How to Throw the Ultimate Summer Cactus Party

July 26, 2017

I was provided product samples free of charge from Oriental Trading in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was provided for this post.

Most of you already know that I am completely and absolutely obsessed with cacti and succulents!  I mean, who isn’t these days?  So you probably also know that I’m not too good at keeping them alive.  When my husband and I went to pick out succulents for our planter project last week, he joked that he gave our new plants two weeks to live under my care.  The cashier said, “Oh no!  These are easy to keep alive!”  I laughed and replied, “You want to make a bet?”

So far – I’m happy to report – our new succulents are still kicking!  That’s worth celebrating!  And speaking of celebrations, if you’re cactus obsessed like I am and busy wrapping up your summer celebrations, consider throwing a cactus-themed party!  

We were able to set up a small cactus deck party during our anniversary weekend with Oriental Trading‘s help. Have you seen their collection of cactus party supplies? A-MAZING!  They’ve got everything you need to throw the ultimate end-of-summer cactus party! For a cactus lover like me, I know I’ll be using some of these decorations over and over again!

The cactus party picks looked adorable in the small cheese plate I made for us to snack on.  The small plate was made with toasted rounds, marinaded wild mushrooms, caperberries, artichokes, Gouda cheese, white cheddar, hot peppers from our garden, salami, and prosciutto. So good!

The decorations looked great among the backdrop of my cactus-filled planters around the deck.  Instead of hanging the paper fan decorations, I had them laying around the table.  Cactus print paper plates and napkins ensured that I would have easy clean-up when we were finished.  The gold mercury candle holders added a pretty sparkle and the cactus tumblers were such a fun touch (I used one to hold our cactus picks)!

Check out the entire list of cactus party supplies I used below!

  • Cactus Tumblers
  • “Wild and Free” Cactus Sign
  • Paper Dinner Plates
  • Luncheon Napkins
  • Paper Dessert Plates
  • Beverage Napkins
  • Food Picks
  • Hanging Paper Fan Decorations
  • Gold-Flecked Mercury Votive Holders
  • Tissue Paper Pom-Pom Decorations

Summer’s flying by, so don’t miss your chance to throw the ultimate cactus party!  Need a cute party favor idea?  Use the votive holders to plant small cacti and succulents to give out as party favors!

These cactus party supplies are perfect for birthdays, showers, an evening deck party, or just because!  Head to Oriental Trading for all of these cactus party supplies and more!


Are you planning any end-of-summer parties?


  • Reply Doria July 26, 2017 at 6:28 PM

    OMG everything is so cute, but those cactus tumblers are everything!!!

    • Reply Jessica July 26, 2017 at 9:43 PM

      Aren’t they adorable? I can’t wait to repurpose them as a vase or a pencil holder. They’re too cute just to put away!

  • Reply kissmytulle July 26, 2017 at 7:47 PM

    This is giving me so many ideas! Love it for a bridal shower.

    • Reply Jessica July 26, 2017 at 9:44 PM

      Awesome! This would be such a fun bridal shower theme!

  • Reply mkcole25 July 26, 2017 at 8:11 PM

    OMG… so cute!!

    • Reply Jessica July 26, 2017 at 9:46 PM

      Right?! I’m loving these cactus party supplies!

  • Reply Sarah Halstead (@bysarahhalstead) July 26, 2017 at 8:26 PM

    That is super cute!!! Now I want to throw a party.

    • Reply Jessica July 26, 2017 at 9:51 PM

      I can’t wait to throw my next cactus party! This was fun!

  • Reply geniabeme July 26, 2017 at 8:50 PM

    OMG this is the cutest set up ever!!!

    • Reply Jessica July 26, 2017 at 9:47 PM

      Thanks! I can’t wait to throw my next cactus party!

  • Reply sayhellonature July 27, 2017 at 7:47 AM

    This is so cute and perfect for summer! Now I want to do my own cactus party!

    • Reply Jessica July 27, 2017 at 3:26 PM

      It’s a great summer party theme! Especially if you have some potted cacti around!

  • Reply loveforlacquer July 27, 2017 at 8:34 AM

    This is adorable! I totally want to throw a cactus party now!

    • Reply Jessica July 27, 2017 at 3:27 PM

      Thanks! It’s such a fun party theme! I hope you get to throw your own cactus party soon!

  • Reply Carrie R July 27, 2017 at 8:47 AM

    This is such a fun idea for a summer party! 🙂

    • Reply Jessica July 27, 2017 at 3:24 PM

      Isn’t it?! Summer or when you need a little taste of summer! These decorations are so much fun!

  • Reply Lani // Life Anchored July 27, 2017 at 9:21 AM

    This is seriously the cutest party ever!

    • Reply Jessica July 27, 2017 at 3:23 PM

      Thanks! I can’t wait to throw another cactus party!

  • Reply Christina July 27, 2017 at 9:28 AM

    This is a great idea for a party! I love those cactus tumblers!

    • Reply Jessica July 27, 2017 at 3:21 PM

      The tumblers are AMAZING!

  • Reply Brooke July 27, 2017 at 11:28 AM

    I never thought or wanted a cactus party until now but seeing this I HAVE TO!

    • Reply Jessica July 27, 2017 at 3:20 PM

      Right?! I can’t wait to throw my next one!

  • Reply Lisa Marie Heath July 27, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Such a cute idea! Love those tumblers!

    • Reply Jessica July 29, 2017 at 8:21 AM

      Those tumblers are the best! Thanks!

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