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Luau Party

Have a Hawaiian luau at the beach, nearby pool, or just about anywhere. Explore Hawaiian folk lore, teach hula dancing, and enjoy tropical treats.

Party Invitations
Make invitation in the shape of a volcano, with a map of Hawaii, or a photo of a hula dancer or surfer. Ask guests to wear Hawaiian or beach shirts.

Party Decorations
Decorate with pineapples and coconuts, palm fronds and a surf board (borrowed real one or inexpensive styrofoam board).

Games & Activities
Read Hawaiian legends and play a Hawiian gods matching game (names of Hawaiian gods to their purpose). Build and erupt volcanos (buy a volcano science kit or have children make small volcanos out of modelling clay – put baking soda in the hole and pour in some vinegar to create an “eruption”). Teach hula dancing and play Hawaiian music.

Arts & Crafts
Make necklaces out of wooden beads and cord. Paint a Hawaiian mural (tropical island or undersea scene). Paint colorful designs on white t-shirts.

Party Refreshments
Serve peanut butter and banana sandwiches, goldfish crackers, and tropical fruit smoothies. Make a pineapple upside-down cake or volcano cake.

Party Favors
Send guests home with Hawaiian leis, sunglasses, beach ball, sand toys, jump rope or blowing bubbles.

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