Bring the celebration home with a tropical-themed party!

Posted by Azure on March 12th, 2009
Destination Weddings are a popular choice for couples-to-be, and while the concept of a big party “away from it all” is exciting, not everyone can make it. Luckily, there are many ways a bride and groom can celebrate with family and friends who couldn’t make it to the big event. To help bring the party home, throw a small celebration with a tropical theme!

Three simple steps to bring the celebration home (without throwing off your budget): 1. Use backyard decorations but keep it classy.

Tiki Torches are great touches to outside parties. They are safe and the light gives off a luau-like vibe. To find these and other luau-inspired decorations, there are many fantastic online party sites, or head over to your local party supply store.

Reggae music is always a crowd pleaser. Pump some Bob Marley into the crowd and you are sure to get some smiles!

Use fresh flowers to decorate. Encourage the women to use these as accessories- tucking a gorgeous flower behind the ear adds a pop of color and will transform your ladies into Hawaiian Goddesses! To explore your fresh-flowers options, find a local florist near you! 2.Serve tropical cocktails made at home.

Using flavored vodka is the perfect way to add fruit and flavor to your cocktails. For example, Smirnoff’s new Passion Fruit and White Grape Flavored Vodkas will transform any simple recipe into a one-of-a-kind, tasty delight! Passion Fruit Lemonade

1.5 oz Smirnoff Passion Fruit Flavored Vodka

3 oz of Lemonade

Build in a rocks glass

Garnish with a lemon wedge White Grape Cosmo

1 oz Smirnoff White Grape Flavored Vodka

1 oz lemon-lime soda

2 oz. cranberry juice

Dash of lemon juice or squeeze of lemon 3.Keep appetizers simple and make use of the grill.

Don’t be afraid of the frozen food section! For example, mini egg rolls with dipping sauce are always a crowd pleaser, or try Costco's Bacon Wrapped Scallop Appetizers- you will not be disappointed!

Guys + the grill. Enough said.



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