Looking to throw a backyard barbecue or a tropical party with a playful twist? Add whimsical flamingo décor elements among palm leaf arrangements, throw a few metallic pineapples in for good measure, and you’ve got a party theme perfect for birthdays, reunions, summer holidays or showers. To really win at this party theme, take the tropical theme ideas and add all the flamingos you can get your hands on.
SIMILAR PARTY THEMES: Hawaiian, Tropical, Pool
Nothing throws an event into party mode quicker than a DJ. For an upbeat party theme like this one, the right music is essential. Hiring a DJ means they can read the crowd and interact with them, tailoring the music accordingly—something you can’t do with a preset playlist.
Being outdoors for this party theme is a must—the more sunshine and greenery, the better. It also doesn’t hurt to have some string lights overhead and a mixologist at the ready to shake up some tropical sips.
Play to the vibrant color scheme by combining a mix of sweet and citrusy fruit on skewers, like watermelon, strawberries, mango, pineapple, grapefruit and kiwi.
Cocktails for this party theme can go two ways: You can lean into the flamingo-pink color scheme, or serve up classic tropical cocktails. You can’t go wrong with either, but we’re partial to pink cosmopolitans.