Retro Tiki Party


Planning Your Party

 Plan your party date and how many guest you would like to have. Just because it is a party does not mean you have to invite a huge amount of people. Parties can be fun as a small intimate gathering or big bash! Asking guest to come dressed for the theme is always a fun approach, and sets a good atmosphere! Give your guest time to respond and time to find their themed attire. 


Invitations

Send your invitations! In the 50's there was not an email, Facebook, or text invite. Send your invitations in the mail! Who does not love to get something in the mail that is not a bill? Here I have a free Invitation print out.


Food

 Have food your guest can easily snack on when they arrive and throughout the whole time! 

Chips & Pineapple Salsa

Ingredients

  • your favorite tortilla chips
  • 1 whole pineapple
  • 1 onion 
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 lime
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Carefully cut the pineapple in half, leaving the stem in tact. With a large spoon, scoop out the pineapple. Leaving the half with the stem as a bowl.
  2. You will only need 3/4 cup of the pineapple, you can save the rest for other recipes.
  3. Dice 3/4 pineapple, onion, tomatoes, and cilantro. Mix together in a bowl. Squeeze in lime and add salt & pepper. 
  4. Scoop salsa into the pineapple half. If there is extra salsa save in the fridge for when it needs refilled at the party. 
  5. Enjoy served with chips!
 

Island Kabobs

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken
  • 1 yellow, orange, and red bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • pepper to taste

Instructions 

  1. Cut chicken, bell peppers, onion, and pineapple into bite size pieces. 
  2. Add all ingredients into a bowl and let marinate for 1 hour or longer.
  3. Put chicken, bell peppers, onion, and pineapple onto kabob skewers. 
  4. Cook on grill until thoroughly cooked about 10 minutes.
 

Hawaiian Pineapple Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 lemon extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 egg yolks

Icing

  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/3 cup crushed pineapple

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9 inch baking pans.
  2. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl mix butter, milk, lemon, vanilla, and eggs. 
  4. Add dry ingredients gradually into wet ingredients. 
  5. Pour batter into prepared pans, and bake for 30-40 minutes.
  6. While cake is baking prepare icing. Blend all icing ingredients together and spread over cooled cake.
 

Drinks

If you chose, have different drinks available to your guests that they can make themselves. Fruity and tropical ingredients make for a good tiki drink! No matter the drinks you choose to serve, have fun glasses! & do not forget the mini umbrellas! 


Music

Retro Hawaiian music is a must here. Focus on music that would make you feel on the beach in the 50's! My playlist is here on Spotify.  


Decorating

Make sure you have enough seating for your guest set up.

Before you go out to buy anything look around your house for things you could bring out that are hawaiin or island themed.

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Tiki Torches are a great decoration, and for light when it gets darker out! (Do not forget the torch oil.)

It is a good idea to have citronella candles around for outside parties.

You can go as big or small as you would like on how much you decorate. Little added touches can go a long ways. 

What you and your guest wear takes a big roll on the feel of your party! Make sure you have a lei for everyone!

Even the small guest!


Entertaining 

Have plenty of open time for your guest to mingle together. 

Have outdoors games set up for any guest who want to play.

Have a good time together and a lot of laughs!