Luau Party Ideas
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Luau Party Ideas
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Throwing a theme party has never been easier, especially with the great luau party ideas collected on this page.
You'll also find that party supply stores and online merchants have LOTS of fun things to choose from for invitations to decorations, so that makes this an easy party to shop for.
There are some themes that are just a classic. Everyone loves them, no matter what age - kids, teens, adults.
A luau or Hawaiian theme is one of those party themes that is always a hit.
This party theme instantly brings to mind fun, relaxation, and good times with good friends, old and new.
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Luau Party Invitations
The best selection of Luau Invitations is available at Amazon. com, but if you don’t find any pre-made invitations that you like, make Hawaiian shirts from tropical themed scrapbooking paper and write the details on the back.
Luau Party Decorations
With a luau party theme, the more decorations the better to help set the mood! Try these luau party ideas for decorations:
Tropical Theme Scene Setters
Disposable plastic tablecloth covers in tropical colors
Raffia table skirting
Balloons in tropical colors
Sand Pails and beach toys
Blow up beach balls
Palm Trees (real, inflatable, or made from butcher paper)
Flowers (Hibiscus, orchids, palms)
Fresh Fruit (pineapples, coconuts, bananas)
Paper Lanterns in Tropical Colors
Use real hollowed out coconuts as candle holders
Travel posters to the islands (maybe you can get for free from a travel agent!)
Set up a photo area such as this one:
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Try making some easy homemade party decorations of tiki torches (like the one pictured below), hibiscus flowers, and sea life - these are easy ways to incorporate a little DIY into your luau party ideas.
Luau Food and Beverages
In addition to the usual chips/dips, try serving...If serving a meal, try kabobs, Caribbean jerked chicken or shrimp (coconut shrimp is great!)A Luau Themed CakeFruit salad (use tropical fruit)Macadamia NutsMargaritasMai TaisRum PunchI love the ideas of serving drinks with those cute little drink umbrellas!
Luau Party Music
Jimmy BuffettBeach BoysReggaeFun Beach/Hawaiian/Luau Music Compilation CD
Amazon.com has a great selection of Luau Music!
Luau Party Ideas Games and Activities
Have guests dress for the occasion: luau, beach, tropical wear. Award prizes for the best.Give each guest a lei to wear when they arrive. If they didn’t come dressed “tropical” for the party, then this will help get them in the mood. (If your budget allows, give everyone a Grass Skirt too!)Hula Hoop ContestPass the Orange Game (two teams form a line…each team has an orange and passes it from person to person under their chin – no hands allowed! The first team that passes the orange all the way down the line wins!)Prior to the party look up the Hawaiian name of each of your guests and include it on a name tagLimbo!Hire a hula dancer to come do a show and teach a danceHit a Luau themed pinata - How to make a pinataPlay some games off our water games list to keep cool!
Luau Party Games Pack
Luau Party Ideas for Favors and Prizes
If you passed out leis at the beginning of the party, then those can be a party favor. Other easy ideas included: Jimmy Buffett Music CD
Dashboard Hula Girls
Beach Bag filled with sunscreen, beach towels, etc. This makes a great door prize too!
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Other party ideas that are similar to the Luau party, at least in outlook and feel, would be:
Gilligans Island Party Ideas
Margaritaville Party Ideas