10 Island-Themed Decorating Ideas for Your Next Party

If you are dreaming of having a party on an island but don’t have the chance to go to the beach, you can instead turn a party venue, like your yard, into one. You can load up your party menu with festive dishes, such as fresh summer salads, grilled recipes, and more. You can also set up a tiki bar that serves lemonade infused with pineapple, and as well as cocktails like a piña colada.

However, to be able to create an island-themed party, you also need to make the ambiance feel like you’re on an island. To do this, you need to decorate the place with island-themed decorations, too. If your idea of a party includes swaying palm trees, sandy beaches, and clear oceans, it’s time to get your creative juices flowing and fashion fun and memorable event for you and your guests. To help you, here are 10 island-themed decorating ideas for your party that we can recommend.


1. Decorate the venue with honeycomb pineapple lanterns and other island-themed hanging decorations.

Large pineapple paper lanterns and honeycombs are affordable decorations that can enhance the ambiance of your island-themed party. They can give all the island vibes. Here are some you can checkout:

Where to Buy
Paperjazz Summer Party Honeycomb Pineapple Ball Tropical Hawaiian Party Festival Paper Lantern Paper Fan Decoration
AEVIO Tropical Hawaii Hanging Paper Fan Set, Tissue Paper Pom Poms Flower Fan Honeycomb Balls Pineapple Lanterns Tissue Fans and Tassel Garland Banner for Party Decorations
TIKI Brand 57-Inch Luau Bamboo Torches - 4 pack
Tikki Torch - Deco Home Set of 4 Tikki Torch - 60inch Citronella Garden Outdoor/Patio Flame Metal Torch - Brown
109 Pcs Tropical Balloons Garland Kit, 12''10''5'' Pink Green Blue Confetti Latex Balloons Palm Leaves for Tropical Hawaii Flamingo Baby Shower Wedding Birthday Party Decorations Supplies & 4Pcs Balloon Tools
106Pcs 16Ft Tropical Hawaiian Balloon Garland Kit Jungle Luau Party Balloon Arch Garland Flamingo Palm Tree Pineapple Aluminum Balloons with Palm Leaves Strip for Hawaiian Party Decorations
Sweet Baby Co. Flamingo Tropical Jungle Baby Shower Decorations Balloon Garland Arch Kit with Pink Green Balloons, Aloha Baby, Leaf Greenery for Hawaiian Luau Theme, Havana Nights Party Decor Supplies


Paperjazz Tropical Party Festival Lantern Paper Fan Decoration

This set includes 2 pieces of 8 inches and 1 piece of 12 inches pineapple, 1 piece of 8 inches honeycomb ball, 1 white lantern, 1 yellow lantern, 2 green lanterns, 2 yellow paper fans, and 1 white paper fan. You can combine these decorations with a DIY banner to make the party more attractive.

These decorations can be hung from any ceiling, tree branches, and doorway. These are all made of high-quality paper. They are also easy to fold and store away after the party.

AEVIO Tropical Hanging Paper Fan Set for Party

This kit includes 34 pieces of Hawaiian themed party supplies, and all of them are made of reliable and eco-friendly craft paper. The folding pans it includes have different sizes and patterns. All of the decorations come in assorted bright colors. These will surely make your party look more amazing and make your guests feel the island vibes.

2. Place some tiki torches around the place for an additional island vibe.

If you want to enhance the island vibe at your party, you can decorate the place with some tiki torches, which are commonly found at beach parties. These can also help light up the place if your party will be going until the evening. Here are some of the best tiki torches you can buy today:

TIKI Brand 57-Inch Luau Bamboo Torches

These are authentic Tiki bamboo torches. They feature an island-inspired design crafted from all-natural, renewable bamboo. Each torch comes with a 12 oz easy-pour wide-mouth canister for fewer spills, less mess, and a cleaner and more enjoyable experience. These torches can burn up to 5 hours with each 12 oz fill. With these torches, you’ll be able to create an outdoor paradise and enhance your island-themed party.

Deco Home Tiki Torch Set

This is a set of 4 tiki torches, which includes 4 torches, 4 long-lasting fiberglass wick, 4-piece pole, and 4 metal snuffer cap. They are made of iron, and one torch can hold up to 250 ml of torch fuel. Each of them can provide more than 6 hours of ambiance. They also come with a spike at the bottom, making them easy for you to place on the ground.

3. Decorate the walls with tropical balloon garlands.

Parties won’t be complete if there are no balloons. To make your guests feel like they are in an island, you can decorate the walls and as well as the buffet table with tropical balloon garlands. You can order balloon garlands from party storesor create your own. Here are some beautiful balloon garland kits that you can choose from if you want to make your own:

Amandir Store Tropical Balloons Garland Kit

This kit includes 96 pieces of balloons, 10 pieces of tropical leaves, and 4 pieces of balloon tools. It also includes 12 inches aqua blue, rose, red, and gold confetti, a tying tool, silver ribbon, glue points, and a balloon arch strip.

R Horse Tropical Balloon Garland Kit

This kit includes 6 different colors of latex balloons, such as pink, green, yellow, red, and blue. It also includes aluminum balloons in the shape of a pineapple, pine tree, and flamingo, which can make your island-themed party more festive.

Sweet Baby Company Tropical Balloon Garland Arch Kit

This is an all-in-one decoration set that includes balloons, confetti, and rearrangeable ALOHA gold glitter letters, palm plant leaves, garland tape, and string. It is a modern and sophisticated balloon arch that is perfect for your island-themed party.


