Flip Flop Party
How to have a beach party or pool party with a flip-flop theme
She'll flip over a flip flop party! Make your own Sandals resort at home with this
unusual party theme that's also a pedicure party, a beach party or a pool party. All it
takes is a few flip flops and a bit of fantasy for the fun to begin. Best of all, you'll find
what you need online, including flip flop favors, party plates, flip flop Piñatas and more.
Setting the scene
Put on a "slippah" and relax (or just take your shoes off). A flip flop party is on the low
key side. Have fun decorating and finding favors with a casual search online. Here's
how to ensure your party is not a flop:
- Go in feet first. Look in the baby shower section of your local party supply for fun
finds in baby feet. You may find baby feet suckers and candy, goodie bags with
baby feet, cards and more. After all, this is a party all about feet, and that would
include Tootsie rolls, too!
- Give the little miss a match: Provide a basket of flip flops at the door of varying
sizes for guests who forgot to bring their own. You might even secure
contrasting flip flops with ribbon little miss matched style.
- Hang ten! There are lots of ways to hang ten or more flip flops, including flip flop
string lights, flip flop string decorations and more.
Flip flop invitation ideas:
- Flip flop party invitation and wording ideas:
- It's time to Flip, flop and splash at Nikki's Birthday Bash!*
- Flip flop on over Saturday, August 22 at noon with your swim suit
- Sandals Resort: 123 Mains Street
- RSVP: Activities Director Hailey at 867-5309
- It's time for a hip-hop, flip-flop birthday!
- Tickle them pink with this flip flop invitation idea! Decorate a pair of inexpensive flip
flops for each guest with ribbons, gems, flowers and tiny charms. Pink is an ideal
base color, and when you buy pink dimensional paint and rhinestones you can
create the fun flip flops pictured, right, by Michaels or tie them up in pretty tulle.
For the invitations, hand deliver one of the unique flip flops with the invitation
tied to the thongs. Be clear on the invitation that you'll flip if they don't bring
their flop to the party. The first activity at the party will be a treasure hunt will be
to match the pair to wear.
Flip flopping fun sweets and party snacks
- Treat them with Baby Feet! Here's a fun find: Wilton Baby Feet candies, intended
for baby showers. Look also for Twinkle Pops. Available in blue and pink, Twinkle
Pops suckers come with long bendable sticks.
- They'll flip over the Nabisico Nutter Butters! Dress up NutterButter cookies with
licorice laces and you have an easy cookie to serve for your flip flop party. For a
fancier cookie treat, coat the cookies in Wilton candy melts and finish with icing
and a candied flower. Get inspiration from Cookie Headquarters (or let them do
the work for you).
Flip flop favors and novelties
- Light up her world! They'll admire your attention to details when you present
each child with a light up flip flop pendant necklace.
Flip flop games and activities
- Make it tote-ally perfect! We're sure they'll all agree that the flip flop tote bag,
pictured right, is a tote-ally awesome party favor. Stuff it with flip flop gummy
candies, flip flop note pads, and other flip trinkets you find online:
You've probably already thought of having relay races using none other than a flip flop
to pass between teams. And then there's the Piñata. Maybe you've thought of using a
flip flop like a hot potato. Well, here's how to flip and flop into action with party games
- Make their tootsies twinkle! Give the girls spa treatment with pedicure primping
fun. It's sure to be a toe-tally awesome party if you decorate tootsies with ideas
garnered from the book Toe-riffic: a simple guide to creating healthy and
beautiful feet. The book, pictured left, is filled with nail art ideas kids love. Be
sure to see our spa party page, too.
- Silly bubble swatting. Attach a flip flop to a stick, or buy the fun flip flop fly swats,
pictured right. The kids will get a kick out of swatting bubbles with flip flops.
- Get it in writing. Have the whole gang sign the Party Time Flip Flop autograph.
Flip Flop Resources:
Flip flop party wares are difficult to source. Here are our favorite pool party supplies
- It seems only Birthday in a Box has the flip flop straws pictured lower right.
These seem almost mandatory for the party.
- Betty crocker has some ideas for a flip flop party! Check out the flip flop birthday
cake guaranteed not to be flop!
- Here's how to embellish flip flops to create a special favor or add a craft activity
to your party theme. Simply tie pretty ribbons in knots using your party colors.
You might also affix pretty gems with a glue gun to secure a pretty sparkle.
Real Flip Flop parties
Our aim is to supply you with fun ideas for a pool party to remember. Here are some of
our favorite flip flop parties:
- Flip flop pool party: It's peace love and flip flops with this flip flop party by the pool
featured by catch my party. Check out the Nutter Butter flip flop cookies and
groovy display of treats.
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