Hawaiian Luau Party
Skirt The Issue
Tape green streamers along the edge of a table to give it a grass skirt look.
Down By The Sea
Collect seashells from the beach, if you have one near by, to put one at each place setting.
Pick up some plastic pink flamingos to brighten up the lawn.
Oceans Of Fun
Create your own ocean by cutting strips out of blue plastic tablecloths of varying shades. Secure each end of the strips to trees outside, a hallway passage, or from the ceiling, so the tablecloths hang loosely. Then position a fan to lightly blow on them, creating your very own billowing ocean.
Decorate the little ones with grass skirts and Hawaiian bandannas. You can staple green streamers around a 2" wide ribbon to create grass skirts and for the boys, cut Hawaiian fabric into triangles to form bandannas. Make sure the longest side is long enough to go around the child's head (approximately 24"-30", depending on the age).
Make Your Own Leis
Cut circles with scalloped edges out of colored tissue paper, have a grown up cut holes in the center of the circles with a small craft knife. Slightly crumple up the paper and then let the kids string through the flowers to make their own leis.
Decorate Your Own Surf Board
Out of Styrofoam purchased at craft stores cut out shapes to resemble surfboards, including the surfboard's keel. Then supply each guest with paints, stickers and markers to create their own surfboards.
Hula Hoop Kahuna Contest
Have guests come up three at a time to swing hula-hoops around their hips. The one who hula-hoops the longest goes onto the next round, until you have the top three finalists to battle it out for the title of "Hula Hoop Kahuna" and win a prize.
Each player is first blindfolded, and then guided by the crowd to see how low they have to go before they can get under the limbo stick. Watch your heads!
Find a wonderful Hawaiian CD/Album that will add to ambiance and have the kids do their best interpretation of the Hula. The winner gets a prize.
- Fill up a brown paper bag with pineapple flavored candy, flower stickers, sunglasses etc. then tie up the bag with raffia along with a silk flower and the name tag.
- Bundle together postcards with tropical images with raffia along with stickers and a pen for a unique stationery set.
- Sunset memories: Tape together large pieces of poster board on which your kids can paint out a sunset. This becomes a lovely backdrop for snapping instant pictures for guests to take home. You may want to find a photo of a sunset to have as a guide.
Not all activities or party ideas are recommended for all ages. For the safety of all in attendance, no party should be held without adult supervision.
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