Throw Your Own Hawaiian Themed Luau Party this Summer!
June 04, 2012
In Hawaii, luaus are one of the state’s most famous traditions, held to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and any other holiday or accomplishment a family can think of. So when you’re planning you’re next celebration, why not channel the spirit of the islands and plan a luau theme party?
Set the tone of your luau with personalized luau invitations! These personalized luau invitations are printed on high-quality card stock and can be customized with twelve different fonts and twenty-four ink colors. And since they come pre-printed with all your party information, you’ll be able to save time and focus on planning your luau instead of filling out dozens of luau invitations by hand.
You may not have the lush palm trees, orchids, and sandy beaches of the Hawaiian islands in your backyard, but with the right Hawaiian luau decorations you can transform your party space into an island retreat! Start by draping the walls with some of our Hawaiian scene setters to transform your home to an island paradise. The palm tree scene setter roll will turn your boring walls into a lush, tropical beach filled will palms trees, flowers, sand, and sun! Or you can use the bamboo scene setter roll to turn your party space into a tiki hut! Add some flower garland with lanterns and a tiki pole cardboard stand up and you’re luau scene will be set!
If you’re throwing your luau outdoors, use our raffia-like umbrella cover and silk flower deck fringe to bring a sense of the islands to your outdoor space. Add some strings of flower lights and your guests will think they’ve just stepped off the plane in Maui!
Whether your party is inside or out, you’ll want to make sure your tables are perfectly set for the party. Wrap your tables in natural raffia grass table skirts and choose one of our tropical island centerpieces for the perfect table topper! You can go with something a little on the campy side like our tiki idol centerpieces or for something a little more elegant, place a palm tree luminary on a round mirror with tea light inside. Sprinkle some fresh flower petals on the mirror or even some butterfly and flower confetti for a little extra color. Another elegant choice is to use fresh orchids, which you can order ahead of time from your local florist. Have single stems arranged in vases or go with potted orchids and have a drawing to see which lucky guest at each table gets to take it home at the end of the evening. And of course, no luau would be complete without the Hawaiian leis! In Hawaii, custom dictates that each guest receives a lei as they arrive at the luau, so be sure you have your leis ready by the door so you can place them around each person’s neck as you greet them. Whether you choose basic two-tone plastic leis or more detailed silk flower leis your guests will love the authentic Hawaiian touch!
It may be a tie as to which is more important for a luau party, the decorations or the menu. You’ve already gotten some great ideas for the decorations, so now lets move on to the good part-the food!
Once of the most popular food choices for a luau themed party is probably the pig roast. However, even the most accomplished chefs won’t want to tackle that challenge on their own, so check the Internet to find a local catering company that will take care of all the details. You can either have them take care of all the food, including prepping, roasting, and serving the pig, sides, and appetizers, or, if you want to do some of the work yourself, you can have them handle the main course while you take care of the rest.
If a pig roast is a little too intimidating, or out of your budget, there are still plenty of options for your luau menu. BBQ chicken or pork is a tasty option that is easy to prepare on the grill. Grilled salmon is another option for those who want a lighter fare. Side dishes can range from fresh fruit salad to rice flavored with lime or pineapple, fresh Hawaiian sweet bread, a light spinach salad with vinaigrette dressing, and maybe even some fried plantain. And of course, you can’t forget the frosty mai tais and pina coladas!
Whatever food you decide on for your luau theme party, your guests are sure to enjoy your luau themed party and think your party planning skills are out of this world thanks to your superb decorating skills!