Tropical Backyard Engagement Party

Are you the first person to toast to a good time?

I know I try to stay as upbeat and positive as I can, and never really need a reason to celebrate. But when I do, I like to do it in style! Thinking back on engagement party ideas I’ve done in the past, a lot of them seem very…serious. And when I say serious, I don’t mean the parties are happening in the library. No, I mean more along the lines of: the parties seem like more structured events. That are very official, with a specific start and end time. And an MC could direct the event if need be.

Maybe it’s the summertime sunshine that’s gotten into my brain, (or my cup!) but I’d like to see a more laid back, tropical backyard style, out on the patio engagement party. The vibe is relaxed, great music in the background, and of course….. some tiki torches!

Here’s what I had in mind for this tropical backyard engagement party:

Tropical Backyard Engagement Party

Tropical Backyard Engagement Party

Be sure to see where I found each inspiration for this idea board:

Curved Patio Bench Around Fire Pit – shared on HomeBNC

Tropical Cake Display – shared on 100 Layer Cake

Vibrant and Tropical Centerpiece – shared in a styled shoot on Bespoke Bride

Green Tropical Palm Leaves and Wood Food Buffet and Display – spotted on Pinterest

Palm Tree Cutlery Display – also spotted on Pinterest

“We love the nights we can’t remember… with friends we can’t forget…” Painted Sign – sold on Etsy

Floating Pool Décor with Tropical Foliage and Tiki Torches – featured on Jet Fete

Tropical Beach Invitation – sold by Nou Designs on Zazzle

Backyard Tropical Patio with Hanging Lanterns and Banana Trees – shared on Traditional Home

Brown Wicker Charger with Green Accents – spotted on Pinterest

To party, or not to party? Are you a fan of engagement parties? Or do you think they are unnecessary?

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Jungle Animal Print Celebration – Themed Party Ideas

I’m not sure what the most appropriate greeting for this jungle themed animal print party would be: rawr or meow. Either one could work, but I’m going to go with rawr!

Rawr! Welcome to my jungle animal print inspired party idea board.  This animal print party inspiration board is all about incorporating animal print in a more classy and modern way. I like to think there is no gimmicky jungle props involved here. And there’s no plastic animal props here either!

When I was putting this party idea board together, I was envisioning a soiree for one of three events: a ladies luncheon, a birthday party for the modern woman, or a super sophisticated baby shower. The tropical hints found in the green foliage help balance out the mixed animal prints…..and help make this a perfect theme for a summer soiree!

Oh, and if you need even MORE inspiration, I’ve got you covered! Stop by this board on Pinterest to get more ideas for all my favorite jungle, safari, and zoo party ideas. And if you are looking for more animal print party ideas, I’ve pinned all of my favorites here on this board. I know, so many boards. Is my OCD’ness showing?

On to the leopard and animal print party I’ve been promising you. Here’s what I had in mind:

Jungle Animal Print Celebration – Themed Party Ideas

Jungle Animal Print Celebration – Themed Party Ideas

Stop by where I found each of these images for more information:

Glitter Glam Funky Hot Pink Watercolor Flowers with Leopard Print – Printable Invitation – made and sold by SimplySocialDesigns on Etsy

Safari Animal Print Fan Place Settings – tutorial available on Oriental Trading

Animal Print Popcorn and Food Display – shared by A Small Snippet

Animal Print INSIDE the Cake – recipe and tutorial shared by Sweet Dreams

Tropical Foliage Print Photo Booth – shared by Green Wedding Shoes

Tall Giraffe with Animal Print Balloons – shared by P is for Party

Tropical Tall Centerpiece with Palm Leaves with Yellow Flowers – shared by Elizabeth Anne

Jungle Animal Print Napkins – spotted on Pinterest

Leopard Print Cake with White Flower – spotted on Pinterest

Do you like this animal print idea board more for a ladies luncheon or birthday party?

Purple and Orange Orchid Wedding Ideas

Is it winter yet?

Honestly, the weather we have been having here in Florida makes me second guess what my calendar has been telling me. It’s hot, humid, and generally pretty sunny out. It’s hard to imagine some of the fall idea boards I’ve been sharing the last few weeks in a tropical climate like this.

Naturally, I had to wonder what would be a tropical friendly fall wedding look like? Here’s what I had in mind:

Purple and Orange Orchid Wedding Ideas

As you can tell, lots of orange orchids with purple accents are what I went with.

Be sure to see where I found all of these inspirational images at:

Purple and Orange Orchid Cupcakes – shared on The Cupcake Blog

Orange and Pink Orchid Bouquet – spotted on Pinterest

Purple Orchid and Tropical Chair Covers with Purple Drapery – spotted on Pinterest

Tropical Floral Modern Décor – spotted on Pinterest

Purple Tropical Tablescape with Orange Flowers – spotted on Pinterest

Hot Pink and Orange Orchid Cake – shared in a round up post by Calligraphy By Jennifer

Submerged Orange Orchid Centerpieces with Candles – shared on Bridal Guide

Orchid and Calla Lily Boutonniere – available from DebbiCoFlowers.com

Could you see this as a fall wedding in the tropics?

Rainforest Jungle Themed Fundraiser Inspiration

Looking for a fun new theme for your next party? If you are looking for ideas for your next celebration, fundraiser, or anything else in between, say no to the done (and overdone!) Night in New York or Derby themes, and try something new!

The rainforest jungle theme is so versatile, and can be used for so many different types of events.  For those willing to go all out at their events will be sure to leave their guests saying WOW!

Now, if you are not in Florida like I am, this event will probably only make sense during the summer time. But if you COULD host it, and you COULD go all out, wouldn’t it be awesome?

In the perfect setting, guests would be welcomed in through an outdoor butterfly habitat, and walk through luscious tropical plants as they make their way into the party. Light fog and background music true to the sounds of the rainforest would welcome them into the jungle of a party. Oh, and lots of fruity drinks for everyone! Umbrellas optional.

Key elements to this event would be:

  • The surrounding- The more tropical foliage, the better!
  • The palate – fruity fun drinks and tropical flavors are a must.
  • Linen prints – keep the prints to a select few of your favorite animal prints that are roughly the same scale for a cohesive look. Use them as accents if possible, so to not overwhelm the look.
Rainforest Jungle Themed Fundraiser Party Inspiration

Rainforest Jungle Themed Fundraiser Party Inspiration

 

You can see where I’ve used these beautiful images from here….

Images used:

Butterfly Habitat – shared on Flickr by Black Diamond Images

Green Bamboo Paper Straws – by Jazzy Apple Gal on Etsy

Jungle Drink Station – shared by Charlene on Catch My Party

Zebra Cake Pops – by Creative Cakepops

Parrot from Pineapple – seen on this pin

Palm Tree Food Spread – seen on this pin

Palm Tree Leaf & Pink Tablescape – seen on this pin

Tropical Leaf Green Tablescape – seen on this pin

Animal Print Place Settings & Napkins – by The Jewish Hostess

 Would you attend a rainforest themed fundraiser party?