12 Sep

60s tiki-inspired party ideas

categories Cocktail + Dinner Parties, Wedding Ideas

60s style poolside tiki party

Can you tell we’re not ready to let summer (or the tiki party theme) go yet? It’s just too fun. Like this 60s inspired shoot conceptualized and photographed by Sarah Layne Photography. It’s got all the fixings of a good time. A bride changing from her reception dress into a retro baby blue bikini, poolside tropical drinks with kitschy names served in groovy goblets & glasses, beach ball accents, vibrant pink and blue flower arrangements… all accenting the vintage-inspired pieces that form a cozy lounge reception area by the pool. Let’s dip right into this one!

bright yellow and pink with black pattern invitation suite

bright yellow and pink with black pattern invitation suite

Patterned envelope liners, love them!

decorative bird pillow and poolside lounge chair

large cocktail ring and turquoise beaded bracelet

pink white and green bouquet

tropical and bright dessert table

tiki party flower

striped paper umbrellas and macaroons

cake-ball and tiki umbrella cake with cupcake topper

s'mores sandwiches and cake pops

tiki party ideas

vintage 60s beach babe swimsuit and hair

With images of 1960s bombshells like Bridgette Bardot dancing in their heads, the hair, makeup, and styling team transformed natural California beauty, Merrin into a sultry va-va-voom bride.

pink surfboard and 60s-inspired swimsuit

vintage 60s glassware

tiki-style glasses

bamboo vase centerpiece

tiki party cocktails

poolside cocktails

So happy Sarah shared this one with us. Absolutely love it and can’t wait to see if any of you recreate this for a bridal shower, bday party, or even your wedding!

Hop over to our Facebook page for a ton of cute outtakes!

concept & photography: Sarah Layne Photography / styling & rentals: Pow Wow Vintage Rentals / bridal gown & bathing suits: Lovey by Isha / hair: Tina Valencia from DK Hair / makeup: Thorne Artistry / cake ball cake, s’mores and cupcakes: Cake Ball Love / cake pops: kCreative / macarons: NattyMacs / florist: Rae Florae / invitations & tags: Posh Paperie / models’ stylist: Sandra Buczek from Sandra Nicole & Amanda from Thorne Artistry / models: Merrin & Jimmy (real couple)

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  1. Where did they find those striped drink parasols??

  2. Miranda, they were handmade (and edible!) by Pam from Cake Ball Love.

  3. Such a fun shoot to do with the best Southern Callfornia vendors. Wish every day was a 1960s summer!

  4. Gorgeous photos, Sarah, and love the concept. Nice work!

  5. TOO cute! Love all the details! :)

  6. These turned out great! Mmmm am remembering how delish those cake pops were….

  7. From Concept to completion, great shoot! One of the most organized shoots too, I might add. Looking forward to the next one!

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    They are really joyful and lovely!

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