The Luau is a traditional Hawaiian party, but whether you are on a beach or in your own backyard, a warm summer Luau filled with the flair of the islands, can be yours! Help should be enlisted, and invitations should be sent well in advance explaining the Hawaiian theme, and requesting that everyone dress appropriately. Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts are especially fun and appropriate attire for your Luau.
Leis should be given to each guest as they arrive, with an enthusiastic “Aloha” (Hawaiian for ‘Welcome’ and ‘love’). Decide ahead of time how changing areas should be handled if water recreation is involved. You can assign a bedroom or bathroom for women to change in, and have a separate place designated for men to change in by making door hangers. One side can read “Men’s” or “Women’s” and the other side can read “Occupied” so the sign can be flipped over when someone is changing.
Of course, if you have neither the beach, nor a pool, you can create a faux tropical feel in your own backyard, or rent a public pool for a day or evening. Just be sure not to forget about lifeguard duty. If your event is to be held at home, or a rented pool, be sure to allot part of your party budget to hiring some of the lifeguards at the local pool to make sure everyone is safe.
While the kids are waiting for all the guests to arrive, have them try our free Hawaiian Luau Word Search. This is a fun activity that the kids can do in groups or individually.
Fake cardboard palm trees, piles of sand (complete with scattered sea shells, pails and shovels) and even small kiddie pools full of water, can help to create the Hawaiian theme. A fun alternative for children can be sprinklers set up in certain areas of the yard, if there is no pool for swimming.
Most of us will not go to the trouble to roast a pig, but foods grilled outdoors are acceptable alternatives, and you can always make a Hawaiian punch and tropical fruit platters to add island flair to your party. No matter the age of the Luau guests, games like twister, limbo, and trying to hula dance to exotic Hawaiian music are always hits.
Luau parties are great at a pool or the beach especially with of HUGE selection of scene setters, party supplies, centerpieces, table covers, decorations, favors, games, music plus!
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Hollywood themed parties give guests the opportunity to dress like their favorite stars. You can create the red carpet feel by making every day items elaborate. Plenty of alcoholic beverages for a older crowd is always appealing.
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