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.

Cocktail Hour: Pineapple-Ginger Pisco Punch

 

A Feteful Life: Pineapple-Ginger Pisco Punch

You’ll also be alliterating after you twist your tongue around this insanely delicious tropical punch. It’s sweet, it’s sour, it’s simple. It uses up leftovers (pineapple peel!). It technically has fruit in it. You really cannot go wrong.

Pineapple-Ginger Pisco Punch (A Feteful Life)

Ingredients
1 ounce pineapple-ginger simple syrup (see below)
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 ounces Pisco
pineapple chunks and leaf for garnish

Directions
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake to combine. Pour over crushed ice into a glass and garnish with pineapple chunks and leaf threaded onto a stirrer.

Pineapple-Ginger Simple Syrup (from Martha Stewart)

Ingredients
peel and core of one large pineapple
1, 3-inch piece of ginger, thinly sliced
4 cups water
1 cup sugar

Directions
Cut pineapple peel + core into 1-inch pieces; place into medium saucepan with ginger, sugar, and water. Boil until reduced to 1 cup; 25-30 minutes. Strain, discarding solids. Chill.

A Feteful Life: Pineapple-Ginger Pisco Punch

A Feteful Life: Pineapple-Ginger Pisco Punch

A Feteful Life: Pineapple-Ginger Pisco Punch

A Feteful Life: Pineapple-Ginger Pisco Punch

A Feteful Life: Pineapple-Ginger Pisco Punch