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These Hawaiian Luau Party ideas will have you vacationing in the islands without boarding a plane.

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Hawaiian Luau Party Ideas

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Hawaiian Luau Invitations: Hawaiian Luau Party Ideas

So what’s first on the party agenda? Fun invitations, of course. The creativity starts here. When guests open your party invitations they’re in for a treat!

I love the Hawaiian Luau theme because there are so many great ideas for invitations. You can purchase some amazing invites like invitations in a bottle or lei invitations. You can also get really creative and make your own invitations.

If you want to make your own invites, use the bank of invitations below for inspiration. With just a few beach themed party favors like tiny shells, cocktail parasols, or hula dancer stir sticks you can dress up your handmade invites.

First, create invitations on your computer and print them on cardstock. My favorite way to dress up an invite is to punch holes in the corner and secure the party favor into the holes. This works better than hot glue because the tiny favor can be easily removed and used.

A great invite is a fantastic way to build excitement about your party.

Hawaiian Luau Party Ideas and Decorations

It’s easy (and lots of fun) to decorate your backyard to reflect the Hawaiian Luau party theme.

Hang Tiki lanterns throughout the backyard. A few Tiki torches set throughout the yard also lends to the Hawaiian ambience, and deters the insects.

If you have the budget, you can create an authentic feel by renting small palm trees from your local plant nursery.

Want to create an authentic island look? Make a Tiki bar or purchase a Tiki bar kit. (I’ve found saves money in the long run).

The island look can also be created by covering your patio umbrella with grass or palm leaf skirting.

You’ll practically hear the ocean breeze when you add these island touches!

One more great addition to your Hawaiian luau party ideas: theme signs. You can create them yourself from brown corrugated cardboard for the look of old wooden signs.

Signs can also be purchased with beach themed sayings. They’re really cute and definitely add to beach feel! And, if you’re celebrating a special occasion, like a birthday party, have customized Hawaiian banner made.

You already know that a great Luau party needs great decorations. Below are loads of Hawaiian Luau party supplies from a variety of sources.

Get what you really want at a great price. You don’t need to settle for whatever you might be able to find at your local box store. You party supplies will arrive at your door ready to be enjoyed by your guests!


Now the decorations are set...but what kind a music do you play at a Hawaiian themed party? Mix in a little traditional Hawaiian music with your usual party music mix. Or, hire a slack key steel guitar player if you really want to be authentic!

Some very popular Hawaiian slack key musicians that you may want to include in your party music mix are: Daniel Ho, Sonny Lim, George Kahumoku, Dennis Kamakahi, and Jeff Peterson.

Hawaiian Luau Food Ideas

Set up a buffet table with a colorful table cloth; Caribbean blue, or pineapple yellow would be nice. Use grass skirts to dress up the edges of the tables and to extend the table cloth to the ground.

To really pull off the Hawaiian Luau party theme, follow the photos in this tutorial to create pineapple centerpiece.

When planning your Luau party recipes, think coconut and pineapple. Here are some of my favorite Hawaiian inspired dishes:

  • Grilled Pineapple Wrapped With Bacon
  • Spiral Ham With Pineapple and Brown Sugar Glaze
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  • Coconut Cup Cakes
  • Coconut Rice
  • Grilled Fish
  • Blue Hawaiian Drinks and Pina Coladas

Hawaiian Luau Party Favors

The number one "must have" party favor at any Hawaiian Luau: a Hawaiian Lei!

When guests arrive, greet them with a Hawaiian lei made of flowers to complete the island vacation effect!

If you’re crafty you can even make a real Hawaiian lei for your guest of honor. To do this, simply remove the flowers from a branch of Phalaenopsis Orchid and sew the individual flowers together using string and a large needle.

Don’t worry, Phalaenopsis are fairly inexpensive orchids that are pretty common at florists and even nice grocery floral departments.

At my local wholesale floral shop (which is open to the public) five branch costs under $10. One branch may yield ten flowers.

Other really special party favors included parasol straws and cocktail umbrellas. These little touches really dress up any frozen drink and make you feel like you’re really at the beach!

Hawaiian Luau Party Shop

Luau Left-Right Game
Luau Left-Right Game

Price: 6.95
Luau Games Moo-Luau Mad Libs
Luau Games Moo-Luau Mad Libs

Price: 6.95
Luau Party Games Pack
Luau Party Games Pack

Price: 19.95
Luau Newlywed Game Questions
Luau Newlywed Game Questions

Price: 6.95
Luau Party Printable Paper Dolls
Luau Party Printable Paper Dolls

Price: 6.95
Survival of the Fittest Party Game
Survival of the Fittest Party Game

Price: 6.95
Famous Beach Movies Trivia
Famous Beach Movies Trivia

Price: 6.95
Hawaiian Luau Synonyms Quiz
Hawaiian Luau Synonyms Quiz

Price: 6.95
Luau Games: Lei It On Me
Luau Games: Lei It On Me

Price: 6.95
Pin The Parrot On The Pirate!
Pin The Parrot On The Pirate!

Price: 6.95

Did you know?...
You can even enjoy Hawaiian Luau party ideas during the winter holidays for a "vacation" from the cold weather. Read how one visitor had a luau theme for her Christmas party on the Hawaiian Christmas Party page.

Starlight Ocean Party Ideas

Priscilla of Peralta, New Mexico submitted a theme idea similar to the Hawaiian luau.

Printable Party Games Capture the feeling of being a fish in the ocean with your decor. Set up a blue balloon archway at the entrance of your venue. Hang popped out pictures of fishes and underwater creatures on the walls. Cover the floor with blue glitter.

Line the ceiling with small white Christmas lights, which will shine like tiny stars. Use moving blue spotlights to give the room and dance floor effect that's waterlike.

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The DJ at the back of the room is playing music on a table that's covered with fake aquatic plants. In every corner of the room are women tastefully dressed as mermaids, on stands, dancing to the music.

There's a buffet with snacks and drinks. You could encourage your guests to wear blue and white, or to dress in Hawaiian shirts or island clothing.

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