Luaus are one of favorite parties theme in the summer, they are colorful and fun, and the food is fabulous. A Hawaiian luau is an awesome theme to have for a backyard cookout or barbecue. Some of the most exciting elements to think about when planning are the decorations for a luau party. Decorating for a luau party can be time-consuming, but luau decor always looks great. For a festive and interactive party that everyone can enjoy, the Hawaiian Luau or Tiki theme offers a number of easy decorating options. Based upon Polynesian tropical island decor, create a casual and lighthearted mood that will relax and entertain your guests anytime of year. The Hawaiian Luau theme may also be called a Bali Hai party, Tiki party, or Island party. Luau decorations are also great to have on hand to create an impromptu tropical atmosphere. With a luau party theme, the more decorations the better to help set the mood.
Here are some tips that will give you all the inspiration you’ll need to create your very own gorgeous and unique luau décor. To create a cohesive look for all of your luau’s decorative elements, you’ll want to establish a specific color scheme. Inspiration can come from anywhere from a piece of fabric to scrapbook paper to a fun-colored party supply item. Take one to three colors, put them together and try to find similar items that match to create a well-put-together theme. Fabric may not be the first thing you think of when envisioning your luau’s décor, but it can be used in a number of fun and clever ways. You can create a table runner using pinking shears or by creating a hem with no-sew hemming tape you can find at the fabric store. Once you have your runner, you can use your fabric to create other elements for the table. Wrap it around different size cylinders and float candles in them for centerpieces. Create napkin rings with small strips of the same fabric. Use it to create another runner for your buffet table. Use a raffia table skirt around the buffet table to bring Hawaii right inside your home. Use a green plastic or linen tablecloth over the buffet and pin the skirting to the edges. Add fabulous tropical Mylar balloons (all you need is some helium) in the shape of tikis, sun, and hula girls so buffets can be seen from anywhere at the party. Rather than wearing a lei and grass skirt yourself, incorporate them into your luau’s décor. “Try purchasing several grass skirts, then tying them together to create one huge table skirt. Purchase several multicolored leis, untie them all and then re-tie them together to create a simple and inexpensive garland to hang across or over your table. If you’re hosting a luau, you’re probably planning to pick up a few tiki torches, but don’t stop there. You can create stunning ambiance with tea lights or a fire pit that guests can gather and mingle around. Every summer, party supply stores pack their shelves with luau-themed décor and accessories. Be wary of buying too many of these items, because they can quickly create an atmosphere that’s tacky and cliché. Instead, invest in a select few items and find creative ways to use them in your luau’s décor. If you can create an atmosphere that makes your guests feel as though they’ve been whisked away to a gorgeous island or resort, your luau is sure to be a hit.