How to throw a Tiki Party

With only a few weeks left of summer, one way to send the summer season off in style is by throwing the ultimate tiki party. With a party full of tropical drinks and island-inspired food, what more could you ask for? So fire up your tiki torches and get ready for some tropical fun.

Tiki Party Drinks

Tiki Party Decorations

Start by puffing up some colorful lanterns and placing tiki torches around your outdoor space. It’ll help set the mood and setting for your party. Placing tiki statues or masks all over your party will give it an authentic look. A simple, yet favorite decorative touch is natural tropical fruits. Fruits like bananas, coconuts and pineapples are an amazing way to make your party look as natural as possible. The best part? You can chop them up to make a yummy tropical fruit salad once the party is over. To finish it off, snag a few leis at your local party store to give to your guests.

Tropical-Inspired Food

For your menu, turn to the Hawaiian Islands for inspiration. We recommend making Hawaiian-inspired pulled pork sliders. Use Hawaiian roles as your bun. The sliders are easy to make and we can promise you that they’ll be a crowd pleaser! Hawaiian fried rice and macaroni salad are the perfect side dishes to your sliders. For bonus points, serve the rice in a pineapple.

Tiki Bar Selections

It’s always nice to separate food and drinks as it allows for more flow in your party. You don’t have to have a full-on tiki bar to enjoy the benefits of a tropical party, but of course, the decoration is key. Use our tiki party decoration ideas for bar inspiration. Set up multiple punch bowls and tiki mugs on the bar or table for your guests. There are hundreds of tropical-inspired drinks to choose from, but if we had to choose one a citrusy, rum Mai Tai can’t be beat! Either way, make sure that your party goers have a few alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to choose from.

We hope that we have inspired you to throw the ultimate tiki party. Do you have tiki party tips of your own? Share them with us in the comments below.