A luau party will ring in the warm weather
April 07, 2010
Put down that snuggie - it's hot outside! The sun's rays are finally beating down on our foreheads, causing us to get a little giddy and making us feel great. The sensation of cold is getting harder and harder to remember, and images of snow, mittens and sleigh rides are now out of sight and firmly out of our minds.
Still, it's times like these that we start to think about unique and exotic places we are longing to visit. Visions of tropical trips and sultry cruises are bombarding our daydreams. Most of us can agree that a quick jaunt to a destination such as Hawaii would be more than an escape - it would be a dream come true.
Still, while a lot of us don't have the time or disposable income to suddenly book a ticket and take an impromptu getaway to this wonderful island, there are ways to enjoy the ocean waves and beaches while surrounded by great company. In other words, clear your calendars for a luau party!
Luau parties begin with, of course, luau invitations. Remember, these little pieces of paper are there to remind your guest that they are in for something special. Luau invitations should have images such as sandy beaches, glorious sea water and palm trees. Whatever you decide, make sure they appear tropical.
Luau party supplies are also a must. How else are you going to turn your humble abode into a thriving beach paradise? For starters, try purchasing colorful items that have photos such as totem poles and women sporting hula skirts on them. Throw some delicious punch in a bowl and serve it to your guests in plastic cups adorned with images of suns and coconuts.
As for luau decorations, feel free to go nuts. You can't take your guests to the beach, but you can certainly bring the beach to your guests! Purchase a few faux palm trees and drop them in all four corners of the room. For centerpieces, place fake paper pineapples at each table. Just make sure to offer the real fruit for dessert.
Last, but certainly not least, there is one specific item that should not be missing from any luau party - leis! These wreaths are customarily placed around the necks of tourists who venture to Hawaii. And while they're usually made of real flowers, party hosts don't have to worry about buying the real deal.
Faux-flower leis often come in silk and can be purchased in bulk. Give each of your guests one as they arrive and greet them with a big Aloha!
No matter what, remember to have a blast. A luau party provides a reason to kick back, relax and have a ball with your friends. Dance to classic Jimmy Buffet tunes, play some limbo and make it a night to remember.