. I will take some pics tomorrow of Cocoa playing in the sand box to share with Josie since she was the reason Cocoa got her sandbox!! I just love how you go all out for your children's birthday!! That is so special and they will remember it forever!
Hugs,
Lynn

NanaDiana said...

What a cute little birthday party. Josie is just a beautiful little girl and you can see how very happy and loved she is. Blessings to you - xo Diana

Lee said...

What a terrific party~you know how to plan and decorate!
Great pictures~Josie already looks so grown up...
Thanks for sharing the fun!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

She is so adorable. What a super party, they all look like they are having such a great time. So cute

Jodi said...

Happy Birthday sweet Josie! What a fun party! and yes, keep the festivities coming!!!!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I want to be six again.

vintage grey said...

Ever photo brought such a smile to my face! I just love Josie's joy, and precious smile! What a perfect party! I love all the special pink, flamingo touches! And, that pink sand looks great! Enjoy your day tomorrow celebrating!! Happy 6th Birthday Josie!! xo Heather

vivian said...

what a beautiful girl Josie is. the pictures are all adorable. do you do up little scrap books of your parties? I would.. well, i say that, but Ive never scrap booked anything! lol! was just thinking out cute a little booklet of these pics would be!
have fun with more birthday celebrations today!
love the pink sand...
xoxo
vivian

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Happy Birthday Josie! just look at the joy on that face and her other little friends. Everything looked perfect, it looks like the weather was beautiful. So many memorable touches for such a fantastic theme.

Courtney said...

Oh what a fun party. I think that is the perfect number of children for that age group.

Debby said...

Adorable party. She is so cute. Love that pink sand.

Kim said...

OMW... what fun things to do and the girls look like they had a blast..
Can you plan a party for me my friend..
Happy Sunday..
Hugz..

Janet said...

Such a great party! It looks like everyone had a fun time! Really, really like the pink sand! Happy Birthday, Josie!
Blessings,
Janet

My Vintage Mending said...

Wait wait wait....no foot pictures? Oh man this is so super cute....the pink sand is to die for. Happy Birthday Miss Josie...smiles..Renee

Heather said...

Oh my goodness, everything is just so darn cute! It looks like fun was had by all!

Katia said...

Mille e mille auguri alla piccola Josie e complimenti la festa: doveva essere molto allegra e divertente e poi il fenicottero rosa รจ davvero delizioso!
Un abbraccio grande a tutti voi dall? Italia

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Well, you can tell by all the BIG smiles that it was a huge success and everyone had fun! What wonderful memories you're making with your sweet family and friends! Give the birthday girl a hug from me today!

Anonymous said...

I love Josie' selection of party theme...pink flamigos!!! What's not to love?
Sherry

Nellie said...

What a cute, cute party! It looks like everyone was having a great time!
Our granddaughter will be six in August, headed to first grade, just like Josie!
Hope all is progressing well with your foot and rehab.
xo Nellie

Corey Moortgat said...

Looks like it was such a fun, cute party! She looks SO HAPPY in every photo!

Jboo said...

What fun!! Love the big smiles!!

Donna said...

What a great party, Kim! I thought about you guys all day yesterday! Josie looks like she was more than thrilled with her flamingo themed party, what a little cutie! And Chris looked stunning in his hat and grass skirt:) What a sport he is!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

What a wonderful party! looks like they had a ball. Such fun things you had planned for them. Give her a hug for me! Hope your foot is better.

Hugs,
Debbie

GardenofDaisies said...

Perfect! Keeping it small is such a good idea! Loved all your activities! And that pink sand.... toooo much fun!

Cheryl G. said...

Oh my!
What an amazing party!
Josie is so adorable!

Pam said...

Oh, that is just so adorable. What a cute idea for a birthday party. and Chris's outfit is hilarious. Glad all the kids had a good time!

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