Luau Pool Birthday Party Ideas

SUMMER_PARTY_2013_11Luaus themed parties are the most popular and festive parties ever. They are simply perfect for birthdays, especially pool birthday parties. Following these five luau pool birthday party ideas, you will definitely set an aloha party spirit. 1. Invitations Your invitations must be fun, fun, fun! Come up with a unique way of inviting your friends to your party. We love the idea of sending them fake tickets provided by Hawaiian Airlines. You can also decorate them with colorful flowers and a big 'Aloha' on the front. Also, be sure to tell your guests to dress Hawaiian style. 2. Decorations Your party will be set around the pool so you need to clean it and dress it up for the party. Have as much as tropical flowers as you can get from a florist like palm fronds or orchids. Other party supplies include tiki torches (to set the real luau mood), personalized luau candles, grass skirts, shell necklaces, straw hats, coconuts, sunglasses, beach balls and balloons, and pretty much anything Hawaiian-related. 3. Food luaus-19 Think tropical! Set up a cabana-inspired sideboard with enough plates for your guests to fill them up with BBQ snacks. Keep everything colorful and themed, especially side dishes like fruits. Make fruit salad with fresh pineapple, strawberries, coconut, bananas, kiwi, and papaya. Decorate the bowls with macadamia nuts and cute themed beach umbrellas. il_570xN.617378098_glr1 As for the real party treats, make lots of colorful cupcakes and dress them up with tropical toppers or wrap up different candies in nice luau labels. Be sure to keep them all in a cool place so they don't melt. They will add a nice personal touch to your tropical setting. 4. Drinks tropical-drink All the party drinks should be fruity. Learn how to make pina coladas, Mai Tais, and other cocktails. All you need to do is some mixing, blending and decorating. Use little umbrellas, colorful straws, orchid blossoms or simply a piece of pineapple to decorate the drinks. Make sure there's plenty of water too. You can match the water bottles using personalized water bottle labels with 'Aloha' sign (or anything also that goes well with the theme). 5. Music and activities Buy luau party CDs or stream Hawaiian radio. Include The Beach Boys or Jimmy Buffet to your playlist. A little bit of reggae will light up the atmosphere as well. Get everyone on their feet and teach them some real hula dance. You can even hire a professional dancer to show you some original moves. Oh, and make sure you have enough grass skirts and leis for everyone. Keep your guests well entertained with lots of games and activities. You can arrange a dance contest, play tiki torch ring toss, play volleyball or marko polo in the pool or get low with a round or two of limbo. Aloha, everyone! Credits: Party City Partypail supplies Tropical drinks