Updated: Nov 26, 2019
Here are 3 Tips to Wow your guest with Island Living Hospitality !
1. Create a SIGNATURE tropical drink.
One of our Thanksgiving favorites is this recipe by Kitchenette. Liquid Gold – A Mulled Pineapple Cocktail! You can't go wrong with this.
Wanna add a little extra touch? You can use the pineapple to serve the cocktail— amazingly ornamental!
Don't want to use the Pineapple as a serving tool? No problem, use it to decorate the table.
2. Use Greens & Everything Floral.
In Hawaii Leis represent the Spirit of Aloha!
You can create long open Leis to decorate your tables. Simply gather natural treasures from your surroundings and tie them into long strands of raffia. Or lay out big green leafs, plumeria or any tropical flower along your set up.
When you’ve spent your whole budget on an a delicious turkey, decorating becomes more of an option than a necessity. However, you can still amp up your table settings with green and florals - and get fancy! Use some of your leafs as place cards. Write your guest names in calligraphy, it will totally wow all your friends and family.
Want to go one step further? Create a comfy bench seating with plush pillows in floral fabric, layered on top of monstera leaves for a touch of the tropics!
Be sure to pass the lovely meaning of your table lei on to your guests by leaving a little note by their plate setting: It will warm their spirit and it's a great keepsake!
3. Embrace the TROPICAL Flavors
It's hot here. It's sticky. And it's a given you're going to be stuffed. Why not incorporate some fresh tropical twist to the mix! Here's some of our favorites found on the web:
+ Coconut Sweet Potatoes and Wild Rice. It takes just an hour to get it on the table. It's definitely not your usual sweet potato marshmallow casserole—this Hawaiian Thanksgiving side dish is better! Want to give it a try? Check the recipe out here.
+ Toasty Mac Nut Green Beans. Follow this simple recipe for the perfect Hawaiian side dish.
+ Cuban Fufu: Sweet Plantain Stuffing With Garlic and Bacon. Cuban Fufu is similar to Mofongo Stuffing, but the recipe calls for ripe plantains. If you don't like green plantains, you can make this sweet plantain stuffing mashed with bacon and onion. This recipe makes a sweet yet savory turkey dressing or side dish.
Google Gobble Y'all! Happy ThanksGiving!