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I can’t wait for you to feast your eyes on our 50 fantastic luau party ideas, that will transport you to a tropical paradise. Whether you’re planning a birthday bash, baby shower, bridal shower, or any type of party, the Hawaiian summer luau theme is perfect for every occasion.

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50 Luau Party Ideas

From mouthwatering recipes and creative decor to entertaining games and lively music, we’ve rounded up an extensive collection of inspiration to ensure you host an extraordinary party!

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Luau Party Ideas FAQs

What is a Luau?

A luau is a traditional Hawaiian feast and celebration that includes food, music, dance, and cultural performances, bringing people together for a festive and enjoyable gathering.

What food can I serve at a Luau?

Serve a delicious spread of Hawaiian and Polynesian-inspired dishes, including kalua pork, teriyaki chicken, grilled fish, lomi lomi salmon, poi, haupia, pineapple fried rice, macaroni salad, tropical fruits, and refreshing beverages like Mai Tais and Pina Coladas.

What music should I play at a Luau?

Set the mood for your Luau, by playing a combination of traditional Hawaiian music from artists like Israel Kamakawiwo’ole and The Brothers Cazimero, along with popular tropical tunes such as “Pearly Shells,” the “Hawaii Five-O” theme song, and “Kokomo” by The Beach Boys.

What is a fun party activity for a luau?

Treat your party guests to a hula dance lesson, a limbo contest, a DIY photo booth with tropical-themed props, and a mesmerizing fire dance performance to entertain and awe everyone.

How to make a Luau kid-friendly?

Decorate with playful elements, offer child-friendly Hawaiian dishes and mocktails, organize interactive games and craft stations, hire a face painter, play upbeat kid-friendly music, and provide Hawaiian-themed party favors.

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50 Luau Party Ideas