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Can't be with a loved one on their birthday or special occasion?Want to celebrate with someone far away? Send them a party wrapped up in a box. It's fun, easy and festive. Now, you could pack up a generic birthday party, nothing wrong with that. Click here to see my version.
how about packing up a box filled with some flamingo party themed flair?
Now, wouldn't that be some party?!

Pack up a flamingo party

It's my mom's birthday and Mother's Day and I just COULDN'T let Covid-19 kill all of my party plans. So I did what I could and packed it up and sent it to my mom across the state. Won't she be surprised opening up this box?

Pack up a flamingo party

I gathered up presents, treats, party decor, puns and even some homemade flamingo-shaped sugar cookies. Everything my mom needed to have a little party for herself...without me.
Life is a bit sad being quarantined---sometimes you just need a bright, pink flamingo-themed celebration, right?

Pack up a flamingo party
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These plastic flamingo shaped bottles are from the Dollar Tree years ago when I used them for this Hawaiian-themed party. I haven't been able to locate them since, but I did find the cutest flamingo mug that would be perfect, click here
to see.

Pack up a flamingo party

You probably don't recognize these hot pink poms way back from my first year of blogging, do you? I made these out of plastic tablecloths years ago in this post. They're super easy to make and they keep forever! I reuse them over and over to decorate tables, plus they offer perfect padding for mailing a party in a box!

Flamingo swizzle sticks with puns
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Flamingo puns are pretty cute, especially when they're taped to these flamingo swizzle sticks. These sticks can be put in flower arrangements, vases, drink glasses, mini pails, etc. etc.

Pack up a flamingo party
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I had some fun baking, frosting and sprinkling these flamingo sugar cookies. I wrapped them individually in plastic wrap and then bubble wrap before packing them in the box. We'll see how many pieces they arrive in?

Flamingo puns
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These fun party straws open up to create a 3-D flamingo. Perfect to add to a party box.
The flamingo pun cards are designed to be printed on card stock and trimmed.

Click here to print the flamingo pun cards.
If you'd like some plain flamingo cards to write your own sentiments, click here to print. You could make them into gift labels, name cards, food labels, etc.

Flamingo party in a box with free pun printables

These flamingo pun cards go best with a Mother's Day party or a party for a mom, however you can just use the ones that make sense for your occasion. Or better yet, print out the plain ones and write your own flamingo pun or greeting.

Flamingo party in a box with free pun printables

You're a flamingood mom!

Go Celebrate! Don't make me put my foot down!

Wish we could flamingle!
Stand tall and have a great birthday!
I'm tickled pink that you're my mom!
Thanks for always giving me a leg up!
So glad I'm part of your flock!
Thanks for always sticking your neck out for me.
Have a flamingood Birthday!

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Every party on my blog listed in alphabetical order. Find the theme you're looking for.

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It's a Pineapple Party!
[Disclaimer: It's currently COVID-19 quarantine over here. A perfect time to sit down and finally write some blog posts that never made it to the blog in the last 2 years! Unfortunately, no one is hosting parties at this time- but when 'shelter in place' is over, we're partying BIG TIME!! Hope this past party brings you a little light and fun! Enjoy!]

Need a bright and fun birthday or party theme? Whether it's a birthday party, pool party or even just a gathering, pineapples can pull a party together in no time. Check out these fun pineapple ideas I created for my mom's birthday.

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Gather up any fun pineapple trinkets along with some fresh pineapple for the decor. 
I found pineapple shaped lip gloss at the Dollar Tree and the pineapple coin purse at Michaels. Sunglasses sitting on a fresh pineapple added to the fun. Tip: use a few stick pins in the pineapple to keep the sunglasses in place.
Pineapple party ideas, decor and gifts

Pineapple paper plates were found at Michaels along with the green and white striped napkins. One wide sheet of green wrapping paper lined the table with yellow mesh ribbon netting draped throughout. 

Pineapple Themed Party

I had yellow metal votives leftover from a different party, so I used these and added green tissue paper inside them to look more like a pineapple. The green letter board was perfect for this popular pineapple quote.

Pineapple Themed Party

On the bar cart was another letter board with a pineapple umbrella out for display. I thought my turf square looked fun sitting out.

Pineapple party ideas, decor and gifts

Strips of green and yellow tissue paper decorated the light and added to the festivities. It's the little things.

Pineapple Themed Party

The pineapple cake was super fun to make and no, the cake was not pineapple flavor! Seriously, who would want pineapple cake for their birthday? No one in our family! The pineapple pinata was found at Target and the pillow was found at Joanns. I wrapped the gifts with yellow and green paper.

Pineapple Themed Party

I made the cake using a ball shaped pan and then sliced off the bottom to allow it to sit flat. I smushed on yellow frosting using the back of a spoon. Don't look too close...I ran out of my favorite yellow food coloring and the top is a different (more orange) shade. Oh well. For the top, I stuck in a real top from an actual pineapple!
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The cake had a chocolate bottom layer, sweet buttercream frosting and a yellow cake top layer. Frosting was a light fluffy vanilla buttercream. Mmmm!

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I made the sugar cookies using my favorite recipe. Piping the white icing over the cookies made them go from looking like fat yellow carrots to actual pineapples!

Pineapple Themed Party

Dinner menu included: kabobs with shrimp, sausage, peppers and pineapple, of course!

Pineapple Themed Party

Love celebrating you, mom! Happy Birthday!

Pineapple Themed Party

Checkout these Amazon pineapple finds for your next themed party.

Be sure to take a look at our lemon themed party
Lemon party for mom

and lemon gift ideas, too!

Themed parties for mom

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I've got another college care package idea for you.
This one completely ROCKS!
Yep, all kinds of rock puns and treats to pack up for your favorite college kid. Take a look.

Rock puns for a College Care Package

For this package, I chose my favorite rock puns and crafted up some printable rock tags to print out and attach to every item in the care package.

I included these rock related items, but trust me--there's a lot more 'rockin' items out there to include in a rock-themed box.

Pop Rocks candies
Chocolate rocks
Rocky Road candy bar
Fruity Pebbles cereal
Handmade pet rock
Clif bar
Hershey's Nuggets
Mountain Dew soda
Ring Pops

I hot glued wiggly eyes onto real rocks I found on Camano Island. I couldn't help myself. If you're going to give a rock-themed gift, it should definitely have a pet rock!

Rock puns for a College Care Package

Because we were able to visit the college students at our Alma Mater, I packaged their goodies in a gift bag to hand deliver.

Rock puns for a College Care Package

I also boxed up 2 sets of these rock packages for my daughter and her roommate in Alaska. Yep, my kid chose a far-away hand delivering those. Thankfully everything arrived just fine- well, sort of. I did hear that the chocolate candy rocks exploded all over the package. Oh well.

Of course these rock gift ideas could easily be adapted to give as little gifts. They could encourage a friend, cheer on a child, or even be taped around a kid's bedroom for encouragement. 

Rock puns for a College Care Package

Click here to print your own rock pun tags.

Here's some more college care package ideas for you:

Stick With It!                                 College Blues
Stick with it!  College finals care package ideas           
Blue themed care package ideas

Orange Survival Study Sack        Brighten Up Your Semester!
Orange foods and treats for gift package.          
Yellow themed gift ideas

SMART Gift Bag                      Caramel Apple Dippin' Kit
Creative college care package ideas         Package up apples, caramel and toppings to give as gifts.

SNAP To It!                                          Bear Themed Care Package
College Care Package printables      College care package with a bear theme and printable tags

Rockin' Care Package

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