Hawaiian Luau Birthday Party Ideas for Kids
Our very own Adrienne, owner of Cherish Paperie, hosted an amazing Hawaiian Luau themed birthday party for her daughter. Not only did the party turn out fabulous, but Adrienne has some great hawaiian luau birthday party ideas for kids that you are sure to love!
The guests were greeted at the door and welcomed with an aloha feel as soon as they came in and were invited to hula hoop in the backyard. All around the room were beautiful hibiscus flowers and decorations making the whole party feel as if it were an island getaway. The relaxed atmosphere and inviting décor were perfect for a pre-teen’s party.
1. The Cake
Everything revolved around this gorgeous cake. The birthday girl really wanted a multi-tier cake for her birthday. So we went in search for awesome ideas and got in touch with Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach to see what they could come up with. What they designed was breathtaking!
Not only was the cake adorned with a hula girl’s get-up, it was also topped with beautiful sugar hibiscus flowers. The colors chosen for the cake were rich and vibrant to match the invitations that Cherish Paperie designed. We wanted something in “girl” colors that were also tropical and vibrant, but that we hadn’t really seen for a tropical luau before.
Different game “stations” were distributed thought the house and yard. Each activity station was staged at different parts of the home and patio so that each child could participate in the activities as they pleased.
A hula hoop contest, tropical dress up relay race and a table set up for making Leis. Girls chose their favorite flowers and beads to lace onto a string. Once the girls were fitted with their party leis they started their fun by indulging in some delicious food and drink. Once their bellies were full it was time for some hula dancing!
The most exciting part of the party was watching TUPUA Productions perform the hula. There was a “emcee” who explained each dance we learned along with a little bit of history. He also played the drums and guitar and Uke, while a female dancer performed each move and helped the girls to learn everything.
We received a performance and a couple of hula lessons in various dance styles, and were able to perform the hula a few times until we were confident in our hula skills. The birthday girl was even able to do a solo act for the crowd. After all of the energy spent hula dancing we came in for some yummy cake and presents.
3. The Food
Going along with the Hawaiian theme the kids snacked on fresh fruit, mini Hawaiian pizzas, pigs in a blanket, festive multicolor of goldfish and popcorn cones filled with pirates booty.
In addition to the tasty cake each of the kids went home with a cake pop made by Cupcakes Couture.
A table skirt from Party City was used as the backdrop/banner for the food and dessert table, and the windows and walls were adorned with large paper flowers and sticker clings from the 99 cent store to carry the festive vibe thought the rooms.
So many elements of the party came from inspiration that were found at HWTM, including the popcorn cones that we filled with pirates booty and décor ideas for the banner and favor tags, and Adrienne was so glad to have such a wonderful resource to help plan my little girl’s special day.
You can find this party featured on Hostess with the Mostess here.
Stationery: Cherish Paperie
Desserts: Cupcakes Couture
Photography: Krista Mason
Hula Instructors: TUPUA Productions