Get into the warm-weather spirit with a luau party
May 12, 2010
Do you hear what we hear? The waves are crashing against the shore, fizzy beer bottles are being opened and partygoers are sipping every lost drop of their tasty margaritas.
And do you see what we see? People are decked out in leis, girls are donning hula skirts and guys are sporting multi-colored Hawaiian shirts while grooving to the tunes of Jimmy Buffett.
No, we're not enjoying a peaceful (and expensive) vacation in Hawaii at the moment. We're reminiscing about a luau party, one of the best ways to ring in the summer and bring your friends and family to the beach - without racking up a gigantic airfare bill. So what are you waiting for? Get moving!
To start your luau adventure, you're going to need a bunch of spectacular luau invitations. Sending out invitations is when you first get to say "aloha" to your guests and remind them that they have the chance to party it up at the event of the season.
Luau invitations should be adorned with a beach or Hawaiian theme, so images such as suntan lotion or hula skirts will work wonders. If you really want to go crazy, consider decorating the invites with photos of a pig roast. That will really get them into the beach spirit and let them know you take your party planning seriously.
Once the invitations are all set, consider purchasing a bunch of luau decorations. These items are often easy to find and can really add another element to your shindig.
For starters, try buying a bunch of banners that evoke that beach feeling and place them around the room. Floral garland or trimmings that have the word "tiki" on them will also look fantastic and bring a smile to guests' faces.
If you're looking to push the boundaries, why not purchase some inflatable palm trees? The look will allow people to relax and head straight to the margarita station.
Finally, you are going to need a bunch of luau party supplies. These products vary widely, but they're important if you really want to turn your house or apartment into something new.
To begin, try locating a bunch of colorful disposable cups that your guests can use throughout the event. Also, don't be afraid to unearth some cheap sunglasses and pass them around to partygoers. Everyone will love them!
Finally, you must not forget about one important detail - leis! These floral necklaces are synonymous with Hawaii, luaus, beaches, and having a ball. Purchase a bunch in bulk and give them to your guests as they arrive at the party.
Remember, a luau bash is all about having a good time. With the appropriate amount of planning, your guests are bound to be shouting "mahalo" until the end of the year.