In ancient Hawaii, women and men could not share meals, but when King Kamehameha II took the throne in 1819, he abolished that practice. The feast held to celebrate this new tradition was the birth of the luau! A luau is a great party theme that everyone can enjoy! Hawaiians today will hold luaus for any celebration, from a baby’s first birthday to graduations or weddings. Its exotic and tropical look will definitely provide a party to remember.
When decorating for your luau party, you should plan to use bright colors, flowers and greenery, and tropical décor. The traditional luaus were eaten on the floor at a long mat, which was covered by a beautiful centerpiece made from leaves, ferns, and flowers. For your luau party, you can use beautiful silk flowers or you can even order leis and orchid sprays. If you decide to skip the floral luau centerpiece, an ocean theme with fishnets and shells, or even a brightly colored sarong can make a great luau table covering. Be sure to get raffia hula skirts to make a fringe around any tables you’ll have, and really set that island mood. You will want to invite your guests by sending Luau Party Invitations followed by Luau Party Thank You Cards. The food planning is also important at a luau party, since the name “luau” came from a favorite dish served at these traditional feasts. Although we can’t all serve Kalua Pig and Poi at our luaus, just keeping the luau party menu tropical can be fun! Salmon, sweet potatoes, and tropical fruits are also common at luaus … and don’t forget your Mai Tai cocktails! (Paper parasols in your Mai Tai drinks are a nice touch, too.)
Always remember to say “Aloha” and greet your guests with leis or other luau tropical party favors. At Party-Holiday-Supplies, we offer you a wide variety of luau party supplies wholesale and luau party favors to choose from to match your luau party theme! Browse through our online catalog for luau parties to get more party planning ideas and to find the best luau party supplies wholesale and luau party favors to make your luau party a smash!