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Make your 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 party costumeHawaiian 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!

Hawaiian Luau Party Food Ideas & Recipes:

More about Hawaiian party ideas around the Web:

Hawaiian Tropical Luau Party - Find the best vistor-submitted birthday party ideas with a tropical theme.

Plan the Perfect Luau - Check out a complete resource for recipes and party food ideas, drink recipes, do-it-yourself decorations, party favors and lots more from the Polynesian Cultural Center.

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