Aloha – and welcome to our tropical theme! We’ve found big, bold colorful invitations, pink flamingo decorations, super sweet pineapple decor and a host of other creative recipes and DIY ideas. Not only are these ideas easy to make (or purchase), they also bring a casual elegance – and fun – to your bridal shower, bachelorette party or other tropical celebration. Listed below are a few of the categories we’ve scoured for your tropical party!
Welcome Signs and Invitations
Amazingly easy Food and Drink Ideas
Bold, Colorful Decorations with a splash of fun!
Tropical bridal shower games
Bride tribe t shirts with a tropical flair
Favors, thank you notes and FREE PRINTABLE tropical gift tags!
A fun start to any party is with a warm welcome as the guests arrive. This aloha welcome poster does the trick! A golden pineapple is surrounded by tropical leaves and sweet flowers and a sprinkling of gold confetti dust is sure to welcome your guests!
Setting the tone with invitations 🙂 We’ve found a wonderful variety of original tropical themed invitations. These showcase the island theme with bright and bold ferns, pink and cream hibiscus, watercolor pineapples, soft pastel plumeria and casually elegant island typography to set the tone. Perfect for tropical and beach theme showers, parties and luaus!
This bold green and gold tropical look provides a definite “welcome” to your shower guests. Head on over to etsy to get this Welcome Poster customized for your shower! You can get an inexpensive easel too if you don’t have one already.
Another cute welcome poster with a fun flamingo ready to party! Easy to customize with the bride’s name, shower date and #hashtag!
Tropical “small bite” food ideas 🙂
For the menu, let’s start the party with some super easy appetizers: fresh shrimp, cream cheese, cocktail sauce, tart shells – what’s not to love? From Gina Hutchison, of Smithville, Missouri you can’t go wrong. For the recipe head over to tasteofhome.com
Don’t these look delicious? Little mini cucumber containers with chilled, seasoned crab salad. For the recipe, check out beachbride.com
Pineapple meets mozzarella – yum! These cute appetizers are sure to be a crowd pleaser. The “skewers” are actually rosemary sprigs that really dress them up. You can find the easy to assemble recipe at cookcraftlove.com
Scout out all of the tropical fruit you can find, a few varieties of cheeses and get creative with your display. For this fruit and cheese platter how to, checkout the details here.
Here’s another take on a tropical fruit platter with coconuts, raspberries, blueberries and granola toppings!
Tasty crab cakes with lemon zest and chives – perfect appetizers in keeping with your tropical beachy theme. You can find the recipe – from Cindy Worth of Lapwai, Idaho here.
These bright colored cucumber stuffed cherry tomatoes are sure to be a hit. The author of the recipe says she often makes double – or even triple the recipe because they go so fast!
And now for some sweets!
Seriously adorable … this pina colada coconut cake is so cute with the flamingo macaroon cake toppers. For the step by step how to, check out the constellation inspiration.
If this cake tastes as great as it looks, I’m in! Beautiful soft ombre coloring of gold and cream topped with gorgeous tropical flowers. This lovely cake was baked by the amazing Knead & Nourish.
Festive blush pink cake with tropical flowers, green ferns and a flamingo topper! So cute 🙂
How about dressing up your ice cream (pineapple flavored of course) with these decorative flowers, cherries and a fancy tuile cookie? Check out thehouseoflynryn for the recipe.
Who wouldn’t like a tropical cake pop? With pineapple, hibiscus flowers, swirls, gold confetti and super gold shiny cake pop holders, these cake pops by Chelsea look simply amazing!
Of course, no shower would be complete without cookies! We love these cute and bright colored tropical cookies featuring pineapples, ferns and flamingos. You can get some tropical cookie cutters here and let your creativity go wild!
Pineapple cupcake toppers look so festive on top of these vanilla flavored cupcakes! Another quick and easy idea to add a tropical flair to your dessert table.
Free Tropical Printable PDF
Or – download our FREE pineapple printable PDF! These 2″ round cupcake toppers can dress up your sweets in no time!
Let’s flamingle with some fun cocktails
Coconut drinks with parasol drink umbrellas – YES please! For those DIYers who live near coconut trees, here are the step by step directions to making your own coconut cups. Don’t forget the pineapple napkins :)
Nothing quite adds a party flair than flowered ice cubes in a tub with chilled bottles of wine. Of course, Martha has the step by step directions to create ice cubes similar to these beauties!
