Tomorrow night the Toronto Vintage Society is hosting our 4th annual Tiki Lani Lanai Party right here in Toronto and we cannot wait! It’s going to be chalked full of what we do best…fun! 3 Surf bands, Burlesque, Limbo Contest, King & Queen of Tiki and so much more. If you live in Toronto join us at the Caddy.
In honour of the party I wanted to share some of the fun items for sale that you can take home to Tiki up your decor, yourself, or maybe for your very own Tiki party. Whatever it is, have fun with it and get TIKIFIED!
Obviously one needs the perfect shirt for all those summer Tiki parties you will be attending, so here is a couple that I really liked.
Vintage 1940s Rayon Hawaiian Shirt.
This next shirt is a pricey option but 100% worth it because it’s so different. A 1940s Vintage Hawaiian Dress shirt by Nani Co. of Hawaii. Hand painted and dyed, with real coconut buttons, with a seamless pocket. Beautiful.
And ladies who like a good Tiki dress, here are some lovelies to choose from.
A 1950’s Vintage Alfred Shaheen.
A stunning Hale Hawaii label late 1940s Hawaiian dress (This is a dream dress).
Now normally one would not need cufflinks to wear to a Tiki party BUT maybe you want to bring your love of Tiki to the office? Then these Pineapple cufflinks would do the job.
Here is another Tiki Accessory to take with you everywhere you go, the Tiki Brooch.
Another fun one (this is personal favorite).
No Tiki closet or party is complete without the Vintage 1940s/50s Resort Hat, pictured below. I have seen at least 1 person a year wearing this hat at the Tiki party pool parties at VIVA.
Well I am super bummed out now, I found my dream fascinator way to late. This would have been the perfect accessory for my outfit while I MC the event tomorrow night. Who does not love a flamingo on one’s head (a fake one of course lol)?
This next item is so cool, I just had to share it! It’s a Tiki Lurex Turban (AND the brooch is removable). Love it!!
Having at least one Tiki/Hawaiian purse in your collection is a must, like this cute 1950s wicker purse.
I don’t have kids but I want this for someone’s baby that I know. An Easter Island Bib.
Having Tiki artwork on your walls is always a good way to instantly get that Tikified look and a good artist to look at for inspiration and images is the artist ‘Shag‘.
Here is a greeting card with a ‘Tiki Band’ that you could frame and put on your wall.
Tiki Bosko is another very famous artist, who has created (and still creating) everything from Tiki mugs, masks, poles and so much more.
Polynesian Pop an original illustration by Mookie Sato.
And of course you need a Tiki mug or two in your home to complete the look. My ‘Internet friends’ (I call them this because we have never met lol!) have some super Tiki mugs for sale on their website ‘The Greaser & the Doll’.
Mai Tai Tiki mug (I love a good Mai Tai).
And now friends, you have been TIKIFIED! Do you feel a bit more Tiki now?
Have a great weekend and make sure you follow me on Instagram to not miss all the adventures from tomorrows party.