Plan The Perfect Destination Wedding Rehearsal Dinner: Hawaiian Paradise With Party City!

Posted by Azure on June 1st, 2010
Over the next few weeks, right here on the blog, I’ll be taking you through how to plan an out-of-this-world destination wedding weekend! The Wyndham Nassau Resort in Nassau, Bahamas is where I learned the tricks of the trade, b ut if the beautiful Bahamas isn’t right for you and your fiancé, these tips and tricks will work like a charm at any location you desire. Let’s start with the rehearsal dinner, shall we?Samantha Goldberg (celebrity wedding planner) and Party City chose a luau-themed rehearsal dinner, set right on the beach with waves crashing and the sun setting. How perfect is a tropical luau rehearsal dinner to really set the tone for a fabulous destination wedding!? Believe it or not (and I could NOT believe it), everything you see here, from the vibrant hibiscus stationery (used for the invitations, escort cards, and dinner menu), floral paradise wine goblets, festive table skirts, tiki torches and tropical lanterns, is from Party City! And you can purchase it all online, or at one of Party City’s 600 store locations, without breaking the bank. Not a single item costs more than $50!

The moment I arrived at the luau rehearsal dinner, the carefree island mood swept me away. Guests mixed and mingled on the decorated boardwalk before dinner, greeted with a lei, hula skirt, and tropical drink served up in a coconut shell. I couldn’t get enough of the boardwalk décor- the colorful parasols and bright paper lanterns, adorable Flaming Tiki Heads and Coconut Maraca Men, floral fabric garland, and wood luau sign transformed this already picturesque location into the ultimate Hawaiian paradise. After a few Bahama Mama cocktails served in luau floral tumblers, it was time for the main event… the rehearsal dinner itself. This turned out to be a true Hawaiian feast, with each menu item infused with flavors of the island.

On Thursday, I’ll give you the skinny on everything you’ll need to create a gorgeous tablescape for your luau-inspired rehearsal dinner. And fill you in on the fabulous food and entertainment that made this tropical night a slice of paradise! In the meantime, head on over to the Hawaiian Luah section of Party City's website!

Wood Luah sign, colorful paper lanterns, and tropical leis decorate the beachside boardwalk

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