Posted on: 17 October 2016
Planning a party for anyone can be a major challenge. When the guest of honor has chosen a tropical theme for you, then your job may be just a little bit easier as you have some parameters to work within. While the decorations and the like may be straightforward with a tropical theme, you might find yourself struggling to come up with a menu to match your theme. There are many options that incorporate a tropical theme and are delicious that you can use to create your party menu. Get to know some of these ideas so that you can create a menu that will dazzle the entire guest list, especially the guest of honor.
Embrace the Flavor of Coconut in Many Forms
Coconut is one of the key flavors in tropical foods of many different countries and cultures. As such, you will want to embrace coconut as one of your primary tropical flavors and in many forms. This is a fruit that can be used in main dishes, sides, drinks, and desserts.
Coconut shrimp is one of the most well-known tropical coconut dishes. The coconut is used in the coating around the shrimp and creates a breading that is both sweet and savory after the shrimp are fried. For desserts and sweets, you can buy coconut patties from a shop like Sun Delights Inc. These little sweets can be coated in milk or dark chocolate and sometimes incorporate other flavors as well as coconut (like key lime, almond, mango, orange, or rum). Buying coconut patties for the tropical theme party that you are planning can make the party menu much more unique than other similarly themed events.
Bring on the Rum
Rum is another staple of tropical fare. If you want to ensure that the theme carries through, you can create rum-based cocktails as well as food dishes with rum flavoring. Rum-based cocktails with a great essence of tropical flavors can also incorporate pineapple and/or coconut.
A rum punch made with fresh pineapple and pineapple juice can be a delicious party drink. The best part about this type of drink is that punch can be made in a large batch and placed in a punch bowl at the party. This can make your job as party planner easier because you will not have to hire bartenders or mix drinks yourself on-demand at the party.
With these starter points in mind, you can be sure that you plan a party with a great tropical theme and menu that all of the party guests will love and enjoy.Share