The first tiki bar, Don the Beachcomber, was established in 1934. The idea became a mid-century phenomenon after soldiers returning from World War II shared stories of the South Pacific. Seeping into the American consciousness through books, music, and plays, the exotic culture was a hit!
Betty knows that with a few Polynesian tumblers, a floral dress, and a lot of rum even you can transform your dull den into a tiki getaway. Serve Mai Tai and Zombie cocktails and your guests will swear they are on an island in the South Pacific. Snacks served out of monkey pod wood dishes accompanied by bright linens will only add to the allure. So make your great escape without ever leaving your home!
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