Teen Luau Party Ideas

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A teen luau party is fun whether at home, at the beach or at a pool!

The luau party is one of the top 3 teen party ideas around.

We've made it easy for you to create an unforgettable teen party or teenage birthday party using the ideas below!


Luau Party Invitations

  • Write the party details on inflated beach balls and then deliver them to your friends.
  • Cut out shapes of Hawaiian shirts from tropical themed scrapbooking paper and write the details on the back of the shirt.
  • What do you think of this idea? Send your invitation as a “message in bottle”. How? You can purchase kits online. 

  • Luau Party Decorations

  • With a teen luau party theme, the more decorations the better to help set the mood!
  • Small kid pool filled with ice (use as a cooler to hold beverages)
  • Beach balls everywhere
  • Table covers in tropical colors: hot pink, lime green, yellow, turquoise, and orange.
  • Raffia table skirting
  • Seashells
  • Sand Pails and beach toys (can use these to hold chips and dips!)
  • Fish Nets
  • Inflatable Palm Trees
  • Pink Flamingos
  • Parrots
  • Flowers (Hibiscus, orchids, palms)
  • Fresh Fruit (pineapples, coconuts, bananas)
  • Tiki Torches (these are great to use to define the party area
  • Paper Lanterns
  • Hollowed Out Coconuts as candle holders
  • Tikimaster.com is a great source for all things Hawaiian
  • Travel Posters to Hawaii
  • Make your own homemade party decorations of tiki torches, hibiscus flowers, and sealife

  • Teen Luau Party Food & Beverages

  • Teen parties include lots of food! Other than the usual chips and dips sort of party food, you can add some "flavor" to your luau party with these party food ideas:
  • Fruit salad (use tropical fruit)
  • Hawaiian pizza
  • A teenage birthday party will need a cake.
  • Prior to the party look up the Hawaiian name of each of your guests and include it on a name tag
  • Hire a hula dancer to come do a show and teach a dance
  • Decorate sugar cookies with icing and sprinkles to look like beach balls
  • Decorate flip flops
  • Have a load of sand delivered and have a sand castle building contest.
  • Have a surprise gift exchange. Before the party purchase and wrap fun beach related items. Draw numbers to see who gets to go first…then guests go one at a time and can pick an item to open or steal a gift from someone else.

  • Teen Luau Party Games

  • Have a “dance off” hula style
  • Hula Hoop Contest
  • Limbo!
  • Play 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!)
  • Play Pass the Coconut (like Pass the Parcel)
  • Play Hot Coconut (like Hot Potato)
  • Have a Coconut Hunt (Treasure Hunt to find the hidden coconuts)
  • Play the Bust the Coconut Game – Tie a brown balloon to an ankle of each guest. Have them try to pop each other’s “coconuts” without their own getting popped
  • Hit a luau themed pinata. It's easy to make your own teen luau party pinata
  • Play some great water games, even if you don't have a pool!
  • If you do have a pool, check out our list of pool games to add to your party planning!

  • More Fun!

    I love it when visitors to this website share their ideas! Hannah shared this fun game, which she calls Coconut Smooch:

    Hannah says...

    It is a two person game. You put a cocunut in between your bellies, try to get the cocunut up to your guy's lips. Oh yeah, NO HANDS! If the coconut drops you have to pick it up some how without hands. Don't be a party pooper and use your elbows unless they are behind your back!:)

    Thanks Hannah!

    YOU can share your ideas here.


    Luau Party Favor Ideas (and Prize ideas too!)

  • There are lots of ideas for luau party favors that are great because they can be used over and over after the party. You can even come up with a logo for your party and get it imprinted on them...
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Bag filled with sunscreen, beach towels, etc.
  • Water bottle
  • Frisbee
  • Drawstring tote bags

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