Tropical juice flavors of pineapple, guava, orange and mango dress up this fruity bar station. You can get the 1 liter carafes here. And I can help create the drink tags if you have a special design idea in mind. Just let me know!
Tropical decoration ideas!
Let’s go over the top with some bright and festive “aloha” balloons with a very sweet – and shy – flamingo. The orange, pink, green and peach colored balloons are perfectly sized to fill a wall or spillover a cake and present table. It also makes a wonderful photo booth area! Get some aloha theme photo booth props and make some memories!
For the diyers, you can make your own tropical flavored balloons! Just head on over to craftboxgirls.com to get step by step directions on creating your own personal pineapple and fern designs. You’ll need a pineapple stamp if you don’t have one already.
Festive gold pineapple, yellow and green stripes and gold chevron design straws add a cute accent to your drink table. Or you can display shimmery gold straws in an etched glass for a sophisticated look.
If you’re lucky enough to be where they have tropical flowers blooming, you can arrange a few in a sweet pineapple vase! Or, you can always get artificial flowers – these plumerias would look just as sweet in the pineapple vase!
How sweet is this? Easy and inexpensive decor features gold spray painted pineapples. So easy – yet looks so festive! Just head to the grocery store and pick up a few pineapples and spray on some sparkly gold spray paint. After they dry, arrange on your table and voila!
Having a pool party? Don’t forget to invite the flamingo! This cute pink flamingo floatie adds a fun accent inexpensively! (Even if you don’t have a pool, this gal looks like she’s ready to party.)
Setting the table!
Tropical flavored napkins with pineapples, ferns, confetti and bright colored flowers! So festive, colorful and customizeable. You can find more party decor in this design in the collection from Little Prints Parties.
Fern paper plates with shades of green and blush are perfect for tropical brunches 🙂 Cute fern pattern from Grace at SweetRainPaperie.
Bridal Shower Games
with a tropical flair!
One of the most popular bridal shower games is bingo! Here’s a bingo card with a tropical background and fern leaf for the free middle spot! Backer has matching fern pattern.
Another popular game is What’s in your purse? This bridal shower game has a cute gold pineapple and luscious floral background. Better yet, this set comes with five more games including: Bridal Shower Bingo, Bridal Shower Word Scramble, He Said, She Said, Would she rather? and How well do you know the Bride?
What did the groom say? Guess what the groom answered to the question about his bride to be! There’s also a complimenting “how well do you know the bride” in the bridal shower games set from this designer.
Fun “emoji pictionary” game where you guess the wedding phrase using only emjois. Even though you’ve seen plenty of emojis, this is not as easy as you might think!
Tropical Bridal Shower
T-shirts for Team Bride
Get your team on board with these ever so cute Bride Tribe tshirts with rose gold text and a flamingo silhouette. Or mix it up with a contrasting rose colored t shirts with white type and flamingo
Another complimenting set of rose gold bridal party t-shirts with TRIBE BRIDE and a cute pineapple accent.
Or, you can go with a sleeveless shiny gold bride tribe shirts with super cute pineapple and arrow.
Aloha Beaches! Cute bridal t shirts for team bride with a pineapple, sunglasses and a special shirt – with pink shades – for the bride to be!
Thank you notes, favors and favor tags!
How wonderful is this for a favor? Vanilla Sugar Body Polish is handmade using the finest ingredients and topped with a tropical theme lid. Although the minimum order for these jars is 12, they are definitely worth a look!
Or how about these fun little pineapple decorated scented candles. Each candle tin comes personalized with your custom text.
Soft on the lips – and fun for the crowd! Tropically decorated lip balm make great party favors for your bridal shower.
Fun flamingo design with a fern background gift tags– great for party favors and decorations. Great design from Plush Paper!
Tropical leaves surround the back of this thank you card with personalized name and initials. Excellent design and typography from pics4wedding.
Simple, elegant and tropical all in one! You can find these tropical bridal shower thank you tags here! The olivepaperie is the designer behind these cute tags!
Here’s my take on the tropical gift tag – printed with real gold foil! Front reads “You’so sweet!” with bride to be’s name below. Backside has a gold pineapple pattern.
Finally, here’s a FREE PRINTABLE set of tropical floral favor tags. Just download the pdf, print and enjoy! Thanks to
Thanks for visiting! If you’ve hosted or attended a tropical party, let us know in the comments below. If you’re thinking of hosting a shower and have some design ideas, get it touch and let’s collaborate!
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