Remember that summer your parents had a BBQ luau tiki party, where family, friends, and just about the whole neighborhood showed up with wild Hawaiian shirts, board shorts, sarongs and sunglasses? And Dad, of course, was in his element at the helm grilling like a madman. Mom was lovely in her tropical sarong, serving fancy Mai Tai cocktails with little umbrellas, and laughing from imbibing just a few too many. Well, they are coming back, and bigger than ever. Luaus, tiki parties, and Hawaiian BBQs are making a big comeback this summer, so stock up on these goodies for a aloha-of-a-good-time. Also, don’t forget about the music! You can’t have a summer Hawaiian BBQ, Luau, tiki party without the proper music. For the best summer tiki party music, check out my article: Top 10 Luau Tiki Party Summer Albums, for awesome musical selections.
To throw the perfect Luau, tiki party, Hawaiian BBQ, or summer pool party with a Hawaiian theme, you’ve got to have all the right gear, so here a few things you’ll definitely want to get:
Hawiian clothing: (sarongs, tropical Hawaiian shirts, board shorts, etc.)
Hawaiian grocery items (like Kona blend coffee, Hawaiian shave ice syrup, Mauna Loa dry roasted macadamias, coconut, Tiki Cat Hawaiian Grill Ahi Tuna, Mr. Yoshida’s Original Gourmet sweet and savory sauce for grilling, Hawaiian royal sweet bread mix, Hawaii coconut syrup, Mai Tai mix , ribs, Hawaiian salads, etc.)
Tiki torches –Tiki torches are a must have for any summer Luau, or tiki party.
Some great Hawaiian recipe sites:
Delicious Hawaiian style recipes to create an authentic Hawaiian cuisine … ·
Luau Party Article – Allrecipes.com – Recipes ·
Luau Recipes – Hawaiian Luau Foods – Island Theme Party Recipes
You’ll also need summer Luau, Tiki party supplies, games, etc. ;
· Hawaiian party supplies; plastic leis, plastic palm trees, little umbrellas, and more.
· More Hawaiian Luau Party Supplies, Decorations, Games, Menus,etc…
More Hawaiian party games can be found: Hawaiian party games here.
Or, just search for Hawaiian Luau party ideas on google, and you’ll find tons of fabulous ideas.
Best Mai Tai recipes here; Kevdo.com .
Invitations : Best way would be to make them yourself with tropical clip art, or photos of a hula dancer, surfer, tropical flowers, a lei, a volcano, or a map of Hawaii. Make sure to add that extra special touch by printing the invitations in English and Hawaiian, and don’t forget to ask them to dress appropriately (Hawaiian shirts, board shorts, sarongs, Hawaiian dresses, etc.).
Here’s a great Luau party idea site; chiff.com with lots of amazing suggestions.
I hope you make time this summer for a fabulous summer BBQ, pool party, luau, or tiki party, it might just take you back to the good-old-days.
Top 10 Luau Tiki Party Summer Albums” article