It is time to really have fun with these Hawaiian luau party ideas. These easy to make and inexpensive party decorations will make your event fun and memorable.
After traveling to Hawaii last year I found so much inspiration for Hawaiian luau party ideas. The countryside was lush and rich with vegetation and their culture was laid back, colorful, and beautiful.
I kept seeing hibiscus jewelry and wood carved bowls everywhere. Before I left I knew I needed to bring some of these goodies home and plan tropical party ideas for adults.
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Hawaiian Luau Party Ideas
In addition to the wooden bowls and hibiscus earring that I brought home, I start thinking of other homemade luau decorations to pull together a centerpiece and tablescape.
Let's start with the centerpiece and work our way out but first here is a supply list to create this tiki party idea.
What do you need for a Hawaiian themed party?
- Outdoor table and chair
- Outdoor umbrella
- Tassels (how to make a rug with tassels will show you how to make a tassel)
- Yarn needle to attach tassels to umbrella
- Hibiscus earrings
- Small wooden bowls
- Large shells or starfish
- Fruit (oranges, limes, grapefruit)
- Chargers (mine came from dollar tree)
- Pink acrylic paint and artist paintbrush
- White dinner plate and white salad plate
- White linen napkin
- Silverware (Gorham melon bud gold tip)
- Stemless champagne flutes glasses
- Aloha free printable (subscribe to download printable)
- Outdoor pillows
- Accessories (beach hat, beach blanket, Hello Sunshine sign)
Starting from the top down let's begin with decorating your your umbrella.
Homemade Tassel Umbrella
Once you have your tassels made all you have to do is use a large sewing needle and attach them to the umbrella. Another way to attach them is with a glue gun but we wanted to make our detachable so we sewed them on.
Hawaiian Centerpiece Ideas
Now let's talk about Hawaiian centerpiece ideas. This is the cheapest centerpiece I have ever created. Except for the simple french country table setting idea. That one was so easy and inexpensive too.
Simply start with some greenery and sprinkle it on the table around the umbrella pole. Next position three large shells on top and around the greenery.
Follow the shells and starfish with one or two hibiscus flowers (I found mine in my neighbor's yard) and cut some fruit into slices and spring it around and on top of the greenery.
Hawaiian Table Setting
Remember me mentioning chargers from the dollar tree in the supply list? Well, since you have only spent a dollar on each one why not give them a beautiful tropical color to add to your tablescape.
Then my silverware and stemless champagne glasses.
Aloha Free Printable
Now you are probably wondering where did I get the Aloha free printable. Well, I created it and if you sign up for my newsletter you can print it out on cardstock, cut it out and use it too for your Hawaiian luau party.
Hawaiian Beach Party Accessories
Last, place a couple of beach hats and a beach sign to polish the look.
What do you do at a Hawaiian themed party?
There are so many fun things to do at a Hawaiian themed party? Play some ukelele music during the event, if you have a pool offer for guests to swim.
You can play some games like pass the coconut and limbo.
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Now that you have all your decorations in place you are probably wondering what is going into the small wooden bowl. Well, in Hawaii there is the Dole Pineapple Plantation. Their farm is very large and beautiful and a big part of Hawaii.
I thought wouldn't it be fun to incorporate pineapples into the wooden bowls. So when they released the Dole Whip recipe I knew this would be the icing on the cake. Or maybe I should say the ice cream on the Hawaiian tablescape. Haha!
So here is the final product for your Hawaiian luau party. I hope you are inspired and are planning a fun tropical party for adults and children.
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- Outdoor table, chairs, and umbrella. Outdoor pillows, beach blanket, sun hats, and tropical vibe sign. Charger, white dinner plate, and salad plate. Linen napkins, silverware, and stemless champagne glasses. Greenery, tropical flowers, large shells, and citrus fruit like grapefruit, oranges, and limes.
- Before you begin add tassels to the points on the umbrella. More directions on how to make tassels in my how to make a rug with tassels post.
- Begin with the tropical centerpiece. Cut greenery, tropical flowers, and grab large shells. Then cut citrus fruit into slices.
- Drap the greenery around the center pole of the umbrella. Then place the large shells and tropical flowers like hibiscus.
- Next position the slices of citrus fruits around the centerpiece.
- Then begin placing the place settings. Paint some cheap dollar tree chargers pink with acrylic paint. Then once it is dry place white dinner plates on the charger.
- Now fold a linen dinner napkin and fold it around the salad plate and place it on the dinner plate.
- Next place one small wooden bowl on the dinner napkin and a hibiscus earing inside the bowl.
- Now print out the Aloha free printable and cut it out. Place the printable next to the wooden bowl.
- Next place the silverware and the glasses.
- After the table is set grab pillows and place them in the chairs, drop beach blankets on the chairs, and place hats on the chairs and add a fun luau vibe sign.
- And you are all ready except for food prep. 🙂
Practice your tablescape indoors and pack all the good in baskets to take outside when it is time to prepare the table.