What? You're Not Throwing a Tiki Party This Summer?


By Eva Recinos Picture this: the sun shining brightly onto your backyard, a few little birds chirping and the smell of barbecue in the air. The day feels relaxing and still young. Why not ask a few people over for a tiki-themed soirée? Warm days bring the tropical, island feel associated with any tiki party, so we went ahead and found some unique decor items to help round out the tiki theme in style. From colorful glasses to fantastic torches, these items will turn your backyard into a secret, Polynesian-style oasis. Summer days are meant to be enjoyed in good company, so make your place the life of the party some good ol' fashioned kitsch. We mean—who needs to go island hopping when you've got a homemade tiki bar? Image via CB2.


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Direct your guests to your festive get-together with some stylish cues. No tiki party feels complete without fiery tiki torches to set the scene. Use a wooden sign to point guests to your tiki bar. It's truly the little details that will transform your backyard celebration into a mini getaway. Tiki Bar Sign, Etsy, $34 TIKI Island King Torch, Target, $27.49

prepping for drinks

When guests start arriving, set them up with these cute coasters before their first drink. Present your drink concoctions in cute glasses with pineapple ice cubes inside, and you're ready to get the party started. Tiki Hand Printed Set of Four Coasters, Etsy, $21 Tiki Orange Stacking Glass, CB2, $5.95 Pineapple Ice Trays, Anthropologie, $14

table settings

Don't forget decor for the table! We found a few items that fit the tiki theme and are definitely in style. These mid-century planters are trendy and fun; take advantage of the pineapple craze with a wood bowl perfect for any get-together. Metal lanterns are also popular (and useful) for outdoor parties, so try using them with candles that match your tiki decor. Time to start making Mai Tais! 2 Mid Century Tiki Mug Hawaiian Planters, Etsy, $75 Metal Lanterns, West Elm, $29 Vintage Tiki Pineapple Wood Bowl, Etsy, $19

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