Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Flamingoflage

We hosted a birthday party for Mason and Griffin at Playstreet Museum last weekend and it was the easiest party EVER!

I picked Playstreet because it was an age appropriate option for both Mason and Griffin and would be fun for both sets of their friends and their siblings.  Playstreet has a reputation for being super clean which I loved as well.

Griffin wanted something pink (duh!) and so we went with flamingos and Mason was adamant that he wanted army guys :)  I sent out individual invitations to each set of friends (camo for Mason, flamingo for Griffin) and that way it didn't feel awkward inviting Mason's friends from school to a party for his little sister they don't know. hahaha

I kept the decor super simple.  I ordered cupcakes from Market Street and popped in army tank toppers I found at Hobby Lobby for Mason's cupcakes and actually printed the flamingos out on photo paper, cut them out and stuck them on top for Griffin's. 



I made a couple of little birthday signs to put on the table so people would know where to put the presents...


... and used a few of their toys from home for additional decor.


I ordered the balloons on Amazon and had them blown up at the grocery store down the street.  Easy and inexpensive.


 

They each invited boys and girls to their party and so I had a mix of flamingo and camo gift bags.


They all had stickers, candy and bubbles and then the flamingo bags had a fun pair of glasses and the camo bags had army guys.



We were there a few minutes early to set up and Luke was checking out the little toy store they had in the front.  I LOVED the sign above the display!


Family pic!



Playstreet in Frisco has a town theme and is seriously the cutest thing ever.  Here are a few of the girls playing in the veterinarian's office...


... and how fun is this light table?!?! The kids could turn the dial and it changed color and then they had these clear colored tiles to put on top.  So cool!





Cutest diner ever!



Mason and his bestie, Jack.


Cupcake and birthday song time :)






GG LOVES her some Jack!





I want to move into this little house ;)




  




I wanted to get a picture of them after the party.... that went well...


I can't even tell you how much fun this party was.  There was little to no prep on my part and the kids had so much fun!  I'm not sure when/if I'll be able to do a combined party again, so I'm loving that I snuck one more in before they want to do their own things.

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  1. Bowen had a blast! He asked me on Monday when he could go back to Griffin's party. I call that a birthday success. :)

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  2. Oh my goodness! Ashby had the BEST time!! She has been wearing those flamingo glasses all week :).

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    1. She was precious in those glasses. And don't even get me started on the cha cha chas!

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  3. What an awesome venue! Love that you were able to have a double-party but still make it special for each child. And I'm loving Griffin's flamingo theme!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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    1. Thank you!!! I loved being able to knock out both parties at one time ;)

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  4. What a cute way to do a double party! Two for one :)
    ~LOTL
    LoveOnTheLakeBlog.blogspot

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  5. When you first mentioned you were going to do a flamingo/army party, I had no idea how you were going to combine the two, but it turned out so cute! The venue is adorable and all the kids look like they are having the best time. Well done, Mama!

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    1. Thanks, girl! I thought it turned out cute! ;)

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  6. Must be nice to get a free birthday party.

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    1. That would have been awesome - but Playstreet ha no idea who I am. Hahaha. I paid for our party in full and if I do ever receive things for free I always disclose that in my post.

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    2. Insert rolling eye emoji here! Great response Andrea!

      Loved how happy all the kiddies look in the pics :) such a good idea for a party.

      Megan

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    3. What a wonderful party for your two little ones - fabulous venue and fun times!
      On the other hand, Dear Anonymous - you continue to come here time after time after time to make pathetic feeble attempts to discredit, shame and make defamatory remarks intended to be hurtful and create conflict. Clearly you have an agenda - unfortunately you make yourself look like a raging manic by continuing this form of 'anonymous' harassment. Under the cover of your anonymity, it must make you feel powerful. Quite pathetic really.
      Michaela, Harpers Point

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    4. Perhaps it isn't so much that someone is trying to discredit or shame, but more express a frustration. It seems as if Andrea's attempts to monetize everything are making some of her readers jaded to her constant promotion of things. While many of us began to read her blog because we could relate to her as a mom and a professional, it has become apparent that she is doing this more now as a means to an income. That's fine if it is her intent, but it comes across as disingenuous to those of us who have been with her from the beginning. Just my two cents. Can we find better ways of expressing this? Sure. We can all stand to be kinder.

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    5. Liz,
      I'm so sorry that you feel that way about my blog. I try to limit rstyle links to Friday posts and turn down way more promotion opportunities than I accept. I try to collaborate with brands and promote products that are things my kids and I use and love and am so sorry you feel that I'm somehow disingenuous. Thank you so much for reading and for your feedback!

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    6. #unreal #grownadults #getalife #byefelicia

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    7. Exactly what Liz said!

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    8. Can I ask how you feel that I'm disingenuous? I disclose when I'm receiving compensation, so what other suggestions do you have?

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  7. Oh my goodness, that venue is absolutely precious!!! And you always do such a fantastic job at party planning.. So cute!

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  8. I love Griffin's outfit!! Super cute party.

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  9. Loved this idea! So cute! Happy birthday to your babies! :)

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  10. Wow!! The museum is sparkling clean!! A mama's dream!! What a sweet party!!
    Emily

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  11. Super cute party!! Could you share details on Griffin's outfit?? I have a 4 yo and a 6 mth old and would love to get them those flower headbands!!

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  12. How cute is this place! Awesome!
    I'm loving flamingos, so GG's theme is right up my alley!

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  13. What a sweet party! I work for a non-profit organization in Pittsburgh called Beverly's Birthdays, and we provide various birthday experiences for children experiencing homelessness. With that experience, it is so heartwarming for me to see parents still providing such sweet birthdays and memories for their children. Those three kiddos are blessed to have you as their kind and caring mama.

    Take care!

    www.beverlysbirthdays.org

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  14. What a cute party! I remember having one of my childhood birthday parties at a place called Kids Town in Richardson, which was similar to this place! Flamingoflage is a great blend :)

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  15. That place looks so awesome! I with we had something like that here!

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  16. Andrea...I don't often comment but I just want you to know you are one of my favorite bloggers! You are adorable and have a wonderful family and I enjoy every single one of your posts!!

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  17. My daughter and son have a birthday 10 days apart but there are 3 years between them. I did together parties for them until she was 8 and he 5 but now they want different things. I feel like the whole month of June we are partying! I actually still do the family party together and then I let each of them decide one activity and just a couple friends and we do that for their "friend" party! There is no way I can handle 3 parties in one month, ha!!

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  18. What a awesome place! Oh my goodness....Ashby's "cha cha cha" during Mason's birthday song just made my day :)

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  19. I love your blog! You are clearly a fantastic mom and your creativity is so inspiring! You always take the high road with mean spirited people who leave comments that are clearly unnecessary. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  20. oh my goodness, you always make the best parties! your little are so lucky to have a mama like you! hopefully one day, I'll be comparable! In the meantime - that hot pink nail polish definitely caught my eye. SOO perfect for spring and pretty!

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  21. How cute was Griffins outfit!!!!!

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  22. What a fun birthday venue!! I didn't know that a place like that existed! I also love your shade of hot pink nail polish! Could you share what color it is? Thank you! :)

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  23. Agh! I love this. Wonder if they'll let me open a venue in West Virginia :)

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  24. You should post your invite! This would be perfect for my niece and nephew!

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