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pineapple fiesta birthday party

Our 5th Party on a Dime feature comes from Vanessa Diaz of The Queen of Swag, and after checking out these pics, she also looks like the queen of FUN to me! I mean, there is seriously SO much creativity in this budget-conscious Pineapple Birthday Party Fiesta, and it’s bursting with happy colors at every turn. My favorite detail, though, has to be the store-bought yellow macarons that she cleverly transformed into darling little pineapples. They also happen to pair very nicely with her watermelon manicure. ;)

{See all of the Balloon Time Party on a Dime contestant features here.}

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Homemade pineapple shaped funfetti birthday cake + “pineapple” macarons
  • Sparkly pineapple and flamingo photo booth props and novelty sunglasses
  • Little plastic fruits (filled with candy powder) displayed in upside down mini sombereros
  • Pineapple shaped place cards & table confetti + pineapple-stamped favor bags

pineapple fiesta party photo booth

DIY pineapple macarons

tropical fiesta party decorations

pineapple fiesta party drinks

pineapple party table

pineapple birthday party cake

pineapple favor bags - muslin stamped

tropical fiesta party bar


PARTY DETAILS as told by Vanessa

Our Pineapple Fiesta Party was held in honor of my dear friend Michelle’s Birthday. We wanted to do something special for her and we all love pineapples, So I thought why not make it a pineapple fiesta. We had an amazing time and the party was a hit.

I made a pineapple cake using simple at home instant funfetti cake mix, vanilla whipped frosting, black icing and food coloring. I got some yellow macarons from a local bakery and used my food coloring pens and my circuit explore cutting machine to turn them into pineapples.

I got mini sombreros and mini piñatas  from the Piñata district here in LA to decorate the table with and candy from a Mexican grocery store and from a shop called Sugarfina to fill them with. The candy almonds that look like olives are from Sugarfina.

The pineapple and large confetti on the table were all made using my circuit explore cutting machine and cardstock. The decorations on the bushes and trailer were all from a previous party and recycled for this party. I made the pineapple balloon banner on the trailer out of small yellow water balloons, a marker, and construction paper. The place cards were made with my circuit explore cutting machine and cardstock and a marker.

We spent under $100 on our party as we made most of the decorations ourselves and reused our cinco de mayo fiesta decorations.

Vendor Credit
  • Fruity Cake Pops: Raleigh Cake Pops
  • Party hats, plastic silverware, napkins & colorful cups: OhJoy for Target
  • Glass cups & margarita glasses: West Elm & Thrift Shop
  • White serving platters: Crate and Barrel
  • Party photo booth props: Tweedle Deeaz
  • Pineapple Glasses: Oriental Trading Co.
  • Sombrero Cooler: Amazon
  • Pineapple candy bags: Inspire Lovely
  • Pineapple & Orange sodas: Target
  • Photography: Suitcase Studio
  • Helium Tank: Balloon Time