Best Luau or Hawaiian Party Ideas & Games for Kids

Best Luau Or Hawaiian Party Ideas For Kids

Parents are always trying to be innovative for their kid’s birthday party or any other party. Any kid’s party have to be enjoyable with colourful decorations, fun games and delicious food. A theme party which requires them to dress up like some popular characters takes away half the fun of the party. Kids are taking care of their costumes rather than having fun. So they like parties where they don’t have to dress up but it still has a theme. So what better than a children’s luau party or a Hawaiian theme party.

In every luau theme party ideas for kids, everything is Hawaiian themed and includes an open area with colourful decorations, beautiful tents, music, dance, delicious food and lots of entertainment. Kids and adults too get to dress up in loose-fitting colourful clothes, put flowers and wear vibrant garlands or Lei in their neck or hands. Lei is a necklace or garland made of colourful flowers, ferns and kukui nuts. It is an integral part of any Luau party. Other important parts are drums and ukulele.

It is best to incorporate Hawaiian or Luau theme to all aspects of the party from invitations, food, games, dress and favours to get the complete and memorable experience.

Hawaiian Party Invitations For Kids

The Luau party theme cannot be conveyed more aptly than Hawaiian party themed invitations. The kids will love the innovative party invites. Some ideas of Hawaiian party invites for kids are:

1. Party Invite in a Bottle

What you will need

  • Plastic bottle – of the same number as the kids to be invited.
  • Sand.
  • Sketch pens – as many colours as you want.
  • Mailing Labels.
  • Small invitation cards.
  • Glitter (optional).
  • Colourful Twine (optional).
  • Glue.

How to do

  • Take the small invitation cards and write your party invite, with details such as date, time, place and the kid’s name.  Also, mention the party attire and theme. Use as many colourful pens as you want.
  • Fill sand into the plastic bottle but make sure to not fill it completely.
  • Put the invitation card in the bottle.
  • Add some glitter, if you want.
  • Fill the mailing label with the name and address of the guest. Stick the label on the bottle.
  • You can also stick the label to twine and attach the twine to the bottleneck like a tag.
  • Send the bottle to the guest.

2. Flip-Flop Party Invite

What you will need

  • Colourful thick paper.
  • Pencil.
  • Sketch Pens.
  • Glitter (optional).
  • Scissors.
  • Colourful Twine.
  • Glue.

How to do

  • Take a sheet of paper and draw the shape of a flip-flop by a pencil. If can’t draw, take a flip-flop and trace its outline with a pencil.
  • Cut the shape.
  • Punch holes like the actual flip-flop for the strap. And insert twine like a strap.
  • Write your party invite on the upper side with colourful sketch pens.
  • Decorate the flip-flop by making star or flower shapes with glue and then sprinkle glitter on the glue shape.
  • Send your flip-flop party to invite to your guests.

Hawaiian Party Games For Kids

No kids party would be complete without games. So if the party is Hawaiian themed then the games should also be Hawaiian. Find below some traditional Hawaiian games for kids:

1. Hawaiian Scavenger Hunt

What you will need

  • Coconuts.
  • Beach balls.
  • Leis.
  • Limbo stick.
  • Seashells.
  • Tiki Masks.
  • Small plastic palm trees.

How to do

  • Choose any of the given items and hide them around the party area.
  • Make lists of all the items hidden.
  • Give one list to each kid and ask them to find the items.
  • The kid who finds the maximum number of items is the winner.

2. Kabob Relay

What you will need

  • Skewers.
  • Bowl.
  • Spoon.
  • Fruits (cut in cubes).

How to do

  • Make two teams of the kids.
  • Give each team the same number of skewers, a bowl and a spoon.
  • Keep the skewers and the bowl on a side table.
  • Keep the cubed fruit pieces in bowls at another table at some distance.
  • Line up the two teams.
  • At a time, one kid from each team will race with a spoon.
  • They will pick up a cube of fruit with the spoon and race back to their team table and dump the fruit in the bowl.
  • Then they hand the spoon to next player in their team line.
  • The next player will then race to pick up another fruit cube.
  • The other kids can put the fruit cubes on the skewers.
  • The first team to put fruits on all the skewers wins.

Luau Party Food Ideas For Kids

Any party is incomplete without delicious food and drinks. Some food ideas of Hawaiian party are:

1. Tropical fruit salad

What you will need

  • Pineapple.
  • Kiwi.
  • Oranges.
  • Sweet Lime.
  • Yoghurt.
  • Bowl.
  • Half coconut shells (optional).
  • Vanilla flavour.
  • Coconut shavings.

How to do

  • Cut the fruits in chunks or cubes or slices.
  • Take the bowl and put all fruit chunks and slices.
  • Add yoghurt to the fruits.
  • Store in refrigerate to cool.
  • When serving, serve in small bowls or half coconut shell.
  • Garnish with coconut shavings.

