I have lots of Hawaiian "trivia" facts and would like to do a Jeopardy or scholar's bowl quiz game, but can't come up with a fair method for play.
I would also like to do something with hula dancing, but many of the ladies would not be up to doing a dance. Any ideas for that?
Thanks for any tips and ideas you can offer.
By Melody B-H from Oak Ridge, TN
Thank you for the great suggestions. Everyone was greeted at the door with a silk lei (from Dollar Tree) and a name tag with their name in Hawaiian (found a website that listed the 'translations' that I used.) We ended up doing a type of 'Family Feud' game with the trivia questions. We had 3 tables of 4 women and my daughter was the MC.
It was great fun. The hula got scraped for lack of time. We had a meal of luau pig (pulled pork), slaw, fruit skewers, pineapple tea, fruit punch, coconut cake and/or pineapple upside down cake, tropical sherbet and coconut ice cream.
Before leaving, everyone was asked if they remembered their Hawaiian name - without looking at the name tag they were wearing. Most people remembered others but not their own! We all had a good time and made some good memories. I will keep your suggestions in my 'idea file' since everyone wanted to do a luau again next year.
I like Jen64's idea of the hula hand motions. I think if we gave a prompt and asked everyone what motion they would make for it that we would get some good laughs out of the results.
Hello felow Red Hatter.
For the hula:If the Red Hatter can't speak with her hips then the use of Hand motions are really important as they are the language of the dance. (I picture some really funny "hand motions) and for those with restricted use of their hands, they could sing revamped lyrics while doing whatever motions they are capable of.
You should have a "bathing suit" contest with different categories. Imagine ones for antique (costume, not Red Hatter), funniest, most daring, most imaginative use of "bling",most "floatable". Whatever strikes your fancy.
The trivia could be so much fun, especially if the answers given are multiple choice with some really funny answers thrown in. A game where each party goer is given a Hawaiian name. These would not really be Hawaiian but woud be made up names that have some sort of funny meaning and of course would have "Hattitude". Name tags with both the Red Hatters name, title and Hawaiian name are listed would be wonderful.
Have fun ladies. It sounds like something that my "Wild Wilton Chicks" Red Hat group would love.
Princess of all that glitters
How about toss the coconut into a bucket or pail. Underhand is OK! How about musical chairs instead-to Hawaiian music or island music? That's walking instead of dancing & fun for everyone- unless they are real party-poopers! You could have little or big prizes for the winners. McDonald's gift cards to lip gloss to Barettes- Travel Mug & Dunkin Donuts Card, shower gel & a new comb for men or video of baseballs great moments ,Etc.;Or dinner out gift card & movie tickets, or summer blanket, with sunscreen & beach umbrella, a picnic basket full of plastic plates, cups, forks, knives & spoons & nice napkins & gift card to a deli or grocery store, or tickets to an amusment park or zoo. Whatever you decide - I hope you have fun.
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