Even though we’ve had to put travel temporarily on hold, it doesn’t mean we can’t get creative about crafting our own tropical experience. So let’s fire up the Tiki torches and get ready to take a trip to paradise. With the summer season in full swing, outdoor decks and pool patios are the perfect venues for a celebratory get-together. What’s a better way to celebrate a birthday or just a day/evening with friends than with a tropical themed party?!
While leis, hula skirts, and flowers galore will set the scene, we can’t forget about the sweetest thing on the menu—dessert. Whether you decide to go the luau route or you want to feel like you’re on the islands, when it comes to dessert here are seven tasty treats you can make for a tropical themed party.
Pina Colada Truffles
This classic flavor combination will have you reminiscing your favorite tropical vacation adventures after just one bite! After all, nothing says tropical paradise like coconuts and pineapples. These Pina Colada Truffles are made with LorAnn Oils mouth-watering pineapple flavor, shredded coconut, and savory white chocolate. Your guests are bound to come back for more!
Key Lime Shortbread
Here’s a summer treat that’s full of beach-side flavor and will be a mini-vacation for your mouth! Emily, the writer at It Bakes Me Happy, created this tasty recipe while she was experimenting with some new flavors. Her recipe using key lime flavoring was developed for LorAnn’s Blogger Recipe Round-Up Challenge and selected as a top 10 winner.
These White Chocolate Key Lime Shortbread Squares are “deliciously addictive with crunchy white chocolate shortbread with a creamy layer of white chocolate key lime frosting.” If you love chocolate and key lime desserts, then you must try these shortbread bars!
Watermelons and the season of summer have been synonymous as long as we can remember. These whimsical treats not only look adorable, but they taste great too! Whether you choose to use a boxed cake mix or make your own from scratch, the secret lies in using LorAnn’s super strength watermelon flavoring. This recipe puts a spin on this classic summer flavor for a sweet treat your guests will enjoy.
Gluten-Free & Vegan Coconut Mango Bars
Bring the tropics to you with this sweet and tangy treat. Enjoy a decadent layer of creamy coconut filling sandwiched between a flaky crust and a mango puree. This recipe includes a unique combination of tropical flavors that’s light and refreshing one bite at a time.
Pro-Tip: To intensify your flavors try adding a splash of our coconut bakery emulsion to the crust. Your taste buds will be in tropical paradise overdrive!
Pineapple Rice Krispie Treats
This tropical twist on the classic marshmallow treat bar is super easy to make and they taste crazy good! The nostalgia alone will have you dancing the hula.
Passion Fruit Macarons
Macarons are the sweet treats we all deserve that are equally beautiful and tasty. While passion fruit may not be the first tropical fruit to come to mind when creating a dessert, they’re an amazing choice due to their tart and tangy tendencies. Indulge in these delicate little bites of fruity perfection with this recipe! Our Tropical Punch (Passion Fruit) super strength flavor has an exotic, sweet, and tangy taste. Add a few drops to the white chocolate drizzle to magnify those tropical flavors.
Add a little whimsy to your party with bouquets of tropical-flavored lollipops. Make these with your favorite flavor or try a combo like pineapple + orange. Wrap lollipops in sucker bags and close with twist ties or colorful ribbons for sweet take-home party favors.
From pina colada to passion fruit, we’ve found the flavors that will bring your tropical birthday party to life. Can’t travel? No problem! You can still go on a vacation from the comfort of your own home. Grab your grass skirts and say aloha to amazing desserts that will be talked about for days to come!