10 Hawaiian Theme Party Ideas To Try This Summer
10 Hawaiian Theme Party Ideas To Try This Summer
Every season has certain qualities that set it apart from the others.
Summer is known for long days that turn into nights, barefoot walks on the beach and relaxed, sunshine-filled fun with friends.
Hawaii has always been known as the perfect summer destination. The sand and surf, laid-back lifestyle, and fun-loving locals make everyone who visits feel like they’ve stepped foot in tropical paradise.
In fact, the island state is well-known for its trademark Hawaiian hospitality.
If you can’t make it to the island to party this summer, how about throwing your own Hawaiian party?
What better way to ring in the summertime?
Whether you’re inviting your neighbors, co-workers, or your kid’s kindergarten class, we’ve got perfect party ideas that everyone will love.
Organize your own island escape with these Hawaiian theme party ideas!
10 Hawaiian Theme Party Ideas for Every Summer Occasion
These Hawaiin theme party ideas will help make your summer entertaining simple. Once you plan one Hawaiian party, many of your original party ideas can be used for your next event, even if the occasion is completely different from the first.
Hawaiian parties are so versatile that the theme is appropriate for all ages and works for practically every summer occasion.
Hawaiian theme party ideas can accommodate practically any type of party, For girls’ night, your son’s birthday, an engagement party or a neighborhood get-together, Hawaiin theme party ideas are a perfect pick, no matter what crowd you’re hosting.
Here are ten Hawaiian theme party ideas to jump-start your summer party planning.
1. Aloha Summer Kick-Off Party
Say goodbye to the classroom and hello to summer with an ” Aloha Summer party” that gets the season started off right.
For a class or team party, fun group games and activities are essential. A hula-hooping contest and limbo competition are kid favorites. Afterward, party-goers can chow down on healthy fruit skewers and chilled lime-sherbert punch.
Send each child home with a lei. It’s a simple party favor that’s always a hit.
2. Get Down at a Hula Dance Party
Grass skirts, flower leis, and authentic Hawaiian music will have your guests hula-ing in no time. Have someone come to teach a quick lesson, or check online to learn Hawaiian-style dances that you can pass on to your party attendees.
This is a big hit for a girl’s night or girl’s birthday party.
Floral arrangements do double-time, serving as centerpieces and flair for your guests’ hair. Allow girls to choose their favorite Hawaiian flower to tuck behind their ear for a fancy Hawaiian ‘do.
3. Say “I Do” to a Tropical Paradise Engagement Party
What’s the next best thing to getting hitched in Hawaii?
Celebrating your engagement with a Tropical Paradise Party might not beat the island heat, but it runs a close second.
Serve shrimp cocktails and pina-coladas to your guests. Have cocktail napkins printed with the happy couple’s names and the date of their big event.
Strings of lights and tropical floral accents set a romantic ambiance for an evening outdoors.
4. Beat the Heat with a Luau Pool Party
Make a splash this summer with a luau themed pool party. If you don’t have access to a swimming pool, a slip-n-slide or sprinkler works just as well.
5. Tie Dye Birthday Bash
Pass out white t-shirts and string them on a clothesline. Fill spray bottles with brightly colored water and fabric dye and let your guests create their own tropical work of art.
6. Invite Your Neighbors to an Island Block Barbeque
Crank up the grill and turn up the heat this summer with a neighborhood barbeque block party.
The sweet smell of authentic Hawaiian barbeque is a never-fail crowd pleaser. Make the menu simple by asking everyone to bring a potluck dish while you provide the main dish.
7. A Backyard Hawaiian Movie Party
Rent all of your favorite Hawaiian flicks and invite the family over for a night at the movies in your backyard.
A blow-up movie screen is ideal, but you can even use a regular television or projector to show the night’s feature film.
Kids can string candy leis while parents catch up.
8. Tiki Bar After-Hours Social
Looking for a fun after-hours professional event to host? String bright floral garland, center floral arrangements on tables, and create a tiki-bar using posterboard.
Serve Hawaiian-themed drinks and appetizers. Set the mood with some island music and tiki torches.
Colleagues will applaud your creativity and spend time getting to know one another.
9. A Coconut Cocktail Party
Carve out coconuts and serve cocktails to guests on Hawaiian platters garnished with miniature “skewers” or toothpicks stacked with pineapple and cherries. Add tiny parasols to top off the coconut concoction.
10. Treasure Hunt Island Equals Family Fun
This party idea works great with groups of friends and families.
Large crowds can divide into teams.
As their host, you will pass out a “treasure map” that you created prior to their arrival, along with scavenger hunt clues. Each clue will lead the group to a token prize, landmark, or additional clue needed for the next step.
You can modify the scavenger hunt depending on the ages and skill levels of your guests.
This party can be thrown together in no time for hours of island-style fun.
Ready to Throw a Summer Party?
You can add to these Hawaiian theme party ideas, or substitute a suggestion for a creative idea of your own.
If you are throwing more than one summer party, stock up on party extras from your local dollar store. You can usually find leis, luau themed paper products, tiki torches, and other fun items like funky strings of lights or paper lanterns there. Many local dollar stores even stock faux grass skirts throughout the summer.
Hawaiian party favors and decorations abound, especially during the warmer months.
But, you can throw a super-fun islander’s summer soiree using just a few homemade or dollar store decorations and bright tropical flower arrangements. This decor suits almost any Hawaiian-themed occasion. And, once the party is over, you’ll have a floral party favor of your own to brighten up your home.
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