There’s nothing more fun than a tropical island-inspired celebration full of color, music, vibrant decorations, and delicious food. Here’s how to create your own tropical paradise with some fun party decorations that you can rent, buy, or DIY.
Look for fun, tropical motifs like pineapples, coconuts, palm trees, and hibiscus flowers.
Flower garlands are a simple way to add pops of color to your Hawaiian party as they’re easy to source or make.
Tiki torches create a lovely, warm glow and are perfect for outdoor luaus. To highlight your dessert table, drink station, or a special centerpiece, create your own DIY luau party backdrop.
This fun do-it-yourself tutorial features balloons, fringe place mats, faux palm leaves, floral leis, and tropical cutouts. We love the idea of using inflatable palm trees to add a touch of fun to your Hawaiian luau party. It’s a whimsical way to bring home the tropical theme, especially if you don’t live in an area where palm trees are part of the natural landscape.
Add in other inflatables like flamingos, surfboards, or beach balls for instant party playfulness.
Give your guests plenty to do with these exciting Hawaiian theme party games and activities. This fun Hawaiian theme party game gives “hot potato” an island-inspired upgrade.
Sit or stand in a circle and pass around a coconut (either real or pretend) with tropical music playing in the background. Relive your youth (and continue the tradition with the young ones) by challenging your guests to a hip-swaying hula hoop contest.
Limbo is a classic summer luau theme party game, and it’s easy to see why — this hilarious body-bending activity is fun for both the guests taking part and everyone watching. Spending time with people you care about is the best thing about any party, but the tasty food and drinks are a close second. You can transform your cake into these yummy and adorable piña colada treats with candy melts and decorations. Using a simple recipe with a touch of coconut and a delicious hint of fresh mango, these cupcakes are ready in under an hour and are easy to make ahead and serve.
The sweet and savory glaze features easy-to-find ingredients and the dish only needs 15 minutes on the grill to be cooked to perfection. When you think of the scenic islands of Hawaii, beautiful bright colors and fresh fruit spring to mind. Build your fresh fruit kebabs out of melons, kiwi, strawberries, and mango for a real mix of colors and flavors. Mix flavors like mango, papaya, strawberry, and orange juice for a tasty drink that’s cool and refreshing.
Send your guests home with a fun reminder of your Hawaiian theme party that they can reuse over and over again. Look for reusable tumblers or shot glasses with fun, tropical designs in bright colors.
Put out a basket or bucket featuring a stack of quirky sunglasses and ask guests to take a pair home with them. Create a themed party favor bag or box and include a mini inflatable alongside other favorites like candy or cake pops. For another fun way to weave some tropical spirit into your party favor boxes, add some themed bubbles. Excite your guests about the upcoming celebration with these fun, tropical-inspired Hawaii theme party invitations. The richly pigmented, festive colors on this Leafy Luau invitation are simply gorgeous. The gently textured background features tropical palm leaves, while your party details and island drink take center stage.
The muted palette and sunset imagery will instantly transport your guests to a tropical paradise before your party even starts. The vintage, distressed look pairs perfectly with the bold color options for a simple yet sassy party invite. Arrange beautiful Hawaii-inspired decor, set up fun yard games, and serve a delicious spread of tropical dishes and desserts.