Today I’m sharing some inspiration from Wayfair for a summery island garden party! I love having friends over with their children because it is so nice to sit down with other adults, relax, and watch all the kids play and have fun. I went with a classic black and white color scheme with tropical accents like bamboo and palms because I wanted the party to feel like an island vacation without being too kitschy!
When hosting an outdoor party you want to have plenty of places for people to sit down and get comfy. I love this seating group because it is sleek and modern and comes in tons of different color options. You’ll be sure to find something you love!
If your party starts while the sun is still shining you will want to create some shade to keep guests cool and out of the sun. Large umbrellas like this will do the trick and they can be moved as needed.
As it gets darker you can turn on some string lights, light up the tiki torches, and start a fire pit. I love the idea of using roasting forks to roast pineapple. I bet it would be amazing in a s’more! Check out some other fun s’more ideas here!
Food + Drink
I try to always serve food on white or clear platters, bowls, and plates because its easier to see exactly what you’re getting. I found a nice bamboo salad bowl that would be perfect to hold a macaroni salad or lots of leafy greens! Shrimp and chicken kabobs with fresh fruit and veggies would also be a great addition to your tropical meal. Make cutting mangoes and pineapples a breeze with a mango splitter and pineapple slicer.
When serving drinks for a big crowd I always use large beverage dispensers – people can serve themselves and they are quick to refill. This Pineapple Jalepeno Lemon Infused Water would be wonderful at an island garden party because it’s sweet, a little spicy and really refreshing!
Grab a big tub and fill it with ice for soda, juice boxes, and water bottles. Keep things on the casual side with disposable plates, fun coral shaped plastic flatware, and of course – drink umbrellas!
Add some fun tiki and pineapple statues around your yard and tables to bring a fun island vibe and maybe even splurge on a neon tiki lamp! I love the hula dancer curtains (here and here) I found on Wayfair – I would buy some grass hula skirts and hang them behind the food tables with the hula curtains. It would also make a fun photo backdrop!
Music + Games
No party is complete without a great soundtrack. This speaker is water resistant and you can control it with your phone. It seems like it would be great for indoor and outdoor events.
My family loves to play lawn games together. I found so many fun games to play outside on Wayfair. They would all be great at an island garden party, especially tiki head corn hole!
I put together an Idea Board on Wayfair to gather inspiration for this family-friendly island garden party and love how it turned out. Each picture below is clickable if you want to know more about a specific item or click the title to see details from the whole board!
I hope you are having a great summer and that you’ve been inspired by my Island Garden Party Idea Board!