Tropical Luau Party
Who doesn't love an excuse to break out the aloha attire and party like a pineapple?! Follow our Poppin' Party Guide below for everything you need to throw your own paradise-inspired celebration!
This theme is perfect for countless occasions including Baby Showers, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, BachelorettE, graduation, Retirement or housewarming Parties!
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Plan your party using our efficient tips & tricks for everything from invitations to activities, food and drinks!
• • • INVITATIONS • • •
There are many ways to spread the word about your Luau Party! If you'd like to send a formal invitation, we offer custom invitations on our shop, which you can email or have printed to distribute.
INVITATION TIP: here's a list of Etiquette to reference regarding when to send out your invitations, depending on the type of celebration you are throwing.
• • • ACTIVITIES • • •
Check out our Luau Contest Pack, which includes contest signs and prize ribbons for a variety of activities.
photo booth TIP: Instax Cameras are fun to use since the guests get an instantly printed photo. grass skirts, coconut bras and Small Tropical Inflatables from dollar tree make excellent photo booth props!
• • • FOOD • • •
FOOD TABLE TIP: using DETAIL LABELS or TENT CARDS help your guests navigate the food you are serving while adding a touch of festive decoration
• • • DRINKS • • •
You can't have a Luau Party without serving some tropical beverages! Mixing up a large batch of punch is much easier than the mess of making individual drinks so we've included our all time favorite Mai Tai Punch recipe below! It serves 20-25 people and is sure to be a hit with your guests.
1 - 96 oz. Orange Juice
1 - 48 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 cup Grenadine Syrup
1 cup Almond Syrup
5 cups Malibu Rum
Optional: 1 fifth Meyers Dark Rum (Place next to punch dispenser for guests to float one shot on top)
In order to please the masses, it's good to also have a beer option. Kona Brewing Company makes my all time favorite beer from Hawaii. Their Big Wave Golden Ale is very popular!
DRINK TIP: plastic coconut cups make excellent and practical party favors! They're eco-friendly and your guests can use them while at your party! writing their names on straw flags is a festive way to help guests keep track of their drink!
• • • DECOR • • •
Aside from our luau party collection decorations, tropical faux flowers and leaves definitely help transport your guests to a party paradise. The two pictured are monstera and palm leaves. They are a very versatile decor item with many different applications, some of which we have suggested below.
SERVING DISHES: Use floral wire to attach leaf stems to serving dishes such as cupcake stands. You can also place the flat monstera leaves beneath dishes or drink dispensers to accent them.
GIFT WRAP: Use clear tape to attach a flat Monstera leaf to the top of a plain gift box before wrapping it with ribbon.
CENTERPIECES: Place flat monstera leaves beneath tiki candles for a beautiful centerpiece. Another option is to place stemmed monstera and palm leaves with other faux florals in mason jars, using a small, flat Monstera leaf inside to hide the stems.
DECOR TIP: party city sells decorating strips that make putting together a balloon garland much easier.