Hawaiian Luau Party
Create name tags with your guests' "Hawaiian" names on the front and your party info on the back. Mail or hand deliver them. Include a note asking your guests to wear the name tags to the party.
Don't know their names in Hawaiian? Check out Find Your Name in Hawaiian!
Cut out luau party shirts, flip flops, tiki huts, palm trees, or tropical flower shapes to write your invitations on.
Take time to look through the products. Even if you don't intend to buy anything, it will spark your creativity. There is a HUGE assortment of items available.
Food could be as simple as standard party finger foods or you could go all out with these popular Hawaiian luau recipes!
I am a big fan of the palm tree fruit displays where a palm tree is created by stacking whole pineapples and palm leaves are inserted at the top to make them look authentic. I've even been at parties where cubed fruit was attached all the way down the "pineapple" trunks. What a beautiful, colorful and delicious serving idea.
Never seen them before? Here are a few pineapple palm tree images.
Don't forget the tropical drinks. There are so many deliciously vibrant drinks you can serve and a wide variety of creative serving vessels from colorful glasses to shelled out coconuts and pineapples. Definitely have fun with your tiki bar creations and sure to serve your beverages with unique cocktail umbrellas, strawa, and/or stir sticks.
Coconut Bra, Hawaiian Music CD, Gift Certificate for an Hawaiian Pizza
Greet guests at the door with a lei.
Have one or more children do the greeting and place the leis around your guests' necks with an "Aloha" greeting.
Note: To add some extra fun to your Luau Party write your invitations in Hawaiian (with the translation below, of course). Hand your guest a list of popular Hawaiian phrases when they arrive to be used throughout the evening.
Popular Hawaiian Words and Phrases
Also Note: Aloha Friends Luau has a fantastic amount of resources on creating the perfect Hawaiian Luau.
Check out their Luau Party Planner.
Their site has over 300 pages of information. You're sure to find anything you need to know there.