Best Tropical Hawaiian Party Planning Tips EVER!

How to throw tropical hawaiian party luau

Grab a grass skirt and get ready to hula! It’s that time of year again, the heat is  giving us dancing feet and they’re gonna be bare because we’re having a tropical Hawaiian luau themed party!

Tropical Hawaiian parties are popular this time of year for celebrating a Graduation, Retirement, Wedding and of course Summer events and Birthday parties.

They are so much fun because the essence is warmth, relaxation, great food, cocktails,  music and dancing. Party games are a hot Hawaiian tropical party favorite too – get ready to Limbo!!
Featured here are Hawaiian Invitations, Partyware, Costume ideas, Decorations, Recipes, Face-painting Tutorials, Hawaiian Music Videos, Party Games and more!
I’ve tried to include everything you need to throw THE best Summer Hawaiian Party ever! Lets get this party started!
fun tropical hawaiian party fashion clothing

Hawaiian Party Costumes women and girls

Hawaiian Womens costume clothing ideas HULA

  • Grass Hula skirt
  • Sandals or FlipFlops (bare feet)
  • lei necklace and flowers in the hair
  • Floral armbands, leaf anklets, floral headbands, hawaiian beach party costume clothesflower necklaces
  • Coconut bra’s
  • Halter Top – hawaiian print
  • Bikini top
  • Sarong
  • Sun Dress
  • Muumuu dress

Hawaiian Luau Makeup Ideas

  • Eyeshadows in shades of blue, turquoise gold
  • Thick eyeliner, lid liner, mascara
  • Bright red, orange cerise pink lipstick

How To Make A Hawaiian Luau Tutu Set

Hawaiian Party Clothing for men and boys

  • Hawaiian print t-shirts
  • Hawaiian Print
  • Sandals
  • Khaki trousers
  • Sunglasses
  • Straw Hat
  • Flower necklaces

Haka Maori Warrior Costume For Men

Hawaiian Mens Party Costume Ideas Haka Maori Warrior

  • Bare chest
  • Hula skirt or floral-print sarong
  • Spear or sharp stick
  • Greenery around arms, ankles and on head
  • Fake tribal tattoos or Henna Tattoos
  • Tanning solution

Hawaiian Party Face Painting

  • Hypoallergenic paints
  • Paint Tropical fruits, palm trees, leaves
  • Sea creatures such as crabs, dolphin, seahorse, turtles, Geckos, Starfish

Tropical Princess Moana FacePainting Tutorial

Hawaiian Luau Party Food and Drink

hawaiian luau party food fruit centerpiece

    • Tropical fruit platter centerpiece – add squewers
    • Roast pig
    • How to make blue hawaii cocktailsBBQ
    • Fish
    • Mashed fruits
    • Bananas, papayas, watermelon, mango and pineapple.
    • Macadamia nuts
    • Pineapple upside down cakes
    • Barbecued banana – chocolate coated YUM!
    • Cocktails alcoholic and non-alcoholicHawaiian Heartbreaker and the Aloha

Aloha Hawaiian LUAU Party Food Recipes

How To Make Hawaiian Tropical Cocktails

Hawaiian Party Games / Entertainment

  • Limbo contestshawaiian beach party games entertainment
  • Hula hoop
  • Coconut bowling using pineapples for bowling pins
  • Sea shell toss
  • Singing
  • Dancing
  • Music – SKA
  • Beach Balls – add a net for beach volleyball
  • Piniata (How about a giant pineapple!)

Tropical Hawaiian Luau Music

Hawaiian Party Luau Location

  • Beach
  • Back garden
  • Public Park that allows BBQ and music
  • Home

Hawaiian Party Decorations


hawaiian party tropical flower decorations

  • Surf Shack Style Bar
  • Surf boards to prop up around the place, against thebar (cardboard cutouts)
  • Inflatable pink flamingos
  • Inflatable palm trees
  • Random pineapple, tropical palm tree, flamingo decor
  • Hibiscus flowers (artificial will do)
  • Raffia table skirtinghawaiian party decorations location
  • Seashells
  • Coconuts
  • Hawaiian Island backdrop
  • Tikis (wood or stone tribal human type carvings)
  • Piniata ( also great for games later)
  • Leis – Flower garlands made from Kika blossoms, Ginger blossoms, Carnations or Orchids


How To Decorate Your Hawaiian Tropical Party

Pineapple balloons, flamingo cookies and more!

Hawaiian Party Favors

  • Kids sand bucket filled with sea shells, sunglasses, waterbottle, wetwipes
  • Flower necklace
  • Flower for hair

Tropical Party Invitations

tropical hawaiian party invitations

Tropical Party Supplies Hawaiian Luau Partyware


  • Pineapple Cupcake Toppers
  • Description:Cute and simple, these pineapple cupcake toppers are going to look so great atop your favorite treat!
  • Price: $14.50
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  • Pineapple Banner
  • Description:Your tropical birthday party wouldn't be complete without this fun pineapple banner!
  • Price: $11.50
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  • Party Like a Pineapple Invitation
  • Description:The coolest pineapple wearing shades has flamingos by it's side with the phrase "Party like a pineapple" surrounding it. Features a confetti top border. Swoozie's Originals are customizable to your color choices! Just specify what colors you would like in
  • Price: $2.00
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  • Party Invitations - Tropical Shindig - 10 QTY. Color: Neutral
  • Merchant:TinyPrints, Wedding Paper Divas & BorrowLenses
  • Description:Shop custom party invitations from Tiny Prints for any occasion big or small. Customize every detail from front to back. Coordinate with matching address labels envelope liners and more. Professional tip: For a luminescent look choose Pearl White Shimmer
  • Price: $25.80
  • Retail Price:$25.80
  • Party Invitations - Tropical Delight - 10 QTY. Color: Orange
  • Merchant:TinyPrints, Wedding Paper Divas & BorrowLenses
  • Description:Shop custom party invitations from Tiny Prints for any occasion big or small. Customize every detail from front to back. Coordinate with matching address labels envelope liners and more. party invitations
  • Price: $21.90
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  • CHA CHA CHA Stadium Cups
  • Description:Bring some fun to any party or event with these fun tropical "Cha Cha Cha" stadium cups. Pair with the matching napkin for a tropical set! Add in the pillows for fun tropical decorations!
  • Price: $12.95
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  • Tropical Beverage Floats
  • Description:DonÕt let your drink sink...
  • Price: $10.95
  • Retail Price:$10.95
  • Mini Palm Plant Favors
  • Description:Palm fronds gently blowing in the breeze, a fruity drink at your side--you must be in heaven! With these mini palm plant favors, there's no need to fly to an exotic isle to enjoy a piece of paradise.
  • Price: $25.86
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  • Mini Suitcase Favor Tins
  • Description:Mini suitcase favor tins are the perfect travel themed party favor. Fill with candy or other goodies for a sweet favor for destination weddings, bridal showers or birthday parties. Personalization available.
  • Price: $30.83
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  • Starfish Wine Bottle Stoppers
  • Description:Memorialize a party by the sea with these starfish wine bottle stoppers. A silver starfish balances gracefully on each metallic wine stopper--the perfect combination of elegance and whimsy for your beach or wine-themed birthday party.
  • Price: $22.50
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That's all from me folks! If you have any more great ideas for Hawaiian Tropical Parties, drop me a line in comments!