I’m finally getting a chance to write a report of Katie’s successful birthday celebration. It’s an understatement to say it was magical. I had the best vendors in the world there to help me put together the concept for this party. It exceeded my greatest expectations. Thank you so much to everyone that helped.
So, are you planning a tropical watercolor party the next day? You’ve come to the right place because I’m about to tell you about my most recent birthday celebration with my kid.
Watercolor Tropical Party Decorations
I used a variety of brightly colored decorations, as well as colorful balloons and streamers, to create a tropical party atmosphere (colors like orange, pink, light blue, green, yellow, etc.).
For a festive look, I used a white tablecloth and scattered seashells, starfish, bright fresh or tissue flowers, colorful candies (such as runts, skittles, and starbursts), or used different colored tablecloths on different tables. Tropical fruits like pineapple and coconut were used as a focus (which I can tie balloons to).
I also use fish netting to cover tables or hang it from the ceiling. I gathered all of my children’s Lilo and Stitch and other tropical-themed toys and accessories and scattered them over the party space. I also included seashells, starfish, plastic crabs, and other beach and island-themed stuff.
Because I couldn’t find a real surfboard, I constructed one out of a folded ironing board covered in a blanket or simply cut one from of large furniture crates. I put it next to the door.
Put up this wonderful Hawaiian Tiki Hut in your backyard and decorate the Luau party area with colored holiday lights and paper lanterns, which you can build out of all types of colorful lunch bags half filled with sand and a candle inside. When the candles are lit, the bags sparkle brilliantly.
I used half-cut oranges as candle holders, which is another excellent tropical party decoration idea. I also built a sandbox with sand toys, seashells, and other sea-themed items, as well as filling a kiddy pool with water for a splash in the “ocean.”
Tropical Party Costumes
It’s simple to put together a DIY tropical costume, and it’s always a blast.
I handed each child a flower to put in their ear when they arrived at the celebration; the left ear symbolizes marriage, the right ear means single (you’ll most likely choose the right ear).
For a more festive appearance, I gave each child a couple flower leis. To make my own hula skirts, I cut brown paper bags almost to the edge from the local grocery shop, leaving a two-inch margin for embellishing. After that, I hot glue silk flowers and leaves to the top of the skirt to make it look like a grass skirt.
Watercolor Tropical Party Activities
Each kid gets a baby food container for this tropical party activity (or any other little jar or clear water bottle for that matter). They then construct their own ocean by combining little sea beads, glitter, water, baby oil, and blue food coloring. To keep the ocean from spilling on the floor, hot-glue the tops on.
Luau coloring pages are a terrific way to break the ice at any gathering. I set up a table with markers, crayons, and whatever else the kids can use to paint with, and I let everyone color in the coloring pages until the rest of the guests arrive.
Leis of Paper
Paper leis can be made by children! I started by trimming the tops of various cupcake liners to create scalloped-edged flowers. For spacers, I chopped various colorful drinking straws into 1-inch lengths.
I alternately sewed through the centers of a bouquet of flowers and thread on straw parts with a wide-eyed embroidery needle and twine. Tie the ends of the strand together and let the youngsters wear it when it’s long enough. This is an excellent pastime for a tropical party.
Tropical Party Invitations
I cut a surfboard-shaped piece of multicolored tag board to fit inside a snack-size Ziploc bag. I write something like, “ALOHA!!” on the front of the surfboard. Then I write on the back, “You’re invited to join (child name) for a Luau Party!!”
I include information such as the location of the island, the hour, the date, and the RSVP. I also request that everyone dress in tropical attire (i add a flower hair comb for the girls and a flower wrist bracelet for the boys to wear for the party).
I put a little sand, some sea-life confetti, small shells, and other things in each bag. Then I put them in blue envelopes after sealing them.
If you want to take this concept a step further (assuming the invitations will be delivered by hand), laminate the surfboard after you’ve written on it to make it waterproof.
Then place it in a clear sandwich bag half-filled with water and blue food coloring, sand, and small shells to float. The bags can then be decorated with a fridge magnet for the guests to use on their refrigerators.
Free Drawing Cute Flower Invitations
Another watercolor tropical invitation option is using the invitation templates that I’m gonna share with you today.
You can use these Free Drawing Cute Flower Invitations that I think would be perfect for your tropical party.
As we can see, it comes in such a well-organized layout and well-designed element, like I have gathered and put the beautiful dots frame with watercolor flowers.
How to Download
- Right-Click each one of your selections.
- Then Select “Save Image As”, locate the destination folder.
- Click “Save” or tap “Enter” to start the download process.
Once the download process is finished, check the file and you can begin the editing process by opening it (template file) with Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft word.
Print the final draft of your invitation card on any printing paper you have chosen. For me, I’d rather use a quite pricey paper for better quality than using a cheaper one but sacrificing the quality.