If there鈥檚 one thing everyone聽loves to do during the summertime, a day at the beach tops the list.聽Between getting that sun-kissed glow and rocking that聽new printed聽swimsuit you bought for the season, it really is the perfect time to celebrate. If you鈥檙e throwing a 30th birthday bash聽for your beach-obsessed bestie this summer, a tropical par-tay聽decked out in all things leaf-printed and flamingo-filled will be a total hit. Just don鈥檛聽forget about those trendy pineapples. Scroll down to find out how to create a tropical 30th birthday party for your own BFF this summer.


1. DIY Paper Cocktail Umbrellas: It doesn鈥檛 get more聽tropical than a drink that鈥檚聽topped off with a cocktail umbrella. Use cardstock and wooden skewers to make this option that鈥檚 perfect for all those fruity drinks your guests will be sipping on.聽(via We Like Mondays)


2. DIY Paper Leis: Instead of going for traditional leis you can grab at the party store, make a set of paper leis for a unique way to greet your guests. Once they鈥檙e wearing a couple of these, they鈥檒l feel like they accidentally ended up in Hawaii, which is never a bad feeling.聽(via The House That Lars Built)


3. DIY Patio Cooler Box: You have to keep the drinks cold one way or another, so you might as well do it in style. Make this DIY patio cooler box by screwing together pieces of wood and popping in a basic cooler. After聽you鈥檝e made the cooler box, add a little pizzazz by painting on your favorite tropical phrase.聽(via Brit + Co)


4. Coconut Cups With Straws + Umbrellas: Instead of using solo cups at your bestie鈥檚 birthday party, go for a cuter option like these coconut cups. Add one聽of your DIY umbrellas and a paper straw to make your cocktail seriously stylish. (via Sugar + Cloth)


5. DIY Pineapple Bowling: Looking for a way to bring a little friendly competition to the party? Spray paint pineapples and a ball to DIY a gilded bowling set. Pro tip: Once you鈥檝e made the game, create聽a bracket to聽see which friend is the best bowler in town.聽(Photo via Elizabeth Shrier /聽Style Me Pretty)


6. DIY Palm Frond Balloons: A birthday party isn鈥檛 complete without a bundle of balloons. Snag a bag of white ones聽at the party store and stamp on a palm frond design to give your space an extra festive vibe. (via Studio DIY)


7. Pineapple + Palm Frond Place Setting: A tropical-themed dinner party calls for a place setting that鈥檚 just as stunning聽as the birthday guest of honor. Recreate this idea by layering pineapple-printed plates and palm fronds. Finish off the look with a custom聽menu to *really* impress your guests. (via Sugar + Cloth)


8. DIY Pineapple Pi帽ata: Every聽summer party needs a pi帽ata that fits the theme. Amp up聽a basic聽paper lantern with green and yellow crepe paper to make this pineapple option. It鈥檒l definitely bring some fun to the *bash* 鈥 #sorrynotsorry. (via Studio DIY)


9. Spiked聽Strawberry Lemonade Punch: Mix聽up a batch of spiked strawberry lemonade to add a signature drink to your tropical soir茅e. Its sweet and refreshing flavor will have聽your guests begging you to send聽them the recipe STAT.聽(via Averie Cooks)


10. Printable Pink Flamingo Straw Decoration: You鈥檙e going to need a way to dress up that signature cocktail you just made. Print off these flamingos聽to give your paper straws a serious upgrade. (via Design Is Yay!)


11. Tiki Bar: Tiki bars are like the OG of tropical-themed parties. Test your DIY skills and make one for your bestie鈥檚 birthday party using wood and a coat of paint. Once you鈥檝e finished it, you鈥檒l have the cutest bar on the block for the rest of this season鈥檚聽backyard BBQs.聽(Photo via Amy + Jordan Photography /聽Style Me Pretty)


12. Kirra Reyna Designs Printable聽Birthday Invitation ($15): Snail mail is always the way to go for birthday invites. Order聽this tropical printable聽and pop a few of 鈥檈m in the mail to get your friends excited for the big day.


13. Watermelon Slices聽on a Stick: Even though watermelon is a crowd fave when it comes to summer fruits, it鈥檚 probably the messiest one to eat. Solve your watermelon woes by adding聽a lollipop stick to聽the slice so your guests can party聽mess-free.聽(Photo via Caroline Tran /聽Style Me Pretty)


14. Fruit Bar: Head to the grocery store or farmers鈥 market and pick up some of your favorite fruits to kick your bar up a notch. Use some as decoration and chop up the rest for a healthy snack that your聽pals聽can munch on all night long. Bonus: You鈥檒l be all stocked up on smoothie ingredients and frozen bananas after the party鈥檚 over. (Photo via Acqua /聽Style Me Pretty)


15. DIY Flamingo Ring Toss: Hosting a party that鈥檒l keep the kids AND adults entertained can sometimes be tricky. Well, that is until now. DIY this flamingo ring toss game that the little kids and the adults big kids will have a blast playing. (via Sugar + Cloth)


16. DIY Pineapple Centerpiece: If you鈥檙e stuck on how to make your tablescape festive AF, a pineapple that鈥檚 wearing sunglasses and is filled with flowers will totes do the job. Opt for聽pink and yellow flowers so it fits the theme *that* much better.聽(via Kara鈥檚 Party Ideas)


17. Tequila Sunrise Popsicles: Hosting a party in your backyard during the summertime can get a little toasty. Some聽pineapple juice, tequila and grenadine are all you need to make a nom-worthy treat that鈥檚 sure to cool off your friends and fam. (via Real Food by Dad)


18. DIY Photo Booth Backdrop: Throwing a party without a photo booth is basically like hosting one without the booze鈥 it鈥檚 just not right. Make this option using crepe paper and gift wrap to give your blank wall a little oomph.聽(via Brit + Co)


19. Printable Tropical聽Photo Booth Props: Take your DIY photo booth to the next level with printable props like these. As long as you鈥檝e got聽paper and a printer, you can kick your pictures up a notch in a seriously budget-friendly way. (via Oh Happy Day)


20. Printable Bingo Game: There鈥檚 nothing wrong with going old school when it comes to the games you add to your party. DL this bingo printable and聽customize the spaces to聽make it perfect for you and your besties. (via Pizzazzerie)


21. Tropical Bar Setup: It鈥檚 not a party without a bar, right? Make sure you鈥檝e got the prettiest setup聽in town by adding details聽like a lemonade stand and paper pineapple decorations. Decking out聽your bar like this will definitely win you the hostess with the mostess award.聽(via Oh Happy Day)


22. DIY Pineapple + Flamingo Banner: Break out your trusty Cricut to make this chic banner for your BFF鈥檚 birthday party. Once you鈥檝e got the pink flamingos and gold pineapples cut out, string them on a piece of yarn to create a banner that will leave your space looking like a Caribbean getaway.聽(via Giggles Galore)


23. Beaucoup Pineapple Bottle Opener ($3+): Send off your guests with a party favor they can use all summer long by聽picking up a set聽of these聽pineapple bottle openers. When they go to pop some bottles at聽*their* summer party, they鈥檒l totally thank聽you for stocking them up on bar supplies.

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