Stores are already getting in Halloween merch, if you can believe it! Middle of July. Of course, it's crazy, over-priced full retail right now, but that got me to thinking.... A few aisles over was an assortment of summer tiki items that I realized were quite grotesque--and 50% off! With a few smart selections and the addition of items like black leis (from the likes of Oriental Trading Company), you could easily and inexpensively put together a completely different kind of Halloween party this fall: TIKI TERROR!! What's awesome is that some of the decorative pedestal tiki gods had eyes and mouths that lit up. Why do another vampire/ghost/zombie theme this year (unless you just really, really want to)? Try tiki!!