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Tropical Theme Event Ideas that Entertain and Inspire

Tropical themed bands can make your Hawaiian luau, beach party, and island party feel like a beach getaway—even when it doesn’t feel so tropical outside. Guests’ll love to soak in all the elements of a tropical themed event: tropical cocktails, beach décor, island cuisine—along with these tropical themed entertainers that transport guests to their favorite warm destination.

Reggae Bands

A tropical themed event isn’t complete without the sounds of the islands. The sounds of an authentic reggae band are the answer, adding the real sounds of a tropical getaway to a beach or island party.


Tropical dancers are a great way to add a visual element to a tropical-themed event. For a truly authentic feel, talk to a professional about dancers with an act that blends seamlessly with the desired event atmosphere.

dance group at adult-only company picnic


Dance Instructors

If a dance group fits your event style, take this unique tropical-themed act a step farther. When planning a tropical themed event, ask an entertainment agent about including a dance group that brings guests out on the dance floor. Guests love the performance and the interactive element of this wonderful tropical act.

Steel Drum Bands

Steel drum bands are a tropical sound perfect for a beach party. A real steel drum band can make guests ready for fun and sun on the sand. This beach party idea is the perfect addition to an event planned around beach décor and a menu reminiscent of a party on the water.

carnivale themed table lady

Colorful Servers

One of the hottest new event trends is to combine food service with entertainments. This tropical themed entertainer does just that—and with many different options that fit perfectly with the theme. A tropical themed entertainer can be part of table service or be an entertaining way for guests to enjoy a tropical cocktail.

Latin Music

One of the most fantastic parts of planning a beach party or tropical event is the uniqueness of every event. This theme lends itself to several different interpretations, and one of the best ways to express that flavor is to hire an entertainer with a Latin feel.

6 Fun Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

marchiachi band for cinco de mayoA Cinco de Mayo holiday party at your restaurant or a Cinco de Mayo themed party is a fun way to celebrate Mexican heritage, and to have fun with Cinco de Mayo party ideas. A good Cinco de Mayo party—at a restaurant, wedding, dance, or party—has all the elements of a good celebration: décor, food, entertainment. To get your party planning started, we’ve compiled a list of a few (but not limitless list of Cinco de Mayo party ideas:


Paper Flowers

Vases of paper flowers, paper flower archways, paper flower table runners…there are a ton of ways you can use paper flowers in your Cinco de Mayo party décor. You can also pass it out to your guests as a party favors, or use it as part of your food presentation. Choose brightly colored paper flowers that fit with your vibrant food.


Cacti have been a mainstay at many Cinco de Mayo parties. However be careful that your cacti don’t become a hazard! Invest in fun cacti for your table centerpieces, or artificial cacti that can serve as room décor. We’ve found lots of other Cinco de Mayo décor ideas here.


Mariachi Band

A mariachi band is one of the best entertainers for any Cinco de Mayo event. We’re lucky to be agents for one of the best mariachi bands in Chicago (we’ve written about our mariachi band before). Our Maraichi band is an authentic costumed Mariachi attraction and can perform with a group as small as a trio up to a full 12 piece band, giving you flexibility in your event planning and venue. The band members are experienced, and have played at Cinco de Mayo parties, on decorated floats at Chicagoland parades and at special occasions. If you’re looking for a dependable, prompt, flexible, well-spoken and experienced mariachi band, give us a call at 312.832.1100.


Margaritas, tacos & salsa

There are too many different Cinco de Mayo dishes to list here, and most restaurants have their own specialties, but we’ve seen nachos in a margarita glass, beautiful platters of authentic Mexican cuisine (ironically not tacos, as it states in this article), and fun Cinco de Mayo drinks. Let your Cinco de Mayo entertainment set the mood, your imagination lead your Cinco de Mayo menu, and your food serve as part of your Cinco de Mayo décor—all the elements of a perfect Cinco de Mayo fiesta.