Tiki-Themed Birthday Party Ideas

A Hawaiian luau with a twist! Turn your party into a Polynesian paradise with retro tiki flavor. Put the lime in the coconut and drink them both up!
 
Decorations
Bring the spirit of the South Pacific into your home by kicking off your shoes and stringing leis, beaded curtains and paper party lanterns everywhere. Turn the lights low, and use flickering tea lights and candles in delicious scents like lemongrass or plumeria to transform your pad into a tropical Shangri-la.

Go crazy with tiki party supplies: Wrap tables in grass skirts, put cocktail umbrellas in drinks, and use tiki mugs instead of glasses. If the weather is warm and you've got outdoor space, lure guests outside with a luau-style barbecue, complete with bamboo torches and tiki statues.

Costume Ideas
Think 1950s bright colors and tropical prints. Tiki is all about the allure of Pacific cultures, so you can mix Asian, Hawaiian and other influences: Pair a cheongsam/Suzie Wong dress with flip-flops, or match your Aloha shirt to huaraches.

If your party is more chic than beachcomber, little girls can tuck flowers behind their ears, and boys can never go wrong with a fez!

Party Activities
Kids will love to indulge in island culture by creating their own Polynesian-inspired tattoos. Set up a table with washable markers—black, brown and tan are classic, but purples and reds add a little island flair. To add some inspiration, download some pictures from the Internet and create stencils for the children to use as guides.
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