How to Throw a Tropical Palm Tree Party

Tropical Palm Tree Party Ideas

Summer is almost here so today we’re getting tropical with an exotic palm tree party!

After all, if you can’t go somewhere tropical, bring the tropics to you! This vibrant party theme is perfect for garden parties and summer barbecues – ideal for anyone wishing they could be whisked off to a tropical island!

The foundation of this party is our new Hot Summer party supplies – check them out here if you’ve haven’t seen them yet – and read on for inspiration!

Tropical palm tree party ideas

Decorating ideas

The first step of throwing a tropical palm tree party is decorations! We mixed and matched palm trees, cactuses and pineapples for a really exotic look – how cute is this cactus bunting?

Cactus Bunting

We also love the idea of having real plants at this party – see what you can pick up at your local garden centre and use them to decorate the party venue!

By the way, a palm tree party theme is perfect for an indoor or outdoor venue – if you’re lucky enough to have good whether, why not take it outside?

Tropical Plants

Whether your summer celebration is indoors or outdoors, these colourful lanterns would be the perfect addition to your decorations. Just what you need to add a splash of colour to your tropical party theme!

Hanging Lanterns

Draping this tropical bunting from wall to wall will give your party venue an instant tropical vibe! You could even cut it into smaller lengths of bunting to hang on the back of each chair.

Tropical Bunting

Party food ideas

Now for the fun part – party food! For this palm tree party theme we served our food on this Hot Summer tableware that matches the decorations and is easy to throw away after a barbecue or garden party.

Here are some of our favourite party food ideas for a tropical party theme:

  • Tropical fruits
  • Barbecue food
  • Squares of cheese or fruit decorated with these palm tree food picks
  • Cocktails (piña coladas, strawberry daquiris, etc)
  • Fruit juice
  • Ice cream

Palm Tree Paper Cups

Make sure you grab some palm tree drinks stirrers to pop in each guest’s drink. And whether you’re serving cocktails or fruit juice, serve your drinks in plastic cocktail glasses like these for a real holiday feel!

Palm Tree Drinks Stirrers

These pineapple and cactus straw toppers are another cute way to decorate a cold, refreshing drink – perfect for a tropical palm tree theme!

Pineapple & Cactus Straw Toppers

These palm tree plates are a lovely way to serve your party food too – ideal for a barbecue where you don’t want to be washing up loads of plates afterwards!

Palm Tree Plates

Don’t forget to scatter the tables with some tropical confetti (this is best for indoor parties though – outdoors it might blow away!)

Pineapple & Cactus Confetti

These tropical napkins will make your party really special – isn’t the iridescent layer until the pineapple lovely?!

Tropical Napkins

Last but not least, these tropical ice cream tubs are a great way to serve party snacks like fruit or ice cream.

Tropical Ice Cream Tubs

Party game ideas

Party games are a fun way to keep your guests entertained (particularly if there are youngsters in the group). Here are some of our favourite games for a palm tree party:

  • Tropical photo booth
  • Pineapple bowling (use pineapple instead of pins)
  • Pass the coconut (a tropical version of pass the parcel)
  • Limbo contest

Tropical Photo Props

Tropical palm tree party shopping list

Ready to throw your own palm tree party? Here’s a quick reminder of everything you’ll need:

And for even more summer party ideas, stay on our blog!