Plan a Hawaiian Luau Party with our free tropical leaf invitations to make your child’s next birthday event feel like a true tropical fantasy!
Our Luau party ideas include basic party planning advice as well as inspiration for themed invites, decorations, food, and activities that will have your guests hula-hauling all the way home!
Don’t even consider throwing a Hawaiian luau party until you’ve seen these incredible Hawaiian luau party ideas! Do you want to include a tiki bar? Looking for dessert table ideas for a luau party? The tiki cake, as well as the chocolate seashells and surfboard cookies, are all fantastic ideas.
Are you trying to come up with an interesting party game? What about a game of coconut bowling? Don’t worry about party favors; we’ve got you covered! You can see the adorable DIY leis and grass skirt favor station we’ve included below. In no time, you’ll be bringing the Aloha spirit and island flavor to your luau!
DIY Tiki Bar
A tiki bar is required when throwing a Hawaiian luau. If you’re not afraid of a little DIY, you can make a festive tiki bar for a fraction of the cost of a store-bought one with this method.
A tiki bar is not only a beautiful scene-setting décor, but it also serves as a beverage bar or refreshment station. Scrap wood, child-sized grass skirts, recyclable cardboard, bamboo poles, and duct tape were used to create this tiki bar!
This Luau party dessert table will have you daydreaming about sandy beaches and the sounds of crashing ocean waves, thanks to a tropical flower balloon garland and a sea of island inspired sweets.
Check out the chocolate-covered pretzel rod “fish sticks,” which are topped with charming goldfish crackers and edible bead “bubbles.” Alternatively, the Nilla Wafer oyster cookies with candy pearls are quite innovative.
Green licorice “seaweed,” chocolate seashells, and malt ball “coconuts” are some of the confectionery favorites.
Flamingo table setting
Let’s flamingo luau party combines two popular party trends: flamingos and luaus! The tropical dessert table, which features the cutest plastic flamingos, tissue paper pineapples, and balls in preppy colours of pink, green, and yellow, will delight you.
The main donuts on display were striped bags and boxes of popcorn, donuts, cupcakes, and ice cream bars in cups.
The creative combined fruit display and centerpiece concept will provide that “wow” factor to your next Hawaiian luau themed party. This video will show you how to make a palm tree fruit display out of stacked palm fronds and pineapples.
Keeping the pineapples erect requires the use of PVC pipe and a PVC table cap. Make your own tropical fruit display by following the supplies list and instructions.
Tropical flower lights
Most likely, you already have everything you need to make these tropical DIY flower lights. They’ll be a fantastic addition to your luau party decorations and will help to create an island vibe.
Gather a few strands of Christmas twinkle lights as well as a colorful assortment of normal and mini-sized baking cups. To make gorgeous flower decorations, you’ll follow some simple directions for bending, cutting, and layering baking cups.
Tissue paper flowers
Prepare to be blown away by what you can create using floral wire, tape, and tissue paper! These enormous tissue paper flowers would look fantastic as part of your Hawaiian luau party decor.
You’ll appreciate how affordable they are, as well as how easy they are to prepare! Plus, once your party is finished, you can reuse them.
This tiki cake has spectacular fondant embellishments and is ideal for your Hawaiian luau celebration dessert table. For a great tropical beach vibe, place it on a bed of brown sugar sand.
Take a look at the fondant Plumeria flowers and grass skirt! This amazing cake is sure to impress your party guests!
Delicious Hawaiian cakes can also be made. The base of this Hawaiian cake is a normal yellow cake mix, with two layers on top. The last layer is a delightful pineapple layer that soaks into the cake.
Bring a tropical flavor to your Hawaiian luau! These small pineapple upside-down cakes are sure to make your party attendees grin. You may easily make individual-sized cake portions for family and friends using a muffin tray. For a complete list of ingredients and baking directions, see the recipe.
Your Hawaiian luau will be a hit with our kid-friendly coconut bowling game! Add it to your list of activities and games for your next party!
To make your bowling pins, fill six plastic water bottles halfway with blue “ocean” water. To use as your bowling ball, pick up a coconut or two at your local food store (s). Prepare for a “coconutty” good time.
Hula skirts, inflatable palm trees, flower leis, and other Hawaiian party decorations are among the extensive collection of Hawaiian party supplies. Everything you’ll need to have a fantastic Hawaiian-themed bash.
If you’re planning on using luau party supplies, our suggested party supply list might help you figure out what you’ll need. You might want to consider buying or borrowing the following items in addition to standard party supplies like dinnerware and decorations:
- Grass skirts
- Leis for Each Guest
- Plastic or Inflatable Palm Trees
- Beach Balls
- Beach Towels
- Disposable Cameras
The invites for your next event will establish the tone for your Hawaiian luau party and will help to build anticipation before the big day.
If you don’t have time to prepare your own invitations, you may plan your Hawaiian party themes by downloading our free tropical leaf invites.
When the party’s over, send your guests home with tropical party treats to say thank you for coming! There are a range of fun party products to choose from when choosing items for your goodie bags, from generic summer party surprises to ones that are more distinctively hula and luau themed.
Set up a help yourself display with leis and hula skirts for your Hawaiian party guests to get into the luau vibe.
Guests are encouraged to dress up in Hawaiian attire to add to the festive mood and to carry the Aloha spirit with them after the party. What a great idea for a party favor!