Home / Luau Birthday Party Ideas

Luau Birthday Party Ideas


Warm up the dead of winter by bringing Hawaii to your living room or capture the spirit of the islands in your backyard in the summer. For any age guest or any size event, a luau party theme carries delicious menu possibilities as well as fabulously colorful decorating ideas. Here are some tips for throwing your own memorable bash.

Dress Up the Table and the Guests

What’s a luau party without a bright, colorful lei?. It’s easy to find this classic island accessory in a rainbow of colors. Mix and match hues or select a single shade for a pink Hawaiian princess birthday party. Greet guests with leis that they can wear throughout the party or turn the neckwear into table decor.

Add Authenticity to the Menu

Go whole hog with your luau party menu and roast a pig. Though it will take the better part of a day, the pay-off is in a delicious entrée that wows any crowd. Looking for something less elaborate? Seafood skewers and salads featuring papaya and avocado are refreshing. You can offer guests customize entrees with a shish kabob bar that lets them skewer their own ingredients. And don’t forget the Spam – this sometimes-maligned meat is a key ingredient in many hometown Hawaiian dishes.

Pick the Perfect Music

Whether you’re looking for tunes to limbo to or background selections to set the mood, music is a great touch for your luau party. Buy an album or stream from an online radio station. Have a supply of grass skirts on hand and let guests give the hula a try. You might even be able to find a local dancer to give guests pointers on this traditional art.

Go for the Natural Look

Great luau party decorations are as close as your nearest produce aisle. Pineapples or coconuts make fantastically fitting centerpieces. Leave the pineapple whole or carve it into a fragrant candleholder. Cut the fruit into pineapple boats that serve as appetizers as well as decor. Place them on a brightly colored tablecloth trimmed with raffia, and you work is complete.

Go for the Natural Look

Great luau party decorations are as close as your nearest produce aisle. Pineapples or coconuts make fantastically fitting centerpieces. Leave the pineapple whole or carve it into a fragrant candleholder. Cut the fruit into pineapple boats that serve as appetizers as well as decor. Place them on a brightly colored tablecloth trimmed with raffia, and you work is complete.

Author: Shindigz


At Shindigz, fun is what we do best … and we’ve been doing it for a long time! We are your destination for inspiration and supplies for making your family’s little moments a whole lot more fun. View all posts by Shindigz