Your 2017 Project

Alooooha Reader Friends!

Since I’m at home hard at work on Book Six of the Tiki Goddess Mystery Series, I think YOU should be home working on a fun project, too. As you know, the fictional Hula Maidens featured in my mystery series love hanging out at the Tiki Goddess Bar and hoisting a few tropical beverages between hula numbers. There’s no doubt that the fictional Maidens have their own versions of tiki bars somewhere in their homes.

So, whether you imbibe in alcoholic tiki drinks or you stick to sodas, fruit juice and iced tea, YOU NEED A HOME TIKI BAR. Why not create a fun casual atmosphere where friends can gather, kick off their shoes, relax, and talk story?

I have a tiki bar of my own in our carport…which was dubbed the Tiki Port years ago. We found an old bar that was created by a neighbor in the 70′s and I was lucky enough to buy it from his niece when she was cleaning out the garage. A little paint, some tile grout and it is almost as good as new.

My Home Tiki Bar in the Tiki Port

Watch out! As soon as you tell your friends you are creating a tiki bar or a tiki room, you’ll be deluged with “tiki” collectibles: signs, masks, lamps, clocks, glasses, mugs and anything else that says “tiki.”

By no means should you stick to a standard bar design. I’m sure more than one of you has an old television cart somewhere. They make a great rolling bar.

Rolling Bar Cart formerly a TV Cart

 

 

 

You’re only limited by your imagination when it comes to things you can change into a home Tiki Bar!

 

 

 

An Old Barrel Bar

There are barrels and Grandma’s old sewing machine…

Sewing Machine Bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try an Old Desk Add Wheels

Add some wheels to an old desk or get creative with an entertainment center. Thrift Shops are full of them.

Retro! Don't toss out that old

 

I love these!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have a great backyard area or a pool, you might want to check out these outdoor projects. Or maybe your basement is empty and begging for some decoration and fun!

The Surfboard Bar

Cinderblocks and Wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go Nuts

You might really want to go all out and add a palapa shelter on top. If you decide to create your own Tiki Bar, send me a photo or post one on my facebook page. DO leave a comment here on the website blog and sign up to receive newsletters.

Mahalo to Pintrest collectors for the photos.

It’s going to be a great year.

Tiki On!

The Tiki Goddess

 

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2 Responses to Your 2017 Project

  1. Kim says:

    Love your tiki port!! And I agree–every house needs a little tiki!! :) ). Can’t wait for the next book!!

  2. Michael A Herr says:

    I get my tiki craving on four times a year at the luaus our Hawaii State Club runs. I used to be the bartender, but now I’m the treasurer and the cultural historian. Means I get to talk 4-5 minutes each time about some aspect of Hawaiian culture (discussed the Night Marchers last time). I also write and am just getting my 10th book out. But I love the Maidens and can’t wait for your next book.

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