The Fab Fam just got back from Puerto Rico, where we celebrated my sister Lina's 50th birthday party with our family. I am so grateful for the hospitality of my Puerto Rican cousins, aunts, and uncles, who helped make the experience really special for Lina. It was an amazing, whirlwind weekend of sight-seeing and soaking up sun (more on that on the blog soon), but one of the highlights was Lina's party!
As the family's go-to party planner, I was tasked with finding a theme to make the party as special as the fabulous destination location. I decided to work with the recent pineapple trend and do a tropical pineapple and palm tree party. The color scheme was metallic gold, green, and pink.
The party was at night, so I didn't have the benefit of natural light for my photos, but here are the party details. I hope this inspires you for your own pineapple birthday party, bachelorette party, shower, or destination wedding!
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19 of our party guests were family and friends visiting from the continental US, so the theme was introduced with welcome bags for the out-of-town guests as they arrived.
The out-of-town guest bags included a customized bag from Dunkirk Designs on Etsy (my custom order included the bag, tattoo, and personalized lip balm), personalized sunglasses from Etsy, personalized pineapple lollipops from Etsy, a mini bottle of Bacardi for the adults' bags, and sunscreen and aloe from Amazon.
The party itself was a festive and sparkly pool party! Aside from the great company, delicious Caribbean food, Puerto Rican rum, and cerveza kept the guests happy while salsa music played in the background. Here are the décor details:
Large inflatable palm trees and gold Mylar number balloons decorated a central area of the party (and yes, those numbers are two different sizes - don't get me started on that one, but there is a reason I am not linking to the retailer where I got them).
The cake table was sprinkled with gold pineapple confetti and decorated with fake palm leaves (these from Oriental Trading, and these from Amazon) and tissue pineapple centerpieces.
Foil palm centerpieces were also placed around the party.
The first party favor was a pineapple cutout treat bag filled with local Puerto Rican candies and cookies.
The second party favor was a gold pineapple bottle stoppers from Wedding Favors Unlimited.
The gold cups were purchased from Party City. The pineapple and palm tree straws were both from Etsy.
These metallic gold plastic utensils were purchased from Amazon.
Adults and kids alike had fun with these pineapple cups from Oriental Trading.
I ordered cupcakes from The Little Cupcake Shop in Guaynabo. We tried several different flavors (chocolate, red velvet, vanilla, tres leches, Reese's, guava, carrot, and Nutella), which were all delicious. The gold cupcake stand was from Party City, and the pineapple garland was from Etsy.
The palm leave napkins were from Oriental Trading and the gold plates and cups were from Party City.
Our family coordinated a delicious paella as the main entrée for the party. It was sooo good!
Don't forget to follow Fab Everyday on Pinterest for more party inspiration! Next up is S's Halloween-themed 4th birthday party (in April)!