If You Can't Be in The Bahamas, Bring It to Your Backyard!
A vacation in The Islands brings visions of warm sand, blue waves, seashells, shade umbrellas and some spicy island inspired menu choices! Although it's a little difficult to bring warm sand and beautiful blue waves into your backyard, our party planners have come up with some stylish island inspired decorations, entertaining party games, and some zesty party menu ideas that will take your guest's taste buds on a trip straight into The Bahamas!
A Bahama-riffic Invitation to an Island Inspired Adventure!
Set the tone immediately for your party by sending an invitation to guests that is totally Bahama-riffic! Indicate in your party invitation that guests should come to the party dressed in their vacationing attire! Here are two fun options for Bahama party invitations:
- Send our Bahama party invitation stuffed with some sand and Bahama printed confetti for a big surprise when guests open it up!
- Send a "Message in a Bottle Invitation." These fun invites can be found by searching the internet for "Message in a Bottle Invitation" The invitations come in a kit with a fill-in message scroll, sand and miniature trinkets stuffed inside a little bottle that can go directly into the mail!
Welcome Each Guest to your Bahama Party with Some Wearable Garland!
Usually constructed of blossoms, leaves, shells, seeds, nuts, feathers, and even bone and teeth of animals, the traditional lei garlands were worn by ancient islanders to beautify and distinguish themselves from others. Inexpensive silk leis can be found on our website, your local party store, and dollar stores. If you want the real deal, order lei garlands made with fresh foliage.
Create a Bahama Paradise with Party Supplies and Party Decorations!
- Direct vacationers to your island adventure with party supplies like a directional Bahama yard sign
- Line your walkway, backyard or patio with bamboo style oil lamps.
- Place sea shell beaded curtains in a doorway or tack a grass skirt above an entryway.
- Arrange Yellow Elder (national Bahamas plant) in vases and insert colorful pinwheels from the color scheme in the Bahama party decorations.
- String Bahama party supplies like paper lanterns from an overhead support and add some white lights along the strand to highlight the colorful lanterns during an evening gathering.
- Play background music: A mix of Reggae, acoustical guitar and nature sounds of the sea make great background music for a Bahama party.
Fly a Bahama Flag in Drinks and Bahama Centerpieces!
The 3 colors and simple design of the Bahama flag make it easy to craft miniature sized flag picks to place in island inspired libations. Larger flags can be placed in patio pots, vases or wherever your party needs a little splash of Bahama decorations!
Party Game: Regatta Races in The Bahamas!
The Grand Bahama Island Sailing Regatta has been a favorite race on the islands for years. We bet your backyard Bahama boat race is sure to be a fun event that all ages will enjoy!
What you'll need:
- blue tarp
- kiddie pool
- play sand
- 2 floating toy sailboats
Set it up:
- Lay the blue tarp in your backyard and then place the kiddie pool in the middle of the tarp.
- Fill the kiddie pool with water. Pour play sand all around the kiddie pool and tarp.
- Invite 2 guests at time to race their regattas across the pool by blowing on them. The winner of the first heat takes on the next person, until everyone has played.
Feed Guests Some Bahama Style Culture!
A Bahama menu consists of flavorful entrees, desserts and drinks made from ingredients like pablano, chile, and bell peppers, roma tomatoes, mangos, oranges, pineapples, coconut, cumin, cilantro, lemon and lime. Some menu ideas for a Bahama party might include:
- Appetizers with mango salsa and tomato chutney
- Entrees of pulled pork, coconut shrimp, spicy bbq ribs, jerk chicken pasta, seafood paella
- Desserts: key lime, banana cream or coconut cream pies
- Beverages to serve up in our Bahama party supplies 16 oz cups: Peña Coladas, Mojitos and Bahamaritas!
Don’t forget to serve all your island inspired entrees with a full arrangement of colorful party supplies like Bahama party plates, beverage cups and Bahama party napkins!
Favor Idea: A Trip to The Bahamas Calls for Sunscreen!
Purchase small buckets in bright pink, lime green and royal blue to coordinate with party decorations and fill them with a small bottle of sunscreen, a tube of lip balm, and a few pieces of colorful candy to thank each guest for vacationing in your backyard Bahama party!