2. Pineapple Punch

What you will need

  • Fresh juice of pineapple -1 qty.
  • Any fresh fruit juice.
  • Lemon juice- 6 qty.
  •  Water – 8 cups.
  • Red cherries- 20-25 qty.
  • Mint leaves (garnishing).

How to do

  • Mix pineapple juice, fresh fruit juice, lemon juice and water in a large container.
  • Stir well and refrigerate.
  • Serve cold and add cherries and mint leaves for garnishing.

Pineapple Punch

3. Beach Jell-O

What you will need

  • Blue coloured jell-O.
  • Cookies (smashed).
  • Fish jelly Candy.
  • Fruit roll-ups.
  • Teddy graham’s.
  • Drink Umbrellas.
  • Plastic cups.

How to do

  • Read instructions on the jell-O package and make it.
  • Fill the plastic cups with Jell-O till half.
  • Cool them in the refrigerator.
  • After they have cooled, take them out and place the jellyfish candy in the glasses.
  • Put the glasses back in the refrigerator to settle completely.
  • Take them out and top them with smashed cookies, teddy Graham and place an umbrella in the glass.

Luau Party Dressing Style For Kids

Enjoy the Hawaiian party with the perfect Luau party dress. Some cool ideas of Hawaiian party dresses are:

1. Flower Power dress

What you will need

  • Flower print clothes or Aloha shirt.
  • Hula skirt (for girls).
  • Fresh flowers.
  • Haku Lei.
  • Hairpins.
  • Colourful Flip-flop.
  • Straw hat.
  • Sunglasses.

How to do

  • Wear flower printed clothes.
  • Pin fresh flowers in the hair.
  • Put the Haku Lei on heads of girls and straw hats for boys.
  • Let the kids wear flip-flops and sunglasses.

2. Grass Skirt

What you will need

  • Garbage bags with drawstrings – green colour.
  • Scissors.

Grass Skirt

How to do

  • Cut the bottom of the garbage bag.
  • Use the drawstring as the waist and make your child wear the garbage bag.
  • Now with the scissors cut the bag from the bottom upwards in thin strips, giving the illusion of grass.

Hawaiian Party Decorations For Kids

A Hawaiian kid’s party would be incomplete without Hawaiian party decorations. Some cool ideas of Hawaiian party decorations are:

1. Luau Beach Decoration

What you will need

  • A big wading pool.
  • Sprinklers.
  • Water supply.
  • Small chairs.
  • Beach balls.
  • Swimming suits/Bathing suits.
  • Beach umbrellas.
  • Sand.

How to do

  • Fill the wading pool with water.
  • Set up the sprinklers and connect them with water supply.
  • Spread the sand around the wading pool to give the beach-like feel.
  • Set up the beach umbrellas and chairs.
  • Give the kids the bathing suits and swimming suits.
  • Put the beach balls in the pool.

2. Play SandBox

What you will need

  • A big sandbox.
  • Sand.
  • Beach toys.
  • Toy shovel.
  • Beach buckets.
  • Decorative shells.
  • Toy aquatic animals.
  • Circular plank.
  • Beach umbrellas.

How to do

  • Fill the sandbox with sand.
  • Put the aquatic toys and shells in the sand.
  • Place a stand in the sand and put the circular plank on it.
  • Set up the beach umbrellas.
  • Put the beach buckets and shovels for the kids to play.

Hawaiian Party Favors For Kids

Kids will remember the amazing Hawaiian party with some memorable favors or return gifts. Some cool ideas of Hawaiian party favors are:

1. Mini Beach Pails

What you will need

  • Mini beach pails.
  • Wrapped chocolates.
  • Cookies.
  • Sweets.
  • Pencils.
  • Sketch pens.
  • Small beach umbrellas.
  • Small beach balls.
  • Ribbon.

How to do

  • Fill the mini beach pails with all the goodies.
  • Tie the ribbon in a bow on the handle of the pail to complete the favour.

2. Decorative Bottles

What you will need

  • Decorative bottles.
  • Chocolates.
  • Sweets.
  • Pencils.
  • Wrapped chocolates.
  • Sketch pens.
  • Ribbon.

How to do

  • Fill the bottles with all the goodies.
  • Tie the ribbon in a bow on the bottleneck to complete the favour.

Decorative Bottles

A Luau party or Hawaiian party for kids is the perfect theme for your kids birthday. The little one with the friends will enjoy the Hawaiian theme decorations, food, gifts, clothes and invites. The kids will enjoy the games and play around in the sand or water. The splendid Hawaiian theme party is the perfect idea for a memorable party for kids.

Also Read:

Birthday Party Themes for Girls
Unique Birthday Party Themes for Boys
Unique Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

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