The Geeks’ Guide to Throwing a Tiki Party + Prosciutto Pineapple Bites Recipe

tikiAs you have seen from this week’s Enchanted Tiki Room inspired cocktails, we love Tiki Culture! We put together a small get-together for some friends to celebrate the Enchanted Tiki Room’s 54th Anniversary. We had so much fun planning it that decided to create a guide for planning your own Tiki Party!

For those of you who don’t know, “Tiki culture is a 20th-century theme used in Polynesian-style restaurants and clubs originally in the United States and then, to a lesser degree, around the world. Although inspired in part by Tiki carvings and mythology, the connection is loose and stylized, being an American form and not a Polynesian fine art form.”

Decor and Setting
Decor is probably the best part of throwing a Tiki Party. Tiki mugs, coconuts, and palm leaves are all staples. Also, bright tropical floral patterns can make your guests feel like they are on a sandy beach somewhere. During the summer months, stores like Party City and any of the Dollar Stores tend to carry tropical and Tiki decor. We have also had success at Home Goods and Pier 1. For music, Spotify and Pandora have several Tiki or Luau options that work!

Tiki Drinks
Tropical fruit juices and rum are a necessity to making Tiki Drinks. Not sure what you want to make? Well, we’ve got 4 for you:

  • Jose’s Show Starter– This cocktail features rum and mezcal. This sweet yet smokey cocktail is not only a great Tiki Drink but a fun way to introduce people to mezcal. Tiki Drinks | Disney Recipes | Cocktails | The Geeks have created a series of Tiki Drinks inspired by The Enchanted Tiki Room birds, starting with Jose. 2geekswhoeat.com
  • Michael’s View From Above– Michael’s View From Above is a different take on a Tiki Drink. This specific one uses whiskey and rum. The whiskey and spiced rum combo makes for a Tiki Drink that any whiskey fan will love. Tiki Drinks | Disney Recipes | Cocktails | The Geeks have created a series of Tiki Drinks inspired by The Enchanted Tiki Room birds, the 2nd in the series is based on the parrot Michael. 2geekswhoeat.com
  • Fritz’s Wunderbar Trick– Fritz’s Wunderbar Trick was perhaps the most difficult cocktail in this series. We used Bärenjager as our German spirit. This is definitely perfect for the adventurous drinker. Tiki Drinks | Disney Recipes | Cocktails | The Geeks have created a series of Tiki Drinks inspired by The Enchanted Tiki Room birds, the 3rd tiki drink is based on the German parrot Fritz. 2geekswhoeat.com
  • Pierre’s Whistle– The final cocktail in our Enchanted Tiki Room series, Pierre’s Whistle is the only one of our Tiki Drinks to feature no rum. So if rum isn’t your thing, this one is for you. Tiki Drinks | Disney Recipes | Cocktails | The Geeks have created a series of Tiki Drinks inspired by The Enchanted Tiki Room birds, the 4th tiki drink is based on the French parrot Pierre. 2geekswhoeat.com

Tiki Food
When thinking of Tiki Food, we tend to go for Hawaiian comfort food like Spam Musubi or food with tropical flavors. A few examples include:

  • Jalapeno Pineapple Teriyaki Grilled Wings– Pineapple is such a prominent tropical flavor that these wings are perfect for a Tiki Party. The Jalapeno Olive Oil gives them a spicy kick! Grilled Wings | Chicken Wing Recipes | Chicken Recipes | The Geeks have started a partnership with Queen Creek Olive Mill and for their first recipe have created Jalapeno Pineapple Teriyaki Wings. [Sponsored] 2geekswhoeat.com
  • Coconut-Lime Stuffed Dates– Another well known tropical flavor is coconut! When we created this recipe for Moana we loved emphasizing the use of coconut and these sweet treats will delight! Disney Inspired Recipes | Moana | These Coconut Lime Stuffed Dates are inspired by the importance of coconut in Disney's Moana 2geekswhoeat.com
  • Lightened Up Spam and Kimchi Fried Rice– Looking for something a bit more filling and little less bite sized? Our Spam and Kimchi Fried Rice will fill you up! Fried Rice | Healthy Recipe Hacks |Spam and Kimchi Fried Rice isn't the healthiest meal but with a few clever hacks The Geeks show you how to make it healthier. [ad] 2geekswhoeat.com
  • Prosciutto Pineapple Bites– Below is a brand new recipe! Our Prosciutto Pineapple Bites feature not only pineapple but also Tajin. Tajin has recently gained popularity in the Disney community as a delicious topping for Dole Whips! Tiki Party | Tiki Recipes | Tiki | The Geeks have gathered tips and recipes to throw the perfect Tiki Party. Recipes will include both food and drinks that fit the tropical bill. 2geekswhoeat.com

We hope our Geeks’ Guide to Throwing a Tiki Party helps you throw and an amazing party this summer! Be sure to leave a comment below if you have your own tips! Also, tag your photos with the hashtag #GeekEats! We can’t wait to see them!

The Geeks’ Guide to Throwing a Tiki Party + Prosciutto Pineapple Bites Recipe

Yield: 32 Pineapple Prosciutto Bites

Ingredients

  • 8 slices Prosciutto; quartered into rectangles
  • 1 whole Pineapple; cut into 32 cubes
  • 1/4 cup Tajin

Instructions

  • Prepare prosciutto and pineapple.
  • Wrap each pineapple cube with a piece of prosciutto.
  • Dip each exposed end with Tajin.
  • Secure with toothpick.
  • Serve.
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7 thoughts on “The Geeks’ Guide to Throwing a Tiki Party + Prosciutto Pineapple Bites Recipe

  1. I have had prosciutto and melon bites before but never prosciutto and pineapple. Sounds like a tasty twist on a famous party food.

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