Aloha: Tropical Bridal Shower Inspiration

By Sophie Fleetwood

Are you planning your bridal shower and searching for a cute and unique theme that all of your guests will love? We may be in land-locked Indiana, and a flight to Hawaii might not be realistic for a bridal shower, but that doesn't mean we can't bring the tropics to us! If you love the ocean, palm trees, and anything tropical like I do, then you'll adore these tropical themed bridal shower ideas! They're fun, original and colorful! You can incorporate this theme into your invitations, centerpieces, decorations and more! Pineapples make perfectly adorable accents on desserts! and tropical flowers are perfect garnishes for cakes! Keep reading to see what we've picked out for you!

You can put a pineapple on almost anything and it's bound to look amazing. A great color scheme for these tropical fruits include colors that are commonly found in Lilly Pulitzer color schemes. Incorporate shiny metallics, hot pinks, bright greens, and daring yellows, and your guests will instantly feel like they're being transported to an exotic and tranquil paradise. In this blog, you'll find examples of what you can use for invitations, desserts/cakes, and decorations. Make the tropics your theme and all of these elements are sure to come together in a cohesive flow. 


Photo by Etsy

These invitations make use of the most important colors for this theme. Hot pinks and bright greens are showcased well in this invitation and in addition to a gold foil pineapple, there are even two pink flamingos! How cute is that? You can find these invites and others like it on Etsy.

Here is another one of my fave pineapple-themed bridal shower invitations. You can also find these on Etsy. These invitations showcase a colorful pineapple and lots of bright colors, the epitome of tropical decor.


Photo by Etsy

You can order yours from Sunny Days Creation here.



One way to keep your guests smiling and happy is with desserts of course! Don't you just love adorable sweets and treats at bridal showers? Take a hint from this pineapple cake and continue incorporating the tropical theme in with your desserts! You don't even have to use a tiered cake. Go for some adorable cupcakes instead! Either option is perfect, but cupcakes do allow for more variety!

Photo by Erica O'Brien

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Photo Booth

Everybody loves their fair share of cheesy bridal shower games, but why not give your guests something that will make their memories last a lifetime? Photo booth pictures are great keepsakes that will last forever and your guests can always look back happily on how much fun they had celebrating your engagement with you! So, grab some sunglasses and tropical props that your guests will have lots of fun with and snap those pics!

Use tropical themed props and create a colorful backdrop that guests will love!

Photo by  Maayle  Chic



With a theme as colorful and beautiful as the tropics, your guests will most definitely be expecting some wonderful decorations to tie the theme together. Consider using some pastel colored balloons with gold foil pineapples or maybe even a hot pink table cloth and a sparkly garland with flamingos on it! The possibilities are endless, as long as the colors are bright and warm, your guests will truly feel like they have been whisked away to a tropical paradise full of warm sunshine and a cool sea breeze. 

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Photo by Lay Baby Lay

If you incorporate all of these elements, you're sure to have a bridal shower that wows all of your guests! A tropical themed bridal shower will excite everyone with its bright colors and happy look! Serve guests fruit trays or strawberry-pineapple smoothies to keep them refreshed and full! Give guests leis when they walk in the door and serve their drinks with brightly colored little umbrellas on toothpicks to give them the island resort treatment! Looking for a way to stand out at your party? Try out a tropical flower crown made with vibrant flowers that thrive on the sunshine and lush green palm fronds. 


If you try out any of these ideas at your bridal shower, make sure to tag us in your photos on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!