colors and traditions of the Turks & Caicos are vibrant and are kept
alive in costumes, handicraft and cultural performances. They are
wonderful to be incorporated into a dining theme. Most restaurants in
the TCI have ideal out door setting to accommodate this theme night for
your group. This theme night is highly recommended as a welcome night,
as it gives your guests a warm and colorful welcome to the beautiful
Turks & Caicos Islands.
Hosts & Hostesses
in TCI costumes welcome your guests. They are available to stay through
the entire vent, taking care of guests and lending a special touch and
extra attention to your valued clients. Each color represents one of the
islands in the TCI:
- represents the nation's capital, Grand Turk
WhiteE- represents Salt
ORANGE - represents
South Caicos & East Caicos
TAN - represents Middle Caicos
GREEN - represents North Caicos and Parrot Cay
TURQUOISE - represent the islands of Providenciales,
Pine Cay and West Caicos
PINK - represents the numerous uninhabited cays
and menus are created with food typical to the Turks & Caicos Islands.
We will be happy to provide additional information. Food stations are
dressed up in the national colors of the islands, either a mix of all
island colors or each station in a separate color, depending on the
amount of stations you will have for your group.
Tables will be decorated with linen in the different colors of the
islands, each table will have a different color or depending on the
amount of tables colors can be combined. Table cards can hold
information about the colors and the particular island. Tropical center
pieces with palm leaves and shells.
blowers and drummers
open the night as your guests arrive.
cocktails and appetizers are served the Cultural Show begins. The
TCI cultural children’s’ group will perform with traditional songs and
Special costumes have been designed symbolizing objects and creatures
that are featured in these traditional songs and stories. The children
are of age 5 – 12 and this show is certainly the most heart warming
introduction to the colorful tradition of the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Story Telling was one way to pass on information about people and
events that happened on the Island. It always had a moral or message at
the end and all the characters were animals such as the goat, the
spider, the rabbit or the snake. These days story telling is revived in
stage performances and plays and the presentations capture the hearts of
old and young.
the traditional music of the Turks & Caicos Islands, will be performed
by a Caribbean Island Band amongst other rhythms as reggae and soca. The
basic Rake'n Scrape instruments are the hand saw, the goatskin drum, the
accordion or guitar and hand made shakers (maracas) The hand saw is
raked & scraped with a “scraper” over the teeth to produce a unique
sound when the saw is bent while being scraped in time with the music.
and limbo dance lessons
can be arranged and guests are animated to dance to these Caribbean
The evening ends with a spectacular Junkanoo Parade.
Junkanoo is the quintessential celebration of
the islands, a parade complete with colorful costumes, goatskin drums,
jangling cowbells, raucous, shak-shak and others.
costumes are nothing less than a work of class. All of these festivals,
regardless of what they're called boast a kaleidoscope of color and
offer fun-filled experiences
desired the night can continue with a bonfire on the beach.
Guests can be marched to the beach by the Junkanoo band.
Give Away Suggestions
these can be displayed in a the form of a local art and handicraft
market with some of the artists being present
Turks & Caicos hand woven national doll - about 10 inches in size
Turks & Caicos miniature handcrafted wooden sloops - about 10 inches in
TCI Bambarra Rum , TCI
Coffee, TCI Sea Salt
Conch Nightlights or Conch Bowl
Beautifully polished conch shells - about 10 inches in size
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