Today we’re getting fruity with a party theme that screams summer…Tutti frutti!!
It’s bright, colourful and perfect for barbecues, picnics and summer get-togethers. A great excuse to get outside and enjoy the sunshine!
Planning a tutti frutti party
Step one – Pick your partyware!
The golden rule of a tutti frutti party is to make everything bright and colourful! Get started with some plain-coloured partyware (we chose hot pink, yellow and lime green) and jazz it up with summery accessories.
We LOVE these fruity honeycomb straw toppers – you could mix and match them with different coloured cups!
As for your plates, you can turn them into different fruits with our free printable pips!
Stick them white side up for oranges, lemons and blackcurrants, and black side up for kiwi fruits and watermelons. An easy way to make plain partyware look super summery!
These watermelon treat tubs are also a must – perfect for serving a refreshing bowl of fruit or ice cream!
This tropical wooden cutlery matches them too!
Step two – Decorate!
Next up is tutti frutti party decorations! This fruit bunting is sooo easy to make and will give your party an instant tropical vibe. Simply download our free printable bunting, cut out as many triangles you need and punch a hole in each corner. Then thread them together with ribbon!
If you’re throwing your tutti frutti party outside, this bunting will look super summery hung from fence to fence.
We’re obsessed with these adorable watermelon lights too – hang them along the fence, on the back of a chair or underneath your parasol for a cute, fruity decoration!
Fruit balloons are also a must for any tutti frutti themed party!! We love this pack of three fruit balloons that includes a kiwi fruit, a lemon and a watermelon!
Step three – Plan your party food!
Once you’ve chosen some fruit themed party decorations, it’s time to plan your party food! And when it comes to deciding what to serve, the fruitier, the better! Here are some of our favourite fruit party food ideas.
Fruit ice cream cone wrappers
Ice cream is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer’s day! And our free printable ice cream wrappers are a fun way to match your cones to your tutti frutti party theme! Simply cut them out, roll them around an ice cream cone and secure it in place with cello tape. Your ice creams will look fruity and taste delicious!
Next is a healthy snack for your tutti frutti party – fruit kebabs. All you need is some wooden kebab sticks and a selection of fruit. We’d recommend pineapple, strawberries, grapes, melon, satsumas and raspberries to make your kebabs extra bright and colourful.
This is a really easy summer party food idea. Simply cut a watermelon into triangular pieces and use a knife to make a small slit in the watermelon skin. Slot a wooden ice lolly stick in the slit to turn your slice of watermelon into a lollipop!
Fruit cocktails and mocktails
Fruity cocktails like piña coladas and strawberry daiquiris will be a real treat at your tutti frutti – and if you’re throwing this party for kids, you could serve up the non-alcoholic mocktail versions!
Rainbow fruit cups
This is a fun way to serve fruit! All you need is some clear plastic cups like this and a selection of different coloured fruits (blueberries, grapes, pineapple, satsumas and strawberries).
What about these fruity pops? They’re a perfect match for your tutti fruit party décor!
Step four – Pick some party games!
Last but not least,have some fun in the sun with a couple of party games! We’ve got a whole round-up of summer party game ideas and here are a couple of our favourites.
Put a summery twist on ten pin bowling by using pineapples instead of pins. Line them up and see if you can knock them all down!
Water balloon and spoon races
Put a twist on classic egg and spoon races with this fun outdoor party game. Replace the eggs with small water balloons and if you drop it, you’ll get soaked!
Everyone loves playing piñata – and it’s even more fun when you can take it outside! Pick a piñata and then tie it to a tree branch, basketball hoop or washing line for some outdoor fun! We love this strawberry piñata for a tutti frutti party theme.
Ready to throw your own tutti frutti party? Pick up all the party supplies featured in this post at partydelights.co.uk or stay on our blog for even more summer party ideas!
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