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4 Ideas for a Tropical Christmas Party

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Anyone can throw a typical Christmas party with eggnog, mistletoe and presents. But only a Parrothead can throw a fun and festive tropical party in the middle of December. This Christmas, merge these two reasons for celebration into one fantastic tropical holiday party. Here are a few ideas for how to get your tropical Xmas bash to be the talk of the town.

1. Build Your Own Christmas Bungalow
You've heard of making gingerbread houses, but what about tropical beach houses? Ditch the traditional four walls and a roof in favor of a more relaxed tropical abode for a small Christmas decoration.

Give your guests candy and toy palm trees to make their own beach houses out of these traditional Christmas decorations. Use sugar as sand for a fun and inexpensive ingredient. Build a little gingerbread beach house with your friends. It's a fun activity to do at any age.

Dress gingerbread characters up in  Hawaiian shirts and leis. Dress gingerbread characters up in Hawaiian shirts and leis.

2. Set Up a Tiki Bar
Who cares that there's snow outside? The temperature is high inside. Set up a tiki bar with some of your best Parrothead decorations and your favorite drink fixings.

Whether you're playing bartender or letting people serve themselves, make sure you have the supplies for piña coladas, margaritas, daiquiris and any other classic beach side drinks that you'd have in Hawaii or the Caribbean. Also, have your frozen concoction maker and plenty of ice on hand to turn any recipe into slush.

3. Have Everyone Bring a Tropical Ornament
Whether the ornament is related to colorful parrots, Jimmy Buffet or a picturesque island, these make great gift exchange items. Have everyone bring one wrapped ornament for a Yankee swap or  Secret Santa instead among your friends. It's a fun and festive way to combine Christmas with the tropics.

4. Decorate the Palm Trees and Pineapples
Decorate your party for the tropical theme with plenty of pineapples and palm trees whether real or fake. Then, decorate again for the holiday theme by hanging lights and ornaments on each of these.

You might not have a real palm tree handy inside your home, but inflatable and paper versions can be just as fun and show off your holiday spirit. The key for all of your decorations is to be creative and have fun with them.

Your fellow Parrotheads at Margaritaville® Cargo remind you to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and obey all drinking laws.