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Luau Party

Aloha, party people--hele mei hoohiwahiwa!

Break out the leis and grass skirts because it's hula time! (Well, maybe after a couple of mai tais.)

Party Tips

Hawaiian Style

  • The dress code is island gear: Hawaiian printed shirts, board shorts, a mu'umu'u, or a grass skirt--anything that says "hang loose" is sure to be stylin'.
  • Greet guests with leis or single, short-stemmed flowers for accessorizing--women can put their flower behind one ear (for ladies lookin' for love, it goes behind their right ear, if they are taken, behind the left) and men can plant them in their shirt pockets.

Fun and Games

  • Coconut races. With a coconut between their knees, see which guest can get from point A to point B the quickest. Ready? Set? Go!
  • Hula contest. Hula hoop, that is. Prizes for the longest hula run, and most creative hula hooping. (Who can go from their neck to their wrist without dropping it?).
  • Lei horseshoes. It's like horseshoes, except with leis--pound a couple of wood stakes in the ground and take aim. Or better yet, use people as the target--see who can get the most leis around one person's neck.

    Start planning your luau!

      Jun. 3, 2010 2:23 pm
      This is awesome! Thank you. My fiancee and I are planning a hawaii inspired wedding for June 19, and these tips are wonderful!
      Jun. 8, 2010 11:42 am
      These are great ideas! I am having a laua party for my husband on his birthday.
      Jul. 7, 2010 12:07 pm
      these tips were very helpful!! im planning a hawaiin inspired party for my birthday!
      Feb. 2, 2011 1:52 pm
      im plaing a hawian dinner and just love the ideas here
      Jun. 11, 2011 9:34 am
      These are great ideas My daughter wants a luau for her birthday.
      Jun. 13, 2011 8:52 am
      Thank you for the great ideas, planning my sisters 50th birthday party. We are using some of your recipes as well as party ideas. Thanks again
      May 9, 2012 10:32 am
      Thanks for some great ideas. We have a 20th birthday 'luau' coming up next weekend. Some other items to consider is flowered tablecloths and brightly colored patio lanterns.
      Jun. 25, 2012 3:23 am
      I tryed the kalua pig it was melt in the mouth trying the coconut and chocolate pie next but in need of more finger food for my ann summers laua party any suggestions greatfully received :-)
      Jun. 14, 2014 6:16 pm
      Thanks for all the wonderful recipes, tips and phrases! I'm planning a 50th birthday party luau for my brother and all your information will come in handy! Mahalo!
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