The Caribbean is all about rest and relaxation. Think cool beach breezes with a rum cocktail in hand. Welcome to the Islands!
Setting the scene: Take this party outdoors and use nature as your decorating muse. Arrange seashells, coral, tropical fruits and tons of brightly colored flowers. Add some lovely wind chimes to accent the breeze. And, don't forget reggae and steel drum music. You could also get a recording of the sound of waves crashing on the beach. Ahh, now that's relaxing.
Activities: Hire someone to come do traditional hair braiding. And, the kids will love a game of limbo.
Food: There's nothing like the tastes of the tropics. Serve your guests any variety of fresh seafood, or if they're really brave—jerk pork or chicken! Coconut shrimp is another crowd pleaser.
Drink: Anything with rum...or daiquiri or colada in the title.
Party favor: Give your friends the perfect little beach kit with a towel, sunblock, flip-flips, sunglasses, a book...let your imagination run wild.