Instacram: Sofia Vergara’s Memorial Day Weekend Bash

Sofia Vergara proved she’s the hostess with the mostess when she threw a lavish “Paraíso Tropical” party over Memorial Day weekend at her home, with her hunky hubby, Joe Manganiello, by her side. The star-studded guest list included her Modern Family compatriots, a mermaid, and a family of colorful birds. Guests wined and dined on traditional Colombian cuisine in between shaking their tail feathers with their feathered friends. In other words, it was basically the best holiday weekend bash ever — sorry, Taylor Swift!

Sofia Vergara’s “Paraíso Tropical” Memorial Day bash

The Modern Family star knows how to throw a party! (Photo: Sofia Vergara via Instagram)

Shake what your mama gave ya!

“Almost ready for tonights Memorial day Paraiso Tropical partyyyyyy,” the hostess wrote beside a short video of herself dancing with two coconuts in hand. Donning a tropical-printed skirt and white crop top while setting up the soiree, she later had a few outfit changes. Her one-woman dance show seemed to take place before the guests arrived, but that hardly meant the party hadn’t started. (Photo: Sofía Vergara via Instagram)

The gift that keeps on giving

“Party favors,” Vergara wrote beside a pic of herself arranging a basket of goodies for guests to take home. (Photo: Sofia Vergara via Instagram)

Table service

“Details! gracias @clarissa_rezende u are simply the best!!!” the hostess gushed beside a snapshot showing her backyard after it had been transformed into a tropical paradise. (Photo: Sofia Vergara via Instagram)

Bottoms up!

Planning makes perfect! “Yesterday preparing for our Paraiso Tropical partyyyyy,” she wrote beside a pic of herself leaning over a table covered in cocktail accoutrements and watched over by a pair of green parrots. Vergara smiled like a kid in a candy shop as she surveyed the scene. (Photo: Sofia Vergara via Instagram)

Feathered friends

Once the bash finally got underway, guests mingled with live macaws. “@cdvergara @manologonzalezvergara con las Guacamayas!!” the actress explained beside a shot of herself between her son, Manolo, and niece Claudia, each with a bird in hand. Naturally, Vergara had a bird perched on her shoulders peering over her head. (Photo: Sofia Vergara via Instagram)


Modern Family co-star Ariel Winter also got in on the action, posing for a pic with Vergara and two colorful birds. (Photo: Sofia Vergara via Instagram)

Ed in the house

Vergara snuggled up to her TV husband Ed O’Neill for a sweet snap during the event. (Photo: Sofia Vergara via Instagram)

Hot couple alert

Just because she was busy playing hostess hardly meant Vergara didn’t make time for her better half. She shared a beautiful pic of herself with her real-life main squeeze, Joe Manganiello. (Photo: Sofia Vergara via Instagram)

Flamingo Style

So, to be honest, we’re not sure what’s going on here, but it looks like fun! “Love seen my friends and family have fun,” Vergara wrote beside a pic of herself creeping around a man’s back with a hot pink plastic flamingo. The man doesn’t seem all that disturbed, considering he’s wearing rainbow-colored, illuminated glasses. “#Lifeshouldbeaparty #paraisotropicalparty,” she added. Makes sense to us! (Photo: Sofia Vergara via Instagram)

Food affair

OK, can we talk about Vergara’s headwear?! Also, that dessert spread! “So amazing to have being able to serve my friends Colombian food in LA! Gracias cheff @juanmaelcielo lo maximo!!!!!” Vergara exclaimed. (Photo: Sofia Vergara via Instagram)

Party time

Vergara struck a pose with Joe, Armie Hammer, a bedazzled dancer, and other friends during the fete. Hammer might be the VIP of this shot, as he sported a pretty fabulous parrot topper that a lesser man might not dare to wear. (Photo: Sofia Vergara via Instagram)

Strike a Pose

Vergara did a great job creating a festive mood, which her guests clearly appreciated. Crazy hats — like the one her Modern Family co-star Nolan Gould is sporting in this pic — appeared to be the accessory of the evening. (Photo: Sofia Vergara via Instagram)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell chill together

Modern Family stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell also got in on the tropical fun. Burrell, in vacation mode, rocked a beard for the bash, while Ferguson sported a gray-and-white striped shirt. “And then the party stared [sic]!” Vergara declared. (Photo: Sofia Vergara via Instagram)

Dancing queens

The Colombian beauty showed off her moves alongside a professional dancer. From the pics, it looked like the actress held her own on the dance floor, not that we’d expect anything less. (Photo: Sofia Vergara via Instagram)

Boys will be boys

Cheers! Joe Manganiello and Armie Hammer struck a pose with drinks in hand and hats on head. (Photo: Sofia Vergara via Instagram)


Vergara wrapped her arms around her husband for another romantic shot. She captioned it with with a simple row of heart emojis, no words required. (Photo: Sofia Vergara via Instagram)

Gone to the birds

Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Ferguson’s husband, Justin Mikita, also had a photo op with the macaws. “Right before a beautiful parrot pooped on @sofiavergara,” Ferguson revealed/ (Photo: Jesse Tyler Ferguson via Instagram)


Later, Ferguson and Mikita met a mermaid just hanging in Vergara’s swimming pool: “Totally normal.” (Photo: Sofia Vergara via Instagram)

Viva Brazil!

Vergara struck a pose inside with designer Martha Medeiros: “Brazil!” (Photo: Sofia Vergara via Instagram)

Cuddle Up

Clearly, the parrots were very popular! Ariel Winter and her boyfriend, Levi Meaden, looked ready to take this bird home with them. (Photo: Sofia Vergara via Instagram)

It really doesn’t get any better than this

It really doesn’t. Vergara, Ferguson, and another pal got silly with their Carmen Miranda-inspired hats. If the party was half as fun as it looked, it was the best party ever. (Photo: Sofia Vergara via Instagram)