Hawaiian Luau Party Tips

Hawaiian Luau Party

My sister's nanny is planning a Hawaiian themed birthday party for her daughter who is turning one! I told her I would help her out with some party planning inspiration by creating a blog. Summer here we come! Enjoy!

DECOR

Fish net, labeled glass jars of tropical colored candy, labeled tropical colored buckets of beverages, tropical colored paper hanging lanterns.

Centerpieces

Glass vase filled with sand and sea shells, table torches, DIY Totem Poles, DIY umbrella pick centerpiece, DIY drink coozies, and DIY pineapple candle holder. Food

Key lime pie, Fruit salad in carved out pineapple bowls, Mini fruit tarts, fruit skewers, Fruity grilled shrimp skewers, Stick the skewers out of a pineapple for presentation, Jello shots in oranges, Tropical punch, and sushi. Party Favors

Decorate inexpensive flip-flops by attaching faux tropical flowers to the thong with hot glue. Have the footwear ready for partygoers to slip on when they arrive. -Fill little glass jars with tropical colored candies, tie a ribbon or label on it with the year and name of the event for the guests to take home. -A retro Hawaii travel poster rolled up and tied with a ribbon (I found several really cute posters on clearance at AllPosters.com all for less than $4.00 each!) -A tin or box of coconut tea - it smells fantastic, tastes great and it's delicious iced

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More Ideas: -Greet your guests as they arrive —you could even appoint a special greeter dressed in fancy luau garb for this duty— with a lei (you can buy them or make them yourself out of flowers, shells, feathers, leaves or nuts). Remember that a properly worn lei drapes down in both the front and the back. Also, it's traditional in Hawaii for the guest of honor to be given a special lei to wear so he or she stands out from the other guests. -Present your guests with name tags showing their Hawaiian names (you can translate your guests' names into Hawaiian at Internet Island). -Fill a pretty basket with silk plumeria blooms for the women to wear in their hair. Traditionally, in Hawaii, wearing the flower behind your right ear means you're single, and behind your left ear means you're taken. Don't forget to have some bobby pins handy too.

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