Caribbean Invitations for a Party in Paradise

Hawaiian FuntoosThe next time you are throwing a party or hosting a corporate or club event, why not consider a fun Caribbean Party in Paradise theme?

You can hold this type of party indoors at a reception hall or outside in your own backyard – the choices are limitless! With our help you can create a tropical island paradise that is sure to have the steel drum bands banging at your door!

For a very cute invitation, go to your local discount store and purchase several cheap rubber flip flops – any color! Write your invitation details right on the sole (use permanent markers) and deliver them out as a creative and funny invitation!

Tropical funtoos are a cute item to put inside your purchased invitations for an island twist. Ask your guests to wear them in a unique place on their body that day and let the fun begin! We especially like pink flamingos and pineapples for this theme.

Don’t forget to include the dress code in your invitations. Tropical and bright colored clothing are a must. Dreadlock wigs are optional, but a big plus!

Check out all of our party supplies for more ideas!

Tropical Decorations for a Party in Paradise

Hawaiian Sunset Photo Mural Here you’ll find lots of tropical theme decorations. Though some of them may be too Hawaiian, you’ll be sure to find lots of others that would work perfectly for a Caribbean event and here are some of our favorites :

Outdoor Decorations:
• Start out the truly tacky way and line your front yard with pink flamingos yard decorations. Your guests won’t stop laughing until they get into their cars to leave!
• Set up a raffia cabana at your front door or club entrance for your guests to walk through!
• If you will be partying outside, hang some wind chimes and tropical lights around to add to the ambiance of your Caribbean air.
• Bring some cool tropical shade to your special event with a beach umbrella!
• Keep your party drinks nice and cold and at the same time have a fun warm-climate decoration with an inflatable palm tree cooler.

Indoor Decorations:
• There are some beautiful tissue fish that you can use to hang from ceilings and place on tables and doors.
• Palm trees are a must for creating a tropical atmosphere. You can never have too many palm trees!
• Decorative parrots are perfect for over your buffet or drink table!
• An inflatable sun ranks right up there as a favorite for a fun and spunky decoration!
• Palm leaf gossamer is great for decorating large areas or draping over unsightly objects to give them an island flair.
• Select bright colors like red, yellow, and green as your primary decorating colors. Use some of our balloons, streamers, and curling ribbon to decorate your party site. These add a big impact at a very low cost!
• Place lots of tropical fruit around – large bunches of bananas, coconut and tissue pineapples – to add to the Caribbean theme.
• Beach towels would also be another economical decorating item – cover chairs with them, or place them in piles around the party site.

Table Decorations and Napkins:
• Scatter seashells around some of our tropical centerpieces for a fun look. Again, we love flamingo or pineapple centerpieces for this theme.
• At your tables, be sure to have several coconut votive candles burning and a couple sets of maracas on each table would add a cute flair. Who knows? Maybe your guests would actually get up and start their own rhythm!
• If you can, make buffet tables from surfboards. Place some of our straw beachcomber hats upside down and line them with plastic wrap. Then, fill them with different snacks for your guests – chips, nuts, etc.
• Conch shells are a perfect item to place on your buffet table. Make small cards that have the names of the dishes you are serving on them and place them inside the large shells to show what the selections are. Arrange the shells in various ways to add interest to the table.
• Show your guests just how much you care by offering personalized napkins that complement your theme. We offer a large selection of dinner, luncheon and beverage napkins in an impressive palette of 20 colors. We also offer a wide range of ink colors, as well as a metallic foil, holographic foil, prismatic foil or a traditional ink imprint.

These napkins can be imprinted with your special wording and the design of your choice. They are soft and elegant, yet reasonably inexpensive. They are 3-ply to offer you a sturdy but extravagant feel. The napkins will serve several purposes – great decorating in disguise and a delightful memento of the party that can be saved in scrapbooks for years to come!

Napkins can be laid out on a buffet table, or can be displayed at each place setting. Place napkins in the center of each place setting at an angle, or unfold them and place them in glasses for a tall dramatic look.

Awesome Activities for a Party in Paradise

Limbo KitHey mon, for this party to really fly you will need to play up the rum and the reggae as much as possible! If your budget allows, hire a band to play reggae throughout the evening and your guests will not be able to contain themselves from getting up and dancing away! For a less expensive alternative, hire a DJ to play lots of reggae and beach music (Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffet, and the Beach Boys).

You may want to organize a beach volleyball tournament for your guests, or hold a limbo competition. Check out the Limbo Kit to make it easy!

At the end of the evening, a bonfire would be a nice activity to do -especially if you are holding your party at the beach. Turn the music down a notch and grab some rum punch to relax to the soft rhythm in the background.

Fantastic Favors for a Party in Paradise

Party in Paradise WearablesSend your guests home with a fun and crazy pair of sunglasses. The perfect favor that they can wear!

If you didn’t use our flip-flop invitation idea, a pair of rubber sandals per guest will leave them talking about your creativity long after they leave your party.

Shell necklaces will put your guests in the right mood for a great time.

You know all that rum you will be serving? Serve it up in some glassware. Choose your favorite among our many different styles and don’t forget to personalize them for your specific event!

Clam shell serving bowls are great to give away. Fill them with nuts or candy and then wrap the entire thing with fish net and tie with string and a tropical flower.

Food and Drink Tips for a Party in Paradise

Plastic Margarita GlassesFood and drink are key parts of your Party in Paradise. Rum is a favorite drink in the Caribbean; it is because of this, that you will want to consider serving these rum drinks as well as many others:

Rum Punch
Rum and Coke
Pina Coladas

Be sure to garnish each of these tropical drinks with the authentic umbrella toothpicks!

Here are some menu ideas that are sure to add a tropical flair to your event!

Anything that includes crabmeat is an excellent choice! You could serve crab legs (if you wish to go all out!), crab salad, or crab dip for starters.

Cucumber salad works well with this theme.

Coconut fried shrimp is not only yummy, it is a perfect choice to enhance that island atmosphere you want to create!

No Caribbean Party would be complete without topping the meal off with some cool key lime pie for dessert!


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