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Tiki-tastic patio parties: Tips on hosting a memorable summer bash

(NC) - "Making a splash on patios across Canada, Tiki chic reigns as this summer's hottest entertaining trend," says Korey Kealey, food and entertaining specialist, Food Thought Communications.

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The ultimate ingredients to any luau-inspired party are colourful and delicious Tiki-style drinks, like Tropical Creamsicle - garnished with a cocktail umbrella! This summer, everything old is new again, and these retro recipes have been updated with fresh and exotic ingredients.

"Creating a classic cocktail is easy with a powerful blender like the Oster Classic Beehive Blender," says Jamie Libregts, product manager, Jarden Consumer Solutions. "With its iconic detailing, the Beehive Blender not only makes a delicious blended drink, but also fits in with the retro theme."

Kealey offers these tips for hosting a terrific Tiki party:

  • Send out fun, themed invitations before the party. For example, spraying invites with a great fruity scent will get your guests' attention.

  • Transform your backyard into a tropical wonderland using string lights, blow-up palm trees and Tiki torches.

  • To get the party started, plan interactive activities like a limbo contest and hula dancing lessons. Don't forget to blast some summer-themed music.

  • Ask guests to dress in Tiki-style - think loud Hawaiian shirts, brightly-coloured leis and grass skirts.

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  • 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk, stirred
  • 4 ounces rum
  • 1 can mandarin oranges in light syrup
  • 2 cups frozen tropical fruit mixture
  • 2 cups ice
  • Orange wheels


Put the first six ingredients into the blender container. Cover and process at ON until smooth. Pour into glasses and garnish with orange wheel.

Serving Size: Makes 5 Cups

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