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If you are looking for a super fun party theme, take a look at our Hawaiian Luau party decorations, food and fun! We celebrated the end of the school year in style with Tiki torches, grass skirts, Hawaiian shirts and a beach scene photo booth to set the mood.
My goal with party planning is always to make it as easy and painless as possible. Even the Host wants to be able to enjoy the party! That’s why I shop Oriental Trading for party supplies!
I am sharing with you all the details of our backyard Hawaiian Luau Party including the food, decorations, our photo booth and the games we played.
Luau Party Food
A combination of tropical decorations and Luau themed party food will create the atmosphere you intend for your guests to enjoy. We went with easy tropical party food recipes and simple to prepare dishes.
Day Before; Make the Hawaiian Pasta Salad, Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Luau Punch
Morning of the party; Crockpot Hawaiian Pork goes into the Crockpot. Get the chicken into the marinade. Make the Mixed Fruit Cups and allow to marinade in the refrigerator.
Luau Party Photo Booth
We found this fabulous Tropical Cabana Backdrop at Oriental Trading! It is huge which means multiple people can crowd together for photos!
It actually clung to the brick wall long enough to allow using some painters tape around the edges to hold it in place.
Our Luau Photo Stick Props were the most fun! The Big Kahuna stick was quite popular!
Everyone received a Lei and the fellas all wore a Hawaiian shirt.
I simply brought a couple of tray tables out to pile the photo props onto. Our props included; grass skirts from the Dollar store, lots more leis and the Photo Stick Props.
There simply must be a Coconut bra top, right! Thanks to those photo stick props!
Tropical Party Decorations
Adding a few Tiki touches is essential for a Luau or Tropical themed party! I fell in love with these adorable Ceramic Tiki Tumblers and knew they were perfect for holding our utensils, straws and even the Photo Stick Props which added decor to our party table.
We used two of the Tabletop Bamboo Polynesian Torches with one on each end of the table.
Our Tiki Pinata served as table decor until time to play the game! He’s too cute not to use on the table, don’t you think!
The Tropical Flowered Table Skirt was attached using Glue Dots. Those are such handy little tools for removable decorations!
How To Make The Back Drop
- Plastic Tablecloths in bright colors
- Decorative Hibiscus Flowers
- Tropical Leaves
- Glue Dots
First we hung the tablecloths side by side using double sided tape.
Then the streamers were hung taking care to use a contrasting color for each tablecloth color.
Finally, Glue Dots were an easy solution to stick the flowers and leaves to the plastic for a finishing touch.
Luau Party Games
We have exactly one tree in our back yard and it is a very tall Pine. My hubby tied a string around a small scrap board and tossed it over the lowest limb to hang the Pinata. He then held the other end while the kids took turns trying to break the Pinata using a wooden baseball bat.
You need a whole lot of candy to fill a Pinata so we got that from Oriental Trading also. We knew they had candy in bulk from the time we hosted the Charlie Brown Trunk or Treat which you can see here.
We also played Ring The Flamingo Game which is super addicting. There is something about a ring toss game that brings out the competition in people! Everyone can play, even the youngest children get a turn.
The object of the game is to toss the ring over the Flamingo. Seems simple enough, right? It may be harder than we think. We used Hula Hoops for our rings.
A good Badminton set will keep the kiddos occupied all summer long. Everyone loves to play and we put this set up on Luau party day! A word of advise, buy good Rackets and extra Shuttlecock’s!
Outdoor string lights are a must for setting the mood as night falls. Even if you enjoy hosting a bonfire from time to time and roasting marshmallows, you need string lights! This set of Vintage Bulb String Lights will work for any party theme.
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- Premium Neon Large Petal Satin Leis
- Tropical Cabana Backdrop
- Luau Photo Stick Props
- Ceramic Tiki Tumblers
- Tabletop Bamboo Polynesian Torch
- Decorative Hibiscus
- Tropical Leaves
- Tropical Flowered Table skirt
- Vintage Bulb String Lights