Celebrate this summer with your very own tropical party at home with friends.
It’ll be cheaper than one night if everyone brings a bottle, plus you can have fun preparing and decorating your space.
Here’s how to throw a beach-style party on a budget.
tropic like it’s hotWear a tropical print to elevate the beach mood. Matalan has a Hawaiian shirt for £10, while ASOS’s ribbed mini bodycon dress in palm print ranges from £22 to £11. And eBay has a great selection of vintage and secondhand shirts, including the hilarious Garris. I have seen some listed in auctions starting at 99p.
Action piece: Throw Hawaiian pizza in the oven for fuss-free catering. Morrison’s Ham and Pineapple Stonebake Pizza costs £1.45.
Serve snacks in a pineapple-shaped plastic tray. A pack of five is £3.99, which is less than £8.99, at Partyrama.co.uk, And Sainsbury’s Coconut and Raspberry Loaf Cake is a great sweet treat at £1.75.
mix it up: Serve over Malibu and Pineapple for a refreshingly easy win. A 70cl bottle of white rum at Asda costs from £15 to £12. To spend even less, a bottle of Aldi’s Cocobay Rum & Coconut is £5.49. A liter of juice from The Juice Company Pineapple Aldi has 75p.
Tins of coconut cream are £1.05 at Tesco, and you can also use rum and juice to make pia coladas.
This classic cocktail is just one part cream, one part rum, and two parts juice, then served over ice. Omit the rum for an equally delicious mocktail.
game on: Once the drinks flow, it’s games time, and laughs are guaranteed with limbo.
The range has an inflatable set with stand for £8.99, or Partyrama.co.uk There’s a six-foot inflatable stick for £1.99, which can be held up by two adults.
- All prices on the page are correct at the time of going to press. Deals and offers are subject to availability.
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Feel the love with this framed black heart mirror, range from £7.99 to £5.59.
Light this H&M cork-lid lemon-verde scented candle, £3.99, to fill your home with an evocative scent.
Get a chic sugar fix with the love of candy kittens.
The brand new range of gourmet sweets features limited-edition packaging, starting with illustrator Ruby Taylor.
The packs are currently on offer at Sainsbury’s for £1.50, down from the usual £2.50.
No need to fork a fortune on cutlery – this 16-piece set, up from M&S, is £35, while Dunlam’s 16-piece set, down now, is £16.
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Bring your garden to life with these John Lewis salsa garden chairs. A set of two is now £115, down from £160.
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