Atmosphere matters.

Any party depends on the atmosphere and mood. Really, the only thing seperating a Cuban party from any other type of party is the atmosphere. This includes the music, food and people at the party, but there are some additives to keep the feel of a Cuban party alive.

For anyone who smokes, Cuban cigars can be provided. Although warm, sunny weather and shady palm trees can't be provided on a whim, tropical decorations can give the same feel. Dominoes are almost always present at a Cuban gathering, so providing a couple of sets for random games is a good idea. Cuban flags are, of course, a must!