Let’s Luau!

Well, it looks like I won’t be going to Hawaii this summer, but that doesn’t mean I can’t throw a luau-themed party right in my own backyard. I have been doing some research via the internet and have found lots of great ideas for luau party food and fun!

Hawaiian Ham Skewers

This recipe is not only easy, but also delicious! In other words, this is a perfect dish to serve at your luau party. It can be assembled and “skewered” ahead of time, so all you have to do at the party is slather the barbecue sauce on the skewers and throw them on the grill just long enough to caramelize the sauce and get everything piping hot. The sauce recipe is delicious, and in fact, I used it on some chicken wings I made the other night.  Check it out by clicking here.

More Food and Fun

By its very nature, a luau party is a laid-back casual affair with yummy food, drinks and games! There is just something about a group of people in flowery shirts and grass skirts that makes for a lulu of a luau! This All Recipes site has a good selection of recipes for drinks like a Blue Hawaiian, main dishes such as Kalua Pig, the delicious Chef John’s Classic Macaroni Salad, and how about Coconut and Chocolate Pie for dessert?

After that feast, you will probably want to get a little exercise, so check out the suggestions for some lively luau-themed party games. Click here to visit the site.

7 Easy Hawaiian Luau Appetizer Recipes

Whether your luau is an evening affair or an afternoon pool party, serving a variety of appetizers can be satisfying, but not as involved as a whole meal. This Party Swizzle web site offers seven luau-themed appetizers you could serve at your party. I am definitely trying the Sweet and Sour Meatballs and the Grilled Fruit Kabobs. Click here to get these and other recipes.

How to Throw a Luau Party

Leave it to Rachel Ray to give you an entertaining guide to throwing a luau party! For example, she has a list of do’s and don’ts including don’t grill in a grass skirt or decorate platters of appetizers with grass trimmings! There are lots of recipes such as Hawaiian Dogs and Pineapple Upside-down Bites and Surfin’ Nacho Boards to name just a few. There are also suggestions about “Aloha” fashions and even what music to play. I know you will enjoy checking out Rachel Ray’s luau party ideas by clicking here.

I hope you will take a look at these sites even if you are having a luau party for one.  Aloha!


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