Hawaiian Luau Party Ideas
If you are dreaming of having a party that is inspired by Hawaiian luau theme, you must be imagining coconut trees, waves crashing on white sand beach and suntan girls in hula skirts. Since you might not be able to get away to a tropical paradise, the following Hawaiian luau party ideas will help you bring this atmosphere to your backyard.
A luau is actually a feat in Hawaii. The genuine Hawaiian luau parties would include pio, pig, beer, salmon, hula and music. The mainland luaus use genuine Hawaii traditions, yet include additional influences from the tropical weather. The objective would be to create a getaway filled with a tropical ambiance as well as a party atmosphere. This party will work great for birthdays, graduation or a wedding in the backyard.
Ideas for luau party setting
This party could be centered on the pool, a patio or a lush green lawn. You should create an atmosphere that is relaxing enough to invite guests to get a Mai Tai or kick off their sandals. Guests should be provided with good island music, food, ambient lighting and relaxed seating. You can now hope that everyone would dress in good looking luau attire and that the pesky mosquitoes will not show up.
Hawaiian Luau shells and leis
All the guests must be greeted in Aloha style with a seashell or lei. You can purchase leis online or at the local party stores. To add some personal touch you can make use Luau kits or string flower petals on dental floss from your garden.
Ideas for tropical plants and flowers
A backyard luau will take advantage of Mother Nature's assortment of colors. You can add the island ambiance to your existing landscape having tropical flowers and plants, which can be real or soft silk. You can purchase low priced silk plants and blend these with the real plants to create a lustrous paradise atmosphere. You can use any plant that resembles the tropics like pothos, asparagus ferns, heart's tongue fern, banana plants, split leaf philodendron, dieffenbachia, calla lilies, vines or bird of paradise. Do not forget to leave some of the loose flowers to identify guests as taken or single. When persons are not romantically involved, they would wear the flower behind the right ear.
Ideas for Lighting
You can switch off your outdoor flood lights and then use string lights, candles and tiki torches to create a relaxing mood. You can find retailers online that offer these string lights fashionable as surf boards, beach balls, parrots, flip flops and more. The tiki torches can be positioned all over the yard to give authentic Luau lighting, while the floating candles can be placed around the pool.