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Tiki bars and tiki huts are easy to build yourself, and they’re a great way to give your luau a special tropical atmosphere.

Build this tiki bar and stools using easy to follow plansIf you’re planning a luau or tropical theme party, the first thing you’re going to need is a tiki bar or tiki hut.

Tiki bars or huts form the focal point of your Pacific Island party decor, and they also come in handy as a place to serve all your pina coladas, daiquiris, Singapore slings and big kahuna burgers.

You can buy tiki hut building kits which are very easy to assemble, and in most cases you won’t need any special tools or carpentry skills for that matter. So if you are in a hurry to get it built, this is your best option.

If you’re handy with a hammer and nails, and you have a little time to spare and a big imagination, tiki huts and bars very easy to build. Here's a link to information on the best tiki bar plans and tiki hut building plans you will find on the net. These plans also provide photos, illustrations and step by step instructions.

Creating your own tiki bar for a theme party

If you are in a super hurry to get to build the bar, you need a sturdy table. The size is really up to you, some timber or preferably bamboo for the support posts and cross beams, material for the tiki hut roof, and some exotic decorations.

For the tiki hut roof use a sheet of plywood and attach a mesh of artificial leaves and tropical flowers, or even real palm fronds if they’re available. You might even be able to find a grass skirt you can use around the table or plywood. This will look nice and hide what is under the table.

The support post and cross beam structure is best assembled on the ground, then mounted above the bar.

Decorate your tiki hut with grass mats on the bar top, tiki lanterns and tiki candles, fresh or artificial flowers, glued-on sand, paper cut-outs of frangipanis, starfish or tiki gods, or anything Polynesian.

If your bar is outside you can also use tiki torches to give it a very authentic look and keep the party going late into the night.

More information to plan and organize your next luau, please read these articles:

Ideas for tiki party decorations

How to build tiki bar stools




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