I have been busy planning the annual Margaritaville Party for my husband's office. Since we usually have about 150 clients, it takes more thought than most parties. I am building a counter top tiki bar, we are having a luau theme this year. I change the theme every year. I will continue to update this post as I make things.
I am using a Hawaiian shirts graphic on stickers for name tags. I had to change the opacity in Photoshop so that names can be printed on them. I wanted a foam core figure of a hula dancer, but couldn't find one I liked that I could enlarge and duplicate in foam. The girl above was made from several different graphics merged together.
It took me awhile this afternoon to repaint the shirt with 18% opacity. I left the outline dark. The flowers in the original shirt were deep blue. You need to print these out in 4" x 4" name tags stickers if you like the idea.
This is the inspiration for the tiki bar. I saw it at Pottery Barn. It is a wooden ladder suspended from the ceiling with bamboo fencing on it. Since I can't suspend anything from the ceiling at work, I bought two 14" square four tiered shelf bamboo units. When it is put together I will take a picture.
Etsy had the CUTEST food boats (see pin under Parties). I ordered 150 of these. They are just the right size for an appetizer of rice, etc. I am making pineapple cupcakes for dessert. Check them out here at Etsy (See previous blog on palm trees).
I went to the Container Store to get 3" mailing tubes. I extended them to full height, taped them, and covered them in fringed burlap strips. I bought to green golf umbrellas and cut them to look like palm leaves. I will take a picture this year of the set-up. The handle of the umbrella fits right down in the top of the tube.
I bought stuffed parrots to sit in the trees. I will drill holes in the cardboard and insert dowels through them to sit the parrots on. Or...if I could find cute cages, I could hang them on the trees.
TIKI GODS: I was going to make two big tiki gods out of tubes, but I think I'll buy two extra mailing tubes and cut them down to tabletop size. I will paint them and use bright colored fun foam features. I will give them hands and they can hold food labels.