Just because you can’t afford an exotic vacation to a warm locale doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a good tropical party. A tropical-themed party is the perfect idea for anyone who wants to liven up their backdoor bash. While this is the perfect activity for a hot summer day, you can also adjust all of these ideas for indoor fiestas as well. Here’s how to throw a tropical bash in your own backyard.
Serve The Right Beverages
The best drinks for tropical bashes are frozen alcoholic drinks inspired by exotic luxury resorts. Take a cue from Bacardi Cuba and whip up some frosty and delicious rum cocktails. Or, for something simpler, skip the blender and just mix clear rum with a variety of fruit juices. If your party will be attended by minors or non-drinkers, just whip up non-alcoholic versions of those island classics.
The Right Snacks Are Essential
Nothing screams “tropical” like yummy treats prepared on an outdoor grill. Grilled ham steaks accompanied by grilled pineapple are a perfect island-inspired main course. Offer up a variety of cold salads and casseroles on the side to keep your guests fed and happy. For dessert, keep things light and fruity to stay with the island theme.
Put Up Awesome Decorations
Decorations can make or break any outdoor bash. Hit up the local event and party store and find outdoor decorations and string lights inspired by the tropics. Examples include plastic flamingos and hot pepper-shaped string lights. When it comes to decorating an outdoor tropical party, you should have fun and never be afraid to “overdo it.” You can also re-use these decorations for future tropical parties.
Encourage Guests To Dress For The Theme
When you send out your invitations, encourage your guests to arrive in fun tropical outfits, like hula skirts or Hawaiian shirts. The more your guests get into the theme, the more fun your party will be. You can also pick up some plastic Hawaiian flower necklaces to hand out to your guests when they arrive.
Plan Some Great Activities
Activities and games keep a party fun. Look online for some island-inspired card games. Or, invest in a pinata. These little activities help the fiesta to keep going strong as the night progresses.
The most important part of your tropical backyard bash is that you and your guests have fun. Keep the drinks flowing and put some tropical and island-themed music on the stereo to keep the mood fun and breezy. If you play your cards right, you might just have the best party of the season.
A tropical backyard bash is the best way to bring the tropics to you, even if you can’t afford a trip to a pricey island resort. Your friends and family will love this creative spin on that classic backyard barbeque party. With just a little planning and creativity, you can plan a party that everyone will talk about for years.