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Bamboo Store Displays! 

Bamboo Shoe Racks, Bamboo Store Shelving, Bamboo Wine Racks and much more!

  

 
Bamboo Outdoor Papala

Natural Look  - Light Up Palm Trees

Tiki Bars Bamboo Furniture Cypress Tiki Huts Portable Tiki Bars Tiki Supplies Light Up Palm Trees
           
Palm Trees Tropical Artwork Bar Supplies Bamboo Handbags Luau Apparel Trade Show Info.
           
Large Bamboo Tiki Display - Great for Retails Stores, Zoos, Trade Shows and more!
Tiki Music & Books Tiki Home Decor Luau Recipes

Displays

Tropical Furniture Pool Floats & Pools
           
     
  Featured Amazon Products  
           
         
Tropical Thatch Umbrella Cover

Tiki Bar 360 Degree - Tropical Kiosk.

 Oenophilia Bamboo 8-Bottle Wine Rack TWO Pre-Potted 6' Artificial Bamboo Table Top Tiki Hut

TWO 6' Phoenix Palm Trees

           
           
       
    Tiki Bar Chrome Finished Neon Clock Friki Tiki Flashing Skull Outdoor Light  

 

 

 
Tiki Bar Central is your one stop shop for all your tiki, bamboo and luau needs. In addition to tiki backyard and party supplies we included some interesting history of tiki, palm trees, luau and bamboo. Visit Tiki Bar Central for tiki bars, tiki huts, palm trees and bamboo furniture. We hope you find everything you need to create your own backyard tiki experience!  See below our  featured bamboo and cypress tiki bars, they are our top sellers and most popular. Don't forget to visit our tiki  supply with lots of additional accessories for your outdoor party.  In business since 1995 decorating and supplying your party needs!

If you would like to add your favorite luau recipes to our site, please email us your recipe and we will be happy to add it giving you credit for the discovery!

Pictures are a plus! Nothing makes a  better compliment  to our tiki bars then a Palm Tree. We have an assortment of palm trees listed here.

It wouldn't be a party without music and bar accessories. We have a collection of luau music, calypso and steel drum. Here's a quick link to bar accessories, so look no further for everything you need!

 

 
Tiki of Hawaii Waikiki Tiki Tiki Quest

Creative Outdoor Speakers

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Architectural Outdoor Rock Paradise Outdoor Polyresin 2
   
 
Outdoor In-Ground Speaker LiteSounds Speaker Lights
   

 

Natural Look  - Light Up Palm Trees

 

Palm Trees for hotels, restaurants, bars, resorts, office buildings, trade shows, pool clubs and more!

 

Tree Hugger

Special Green Report

Green Village
National Geographic Go Green Gift Go GreenSolar

 

     
Go Green, Live Rich The Green Book Confessions of an Eco-Shopper

 

 

 

We supply Trade Shows, Hotels, Marketing Companies, Party Planners, Casinos, Exhibits and  Promotion Companies, Zoos with Tiki Bars, Palm Trees and Bamboo Displays

Stand out from the crowd and bring more people to your booth with bamboo and palm trees.

Frozen Drink Rentals, Special Promotions, Landscapers, Pool Companies, Beer Distributors, Resorts, Land Developers, Interior Decorators, Hotels, Restaurants/Bars

 

 

 

Tropical Artwork is great for home, office or business.

 

Bamboo Bar Tiki Huts
Bamboo Tiki Bar Cypress Tiki Hut Bamboo Tiki Bar
We carry bamboo bars, tables, chairs and accessories Our Cypress Tiki Huts are the best quality bar you can buy. Made with Cypress wood and leak proof thatch. Great for tradeshows!
     
Pentagon Tiki Great for your business! Tiki Huts
Cypress Pentagon Tiki Bar Cypress Tiki Hut Cypress Tiki Hut
Our tiki huts are great by the pool, for your business and add a special touch to your parties. Cypress tiki bars are sturdy enough for hotels, restaurants and for special events. Cypress tiki huts can be customized to your specifications.
 

 

In early Hawaii, it was the custom of its people to celebrate auspicious occasions with a feast. Whether it was the birth of a child, a victorious war, a successful harvest or the completion of a new home or canoe, the Hawaiians took time to honor their many Gods and to share their bounty with friends and family.

Called aha-aina (gathering for a meal) in ancient times, the term luau came into favor much later, and refers to the yours edible taro leaves that traditionally were used to wrap the food prior to being placed in the underground oven (imuu).

When the kapu system was abolished in 1819, women and men were able to not only eat together, but to share the same food. Until that time, port, banana, coconut and several species of fish were forbidden to women. Hence, the ancient feast that was so much a part of the Hawaiian culture became a treasured famish custom to play a significant part of island life.

Today's luaus are still a celebration of life. A time to share traditional foods, enjoy songs and dances of early Hawaii and to give thanks to our family, friends and, guests from other cultures.

Tiki culture in the United States began in 1934, when Donn Beach, a.k.a. Don the Beachcomber, opened a Polynesian-themed eatery in Hollywood that served Cantonese cuisine and exotic rum punches with decor featuring flaming torches, rattan furniture, flower leis and brightly colored fabrics. Three years later[1], Victor Bergeron, better known as Trader Vic, adopted a Tiki theme for his restaurant in Oakland, which grew to become a worldwide chain.

Several years later American soldiers returned home from World War II, bringing with them stories and souvenirs from the South Pacific. Americans fell in love with their romanticized version of an exotic culture, and Polynesian design began to infuse every aspect of the country's visual aesthetic, from home accessories to architecture. Soon came integration of the idea into music by artists like Les Baxter, Arthur Lyman, and Martin Denny, who blended the Tiki idea through jazz augmented with Polynesian, Asian and Latin instruments and "tropical" themes creating the Exotica genre. This music blended the elements of Afro-Cuban rhythms, unusual instrumentations, environmental sounds, and lush romantic themes from Hollywood movies, topped off with evocative titles like "Jaguar God", into a cultural hybrid native to nowhere.

There were two primary strains of this kind of exotica: Jungle and Tiki. Jungle exotica was definitely a Hollywood creation, with its roots in Tarzan movies and further back, to William Henry Hudson's novel Green Mansions. Les Baxter was the king of jungle exotica, and spawned a host of imitators while opening the doors for a few more genuine articles such as Chaino, Thurston Knudson, and Guy Warren.

Tiki exotica was introduced with Martin Denny's Waikiki nightclub combo cum jungle noises cover of Baxter's Quiet Village. Tiki rode a wave of popularity in the late 1950s and early 1960s marked by the entrance of Hawaii as the 50th state in 1959 and the introduction of Tiki hut cocktail bars and restaurants around the continental United States.

Tiki exotica is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, and Tiki mugs and torches that once collected dust in thrift stores are now hot items, largely because of their camp value. Thank you for reading info. at Tiki Bar Central.

More information and complete articles can be found  at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiki_culture

 
 

 

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