Luau-Themed Birthday Party Ideas

Luaus are meant to bring all the best that comes with food, family and friends. Laugh, chat and hula dance the afternoon away—you're on Hawaiian time now.
 
Decorations
Decorate your luau with touches of Polynesian flair: coconut cups, pineapple plates, multicolor lantern lights, bamboo reeds and tiki torches. Accent white light strands with tropical flowers and palm fronds from the local florist. Bird-of-paradise, red ginger and anthurium arrangements are big and bold, so you'll only need a few.

Bowls filled with river rock and tea lights make festive centerpieces without breaking the bank. Forgo the fake leis and opt for fresh, single flowers instead. Hibiscus hard to find? Orchids too expensive? Carnations are a perfect alternative. Your guests will be pleasantly surprised to have individual blossoms attached to shirt lapels or pinned in hair—easy, exotic elegance!

Party Attire
Request that your attendees arrive dressed for the occasion—Hawaiian prints, please! Aloha shirts are an island standard, and pareos work as well. Make sure you have grass skirts for everyone. To truly get the island vibe, have everyone kick off their shoes and put on some rubber flip-flops.

For a unique spin on the luau, take your party back in time, and luau like it's 1969! Be creative and let your inner hippie go Hawaiian. Break out the platforms and the flower-print bell-bottoms. Now you're groovin' island style!
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