Are you wishing for a getaway?
I sure am! Since this quarantine is putting a damper on travel, I thought about upping my staycation game. I decided to stop wishing and reminiscing and just bring a tropical vacay to my back yard with a tropical staycation party.
My biggest inspiration came from our family vacations to Club Med Ixtapa, Mexico and Columbus Isle, Bahamas resorts. Even though each of these resorts has its own flair they had so much of what we love in common.
Club Med Columbus Isle, Bahamas
Tropical Staycation Party Inspiration
Imagine tall brilliantly colored buildings surrounded by lush foliage like palm trees and Bougainvillea swaying in balmy breezes. All of this, a beautiful backdrop to the beautiful beach with its crystal clear water and white sand. We always made a point to get a room with a view to be able to wake up to the sight of the sun shining on the beautiful blue waters. The saying we adopted during our stays was “Life as it should be!”
This was enough inspiration to help choose the bright colors, textures, tropical flowers, and other elements that make up this staycation tablescape to bring some tropical goodness to my backyard!
I have good news for you! You don’t have to own it all to get the look you want on your table!
With the help of Freshly Set (@freshlyset) and Your Butler Pantry (@ybphouston), I was able to add to the items in my personal collection to create the tropical paradise I imagined on my table.
I’ve rented items to entertain in my home for years, I have a large family and always needed extra items for the holidays. Renting is perfect if like me, you have reached a point in your life that you just want to just make space for the things that you love to use most often. This is also great when you are just starting out and want to try a new look before you commit to investing in it.
Click on the links below for my sources for the exact or similar items that I used from my personal collection.
Renting items helped me add the extra things I needed to host my very large family on our holiday get-togethers, create a one of a kind theme for a girls night in or a milestone birthday party. I found this can be done fairly inexpensively compared to what I would pay to purchase all the items with these two companies. Not only that, but they also help with my after party clean up! You return your dirty dishes and linens and they do the washing for you. This is a win-win in my book!
The products that I rented from these companies worked perfectly together to get the tropical paradise I wanted on my table.
About Freshly Set
Freshly Set offers crafted table linens from boutique brands around the world. I love with their choice of beautiful and exotic items from brands such as Marigold Living, Amanda Lindroth, and Fete Home. Items are shipped directly to your door and a shipping label is included for an easy return.
Links to Items Rented from Freshly Set are below:
Save 20% of your rented items by using the Code IVORYANDNOIRE20 at check out
About Your Butler Pantry
I love Your Butler Pantry’s curated mix of current and vintage tableware, that contains high end as well as affordable pieces. Their collection sets itself apart from the other “big-box” rental event companies. You can rent anything from the classic white plate to tableware from brands like Caskata, Pickard, and one of my favorite designers Kelly Weastler. It’s centrally located in Houston TX and offers easy curbside service. I’ve had the pleasure to rent from them several times and each time their pieces add the EXTRA to my tables.
Items Rented from Your Butler Pantry:
I used brilliant colors, lots of texture, and tropical-themed details to bring this table to life. Texture is another aspect you can have in abundance on your tropical table, here everything from the juice glass with its wicker sleeve, the white geranium dinner plates to the bamboo forks added this to the table. The green flower vase pictured on the table below just gleams in the sunshine and again adds even more texture.
Also, don’t be afraid to use brightly saturated colors, that’s what the tropics are all about. The pineapple salt and pepper shakers also add a pop of white to this table.
It’s all in the details! Things such as flowers, a gold peacock, pineapple salt and pepper shakers, and even food can help create a tropical theme on your table. I wanted the florals to make a huge tropical statement since they were the centerpiece. I used brightly colored ranunculus, peonies, protea pincushions, faux kumquats, and framed them with Aralia and leather leaves.
Hope this inspired you to have your own staycation! Of course, no vacation is complete without s cocktails and appetizers. Click The Royal Treatment and Rose’ Punch for my choice of staycation cocktails. Click Shrimp Ceviche for my family’s recipe that is a light seafood appetizer that is sure to please.