It’s Parrothead Season and you know what that means: plenty of margaritas, cheeseburgers, hula skirts, and beach-themed parties! At amaZulu, we absolutely love this time of year because Jimmy Buffett fans aren’t afraid to get creative. Each year, the crafts and beach-themed projects get even better, with innovative uses for products like bamboo, thatch, ropes and nets, and decorative coverings.
If you’re traveling to Tampa or West Palm Beach in the next two weeks to see Jimmy perform live, you’ve only got a few days left to impress your fellow Parrotheads! We’ve compiled some of our favorite beach-themed DIY Parrothead Party accessories that we think will blow your friends out of the water when you’re lounging in Margaritaville, eating a Cheeseburger in Paradise. Check them out, and if you know of any more, let us know on our Facebook wall or send us a quick tweet. How creative can you get?
The weekend doesn’t start until you’ve got plenty of festive drinks to go around. Why serve margaritas in plain red solo cups when you can impress your friends with a hand-made bamboo canteen and accompanying cups? Here’s how:
And there’s your canteen! But what canteen is complete without some stylish bamboo cups to go along with it? Here’s how to create these:
These cups are great to have even after your party is over; they also make great gifts!
These rope lights are so simple, you won’t be able to believe you haven’t done it before. And it looks great not only for themed parties, but in your home or backyard as well. Simply take some rope and a strange of white Christmas lights. At the female end of the lights, start weaving the strand with the rope by twisting the rope in the opposite direction of the braid. Keep doing this until almost the entire string of lights is intertwined with the braid. You can drape your rope lights anywhere you’d like, or set them on the floor or a table as a great conversation starter. They’re rustic, beachy, and beautiful!
Got some spare tires around? This one is a little bit trickier, but all those other Parrotheads will definitely wonder where you picked these great rope ottomans up. Here’s what you’ll need:
Here’s how to create your upcycled tire Ottoman:
This DIY ottoman will work great as a seat or table for your beach party. And the best part is, you can reuse it after your Jimmy Buffett weekend has ended! It’s chic enough to add to your backyard or living room and everyone will wonder where you got it!
It’s impossible to have a true Parrothead party without a tiki bar, complete with thatch umbrella and plenty of margaritas to go around. Our thatch umbrellas are easy to install and come in many varieties, including natural and synthetic. You can install an umbrella over an existing table, or you can build your own tiki bar. These will look great in your backyard, on your boat, or out on the beach. Everyone will want to join your party!
Got a party to plan, or do you simply want to lounge in style on the beach? amaZulu would love to help! We specialize in providing theming materials that liven up any Parrothead party. Check out our inventory of bamboo, thatch, decorative mats, nets, and rope, and more! Who knows what creativity you can spark up, and we want to help you bring your visions to life! Give us a call at 877-243-5309 and let us help you get ready for your Jimmy Buffett weekend!
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Tags: Bamboo Canteen, Bamboo Cups, Rope Lights, Tiki Bar, Tire Ottoman
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