Our sweet granddaughter, Laila turned 3 years old recently and to celebrate we gave her a Hawaiian Luau Birthday Party and called it Laila’s Luau. So, in honor of our little cutie we are sharing some fun, festive and delicious Hawaiian Luau Party Ideas!
From decorations, to savory eats and sweet treats, we even have a couple of fruit punch recipes just perfect for your next spring or summertime Hawaiian Luau party!
When it comes to Hawaiian Luau Party Decorations think tropical, beachy, flowers and bright colors. And, most of all having fun with your family and friends! Here are a few decorating ideas from Laila’s 3rd birthday party and others I found online.
This was our son-in-law, Kenny’s party invitation inspiration by Etsy.
This was the front of Laila’s invitation, that Kenny created. He’s quite talented, isn’t he?
And, this was the back. We think Kenny did an awesome job and with a few beach props, he turned Laila into a cute little model!
This Pineapple Vase by Brit + Co would be so beautiful for a centerpiece.
These Pretty Painted Pineapples by Everyday Pursuits are stunning and would make beautiful centerpieces as well.
Kenny and Chelsea were very fortunate to have a friend let them borrow some Hawaiian decorations. Shown here are some Hawaiian Leis hanging on their pantry door, a tall palm tree, an umbrella and a floral cutout.
We used brightly colored table clothes, paper and plastic ware, for easy cleanup and to add more color to the tables. We put tiki torches and beach pails with shovels (the party favors) on top of the cabinets to add a little style, and to keep them away from the kids.
We kept the menu simple by serving lots of fresh fruit, some tasty munchies and delicious pizzas (not shown here).
These Little Flip Flop Sandwiches are the cutest idea from Pretti Mini. And, you can make them with an assortment of lunch meats, cheeses and spreads, the possibilities are endless!
Slow Cooker Pineapple BBQ Meatballs by The Handy Foodie look amazing, and the flavors sing the praises of the tropics.
Our delicious and Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs have only two ingredients, they literally fall off the bone and melt in your mouth. Just put the ribs and bbq sauce in the slow cooker, set it and walk away. Boom – entertaining made easy!
This Hawaiian Slaw by Platings And Pairings is crispy and has fresh island flavors. I love the colors of this dish, they’re so pretty.
Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs by Cooking Classy are colorful, sweet and savory too!
This was our Hawaiian Pineapple Cake Inspiration from Kara’s Party Ideas. So simple but absolutely adorable at the same time.
Our little Laila blowing out her candle. Hmm…I wonder what she wished for?
We love the flavor combination and bright colors of these adorable Piña Colada Cupcakes by Cooking Classy.
Our Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes happen to be lower in fat, but still gooey, with a fruity topping and these little gems are super cute too!
These No-Bake Hawaiian Dream Dessert Cups by Noble Pig look creamy, cool, have layers of tropical flavors and they’re a no-bake dessert too.
This Heavenly Pineapple Angel Food Cake magically mixes up into a light & airy cake, and in no time at all. Then it’s topped with whipped cream and toasted coconut!
PARTY PUNCH IDEAS
How tropical looking is this Moana Hawaiian Punch Recipe from In The Kids Kitchen? I bet it would quench anyone’s thirst!
This Pineapple Mango Lemonade by Cooking Classy is refreshing and looks absolutely delicious.
Here we are…me, Laila, their sweet little foster girl, and John.
We gave out these fun little buckets to all the kids as they were leaving the party. Kenny saw this cute saying on Pinterest and bought the beach pails with shovels at the Dollar Tree.
Other Fun & Helpful Links:
- DIY Beach Party Ideas by DIY Projects (with video)
- Traditional Hawaiian Luau Oahu Food by Polynesian Cultural Center
- Pineapple Vase inspiration on Pinterest
We hope you enjoyed our granddaughter, Laila’s Hawaiian Luau Party Ideas. We sure had fun sharing them with you and hope you try some of these delicious, Hawaiian-inspired recipes and fun decorating ideas at your next party! If you do, please tag us #MySweetMission on your social medias, we’d love to see them! Aloha, sweet readers!
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