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Essentials‌ ‌for‌ ‌an‌ ‌Ultimate‌ ‌Tiki‌ ‌Bar‌ ‌Experience‌ ‌

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Are you craving some exotic escapism? Can't wait to dance the night away with your friends and feel as if you had all been transported to a Polynesian beach? Then a Tiki Bar experience is just what you need!

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To organize an event that nobody will ever forget and raise the (Tiki) bar for all upcoming parties, there are a few elements that you really can't miss out on. 

But let's start with the basics!

What culture is Tiki?

Tiki culture is a type of décor that's centered around a romanticized view of tropical traditions and locations, with a focus on Polynesia, Hawaii and Oceania. 

The name originates from Tiki, the first man on earth in Polynesian culture and their term for carved images of gods or ancestors.

8 things you need for an authentic Tiki Bar experience

1. A Tiki Bar (duh!)

The great news? There are lots of Tiki Bars for sale to choose from, so you're bound to find the perfect one for your budget and setting!

2. Choose the right location for your Tiki Bar

The Tiki experience is built around an escapist desire for exotic beaches, so it's only natural that water plays a central element:

3. Create the right lighting for a Tiki atmosphere

4. Add some Tiki furnishing

You'll probably all be dancing and chatting for most of the time, so don't worry about getting enough seating for all of your guests. 

However, it's good to have some seating options for whoever needs a little break from dancing or for small groups who wish to socialize a bit more:

5. Spruce up your party area with a few carved Tiki poles

The cherry on top for any Tiki party? Tiki poles, of course!

6. Make sure everyone knows about the Hawaiian-shirt dress code

7. Find the right playlist and blast some Tiki music

Music is key! You could have the scariest Tiki sculptures and the most delicious traditional recipes, but, if you're going to play heavy metal or popular chart songs, you could break the tropical enchantment.

Luckily, there are lots of options to create the right playlist for your Tiki Bar experience:

If you're not sure where to start, you can easily find lots of Tiki-themed playlists on Spotify and YouTube.

8. Prepare the right Tiki drinks

A Tiki Bar wouldn't be complete without a selection of drinks!