next beach or pool party a celebration to remember...with cool
ideas for Hawaiian luau-themed fun.
Here are some
easy ideas for creating your own custom invitations - as well
as fun activities, decorations, delicious food ideas and related resources for making your own homemade Hawaiian luau recipes:
Hawaiian Luau Party Invitations:
Do-it-yourself invitations may include any kind of tropical clip art, or photos of a hula dancer, surfer, tropical flowers, a lei, a volcano, or a map of Hawaii.
Don't forget to include party details in both English and Hawaiian.
Also, be sure to ask guests to wear Hawaiian shirts for the occasion!!
Hawaiian Luau Party Decorations:
See if your local florist carries inexpensively-priced orchids (now available in most big flower markets), or ask about tropical flowers such as Bird of Paradise, Hybiscus, Red Anthurium, or Red Ginger flowers.
Surf boards (borrow one from a surfer friend, or create one from inexpensive styrofoam board)
Palm fronds (Tip: you can also make your own palm trees by cutting out palm fronds from green construction paper, then gluing or taping them to cardboard tubes.)
Centerpieces made from fresh pineapples, coconuts, and other tropical fruits.
Hawaiian Luau Party Games & Activities:
Hula Hoop Contest - Award prizes for the person who can hula the longest, and for the person who can successfully hula the most hoops. (Tip: make inexpensive hula skirts from green drawstring trash bags. Cut the bottom off, then make thin slits to create the hula grass skirt. The draw strings allows for one-size-fits-all.)
Pineapple Bowling - So silly it gives adults and kids the giggles as they bowl with coconuts to knock down pineapple "pins". Award a prize to the party-goer with the best aim.
Limbo Contest - How low can you go?
The Big Kahuna - The award goes to the party animal who arrives with the most colorful Hawaiian shirt.
Hawaiian Luau Party Music Playlist
And what would a Hawaiian luau be without music? Turn up the volume to inspire a fun, laid back celebration with the help of this YouTube playlist we've compiled for your next Hawaiian luau.
Hawaiian Luau Party Favor Ideas:
Send guests home happy with a goodie bag filled with plastic leis, novelty sunglasses, sand buckets and shovels, blow-up beach balls, sun tan lotion, small beach towels, or sea-shell shaped chocolates. Buy extra and you can also use these items for a fun Hawaiian theme party scavenger hunt!