Tropical-themed parties are extremely popular now, there are all kinds of parties, from usual neighbor ones to bachelorettes and bridal showers. If you are planning one, you’ll need special decor, menu and cocktails, and I have some brilliant DIYs for you! This roundup will show you some cool crafts for tropical party decor and styling, from lights and banners to various tableware to serve food and drinks, let’s get inspired.
Tropical Party Decor
This craft is a fun idea for a guys’ party of any kind: this is a tropical print shirt banner, so fun and whimsy! You’ll need decorative paper in tropical prints and mini buttons to make one, read how to shape the paper to achieve that cool and colorful look. Spruce up your space with such banners and hang them as station backdrops.
Illuminate your outdoor or indoor space with a tropical pendant light! The piece is made of a light bulb and leather and imitates a pineapple, it looks cute and fun. Read how to shape leather to make it look like greenery on top a pineapple. Such a pendant light will be a nice idea not only for the party but after it, too – add a tropical feel to your space and enjoy!
Decorate your drink cart with cool tropical swags! Make them of parlor palm leaves and cut ones plus some blooms, here they are pincushion proteas and ranunculus but you can use any. Read the tutorial to find out how to make such cool and cute swags to attach to the cart where you want. You can decorate various stations and even tables with them , too, enjoy!
This wreath screams tropics! It’s made of a foam wreath and some usual or faux palm leaves plus faux blooms in bold colors. If you prefer faux elements, they won’t wilter and will serve you as long as you like. Read the tutorial to find out how to attach these elements to the wreath form to give it a truly tropical look. Your guests won’t miss the entrance with such a wreath!
Here’s one more tropical wreath that can be made in a couple of minutes. Grab some honeycomb pineapple centerpieces and a foam wreath, and voila! attach them to each other, it’s a great last-minute craft as it literally doesn’t take any time. Have fun crafting!
Make a bold tropical leaf print tablecloth to cover the table or one of the stations you have – this is always a good idea, which won’t break the budget. The piece is made using paints, read the full tutorial and find out how to make this tablecloth with no problems.
Illuminate your space with these cheerful and super cute pineapple lights! They are made of LEDs, some twist ties and green felt. The covers perfectly imitate pineapples and will spruce up any space and any station of your party.
Here are very creative and cool place cards made of paper – these are 3D pineapple cards. You may write the names right on the pineapples or just add cards, and these 3D pieces can be used for drink station decor, too, and for any other decor.
Tropical Party Serving And Styling
If you love decoupage, this is a craft for you! This is a modern tropical leaf decoupage plate to make, it’s not very difficult and don’t forget to use dishwasher safe decoupage if you use a dishwasher. The plate is covered only partly, so you are sure to add an edgy touch to the setting.
Make some funny fruit coasters to spruce up the table setting or drink station. The idea is simple: take coasters of thick paper or cardboard and paint and draw on them. Paint any fruits and berries you like, try pineapples, citrus and watermelons to add a fresh tropical feel.
Get a usual wooden tray and turn it into a colorful tropical piece. Use acrylic paints and finishes to paint various fruits that you like on the tray, choose colors that fit your party decor. Such a tray can be used as decor or for serving some food and appetizers.
This creative tutorial will tell you how to use real fruits as serving bowls – very cool! Dragonfruits and coconuts are ideal to make some sorbet and ice cream bowls of them, and such a craft won’t take much time. I can’t imagine better dessert serving that would give a more tropical feel to the party!
This is a very quick and fun styling project: this is a napkin ring made of faux leaves – they can imitate palm or any other leaves. To make them you’ll need just some double-sided tape, not difficult at all! It’s a great last-minute craft when the guests are on the threshold already.
Make cool palm leaf drink stirrers to make the cocktail scream tropics. Attach them to lollipop sticks to avoid any taste if these are real leaves and to make stirring more comfortable. The leaves can be faux, too, if you don’t have any real ones at hand, and you may go for tropical blooms, too.