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A Margaritaville Party! Jimmy Buffett sure did have a great idea when he sang about Margaritaville. Now it is your turn to celebrate and pay homage!

You can’t go wrong with Margaritas and this is a somewhat laid back, relaxed party.

Concentrate on awesome decorations, delicious margaritas and great tunes.

This party is quite exceptional, because it is always one of the top summer party ideas based on our site visitors!

Here are some great adult party ideas for you to use...

Margaritaville Party Ideas and Games

Party Invitation Ideas

  • Anything tropical, parrots, or margarita themed.
  • If you don’t find any pre-made invitations that you like, make Hawaiian shirts from tropical themed scrapbooking paper and write the details on the back.
  • For a memorable touch, send your invitation as a “message in bottle”...
  • There are lots of Luau Invitations at

    Some of these are super cute and could be perfect for a Margaritaville Party or any tropical themed party.

    Upgrade Your Party - Easy Margaritaville Party Decorations

    A party like this could really use some decorations to set the mood. Think tropical, and you can also borrow ideas from the ever-popular luau party. I've compiled a list of the leading items, including Amazon affiliate links to hard to find items, so here are some great ideas for easy party decorations:

  • Make a signpost directing the way to various locations, with the most important direction to the Margaritaville Party!
  • Tropical Theme Scene Setters
  • Disposable plastic tablecloth covers in tropical colors: hot pink, lime green, yellow, turquoise, and orange.
  • Raffia table skirting
  • Balloons in tropical colors
  • Seashells
  • Sand Pails and beach toys
  • Blow up beach balls
  • Fish Nets
  • Pink Flamingos
  • Parrot Stuff
  • Palm Trees (real, inflatable, or made from butcher paper)
  • Flowers (Hibiscus, orchids, palms)
  • Fresh Fruit (pineapples, coconuts, bananas)
  • Cute Drink Umbrellas
  • Paper Lanterns
  • Pirate Flags
  • Pirate Treasure Chests
  • Inflatable Sharks

    If you are crafty and like to do it yourself, you can try your hand at homemade tropical party decorations like this volcano!

    Easy Party Food & Beverages

    Include these items on your list of food to serve at your party:

  • Margaritas
  • Landshark Lager...brewed by Margaritaville Brewing Co.
  • If serving a meal at your party, make sure those cheeseburgers are on the menu!
  • A Luau Themed Cake
  • Speaking of could also do a pirate cake, or create a "cupcake cake" by arranging cupcakes in the shape of a margaritaglass.
  • Fruit Salad (tropical fruit)
  • Chips and Salsa
  • Have a Tequila Tasting

  • Margaritaville Party Music

    Music is key for this party! Here are my number 1 suggestions:

  • Jimmy Buffett, of course!! Lots of it!
  • Reggae
  • Beach Music Compilation CD’s
  • For a true Jimmy Buffett experience, listen to Radio Margaritaville on Sirius Satellite Radio!
  • Luau Music - lots of choices at

    Fun & Easy Party Games and Activities

    Part of the attitude of this party is taking it easy, and taking it as it comes. But there are few fun things you can plan that will make the party extra fun such as...

  • Limbo!
  • How about a fun parrot shaped pinata? Fill it with some fun things like tropical fruit flavored candy, parrot shaped key chains, toy sharks, chocolate "pirate" coins...
  • Have guests dress for the occasion: luau, beach, tropical wear, and award prizes for the best
  • Give each guest a lei to wear when they arrive
  • Have a big budget? Hire a steel drum band to play as guests arrive or an acoustic guitarist to play during the party! How cool would that be, right?
  • Luau Party Games Pack from

    Hawaiian Luau Party

    Best Party Favors

    Send your guests home with a lasting memory of your party!

  • Margarita Glasses from the $1 store (decorate each glass by wrapping beaded wire around the stem – helps the guest keep up with their glass AND then they can take them home.
  • Margarita Mix
  • Flip Flops

  • Party Prizes

    Doing the limbo and need a prize? Perhaps a prize for the best costume that reflects the Margaritaville attitude and vibe? Here are some awesome prize ideas:

    If you passed out leis at the beginning of the party, then those can be a party favor. Other easy ideas include:

  • Jimmy Buffett Music CD
  • Dashboard Hula Girls (so fun!)
  • Beach Bag filled with sunscreen, beach towels, etc. This makes a great door prize too!
  • Set of Margarita Glasses
  • Beach Towels

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