“If you like piña coladas…” then you’ll love January’s Flavor of the Month.

Did you know the Piña Colada Song—the one that started playing in your head just now—is actually called “Escape“? I can’t think of a better theme for January, when winter is settling in and everyone is planning their February vacation. I’m looking at beaches on Pinterest, wondering how to invite myself to a destination wedding in Bali (maybe Mexico?). But let’s face it, I’ll be sitting right here through winter break, watching the snow fall.

How about you?

Then let’s plan our escape, to a tropical destination nearer the living room. Or, possibly in the living room? Here are some ideas for throwing a tropical bash right at home. Whether it’s a beachy girls’ night or a luau slumber party, you’ll find the fruity treats, lush green decor, and yes, Piña Coladas to make even a wintry stay-cation feel like a celebration.

(We have even more recipes and inspiration on our Pinterest Beach Theme board.)


Melon-filled Citrus Bowls –  DIY Network  | Piña Colada cupcakes – Better Homes & Gardens
Tropical Bruschetta – Real Housemoms  | Tiki Punch – One Sweet Mess

Fruity treats are everyone’s favorite way to experience the flavor of the tropics. Fruit salad is a beautiful and healthful addition to your party menu. Piña coladas come in all shapes and sizes, including these scrumptious cupcakes. A new twist on bruschetta, toasted bread is topped with chopped fruit and coconut. All that partying will make you thirsty, and this tiki punch will not disappoint. (Make sure to create a kid-friendly version to satisfy the tiny beach-goers.)


Palm frond balloons –  Studio DIY | Photo booth backdrop – Brit + Co.
Tropical wreath –  100 Layer Cakelet  | Piña Colada lip balm + lotion favors – The Favor Stylist

Go green and lush with your party decor and get whisked away to a warmer clime. Palm fronds are the feature in this tropical party table, from the printed balloons to the tablescape. Follow the simple DIY instructions to create a fun backdrop for a photo booth at your soiree. (Prizes for best Hawaiian shirt or surfer pose?) Create wreath magic with multicolored leaves and balloons. Piña coladas for everyone, kid-friendly and pocket-sized so you can take the tropics with you.

piña colada lip balm

A little pineapple, a little coconut, a lot of rum—that’s Piña Colada, January’s Flavor of the Month. Get this taste of the tropics at 15% off while supplies last. It’s also our gift to subscribers, going out in all January orders. Make sure to check that box at checkout so we know you like Piña Coladas!

Are you going away somewhere warm for winter break, or planning a luau at home? Please share your party details–we’d love to see how you turn up the tropics!

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