Hawaiian Luau Party Ideas
Hawaiian Luau Party Ideas & Decorations
Aloha!! A Hawaiian Luau party is a fun party to plan because you can be very creative. There are many ways to bring your vision to life. Children love Hawaiian parties because the
decorations are so colorful and vibrant.
When beginning to create your tropical getaway start with a few store bought Hawaiian luau party supplies. There are lots of items for purchase and this is a great way to start your decor.
Continue on your quest to transport your guests to a tropical island with island decorations such as Palm trees, grass table skirts and tropical centerpieces such as a tropical fruit basket or a pineapple centerpiece. Sprinkle flower petals and shells on the tables.
As the host get into the theme and wear a grass skirt. On the invitation ask the kids to come dressed in tropical attire. Hand out leis and flower hair clips when the kids arrive.
If the party is happening indoors then hang tropical wall decals and beach cutout signs. Scatter toy crabs and fish around the party area.
Another fun decoration is a surf board. If you don't have a
surf board make one out of an old ironing board.
- Remove the legs and
cover with heavy construction paper.
- Decorate the paper to
look like a surfboard using flower stickers, fish and write Big Kahuna
or Sunset Beach.
Hollow out fruit such as oranges or pineapples line with aluminum foil and use as candy dishes.
Hawaiian Luau Party Ideas & Favors
Goody Bag Ideas - include flower hair clips, sunglasses, leis, shell necklace or flip flops
Hawaiian Luau Party Ideas & Activities
Shovel And Pail Relay
- Purchase two sand buckets and shovels.
- Divide the children into 2 teams.
- Organize a relay race where the children have to
pick up a small block with the shovel on one side of the room or yard
and then run to the other and dump it into the pail.
- The first team to put all their blocks into their pail is the winner.
Sand Box Hunt
- Create a sand box. Using a small wading pool and pour sand into it.
- You can play one of two ways. You can hide small
toys in the sand and have the children dig through the sand to find the
treasure. They get to keep what they find.
- Or, hide small plastic fish and crabs in the sand and tell the children they get a gift if
they find 2 fish and 2 crab (or whatever number you choose). You will
need to have separate gifts for the children.
- Have the kids throw a ball through a hula hoop from a predetermined distance.
- They get a prize if it goes through the hoop.
Hula Hoop Contest
- Have a hula hoop contest.
- Either have enough hula
hoops for all the kids to "hula" at the same time and whoever lasts the
- Or group the children into pairs and have each pair
compete (you only need 2 hula hoops this way).
- Provide the kids with any pasta that has a hole in it
such as macaroni, pasta shells, penne, rigatoni and so on.
string to use to make necklaces, bracelets and anklets.
- You will need a wading pool, a small net (a fish
tank net works well) several rubber fish (if you can't find rubber fish use rubber ducks). You will need as many fish and prizes as you have
- Put numbers on the bottom of each fish using a waterproof marker. Also, number each prize.
- Have each child use the net to try to catch a fish.
Once they've caught a fish they get to open the prize that corresponds
with the number on the bottom of their fish.
- To make the game more exciting you can have a golden
fish egg prize. Use a gold marker (waterproof) to draw a golden egg on
the bottom of 1 fish. Whoever gets the fish with the golden fish egg
gets the "Golden Fish Egg" prize. This prize should be a little more
exciting then the other prizes.
- Play as you would hot potato, but using a coconut.
- You will need glass jars, colored sand and funnels.
- The kids use the funnels to put the different colors of sand into their jars.
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Hawaiian Luau Party Ideas & Food
BBQ chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs
Macaroni and cheese using shell pasta
Serve chicken salad, tuna salad or fruit salad in pineapple boats. Cut the
pineapple in half and remove the inside fruit. Fill with the salad.
Hawaiian Fruit Smoothies - Use any of the below ingredients, put in
blender with ice and top with Whipped cream and a paper umbrella!
Ingredients: pineapple juice, orange juice, apple juice, mango juice,
cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, frozen strawberries, frozen bananas,
frozen grapes, frozen mangoes, frozen pineapples and any other fruit
you can imagine!
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