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!

  • Tropical Theme Scene Setters
  • Disposable plastic tablecloth covers in tropical colors
  • Raffia table skirting
  • Balloons in tropical colors
  • Seashells
  • Sand Pails and beach toys
  • Blow up beach balls
  • Fish Nets
  • Pink Flamingos
  • Parrot Stuff
  • Palm Trees (real, inflatable, or made from butcher paper)
  • Flowers (Hibiscus, orchids, palms)
  • Fresh Fruit (pineapples, coconuts, bananas)
  • Paper Lanterns in Tropical Colors
  • Leis
  • 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:

    7 ft. 6 in. Luau Chalkboard Photo Booth Background

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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.
  • Homemade Party Decorations



    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 Cake
  • Fruit salad (use tropical fruit)
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Margaritas
  • Mai Tais
  • Rum Punch
  • I love the ideas of serving drinks with those cute little drink umbrellas!


  • Luau Party Music

  • Jimmy Buffett
  • Beach Boys
  • Reggae
  • Fun 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 Contest
  • Pass 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 tag
  • Limbo!
  • Hire a hula dancer to come do a show and teach a dance
  • Hit a Luau themed pinata - How to make a pinata
  • Play some games off our water games list to keep cool!
  • Luau Party Games Pack

    Hawaiian Luau Party



    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 inclued:

  • Jimmy Buffett Music CD
  • Dashboard Hula Girls
  • Beach Bag filled with sunscreen, beach towels, etc. This makes a great door prize too!
  • Margarita Glasses
  • Beach Towels

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    Luau Party Supplies from Shindigz

    What else?

    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

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