Maybe it’s the idea of a backyard lit with glowing torches or a menu full of fruity drinks, but there is something about summertime that makes me want to throw a tropical tiki party.
I recently had the opportunity to team up with Wayfair and share my favorite picks for throwing a fabulous tropical tiki party.
When I was in high school, the guy who lived next door and I would get all of our friends together in the summer and throw a big party. We played games, had music (our friend’s band even played one year!) and stayed up way too late, probably driving our parents and neighbors nuts. These parties were a blast, and naturally, one year we had a tiki/luau theme, complete with grass skirts, leis and a ukulele. I would love to throw a bash like that again, but this time with an I’m-in-my-30s spin, i.e. more styled decor and a menu of yummy tropical cocktails.
I’ve always known that Wayfair has an incredible collection of furniture, decor and accessories, but I didn’t realize just how extensive (and awesome!) it is until I started pulling together this tiki party inspiration board. I love that they sell actual tiki bars and thatched umbrellas—I mean, can you really call it a tiki party without a thatched umbrella? And how about that tiki god side table? It’s the perfect place to set down your glass of Hawaiian shave ice!
They also find a variety of outdoor torches and string lights to give your tiki party a festive glow—my favorites are these cool sculptural torches designed to look like tropical flowers. I would love to line our deck railings with these.
Color-wise, I was drawn to watery teals and blues paired with a bright hits of orange that have me dreaming about watching Hawaiian sunsets at the beach.
You can see more of the products I chose below, or head over to Wayfair to see my full Tiki Party Inspiration Board here.
Disclosure: I received a Wayfair gift card for my participation in this campaign. All opinions on tiki parties and products are my own.