KD Finds: Tiki Time

KD Finds: Tiki Time
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KD Finds: Tiki Time

Escape to a tropical paradise this summer with our favorite tiki-inspired finds!

1. Green Leaf Platter

These BPA-free melamine serving pieces are the perfect way to serve your pupu feast!

$30 for small platter and $42 for large platter; qsquarednyc.com

2. Tiki Stacking Glasses

These tinted glasses have the right amount of Hawaiian kitsch! Plus, they stack for easy storage.

$6 each; cb2.com

3. Linda Fahey driftwood spoons

These hand-carved porcelain and driftwood spoons are each one of a kind!

$62 - $92 each; yondershop.bigcartel.com

4. Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Rose Syrup

Pour champagne on these flowers and watch as the petals unfurl in your glass! These edible flowers also can be used as a garnish for meals.

$13 for 12.3 oz jar; amazon.com

5. Beachbum Berry's Potions of the Caribbean

Tiki expert Jeff "Beachbum" Berry compiled 77 vintage Caribbean drink recipes and the fascinating history behind them in this book - a must-have for any tiki enthusiast!

$28; cocktailkingdom.com

Check back next week for a new KD Finds, or take a peek at last week's picks!

Want more tiki? Keep reading for favorite South Pacific and Asian-inspired recipes!

Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Spicy peanut sauce is the perfect match for these Thai-marinated grilled chicken strips!

Get the recipe: Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Shrimp-and-Pork Spring Rolls

These supremely crispy spring rolls are filled with a mix of marinated shrimp, ground pork and a handful of colorful julienned vegetables!

Get the recipe: Shrimp-and-Pork Spring Rolls

Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Salsa

Pork tenderloin is leaner than skin-on chicken and delicious in this spicy, smoky recipe.

Get the recipe: Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple Salsa

Caribbean Chicken & Pineapple Kebabs with Banana Salad

A Caribbean-inspired marinade for these chicken-and-pineapple kebabs is flavored with pineapple juice, soy sauce, plenty of spices and spiked with rum.

Get the recipe: Caribbean Chicken & Pineapple Kebabs with Banana Salad

Pork-and-Pineapple Fried Rice

Seared ground pork and sweet, aromatic Chinese sausage bring wonderful flavors to this fried rice!

Get the recipe: Pork-and-Pineapple Fried Rice

Tropical Fruit Sundaes

Top easy, creamy ginger-mascarpone mousse with chopped mangoes and pineapple, raspberries and generous scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Get the recipe: Tropical Fruit Sundaes


Itching for a summer escape? Sometimes all it takes is a tropical drink to transport our taste buds to palate paradise. It's fantastic when served in a hollowed pineapple, and we swear adding an umbrella on top somehow makes it taste even better. Let's not forget the pu pu platter with its exotic and tasty temptations like fried coconut shrimp, crispy egg rolls, satay on skewers and Chinese sausage.

Ever since Don the Beachcomber opened the first Polynesian-themed restaurant in 1934, tiki culture has swept the nation in waves of frenzy over its Asian-inspired cuisine, potent rum drinks and iconic ceramic tiki mug. While tiki culture peaked in popularity in the 30's, 40's and 50's and later experienced a revival in the 90's, it continues to capture the American imagination to this day -- we can all agree those mai tais and piña coladas will never go out of style!

This week's KD Finds brings you our current tiki-inspired obsessions! From fun tiki glasses to the ultimate tropical cocktail recipe book, these five things are perfect way to escape this summer.

Check out the slideshow above to discover our favorite tiki finds!

P.S. Check out the tiki party menu we made using our Host Handbook! Our simple menu planning tool gives you everything you need to throw the ultimate party.

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