Hosting a luau can be a great farewell to summer
August 13, 2010
August is almost halfway over, and before you know it children will be returning to school, there will be less and the leaves will begin to change color. Soon, the days of a warm vacation will be replaced with a windy walk to work. However, just because the summer is almost spent does not mean you have to let the good times end. Getting your friends and family together for a luau can be a great way to have a blast and say farewell to the summer at the same time!
For starters, you'll need to deliver clever invitations. For a luau, there are a lot of options at your disposal, but one good choice is to select announcements that depict a beach scene. Of course, it would be a great idea to include a palm tree and a beautiful sunset on them. Another direction you could take is to send out invites that rely on color, rather than pictures. Using tropical blues, oranges and greens will be an understated way to invite your guests.
Now that your invites are chosen, it's time to transform your home into a Hawaiian hangout. With the warm weather, the best place to begin is outside, so you should think about adorning your deck with a silk flower deck fringe. Also, try hanging a grass skirt from your tables in order to match the decor. Of course, there are more items you'll need to include. Place a few realistic-looking faux-palm trees around the event space in order to add a natural element to your shindig. Along with that, a tiki head bubble machine is sure to give your partygoers something to laugh about as the soapy spheres emerge from its mouth. As a final touch, hang some pink and blue lanterns to provide some soft illumination as your party heads into the night.
You'll certainly need stupendous supplies to augment your decorations, so make sure not to leave anything out. For a luau, one necessity is having an ample supply of leis, as your guests will love hanging one of these famous flowered necklaces around their neck. Every party needs plates, napkins and cups, so makes sure you get enough of those as well. Paper goods with a relaxing beach scene on it or ones that are decorated with palm leaves will definitely do the trick. Also, place a hula girl inflatable yard sign to alert all your neighbors of the good times being had at your place.
Your guests will likely want to quench their thirst with a tasty beverage, so blowing up an inflatable palm tree cooler will be an inventive way to keep drinks cool, while adding to the decor. Don't forget to play some good music too, as Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville" will provide a relaxing ambiance.
Many people hate to see the summer go, so throwing a luau can be a wonderful way to lift their spirits. If it is done correctly, a luau can provide friends and family with a party that they will remember for the weeks and months to come.