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How to Host an Amalfi Coast Themed Party

One of our favorite summer vacations at Cake Muse is Positano, Capri, or Sorrento. Nothing is more chic than a simple meal with fresh ingredients, limoncello, and a little ambiance to transport you to the Amalfi Coast. 

Hosting an Amalfi Coast themed party is easier than you think, and we've got all the tips and tricks to help you make it a memorable and easy event. This theme is so versatile it can be used for a dinner party at home, a kid or adult birthday party, a going away party, bridal shower, even a wedding theme! It's easy to end up in the "over the top" vibe really quick with this theme. Keep reading to see how we suggest hosting ideas while still maintaining a chic and not cheesy Italian party. 

Setting the Scene

Transform your party space into a slice of Italian paradise. Start by decorating with the traditional colors inspired by the Amalfi Coast's breathtaking landscapes. Think azure blue, lemon yellow, and vibrant coral. Hang string lights to create a magical ambiance reminiscent of the coastal towns at dusk. If you have a tablecloth or a scarf with these colors, it can really set the scene. Even a crisp white linen tablecloth can be very elegant and is what you typically find on the coast in all the restaurants. Instead of buying flowers to decorate the table, we suggest fresh produce. Large purple artichokes from the market will be an unexpected and an easy way to decorate. You can cook them after the party as well so they are not wasted. Here are a few items we suggest to start your inspiration. 

 Emporio Sirenuse Table Setting 

Gorgeous ceramics from Emporio Sirenuse 
Photograph by Carlotta Manaigo - Styled by Flavia Che

 Estelle Colored Glass Cake Stand

Yellow Cake Stand and Dome by Estelle Colored Glass  

 Purple Artichokes

Fresh Artichoke's at the market in Positano 
Photograph by Sarah JacobsEstelle Colored Glass Stemware 
Cobalt Blue Wine Stemware Set by Estelle Colored Glass 


Thirst Quenchers

Keep your guests hydrated with a selection of refreshing beverages. Serve up a Lemon Basil Spritz by Giada or an Aperol Spritz, the iconic Italian cocktail that perfectly captures the spirit of the Amalfi Coast. For non-alcoholic options, offer a variety of fruity mocktails like watermelon basil coolers or sparkling lemonade with a twist of mint.

 Giada's Spritz


Giadzy Recipe Lemon Basil Spritz by Giada
Photograph by Elizabeth Newman


La Dolce Vita Menu

No Amalfi Coast party is complete without a mouthwatering menu. Serve up classic Italian dishes with a coastal twist. Start with a refreshing Caprese salad featuring juicy tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fresh basil. Hauste has a wonderful Alfresco Pesto Menu available with their version of caprese salad which is so special. For the main course, delight your guests with Frutti Di Mare, a homemade seafood pasta. Giada has a wonderful recipe! And don't forget to end on a sweet note with a simple white cake topped with our Limoncello sugar flower spray. 

 limoncello sugar flowers


Limoncello sugar spray adorning a white cake 
Photograph by Bailey Hart


 Giada's Frutti Di Mare


Giadzy Recipe Frutti Di Mare 
Photograph by Elizabeth Newman


 Hauste Menu
 Alfresco Pesto Menu Inspo by Hauste


Dress to Impress with Le Sirenuse

To truly embrace the Amalfi Coast vibe, look no further than Le Sirenuse, the renowned family owned hotel in Positano. You might recognize the name as being featured in several hollywood films, the most romantic being the film Only You. Where Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. stay as part of their trip throughout the Italian coast. Le Sirenuse has a wonderful collection of clothing, homewares, and beauty products featured in their online store, Emporio Sirenuse. Everything at their store is a perfect fit for your themed party and is sure to be a great addition to your wardrobe. 

Woman in Dress


Loretta Poppy Dress at Emporio Sirenuse

 Woman in dress


Thaia Ikat Stripes Top in Tabacco paired with Blue Nile Skirt from Emporio Sirenuse


Le Sirenuse


View of the pool from the balcony at Le Sirenuse
Photograph by Sarah Jacobs 

Entertainment with Italian Flair

Set the mood with some lively Italian music playing in the background. You can also organize a limoncello tasting contest to add some friendly competition to the evening. Serve different limoncellos in a chilled shot glass just like they do in Italy. The winner gets bragging rights and a bottle of this delightful liqueur to take home. 

 Limoncello Tasting


So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to transport your guests to the sun-soaked Amalfi Coast with an unforgettable themed party. With these tips, your event will be a coastal extravaganza that will have everyone talking for years to come.

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