Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Tiki Lounge is Now Open!

It might be rainy outside but inside it's all coconuts and Mai Tai's! I thought it was only fitting after my "Sunny" post the other day, to officially open my Tiki Lounge and start serving some yummy drinks for the summer! Here is my Summer Fun upside down tree. I thought you would like to see some of my many favorite ornaments that show off my summer spirit!

Can't have a Tropical Tree without a Hula Frog!

And a Hula Flamingo!

The Beautiful Mermaid takes center stage!

She sells sea shells, by the seashore!

Deep Sea Diver!

A told b and b told c, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree!

Flamingos like to lounge in a hammock instead of sticking their heads in the sand! Ha, actually that is only a myth. They do not stick their heads in the sand and nor do Ostrich!

Have you ever wondered what Santa did on his time off? Well, it looks like he is brushing up on his wind surfing!

And here is Mrs. Claus soaking up the rays! I sure hope she remembered her SPF!

If only you could see it in person. The pictures really don't do it justice!

My kind of sun with a book!

Cowabunga dude!

Umbrellas make any drink better, don't ya think?

I flip you flip we all flip for flip flops!

Can't forget the Weber for all your grilling needs!

Now that's were my coconut bra went!

Everyone's getting in on the Mai Tai action!

It can get pretty crazy around here, you might need to pull up a chair!

I found a great recipe I'll be trying soon!


Coconut Colada Layer Ingredients:

  • 1 container (6 ounces) Yoplait Original 99 percent Fat Free piƱa colada or key lime pie yogurt
  • 1/4 cup canned coconut milk, well stirred (not cream of coconut)
  • 1 teaspoon dark rum

Mango Mai Tai Layer Ingredients:

  • 1 fresh mango, peeled, pitted and cubed (about 1 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup mango nectar, chilled
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 2 tablespoons light rum
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon amaretto liqueur

1. In small bowl, beat coconut colada layer ingredients with whisk until smooth. Divide mixture among six 5-ounce paper cups. Cover with foil; insert craft stick (flat wooden stick with round ends) through foil into center of pop. Freeze two to three hours or until frozen.

2. Meanwhile, in blender, place mango mai tai layer ingredients. Cover; blend on medium speed about 45 seconds, stopping frequently to scrape sides, until smooth. Cover and refrigerate while waiting for first layer to freeze.

3. When first layer is frozen, remove foil from pops. Pour mango mixture over frozen layer. Return foil to pops to help support sticks. Freeze about eight hours or until frozen before serving. Store remaining pops covered in freezer.

Makes 6 tiki pops.

Photo and Recipe Courtesy of Betty Crocker

Let me know if anyone makes these yummy treats!

Enjoy the day!


Mel said...

I'm sure it's a long drive from Toronto to Iowa, but it would be so worth it just to see that wacky tree and have a frozen mai tai, and of course to see you :)

Kimberly said...

You are hardcore my friend. Love it.

Red Rose Alley said...

Hi Megan,
I love the ornament tree. What a great idea for the summer. I especially love the mermaid. Speaking of mermaids....we just did a small post about them. I think you might like it. Have a great week.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Luciane at said...


What a great post!

I'm loving your blog. It's so fun, well written... great!!!

Please, drop by if you have a minute. It's so nice to "meet" you!


Luciane at

blueviolet said...

Wait, you're serious? That tree is seriously in your house right now and upside down? You're doing summer in style!

I want those frozen pops too!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

How cute! Those ornaments remind me of ones we picked up in Hawaii... so much fun! :)

Anonymous said...

I stinkin' love your upside down tree. I have never seen that before! Great idea!! I may have to steal your idea this Christmas and do a beach party themed tree. Each year I try to do a new theme. And anything that has rum in it gets two thumbs up from me!

LuLu said...

HOW CUTE!!!!! oh my goodness your post just made me smile!! love it!! happy happy summer to YOU!!!

Style Maniac said...

My parents do a tropical theme Christmas tree on their lanai in Florida in December -- but I never thought of doing one for summer. So fun!

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