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DIY Tropical Themed Party

DIY Tropical Themed Party

Aloha! Spring is here and Summer are approaching, the air is warm and the feeling of festivity is upon us! The warmer weather gets us so excited for party season! Enough of indoor parties by the fireplace. It’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. What better way to do that than by planning a Tropical Hawaiian inspired themed party to kick start the warm weather! Turn your backyard into an island paradise with pineapples, coconuts and lots of bright colours! It sure sounds like fun to us, read on for all the hot tips!

DIY Tropical Themed Party Invitations


First things first! Set a date and outdoor location and then get those invitations out in the mail. Give your guests 2-4 weeks notice so they have plenty of time to lock it in their busy calendars and get prepared for the tropical party of a lifetime!

We love these fun tutti frutti party invitations from Ruby Rabbit Partyware! They have a gorgeous bright & colourful fruit salad design with gold foil on the front & space for you to fill in party details on the back. These will set the vibe for a tropical party just right! Available for just $16.95 in a pack of 10.





Now that the invitations are out its time to start decorating! A tropical party needs bright fun colours. Think yellow, green and hot pink! We love these tropical themed decorations from Favor Lane. They are an online partyware boutique with decorations for almost any occasion or party you could imagine!

We love this tissue paper garland in hot pink, coral and gold. This is perfect for decorating your tropical themed party space and it is just $18.95!



What says tropical more than watermelon! Right on trend is this happy fruit garland that’s sure to add some fun to your walls! Available from Ruby Rabbit Partyware for $14.95.



Add some fun with these pineapple balloons! Yellow is the perfect colour for a tropical party and we love the gold foil pineapple!



Match these with these cute flamingo balloons in blush and gold! Available for just $7.95.



A piñata adds lots of fun to a party! We love this watermelon piñata from Favor Lane. It is approximately 45-50cms tall and 20cms wide so it is able to fill up with lots of delicious treats! It has an opening for your own goodies to fill inside. We recommend filling it with bright coloured lollies such as pineapples raspberries and banana lollies!




Add these lemonade balloons for an extra tropical feel! Available for just $10.95.


This pink flamingo balloon is so amazing and would be the perfect decoration for a tropical party. Available for just $12.95!



What’s a tropical party without pineapples! We love this pineapple balloon from Favor Lane. Available for just $12.95, its a bargain!




We love these fruit pickers from Ruby Rabbit Partyware! Decorate your party food with these fruity party picks with pineapple, melon, lemon and apple toppers embellished with shiny gold foil.








Liven up your tropical fiesta party with these leafy paper plates from Favor Lane! These on trend paper plates are ideal for your tropical garden party or BBQs in the sun! Get a pack of 12 for $11.95.


Match the paper plates with these adorable tropical napkins! A pack of 20 is just $10.95 so they won’t break the party budget.


Add some vibrant summery party fun to your party table with these yellow pineapple plates from Ruby Rabbit PartywarePlates_-_pineapple_1024x1024

Match them with these environmentally friendly wooden forks from Hip and Hooray, we think they compliment the bright plates so well!


These fluoro floral dessert plates from Favor Lane are perfect for a tropical theme. We just love the bright colours on these. Get a pack of 12 for just $12.95!


These super on trend gold pineapple party plates will brighten up your tropical party. Beautifully finished with shiny gold foil for a luxury effect! Available from Ruby Rabbit.



You can’t go past these gorgeous Tropical leaf designed napkins from Ruby Rabbit Partyware! They are sure to delight. Get a pack of 20 for just $6.95.






Sitting outdoors in that warm sunshine is going to make you and your guests very thirsty! When we think of a tropical party we instantly think of fresh fruity cocktails. These pineapple straw cups are perfect for serving your cocktails in at the party! Available from Favor Lane for $2.50 each, its a steal, and can be re-used in the future.



These fluoro floral giant cups would also be perfect for serving your drinks in! A pack of 12 is available for just $10.95 at Favor Lane.




Add these fun drinking stirrers and your good to go! Flamingo or Pineapple?! We love both!


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If you don’t have time to prepare delicious tutti fruity cocktails, check out Hayati’s Mobile Bartending in Sydney! They travel to you bringing with them their expertise in creating artistic cocktails, mixing drinks all the while creating an amazing atmosphere for you to enjoy. They supply everything that you need to make sure your tropical paradise never ends, from top shelf spirits to fresh ingredients, there’s no need for you to lift a finger.


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A tropical party needs delicious fresh food with a Hawaiian twist! We recommend serving fresh colour food such as Acai bowls in coconuts, fresh fruit platters, watermelon skewers, grilled pineapple with whipped cream and tropical pineapple salads! You could also create a healthy fruit pizza. Use a gluten free base, spread with coconut yoghurt and top with delicious fruit. The beautiful bright colours of fruit will add to the decoration of the party!

If you don’t have time to make the food yourself, hire a caterer to save you time and stress! We recommend Decadent Catering, they are sure to provide you with the best ingredients, and locally sourced ingredients! Chat with them about your menu thoughts and they will be happy to work with you to tailor seasonal delicious food for your tropical party.


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We hope we have inspired you to re-create your own tropical party. If you do throw a tropical party we would love to see your photos. Tag us on Instagram @partyaffairs!