If you’re like me, you spend summer cranking up the Jimmy Buffet tunes and hosting a party or two. Having floral decorations for parties are a must because flowers create instant happiness — exactly the mood you want for a party.

All you Parrot Heads out there will especially appreciate these “Margaritaville” themed floral arrangements that I’ve affectionately dubbed “Boat Drinks.”

Shelby-boat drinks

Brightly colored plastic margarita glasses make perfect containers for the cheerful arrangements of orange Asiatic lilies, hot pink roses, yellow oncidium orchids, lily grass, monstera leaves accented with colorful starfish. They are a perfect decoration and icebreaker for summer cocktail parties, and make fun favors for guests to take home. They certainly say cheers to a great summer!

If you’re hosting a party, talk to your local florist about decorations. Florists can create custom floral designs to complement your party’s theme.

What are your favorite summer theme parties and how were they decorated with flowers?