Luau birthday parties are very popular, especially for spring time birthdays that occur just as spring foliage is in bloom and the waters become warm. The exotic, tropical nature of these parties is very enthusiastic, encouraging guests to get creative and let their imaginations run wild. With features like spicy pineapple pork appetizers, grass skirts, tiki torches, fruity cocktails, and beautiful Hawaiian music, every guest is sure to have a good time.
Tropics Inspired Foods and Appetizers
Tropical appetizers are the perfect fit for a Luau party! Combining pork, chicken, or seafood with tropical fruit makes for a sweet and savory dish. Each dish could also be spiced up with a bit of island fire in the form of Sriracha sauce, chili peppers, or dried pepper flakes. Other fresh appetizers and desserts might include fruit kabobs, fruit salad, fruit pizza, and pineapple upside down cake.
For a proper Luau, the hosts will need some themed music. The most common instrument occurring within Hawaiian music is the Ukulele. For those holding an upscale party, a professional performer who is skilled with a Ukulele can make the event feel quite authentic. Sound effects are also wonderful, as tropical or beach inspired soundscapes can create an atmosphere of tranquility and serenity, ensuring that the party is a positive experience.
Refreshing Island Beverages
Fruity drinks and cocktails always pair well with Luaus. For adults, pineapple, orange, mango, cherry, coconut, and other fruit juices make wonderful mixers for alcohol. Festive straws, little umbrellas, and fruit garnishes will delight guests of all ages. If the party is outdoors, ensure that all punches are placed in closed jugs with pull spouts, so that no bugs or dirt contaminate them.
Costumes Only Party
The only thing more festive than a Luau party is a costume party! All guests should arrive with leis, tropical or floral button ups, cargo shorts, grass skirts, swimsuits, and any other Hawaiian inspired costumes. Those who actively surf could also carry their surfboards to the party to add to the already impressive decor.
When the weather becomes hot and the water is great for swimming, Luau parties can make swimsuits and flipflops the preferred guest style. Luaus are best for pool side parties, but they also work at home, at the office, or even at the park. They are also rather inexpensive to host, and Hawaiian decor is very easy to find during the warm months.