Throwing a Luau Birthday Party for your Favorite Little Girl!!!
Creating a tropical paradise in your very own backyard is quite simple if you ask us. In the following blog post you will be provided with a Hawaiian Luau party plan that includes party supplies, decorating ideas, unique party games and tropical crafts and activities. Little girls are going to go crazy over this.
Remember if you are hosting your party poolside make sure to have either a lifeguard or parent that is certified on hand. Always be extra safe than sorry.
There are so many ways to be creative with hosting a Luau party.
1. Hand deliver homemade invitations that are flip flop sandals that have all party info written on them.
2. Have an invitation attached to a lei necklace, drink umbrella or something else reminiscent of the islands.
3. Or use cute stationary to print your invites:
Take your guests to a trip to the islands with beautifully creative decorations, palm trees, grass skirt table runners, tiki torches. Create table settings with bright colors and fresh fruit, and don’t forget to have Hawaiian music playing. Including surfboards and tiki torches at your entrance give the party a nice Hawaiian theme. Make sure to carry the theme throughout, don’t skimp on the decorations. If using fresh flowers make sure that they are tropical. These can get expensive, so choose wisely and always remember that you can be “fillers”.
Hula Dance lessons are quite popular with kids and teens; hire a local instructor to come for a brief lesson. You’ll be surprised how reasonable the cost can be.
Tropical Relay Race
A fun way to get into the luau spirit!
- 2 grass skirts
- 2 pairs of Bermuda shorts
- 2 pairs of sunglasses
- 2 straw hats
- 2 lei necklaces
- 2 beach bags
- 2 beach chairs
Directions: Divide the group into two teams. Each team lines up in a row. Place chairs a reasonable running distance in front of each team or any distance your space will allow. The objects listed above are placed into the beach bags and located with each team. The first players on each team, put on ALL of the items, run to the chair, return to their team, remove the items and pass the bag to the next player. The next players continue until the entire team has completed their turn.
Bobbing for Seashells
Add a little “under the sea” flavoring to your party games!
Directions: Fill a large plastic tub with water. Purchase floating items; plastic fish, shells, pineapples, flip-flops… Before the party use a permanent marker to write a 1, 2, or 3 on each item. Items will be placed in the water at game time. Make three prize bags filled with candy bars, gum, or other inexpensive items. Write 1, 2, or 3 on each bag. Players hold their hands behind their backs and use their teeth to grab an item. They then collect a prize from the bag that matches the number on the item they caught.
Tip: This game can be played with any age group, using simple variations on the same principle.
Play as you would “hot potato” but using a whole coconut. Pass the coconut around the circle from person to person quickly, while music is playing. When the music stops, the person holding the coconut sits in the middle or controls the music for one round.
HAWAIIAN LUAU PARTY CRAFTS
If your party includes children it is always a good idea to have a craft or two available for entertainment.
Remember the flowers you made as child? Kids still enjoy making them today!
- 4 sheets of 6- by 6-inch tissue paper (multi color)
- 1 pipe cleaner
Directions: Stack 4 pieces of tissue paper together. “Fan fold” the tissue paper using 1-inch folds. Fold back and forth until you have about a 1 by 6-inch piece. Cut both ends of your tissue strip to round the corners. Squeeze the tissue paper in the middle and twist the piper cleaner tightly to secure. Make a fan on both sides of the pipe cleaner. Gently pull up each of the four layers of tissue to make the flower petals.
A true must for a luau party.
- Drinking straws
- Colored paper
Directions: Before the party, cut 1-inch pieces from drinking straws and flowers from colored paper. Make a hole in the center of each flower using a hole punch. The children will bead their lei’s alternating straws and flowers until it is the desired length. Tip: Wrap a piece of tape around the end of the yarn for easy beading.
Sand scenes can be created with construction paper, colored sand, and white school glue. Use the glue to make trees, water, beach etc. Pour the sand using the desired colors for each item. Remember to make each item one at a time or all of the colors will mix. For example, if you want a green tree with a brown trunk…make the tree top with glue, and then sprinkle on green sand. Follow with the tree trunk using the brown sand and so on.
Hawaiian Fruit Smoothies
The children will work together to make their own tropical drink. Suggested ingredients: Mango juice, pineapple juice, orange juice, frozen banana pieces, frozen strawberries, mango pieces, pineapple, papaya, coconut…Place the items into a blender with ice and mix. Top with whipped cream, cherry and a paper umbrella.
Beach Sand Art Vases
You’ll need: empty glass jars and colored sand (craft store), artificial flower. Fill the jars with sand one colored layer at a time. Then insert the artificial flower.
This theme is endless and not just limited to little girls….you can carry this out with adults…just spike those drinks ;)