Tropical Party Ideas

If yesterday’s cocktail hour post was any indication, I clearly refuse to believe that our tropical vacation is over. Therefore, I’m desperately trying to convince anyone who will listen that we should throw some kind of tropical party. No particular celebratory event or tropical destination necessary. Just, “yay, tropical!” Here are my top five tropical party favorites:

A Feteful Life: Tropical Party Ideas

1 / Paper & Stitch’s DIY honeycomb garland and drink stirrers — love, love the bright colors of these honeycomb.

2 / Tropical cocktails are a must, but no one wants to get stuck behind the bar (even if it is a tiki bar). I would definitely give this Paradise Punch from TheKitchn a go.

3 / There’s a jerk at every party, but I’d keep these festivities friendly with Jerk Shrimp Tacos + Pina Colada Crema.

4 / My kids would lose it over these DIY Fruit Balloons from Oh Happy Day. Fabulous!

5 / In case you missed ’em in our cocktail hour yesterday, I’m obsessed with these rainbow-colored whole fruit ice pops from 84th & 3rd, all of which have boozy options. Make some without for the kids and make everyone happy.

It’s Party Time: Balloons, Balloons, Balloons

My kids are suckers for a balloon and sometimes I just come home and surprise them with a few balloons. It’s an instant party starter in our house. And since we love parties around here, I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to incorporate balloons into parties. Here’s a round up of some of my favorite balloon trends (some DIY, some store bought) that will surely delight the kids along with the adults at your next party…

A Feteful Life: Favorite Balloon Trends
DIY Pom-Pom Balloons by Design Improvised – This is a very simple DIY that has a huge impact. The design possibilities are endless with using different colors and/or patterns.

Mylar Alphabet Balloons – I love this trend so much. It’s obviously great for weddings by spelling out the word “love” or “xo” or the initials of the couple. I also love the mylar number balloons (like the one Rebecca used for her daughter’s birthday party) for birthdays or anniversaries.

DIY Confetti Dipped Ballons by StudioDIY  – I absolutely adore these glitter dipped balloons. I love the dip-dyed effect with the addition of the glitter. If you want to make it one step easier, you could get a similar effect by painting the bottoms of the balloons with a brush as seen here.

DIY Confetti Filled Balloons by Kojodesigns – These balloons just make me happy and would be perfect for any celebration!

Giant Balloons with Tassels by The Flair Exchange – These balloons and tassels are just awesome. They are big & bold and they definitely make a statement!