Party: Create a Chic Hawaiian Feel

If you are hosting a party soon {whether it be a birthday or just a get-together}, why not add some Hawaiian flare? Adding tropical touches can really set the mood of your party. Instead of throwing your typical Luau themed party {you know with those plastic leis} try adding just a few Hawaiian inspired touches. This will make your party feel more classy and authentic.

To serve your drinks or appetizers, set up a unique table/bar in a snap! Use a surfboard instead of a table! You can set it atop a small table (for support) or even use two TV trays to prop it up on.

Some simple party food ideas are shrimp skewers, grilled pineapple, and maybe coconut flavored desserts. If you are serving adult drinks, try this cocktail recipe:

{courtesy of Hostess With The Mostess}

Tidal Wave

1½ ounces Malibu (or other coconut-flavored rum)
1 ounce blue curacao
¾ ounces fresh lime juice
½ ounce amaretto
1 tablespoon coconut cream
1 teaspoon superfine sugar lime slice

As for decor, the key here is to keep it simple. No need for tall paper palm trees. You can pull off a Hawaiian feel without crepe paper fish and plastic leis. For table decor, try gathering a few colorful votive candles. Place them on top of random glass cake stands and place a few stemless orchids to add that paradise feel. You can also use items such as sea shells and sand dollars to make your theme come together.

Add simple touches throughout your event space. I love this idea of using a fresh tropical flower to serve as a napkin ring. You can even tie a single flower around items such as a glass pitcher, basket of silverware, or hand towel in the restroom.

In order to have a successful Hawaiian themed party, simple and thoughtful touches really are key. When I think of Hawaii, I think of a natural and easy going flare. If you plan your party with “natural” and “easy going” in mind– you will have stunning results that don’t require a lot of effort!

Photography Credits: Surfboard Bar Karren Bussen, Decor Images The Knot.
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10 Comments on Party: Create a Chic Hawaiian Feel

  1. Courtney Tait
    March 5, 2009 at 1:26 pm (6 years ago)

    I love all of this stuff….and that drink looks and sounds wonderful!

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    March 31, 2009 at 10:39 pm (6 years ago)

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    April 1, 2009 at 4:01 am (6 years ago)

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  4. Sarah
    May 18, 2009 at 9:24 pm (6 years ago)

    I Love it! The drinks sound great for summer!

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  5. Kelly
    June 7, 2010 at 8:17 am (4 years ago)

    Love! Great suggestions for a theme that can be so hard to resist going kitschy.

    Reply
  6. Hang Sell
    February 13, 2012 at 12:47 am (3 years ago)

    Should they be worn only in Hawaii? Thank you for answering.

    Reply
  7. Best Property in Jaipur
    May 7, 2012 at 6:41 am (3 years ago)

    I have painted a wooden cupboard white and I am trying to create a shabby chic look but failing! It looks ok but it needs that distressed look, can anyone offer any tips please?

    Reply

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