DIY Tiki Bar Ideas

by Michelle Olson-Rogers

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the start of summer than with a toast to the tropical gods of Tiki! Icy cold drinks and palm fronds pretty much go hand in hand with most outdoor soirees. So, the Party City Tiki Bar Decorating Kit was the perfect visual (and functional!) centerpiece for our recent family fete. Pineapple cups and straws? Check. Flower leis? Check. Hula skirts? Check, check! Party City has all the Luau Party supplies you need to create a tropical adventure in your own home.  


  • Tiki Bar Decorating Kit which includes:

1. Tiki Chalkboard Sign

2. Tiki Bar Hut

3. Hibiscus Paper Lanterns

4.  Tiki Flower Garland

5. Hula Girl Yard Sign

6. Tiki Piñata Decoration

  • Hanging Palm Tree
  • Tropical Tiki Lunch Plates, Dessert Plates and Beverage napkins
  • Pineapple Cups with Straws
  • Tiki Honeycomb Hula Girl Centerpieces 2ct
  • Warm Serendipity Head & Wrist Flower Lei Set 3pc
  • White Soft Petal Lei
  • Flower and Leaf Maile Lei
  • Plastic Floral Cups
  • Straws
  • White Fabric Tablecloth
  • Grass Table Skirt
  • 4-6 foot Table

Bring Paradise Home 

girl serving drinks to her mom and dad from behind a tiki bar.

Step 1: Tiki Bar Hut Set-up

First, you’ll need a standard 4-6 foot table to place the Tiki Bar Hut on. We personally used a 4 foot folding table with a white fabric cloth we had on hand. Add a grass table skirt and some festive Tiki Flower Garlands and you’re ready to build your Tiki Bar Hut structure for the top!

Brightly colored paper lanterns with leis handing from them

Step 2: Decorate your Tiki Bar

It’s easy to follow the step by step instructions to build the Tiki Bar Hut out of the custom cut PVC pieces and connectors. The thatched roof is not difficult to tie on, but you’ll need to use your decorating creativity to style the rest of the bar with the kit’s included Tiki piñata, decorations, garlands and flower lanterns. We recommend ordering a few extra fabric leis as accents!

Tiki themed chalk board

Step 3: Chalk it Up! 

The Tiki Chalkboard Sign is made for personalization, so if your husband happens to be turning 40, for example, go ahead and dedicate the bar to the man of honor!

Step 4: Create a Tropical Vibe with Tableware

As for party cups and plates, this is a Tiki Bar after all. Go all out and serve your party’s tropical libations in festive pineapple cups with Tiki Time beverage napkins! Drape leis around the table for good measure and enjoy your first toast to the tropical gods of Tiki by the pool this summer!

Hula Girl sign