Looking for adult Luau party ideas? Summer is the ideal time to plan a luau. Whether you consider it a Hawaiian birthday party or a major pork cookout this party theme will go over big with all your friends and family. There is always one guy at a luau who loves to dress up in a grass skirt and dance with his shirt off, so get your camera ready to get some hysterical party pictures. Of course Mr. You Know Who will not remember a thing in the morning so the pictures will serve as proof that he is quite the party entertainer.
You will need some decorations to turn your backyard into a tropical island and home of the luau feast. Palm trees, tropical birds and fish and anything with a tiki on it are perfect to use. Hang them on fences, over railings and put some big paper flowers on each party table. You can make the flowers yourself with tissue paper. Do you remember making those giant tissue flowers as a child? It is easy to do and by using bright colored tissue paper, you make quite a decorating statement. Add some grass skirts and plastic flower leis to the mix and you’ve officially got a Hawaiian luau theme going on.
Of course, those are not the only party decorations you can have but these are a good beginning for you. And remember, more is not always necessary. I did find these cute little shot glasses with hula skirts on and did get them for my own party. They were quite a hit.
You do need some delicious food for any adult party theme you host. It does not have to be fancy food but it does have to be tasty. The ideal easy food recipes for a Luau are kabobs. Just stick some cut up chicken on the skewers along with your favorite vegetables and grill them up. Coat them with some teriyaki marinade and grill them to perfection. You can also have beef kabobs. Serve these along with some salads, some grilled veggies, rice and maybe some glazed pork. Make sure to give each of your dishes an authentic Hawaiian food name like Kahlua Pork, Tiki Tiki Chicken, Hawaiian Rice Pilaf or Poi and that will get everyone in the Hawaiian mood. Add a couple Pina Coladas to the mix and you’ve got Hawaii in your own yard. Of course if this is a family style luau just serve virgin coladas.
When we are talking desserts for a Hawaiian Luau my mouth starts to water. Serve up fresh cut up fruit on skewers for fruit kabobs. Or fix up a platter filled with fresh cut up fruit, pineapple especially, along with a dip made of yogurt and marshmallow Fluff. Perfection would be a volcano cake and you can make that in two different ways. Make an entire volcano cake the real way or serve a sheet cake with a smaller cake or cupcake on top and decorate it to look like a volcano. Either cake will get eaten up by your Luau crazed party guests, so get baking! There is also a very tasty Hawaiian Wedding cake that is easy to prepare and bake. There are also fruit dishes like Ambrosia that would fit in with this Hawaiian party theme.
Get the limbo stick out and start up the Hawaiian music because it ain’t a party without some fun, fun, fun games! A hula dancing competition would also be the ideal party game. And the hula competition will give Mr. You Know Who a chance to do his special party dance wearing his grass skirt. You want to make sure he gets a chance to show off his dancing talents. You can even have some entertainers come in and do a little authentic hula dance routines and maybe even a fire dancer. Bring the islands to your house with these fun Hawaiian Luau party ideas for adults and kids.