I and a friend are hosting a Red Hat August birthday party in a couple of weeks with a luau theme. The food and decorations are no problem, but coming up with fun games that can be done easily by a group of ladies of differing abilities aged low 50s to high 90s is difficult.
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.
I'm having my 13th b-day party on Friday and it is a Luau theme. I am having 8-10 of my best friends over from 7-10. The problem is, I have absolutely no idea what games to play. If you have any ideas for me please respond.
Maggie from Macungie, PA
By the Oracle
Put a potato in one side of pantyhose and tie the other side around your waist. Using "only" your hip motion, try to knock a potato that is on the floor across a finish line, too funny to watch. You can use lemons, apples, or anything round that will roll. (04/24/2007)
Hawaiian Musical Chairs Game: Place beach towels in various places throughout the room. Play Hawaiian music while the players move through out the room. When the music stops, players must try to find a beach towel to stand on. The player without a beach towel loses. (03/02/2008)