Luau Inspiration Board

Here is an Inspiration Board that I created for a friend who is wanting to have a Luau.  There are so many great  ideas that can transform your back yard to your own tropical paradise.

Sunset Skewers; Pineapple Cupcakes; Pineapple and Mango Cupcakes; Jello Shots; Grass Skirt Drinks; Parasol Drink Topiaries; Luau Party CollectionLuau Party; Aloha Dessert Table

Here are some great recipes to try for a Luau or a Tropical Party:

Appetizers
Tropical food is so diverse that you can serve anything from fruit, salads, salsa or even bread!

Tropical Fruit Salad
Pineapple Cheese Ball
Tropical Chicken Salad with Caramelized Walnuts and Coconut Shavings
Pina Colada Bread
Tropical Island Caramelized Pineapple Salsa

Main Courses
You won’t have to deal with too much prepping with these more simple tropical dishes.

Hawaiian Enchiladas

Tropical Tilapia
Hawaiian Pasta with Chicken and Pineapple
Tropical Shrimp Quesadillas
Hawaiian Chicken

Side Dishes
Slip into summer with a taste of these rice and veggie sides.

Island Couscous
Tropical Carrots
Tropical Sweet Potato Salad
Tropical Nut Rice
Island Sweet Potato Slaw

Desserts
The best thing about these desserts? They’re all one of a kind!

Hawaiian Tropical Coconut Snow Balls
Island Banana Bread
Tropical Cheesecake
Pina Colada Muffins
Hawaiian Pineapple Bars

Beverages

The colors on these drinks are blinding, but in a good way of course!

Tropical Kiwi Punch
Caipirinha
Tropical Blended Ice
Key Lime Pie Martini
Tropical Milk Shakes

Custom Inspiration Board – Beach Picnic Reception

Here is a Custom Inspiration Board that I did for someone.  They are having a reception for their destination wedding that they had and wanted to incorporate the beach since that is where they were married into a casual picnic theme.

Dinner Plate; Seashell Place Cards; Beach Bucket Centerpieces; Cupcake toppers; Cupcakes; Potato Salad; Sandwiches; Picnic Lunch; Candles and Cake; Invitation; Picnic Scene

Invitations: Set the theme by sending either a beach or picnic styled invitation;  if your guest list is small you could hand deliver invitations rolled up and put in a bottle with sand and a sea shell

Table Settings and Decorations: Have a picnic table set up or have blankets spread out for guests to sit at.  For centerpieces, you can use picnic baskets with sea shells and beach items coming out of them. Decorate galvanized buckets with your color scheme and add sand with flowers in it for another great centerpiece.  Personalize sea shells to use as place cards.

Food: Serve picnic styled food in boxes for the guests; you can choose either a beach themed cake or beach sand cupcakes for everyone to enjoy.

Lovely Lavender

I have always loved lavender and there are so many ways to incorporate it into a celebration.

Lavender conesLavender Lemonade; Lavender Seating CardsFrench Lavender 4-Berry Pie; Lavender Cupcakes; Lavender Sachets; Button Closures; Lavender Margaritas

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