A Retro Flamingo Engagement Party

Bright pink flamingo motifs are very much in fashion right now, but did you know that this popular icon dates back to the 1950s when lawn flamingos first made their appearance? Inspired by this iconic pink plastic outdoor decor, Two Prince Bakery Theater dreamed up this flamingo engagement party, filled with fabulous retro nostalgia. The bright and cheery flamingo theme is perfect for celebrating a newly engaged couple, and Marc Edwards Photographs captured every special steal-worthy detail!

Dress up for a reto 1950s themed engagement party!| Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

A Cheerful Invitation

A gorgeous watercolor paper suite featuring a flamingo served as the initial inspiration for the celebration.

Set the Theme with a Flamingo Invitation from Wedding Paper Divas| Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

The color palette was carried into the decor flawlessly!

Flamingo place cards from Wedding Paper Divas| Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

A Tropical Color Palette

Old black and white movies inspired a bold black and white color palette, featuring cabana stripes and polka dots. To add contrast, bright pops of flamingo pink, lime green, yellow and gold were incorporated into the details and decor.

Retro Flamingle Engagement Party | Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

Pink miniature pineapples were tucked into the centerpieces for a charming tropical touch!

Mini pink pineapples create unique centerpieces for a retro engagement party | Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

Lastly, dozens of friendly plastic flamingos welcomed guests to the backyard bash!

Retro Flamingle Engagement Party| Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

Vintage Fifties Fashion

The bride and groom traveled through time for these 50s era looks, complete with vintage inspired clothing, accessories, hair, and makeup!

Retro Engagement party attire  for a 1950s look| Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

Retro style for a flamingo themed engagement party | Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

Custom Cocktails

A custom bar was created for this party featuring bold black and white stripes and a vintage marquis bar sign. An AstroTurf backdrop really made the installation a focal point of the party! Custom napkins and coasters were a nice personalized touch, too.

Retro Flamingo Engagement Party Bar with a turf backdrop | Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

Signature cocktails included a Malbec Sangria with fresh muddled fruit, and a pink flamingo cocktail made with organic pink lemonade and coconut rum topped with a pink maraschino cherry. Finishing off the presentation, drinks were served with striped paper straws in whimsical inflatable flamingo drink holders!

Adorable flamingo drink holders | Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

Flamingo themed cocktails | Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

Retro Treats & Sweets

Retro-inspired foods such as pink deviled eggs (pickled with beets), spam and pineapple, and crackers topped with spray cheese were served as hors d’oeuvres.

Pink Deviled Eggs add a pop of color to this vintage party menu | A Retro Flamingo Engagement Party | Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

Retro engagement party menu| A Retro Flamingo Engagement Party | Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

The guests were treated to a gorgeous dessert table featuring a coconut layer cake, gold pineapple cake pops, and fancy flamingo macarons.

Flamingo themed dessert display| A Retro Flamingo Engagement Party | Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

Gold pineapple cake pops | A Retro Flamingo Engagement Party | Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

Flamingo themed cookies | A Retro Flamingo Engagement Party | Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

Finally, a popsicle cart arrived delivering hand-crafted popsicles to keep guests cool.

Engagement party with a popsicle cart | A Retro Flamingo Engagement Party | Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

Flamingo Favors

A party favor is a finishing touch that leaves lasting memories of the special occasion! For this celebration, each guest was gifted a gold flamingo bottle opener with custom gift tag. This adorable bar accessory is sure to remind them of this flamingo engagement party!

Thank guests for coming to flamingle with a cute favor display! | A Retro Flamingo Engagement Party | Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

Gold Flamingo Bottle Openers from Kate Aspen make fabulous favors for a retro flamingo engagement party | A Retro Flamingo Engagement Party | Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

Flamingo bottle openers are perfect for a retro engagement party! @kateaspen | A Retro Flamingo Engagement Party | Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

Nostalgic Party Activities

Even the activities incorporated a touch of nostalgia! Guests played croquet with adorable flamingo mallets and snapped photos in a photo booth using a vintage-inspired Fujifilm Instax camera.

Flamingo croquet is a fun lawn game for a flamingo themed party! | A Retro Flamingo Engagement Party | Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

Flamingo themed engagement party | Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards PhotographsCreate a fun photobooth with a Fuji instax camera!| Two Prince Bakery Theater | Marc Edwards Photographs

Vendors

Photographer: Marc Edwards Photographs | Invitation Designer: Laura Morris | Etsy Designer: CCADesign | Favors and Gifts: Kate Aspen | Linens and Coverings: Kate Ryan Linens | Hair Stylist: Michelle Renee The Studio, Hair and Makeup Group | Bakery: OobAlaMode Pastries | Specialty Foods: Painted and Sprinkled | Specialty Foods: Speak Wines | DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: The Bannerie | Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas | Caterer: Whatever Pops | Bakery: Two Prince Bakery Theater | Event Designer: Two Prince Bakery Theater

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