The succulent trend is taking over and we’re not complaining. If you love this trendy party theme, but aren’t sure where to get started then you need to check out these fun succulent party ideas.
We’ve got everything you need down below: gorgeous color palettes, modern invitations, plenty of decorations, fun food ideas, and heart warming succulent party favors. Keep reading to get inspired.
Cactus and succulent parties are popping up everywhere and it’s hard to keep up with all the different ways they can be styled.
This fun party theme isn’t only for summer. With plenty of color and visual texture, succulent parties are versatile enough to use for everything from casual birthday parties to elegant baby showers and bridal showers.
Catchphrases to Use
It’s always fun to incorporate catchphrases in your parties because it lightens the mood and makes the whole event more fun.
- Taco ’bout a new adventure
- Watch me grow
- Growing up doesn’t succ
- Looking Sharp!
- Baby in Bloom
- Succulents and cacti – oh my!
Some party themes automatically bring to mind certain color palettes. and you may think that’s also the case with succulent or cactus parties. But the truth is that your color palette options are as fun and varied as the colors you can find from real succulents.
I’ve pulled together two different color palettes to help inspire you. One is bright and bold, and one is soft and muted. Pick the style that matches the guest(s) of honor, and run with it!
Bright and Bold Succulent Color Palette
This color palette is perfect for parties where you want to make a statement. It all starts with a base of Bottle Green and Laurel Green, with gold touches mixed in for a beautiful. Then it’s all about small pops of color added for impact.
I’ve included a bold magenta and a softer purple that are often found in the most striking succulents.
Soft and Muted Succulents Color Palette
This color palette is perfect for those who are looking to keep things simple but still want plenty of color, texture, and visual interest.
Start off with a base of deep Brunswick Green and Ash Gray. Then add in soft purples, pinks, and blushes.
Don’t forget that succulents come in all kinds of shades, so there’s plenty of room to mix things up while still keeping within your color palette!
21 More Succulent Party Ideas
Succulent Party Invitations
Whether you want something simple and subtle or bold and beautiful, there's an invitation style out there that will fit what you're looking for.
Modern girly succulent Birthday Party Invitation
Looking for someone else to do your invitations? I love that this birthday invitation pops with plenty of color. It's definitely an invitation that screams "happy".
DIY Succulent Baby Shower Invitation
The soft pinks and greens of this invitation are perfect for a sweet and sophisticated baby shower with gorgeous watercolor designs that look hand-painted, but are printed right from your own computer.
Pro Tip: print the invitations on textured card stock to really give it a hand painted feel.
Modern Geometric Succulents Baby Shower Invitation
This invitation is the perfect example of how flowers can be used for any baby shower. It beautifully combines classic elements, like the painted watercolor succulents, within a modern shape for a gender neutral invitation that reflects just how stylish the guest of honor is.
Cactus Birthday Party Invitation
How cute is that cactus with the way it's integrated into the number twelve? Combined with the border of cactus plants in a variety of greens and blues, you just can't go wrong with this invitation.
Coordinating printable decorations can be a great way to tie your theme together, and these cactus and succulent themed prints are the perfect example of how you don't need to go overboard to make an impact.
Cactus Thumbprint Guest Book
Looking for an adorable way to capture the spirit and memory of your party? With this printable poster, guests leave their thumbprint and name to create a custom piece of artwork for baby to be. Is there anything more adorable or thoughtful?
Printable Greenery Succulent Sign
You'll love that this sign comes in two different versions, and can be customized for all sorts of purposes. Create a beautiful welcome sign for your guests, thank your guests at the party favors, or use the sign to explain a baby shower game.
Succulent Party Decorations:
As you can tell from the color palettes above, cactus party decor includes a variety of green shades with pops of color...just like the plants themselves.
Here are some fun ways to incorporate that look and feel into your party decor:
Yes, we all want to have fresh flowers and greenery for our parties. But sometimes it's just as good to use artificial plants when you're doing it all yourself. And this variety pack is a clear winner. You'll definitely want to take a look in the comments section to see all the amazing projects buyers were able to create.
This balloon arch kit comes with the perfect mix of greens, golds, and white to frame your backdrop.
First time making a balloon arch? Click here to see my DIY Balloon Arch Tips + Tricks for Beginners.
I love the concept behind these geometric shaped hoop wreaths decorated with faux succulents. Just be sure to read the details and reviews carefully on this one, or use the idea to DIY your own custom versions.
Decor for the Table:
The best thing about cacti and succulents is that they're full of the texture you need for a gorgeous centerpiece. But they're also low small enough that they won't block your guests from seeing the person on the other side of the table.
It's not only about the plants with this party theme. Mixing in plenty of earth tones and natural textures like these hyacinth placemats helps to make sure that your decor isn't too busy and distracting.
This set of disposable plates and napkins has the perfect balance of greens and golds, as well as a pretty marble background. succulent themed designs. They're also biodegradable so you can feel good about your choices for this party theme.
The best thing about cacti and succulents is that they're full of the texture you need for a gorgeous centerpiece. But they're also low small enough that they won't block your guests from seeing the person on the other side of the table. This succulent centerpiece I created for a crab feast is a perfect example of how something so simple can be so pretty.
Succulent Party Food
This theme calls for plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, in addition to tasty treats and appetizers that are easy to enjoy.
These mini ham and broccoli quiche bites are the perfect appetizer for for a succulent party. Not only are they delicious, but the pretty green broccoli florets peeking out fits in perfectly with a green inspired color scheme.
Tarte Au Soleil with Pesto
The combination of store bought puff pastry and basil pesto create a delicious appetizer that matches this party theme perfectly.
Want to truly impress your guests? Make these edible terrariums for a stunning dessert. Create a display with them on your buffet table, or add them to each place setting at a dining table for some fun edible decor.
Add some Latin American flair and bring in those yellow tones with this delicious corn cake recipe from my father-in-law's family.
Games and Activities
Food and friends are most important, but real memories are made when you add games and activities to the mix. I'm loving these ideas for baby showers and birthday parties:
Looking for more birthday party games? You can see my favorite Party Games for Toddlers here, or Party games for kids here.
Printable Succulent/Cactus Baby Shower Games
You can't go wrong with a set of printable games like this for a baby shower. And with 18 different games included in the bundle, everyone is sure to have fun!
Modern Geometric Succulents Baby Shower Games
This set of 11 printable baby shower games matches the geometric sign and invitation above, and is perfect for gender neutral baby showers.
DIY Unfinished Wood Cactus Shape
I'm a fan of having at least one quiet activity for kids parties. Grab a set of these wood cacti and let the kids color them in with bingo dotters and markers.
Inspiring Succulent Themed Parties
Now let's take a look at a few succulent themed parties that are sure to inspire some fun summer entertaining of your own!
Succulent Baby Shower
This succulent baby shower relies less on the heavy green tones. Instead, it combines light and airy neutral decorations with pops of greenery and succulents. It's definitely a fun and modern way to celebrate a new little one.
Succulent Planting Party
Paper flowers make just as big an impact with less effort at this succulent planting party. The paper flower garland is simply beautiful, and I'm just swooning over those tiny flowers on the paper straws.
As you can see, there are almost endless succulent and cactus party ideas out there. If you’re looking for more succulent party ideas and inspiration, you can also check out my Succulent Baby Showers board.
Just remember, there’s no need to stress. Start by picking a color palette that matches the mood and style you’re looking for, and then fill in all the other details as you go.
To make things easier for you, we’ve got a free printable party planner snapshot page that’s designed to help you keep track of your time as much as your budget. Grab your copy today to get started.
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