4. Create a DIY tropical leaf and hibiscus backdrop.

To enhance your decorations, you can also create your own tropical backdrop. You can find lots of tutorials online to do this, like this one by The House That Lars Built. It can surely add more island, and tropical feels to your party.


5. Place island-themed signs around the venue.


You can also harmonize your décor by repeating one or more tropical island icons, symbols, or motifs in the venue. Some of these signs can include suns, drink umbrellas, seashells, starfish, beach umbrellas, pineapples, bananas, pink flamingos, tropical fish, sea turtles, and more that are about island life.


6. Use island-themed plates, glasses, and placemats.

It is great if you can match your plates, glasses, placemats, and other utensils with the theme. Try to find paper plates and cups that are printed with palm trees, beach sand, starfish, and more. Here are some of that you might like:

Where to Buy
Talking Tables Tropical Palm Fiesta Dinnerware Bundle | Eco-Friendly, Biodegradable and Compostable Palm Leaf Plates, Paper Straws and Wooden Cutlery, Palm Leaf Print Paper Cups and Napkins
Ambesonne Pineapple Place Mats Set of 4, Watercolor Tropical Island Style Border Print Exotic Fruit Palm Trees and Leaves, Washable Fabric Placemats for Dining Room Kitchen Table Decor, Fern Green
Name's Tiki Bar Open Custom Personalized Tin Chic Sign Rustic Vintage Style Retro Kitchen Bar Pub Coffee Shop Decor 9"x 12" Metal Plate Sign Home Store Man cave Decor Gift Ideas
Honey Dew Gifts Tiki Bar Rules, 9 x 12 inch Novelty Tin Tiki Bar Decor and Signs, Tiki Decorations
Tiki Head Solar Powered LED Outdoor Decor Garden Light
SFgift Ocean Real Conch 10 LED String Lights 9.18Ft Waterproof Battery Operated Warm White with Timer Control for Beach Themed Indoor Covered Outdoor Birthday Wedding Parties
Impress Life Christmas Beach Themed String Lights, Tropical Coconut Palm Tree Lighting Silver Wire 10ft 40 LED with Remote for Bedroom, Porch, Wreathe, Garden, Wedding Party House DIY Decorations
Hanging String Natural Coconut Shell Lamp - Handmade Indoor Tiki Bar Lights - Tropical Island Decor (7 Globes)


Talking Tables Tropical Palm Fiesta Dinnerware Bundle

This is a tropical addition to your party tables. It includes eco-friendly plates and cutlery in a rustic and woody look.

Ambesonne Pineapple Placemats Set

This is a set of placemats that are designed with coconut trees, pineapples, and plants, which is perfect for an island-themed party.


7. Enhance your food service with unique details.

For an island-themed party, the way you serve the foods should also harmonize your décor. For example, you can create a display of cascading fruit as a centerpiece. You can use real pineapple and coconuts as serving bowls of fruits. You can also decorate the sides of the table with blue and white wave bunting. Label all the foods you will serve with tents and mini sings in palm trees, pineapple, or seashell card holders. Make your guests feel like they are dining on an island.


8. Create a beach bar or a tiki bar.

You can serve up your spirits in a creative and memorable way by making your own tropical beach bar or tiki bar. You can do this by using a high table or counter. Decorate it with a grass table skirt and other decorations that will match a tiki bar, like an open sign, a tiki bar rules sign, a tiki head solar light, and more. This way, your guests will enjoy it more to drink delicious cocktails and take photos together.


9. Use flowers, plants, and fruits as focal points and centerpieces.

You can also make a scene with centerpieces like plants, vases, focal points, and vignettes. You can do this by making a natural table runner with any combination of tropical flowers, fruit, and foliage. If you do not have these, you can use a tropical leaf or floral print fabric runner, bamboo, or rattan weave matting.

It’s also great if you can place fresh and real plants around. You can highlight a specific plant or shape, like the Fan Palmor the Monstera, if you want a minimalist approach. You can also combine different flowers with striking colors and bold textures. Place them in tall vases or make a vase out of a bamboo pole.

10. Light up your party.

It is very important to make your party venue bright, especially if your island-themed party will be held at night. You can use different lights to illuminate the whole place. You can choose lights that are island-themed, like those made of seashells or shaped like palm trees. Here are some of the cool island-themed lights that you can buy today:

SF gift Real Conch LED String Lights

These are handmade string lights that are made of native conch. It features a warm white color that will bring your party the most natural marine ambiance. It is powered by 3 AA batteries, allowing you to place them anywhere without the need for a power socket. It can light up your party for up to 6 hours.

Impress Life Beach Themed String Lights

These string lights feature cute coconut trees, which is perfect for island-themed or beach themed parties. These lights have preset dimmer, flicker, and candlelight mode, making them more fun to watch. You can wrap these lights around plants, fences, furniture, trees, and more. It is also operated by 3 AA batteries.

Blue Orchid Hanging String Natural Coconut Shell Lamp

This coconut shell lamp is hand-crafted from eco-friendly palm wood. It is made from orchard coconut palm trees, making them environmentally friendly. They have a natural strong twine loop at one end, making them easy to hang and loop of an awesome island-themed party decoration.

These are some of the best island-themed decorating ideas for your next party that we can recommend. We hope these will help you in organizing and planning your upcoming island-themed party.