My younger one’s birthday is in the summer and for the past few years, we have held his party in early May before the school year ends. This year with…well…you know…we decided that we would need to put a “pause” on the party.
On Mother’s Day, we talked about options. He liked the idea of having a small party with his uncle, cousin, and some good family friends and requested a Luau theme.
We grabbed an image online, pulled it into PowerPoint, made it into an invite, saved it as a .jpg and texted it to our guests. Easy.
For decorations, we took full advantage of our Amazon account! Purchasing a pack of Hawaiian Flower Leis were perfect for our guests as well as decor around the house. We also had Palm Tree Centerpieces and Tissue Pineapples for the buffet. These Hawaiian Aloha plates and napkins were the perfect addition to the party and we purchased some Tiki Paper Lanterns to complete the look.
For whatever reason I didn’t capture photos of some of the main dishes, but wanted to share what I served here!
For our “main dishes” we served Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pulled Pork and offered our guests either Hawaiian Rolls or lettuce leaves to make sandwiches. We also offered Slow Cooker Sweet Hawaiian Teriyaki Meatballs – these were a HIT!
Other snacks and sides we served included a small meat and cheese tray, a veggie tray, fruit kabobs, and flip flop Nutter Butters.
We also made a Pineapple Mango Lemonade as a refreshing, tropical beverage for our guests.
For the cake, my son asked for a yellow cake with a vanilla frosting and sprinkles. Easy. To incorporate it into our Luau theme, I purchased an edible, tiki cake topper from Custom Created Cakes by Brandi – it was perfect!
We wanted to give our guests a party favor, so found these pineapple toppers on Amazon, stuck them in a doughnut, put them in a bag, and tied on a tropical “flavored” Burt’s Bee’s lip balm. Perfect for a summer Luau!
We enjoyed working together on this party – it’s fun to watch his creativity grow! I hope some of this will inspire you to throw your own Luau Birthday Party! Aloha!