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Luau Birthday Theme

Luau Birthday Party Theme Ideas
Fun ideas for a kids Luau Themed Birthday Party. 

Use these creative and easy ideas at your next Hawaiian

Luau party for a birthday everyone will remember.

Luau Invitation Ideas

Write party details and information on a pretty piece of paper. Roll up like a scroll and tie twine around it. Place inside a plastic water bottle (with the label removed). Add a little sand and a few small shells for a fun message inside a bottle. Find large flat shells at a craft store. Write party information right on the shells in permanent marker. Buy lei’s at the party store and attach party information to the lei - ask them to wear the lei to the party.

Ask on the invitation for guests to wear Hawaiian shirts, shorts or outfits.


Decorations for a Birthday Luau

Outside of the party venue attach hula skirt to tree trunks and bushes and hang lei's from the tree branches.

Use brightly colored Hawaiian fabric as tablecloths and to throw over chairs or buy Hawaiian shirts and put them on the backs of the party chairs.  

Place dried grass or hula skirts around the sides of the tables. Convert a table or bar to a tiki bar by making it into a grass hut.

Serve fun fruit smoothies in pineapple or coconut glasses.

Make tiki masks and place them on the walls. Make a large one for the front door.

Make palm trees from large sheets of colored paper, or buy plastic air filled palm trees.

Use coconuts and pineapples as weights for helium balloon bunches.

Decorate the mailbox like a palm tree or a big pineapple to let guests know where the Luau party is located.

Fun Ideas for a Luau themed party
Give everyone a Hawaiian name when they arrive (or send it in the invitation to get them excited about the party) - write their Hawaiian name on a name tag and only use those throughout the party.

Give everyone lei’s when they enter the party (or give them as prizes throughout the evening).

Give the girls grass skirts to wear. Buy them or make the skirts by cutting the bottom off of drawstring trash bags and then cutting long strips in the “skirt”.

Luau Party Games

Use a decorated broomstick handle or pole for guests to limbo under. Have a contest and give away lei’s or small prizes to the winner.

Hula Hoop Contest
Buy enough hula hoops for every guest to have one at the party.  Start by giving basic directions to those who have never hula hooped before.   Have several contests and give prizes to the three top winners from each category.  Some fun contests are:  The longest time, the shortest time, on your neck, on your waist, on your ankle, two hula hoops at a time, best form, worst form, and most improved.

Party games for ages 7, 8 and 9

Party Games for 5 and 6 year olds

Birthday games for ages  10, 11, 12

Activities for a Luau Party

Parrot Piñata
Or a pineapple or palm tree … anything tropic would work. Hot glue colorful flowers on barrettes.

Make Lei’s - paint coffee filters with water colors and let dry. Cut circles about 1 ½ inches wide from the coffee filters. String the coffee filter flowers on thread with noodles or beads as spacers.

Make colorful necklaces with sea shells.

Luau Party Food Ideas
Carve a watermelon into a pretty bowl and fill it with fresh fruit.

Hollow out coconuts by drilling two holes in each one. Fill them with tropical juices using a funnel. Use one hole for the straw one for an small umbrella. Make these ahead and store in the refrigerator.

Ham or pulled pork sandwiches

Fruit kabobs are easy to make when you use pretzels to skewer strawberry and pineapple pieces.

Octopus Hot Dogs - cut hotdogs long ways into 8 strips … being sure to leave 1” of one end of the hot dog uncut. Place in the microwave to heat - the 8 “legs” will curl up while cooking and will look like an octopus.

Party Favors for a Hawaiian Luau
Grass skirts
Plastic coconut drinking glasses
Tropical flavored Skittles, Starbursts or Runts

Birthday Goody Bags
Coconut plastic drinking cup filled with candies

Chinese takeout containers in a Hawaiian theme

Brown paper lunch sacks - make small cuts about 2” long on the top of the bag. Fold down and you have a little Tiki hut.

Brown paper lunch sacks stamped with pineapples, coconuts or palm trees.

Luau Aloha sign with a smiling pineapple in sunglasses

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