Holiday Tiki Party with Havana Club Rum

All images courtesy of Victoria Gold Photography.

The holidays are long gone, but we’re still reliving this fun as hell holiday-tiki mash up party we did with the help of our good friends at Havana Club Rum. Rum drinks, coconut bras, and tiki chickens are the perfect way to ring in the holidays, right? Especially when it’s 40 degrees and raining and the party almost got rained out. Don’t worry: we had heaters. One actually worked. But who needs heaters when you have delicious rum to keep you nice and toasty?

Holiday Tiki Party at the DWC Chicken Bar with Havana Club Rum | drinkingwithchickens.com
Holiday Tiki Party with Havana Club Rum | drinkingwithchickens.com

After months and months of planning and coordination (not to mention the fact that Havana Club Rum rep, The Amazing Gio Gutierrez, was flying out from Miami just for this party), two days before the event, we found ourselves in the midst of a very destructive and very MOIST rain storm that left not only the entire property in shambles, but 6 inches of standing water and muck on the back end of the yard. The end that includes the chicken bar, chicken garden, and basically the entirety of where we would be hosting said party. Needless to say I had a brief and dramatic tantrum. Okay, it wasn’t brief. There would only barely be time to get things moderately cleaned up and fixed in time for the party—which basically left no time for alllllll the amazing tiki decorations we had in store. And I pretty much live for tiki decor. But screw it…there would be rum, right? Good enough. THE SHOW MUST GO ON.

Havana Club Rum drinks at our Holiday Tiki Party | drinkingwithchickens.com

So by the hair on our chinny-chin-chins we got things pulled together…just in the bare knick of time.

Holiday Tiki Party with Havana Club Rum | drinkingwithchickens.com

Not only did we have Gio mixing up some amazing daiquiris and mai tais at the chicken bar…

Gio Gutierrez of Havana Club Rum shakes up drinks at the chicken bar | drinkingwithchickens.com
Holiday mai tai's courtesy of Havana Club Rum | drinkingwithchickens.com

We also whipped up some Havana Club Crema de Vie (Cuban egg nog).

Holiday Tiki Party with Havana Club Rum | drinkingwithchickens.com

Also…we challenged people to show up in their “holiday tiki finest”…so that was entertaining AF:

And of course…there were chickens. Many, many chickens. And chitchslaps. Many, many chitchslaps.

Holiday Tiki Party with Havana Club Rum | drinkingwithchickens.com
Holiday Tiki Party with Havana Club Rum | drinkingwithchickens.com
Don’t worry, the chickens weren’t allowed near the fire pit!

Don’t worry, the chickens weren’t allowed near the fire pit!

Holiday Tiki Party with Havana Club Rum | drinkingwithchickens.com
Holiday Tiki Party with Havana Club Rum | drinkingwithchickens.com

But the highlight of the night was definitely having Mr. Gutierrez behind the Chicken Bar, slinging amazing Havana Club Rum drinks .

Havana Club Rum drinks being served up at the Chicken Bar | drinkingwithchickens.com
Holiday Tiki Party with Havana Club Rum | drinkingwithchickens.com

Also of note: my dogs had fun.

Holiday Tiki Party at the Chicken Bar, house of drinkingwithchickens.com

It was wet, it was cold, and it was a blast. I think we might have to make this a tradition.

Thanks again to Gio and Havana Club Rum!!!

All images courtesy of Victoria Gold Photography.