Hot Tips for a Tropical Party
If you’re looking for a party theme that is fun and colorful, how about going tropical? Brilliant for a boy's or girl’s birthday party, garden party or any event where you want a paradise setting. Here’s the lowdown on how to create the best tropical party ever.
Set the scene
Choose party supplies with a tropical theme. We’ve got a brilliant range with beautifully designed plates, cups and napkins, featuring tropical birds, pineapples, watermelons, oranges, bananas, palm trees and flamingos.
Our honeycomb fruit garland, mini fruit garland and large flamingo foil balloon are fantastic to decorate the room.
For a fabulous touch, and an enjoyable way for the children to get some treats, hang up a tropical pinata. Choose a shimmering gold pineapple or a fabulous flamingo.
Yummy healthy tropical party food
Children (and adults!) will love tropical party food and drinks – they look amazing and, big bonus, they’re super healthy too! Here are 5 of our favorites that are easy, eye-catching and delicious.
1. Tropical fruit and vegetable rainbow.
On a large platter arrange fruit and veg in layers of colors for a rainbow-like effect. Red = watermelon cubes and/or red bell pepper slices; orange = orange segments and/or orange bell pepper slices; yellow = pineapple or banana slices and/or yellow bell pepper slices; green = kiwifruit slices and/or green grapes; blue = blueberries; violet = purple grapes.
2. Tropical fruit rocket ice-pops.
Frozen fruit is a fantastic healthy alternative to ice-cream, and this recipe, which makes 12 popsicles, looks really amazing. Simply slice half a watermelon, half a cantaloupe melon and half a honeydew melon, so that each slice is around 1 inch wide. Cut the slices into bite-sized triangular pieces and place onto a stick or wooden skewer (cut the sharp ends off), with one slice of each melon in a row, leaving a bit of the stick at the bottom – so the overall effect looks like a rocket. Lay each popsicle flat on a tray, lined with parchment paper, and freeze overnight.
3. Crunchy pineapple shapes.
Pineapples are bang on trend, so they’re a must for any tropical party! Simply peel and cut a pineapple into 1 inch slices, then cut these with a pineapple shaped cookie cutter (or use your artistic skills) to create mini pineapple shapes. If you’re investing in some cookie cutters, why not use them to cut out tropical shaped sandwiches too?
4. Tropical mocktails.
Set up a ‘bar’ to serve tropical mocktails, each one made individually for every guest to make them feel super special! Our favorite recipe contains just three ingredients: In a highball cup add ice and stir in 4 ounces of orange juice and 3 ounces of pineapple juice. Pour in 1 ounce of grenadine syrup, but don’t stir.
This is for one person, but if you want to make a big punch bowl full, so people can help themselves, just increase the ingredients proportionately. If you want to make it fizzy, simply add soda water just before serving. For an extra tropical effect add paper cocktail umbrellas to the drinks or punch bowl, check out our sparkly range.
5. Tropical fruit kebabs.
Cut your favorite tropical fruits, like pineapples, watermelons, oranges and bananas, into chunks, and thread onto wooden skewers. Do remember to cut off the sharp edges of the skewers for safety! For extra decadence, serve with a pot of melted chocolate or a chocolate fountain for dipping – be warned, this is tasty but messy fun!
Party bag delights
Don’t let your guests leave without a bag filled with tropical delights. We’ve got a wide choice of gifts that will make little people very happy!