Luau Party Ideas
Luau Party Ideas for kids. This is a favorite since I grew up in Hawaii!!
This is such a fun theme with so many cute possibilities! Dress up with leis, funky sunglasses, t-shirts and "rubba slippas" (flip flops)
and you will have a cute group of "little Hawaiians."
Be sure to have a few disposable cameras on hand so guests can help take photos.
This is also a fun first birthday party theme.
In Hawaii, parents often have a baby luau celebration for children turning one years old.
Luau Party Supplies
Celebrate Express has some cute party decorations such as this
Island Luau Personalized Banner
Shindigz has banners and this
Dollar Tree has some inexpensive Luau party decorations
eBay is another source for party supplies, however you will not get to see the quality of the items but for a one time use they will be fine.
Hobby Lobby also has a few items for luau parties including supplies for a flip flop craft
Dress Up Ideas
Plastic Flower or shell Leis
Hula Skirts and t-shirt or swim suit top
Haku Lei (floral lei worn on crown of head made of fresh or dried flowers...very pretty for pictures! Google for pics!)
Aloha shirt for boys (button down or pull over collared floral style shirt)
Straw Hats for boys
Flip Flops also known as rubber slippers in Hawaii
Garlands of leis as streamers
Red or white tablecloth. White will show off colorful decorations nicely.
Scatter seashells or silk flowers on the table.
Mini umbrellas for drinks or to decorate table.
Colorful balloons. Tie to birthday girl's chair or decorate the room.
Small colorful sand buckets or mini pails to hold cutlery.
Floral or colored napkins, plates, cups, and cutlery
If you have green potted plants, these add a nice touch too
Hawaiian music CD
Mini Pails filled with goodies
Chinese style take out boxes filled with goodies. They have a rainbow of colors at WalMart
Gift bags tied with raffia
Mini bottles of sunscreen (Add your own label)
Or for a quick fun pre made goody box, here is one from Celebrate Express:
Luau Party Favor Box
Hawaiian Punch (sold at stores like Wal Mart) add some Sprite. Pink Lemonade or Fruit Punch
Fruit platter or fruit skewers, pineapples, papayas, grapes, cut bananas, sliced apple wedges
Taro chips or (Shrimp Chips or Won Ton Chips if you can find them)
Ham and Pineapple Pizza
Goldfish (baby, colors)
Jello cut shapes
Lilo and Stitch
Ocean Scene Cakes
Luau Birthday Party Games and Crafts
Tiki Nut Game:
Find Hawaiian cups and an object that will fit under them. Show the object, cover with a cup and move the cups around.
Player guesses which cup the nut is under for a prize.
See who can hula hoop the longest or the most creative way to use a hula hoop.
Ocean Scene: Construction paper, cut out fish, wiggly eyes, paint and sand and Elmer's glue is all you need for this cute party craft.
Kids paint the "ocean"
glue down the fish, glue on the wiggly eye and drizzle sand on the wet paint. Add cut outs of seaweed for more detail.
This was done at a birthday party held at an art center. Easy for all ages.
Paper plates, plaster of paris, ribbon, shells and some glitter paint is all you need for this cute party project. Pour some plaster of paris onto a plate,
assist the child in pressing in a few selected shells. Let dry during cake and ice cream time and then paint for a great make and take!
Click here to see the finished product and more detailed instructions:
Seashell Wall Hanging
Colorful Pasta Leis are fun for young children to
string up. Click on the link to see the detailed how to's on our site at Teaching Tiny Tots.
Another simple lei idea is to cut paper flowers in various colors out of construction paper and cut sections of straw and string using yarn and a
large eyed plastic needle or masking tape the end or the yarn for younger children to string safely.
Pinatas: Any colorful pinata will work. Use a pinata blindfold, bandana or large hat.
Decorate flip flops with rhinestones and other slipper floral decorations. They sell these at Hobby Lobby.