Easy party ideas and recipes for your next island-inspired fête.
To serve a crowd, multiply this recipe, and offer it in a pitcher. Let your guests garnish their drinks with skewers of pineapple wedges, maraschino cherries, and orange and lime slices.
- Recipe: Patio Daddy-O’s Planter’s Punch
Try this juice mixture with sparkling wine for a refreshing take on the mimosa.
- Recipe: Kapalua Sunrise
Just three ingredients produce 10 cups of this tasty tropical favorite.
- Recipe: Pink Bikini
A touch of sparkling wine makes this punch crisp and refreshing, perfect for a party or morning brunch.
Recipe: Tropical Champagne Punch
Make this dish a few hours ahead, and chill in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to mix. For ease of serving, offer it in individual martini glasses.
- Recipe: Shrimp Ceviche
The crab cake mixture can be made several hours ahead. After they’re cooked, keep them warm in a 200° oven for up to one hour.
- Recipe: Bite-size Wasabi Crab Cakes
Substitute grilled bananas for marshmallows for an island twist on this classic treat.
- Recipe: Grilled Banana S'mores
Toss the pineapple in the marinade just before grilling to preserve the yummy caramelized surface. Serve with store-bought coconut sorbet and chopped fresh mint.