You don’t have to head to Hawaii to ring in the New Year Luau style! Take a break from winter’s chill and host a New Year’s Eve Luau theme party to brighten everyone’s spirits! We’ll show you how!
Having a theme New Year’s Eve party is a great way to gather all your friends together to ring in the new year. A luau party is perfect, especially if you live in a colder area. After all, nothing warms you up faster than imagining yourself on a beach, right? Read on for some of our favorite Luau theme party ideas!
New Year’s Eve Luau Theme Party Ideas
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When it comes to Luau party invitations, you have a few different choices. You can make your own by using green, pink or yellow paper and cut them into shapes of flip flops! If you need some wording ideas, try “Limbo until the clock strikes twelve- at Hannah’s New Year’s Eve Luau!” or “Baby, it’s cold outside- But not at Jim’s New Year’s Eve Luau party!” You can also use traditional New Year’s Eve party invitations and wrap each invitation in a flower lei, which guests can then wear when they come to your party. At Greetings Island, you can customize, download, print or send invitations online. You can also use services like PicMonkey to make your own designs, then print them yourself. We made the one above one using their “Luau Oh Wow” template.
Welcome your guests by hanging a banner outside the front door. Amazon has a great foil Luau Welcome Banner. At the entrance to the party area, have a Male Luau Cutout and a Female Luau Cutout, available from Party 411, great your party guests. From the ceiling of the party area, hang these Tropical Colored Swirl Decorations. Line the walls of the party area with room rolls, which transform any room into a tropical oasis. Amazon features 4-foot by 40-foot Bamboo Room Roll or Palm Trees Room Roll.
3. Table Settings
Amazon features an array of luau table centerpieces, including Bright Pineapple Centerpieces, Foam Palm Tree Centerpiece and Tropical Drink Centerpiece. When it comes to tableware, Party City has a variety of party kits, including Aloha Hawaiian Basic Party Kit, Neon Hibiscus Basic Party Kit and Tropical Tiki Basic Party Kit. These kits feature everything you need to serve your party guests, including cups, cutlery, napkins and plates.
4. Food & Drink
When it comes to food and drink ideas for your New Year’s Eve Luau Theme Party, think tropical and Hawaiian snacks, treats and drinks! Set out bowls of tropical snacks, such as cashews, coconut and macadamia nuts. Take wooden skewers and alternate tropical fruit chunks, like banana, mango, papaya and pineapple. Use palm tree cookie cutters for deli meat and cheese slices. Make a batch of tropical strawberry lemonade to drink!
5. Party Favors
Send your guests home with a party favor, to remember your party for a long time to come! Consider trinkets like leis, sunglasses, candy and novelty items. Windy City Novelties features an array of leis, including Neon Silk Flower Leis, Two-Tone Silk Flower Leis, Carnation Flower Silk Leis and Tie Dye Silk Flower Leis. Oriental Trading features sunglasses like Luau Pinhole Glasses and Tiki Mask Sunglasses; candy such as Flip Flop Gummy Candy and Tropical Fish Ring Lollipops and novelty items like Tropical Bubble Bottles and Plush Neon Monkeys.
By the time your guests leave, they’ll feel like they’ve just spent the evening vacationing in Hawaii! Not a bad way to ring in the New Year, right?
Have you ever thrown a Luau theme party for New Year’s Eve? Share your ideas below!