To make inexpensive trees one year for a float we used carpet rolls and painted them and got some palms from a local florist and use them at the top of the carpet rolls. We make paper mache coconuts.
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Here are some ideas for Hawaiian food:
Fresh fruits- pineapple, strawberries, melons, papyas
Hawaiian sweet bread
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If you knew someone that actually knew how to roast a pig.Never been to one, but wouldn't that be a party that would be remembered for a long time to come?
I would like to plan a luau party for my anniversary. Something just for the two of us. Does anyone have any ideas for recipes, decorations and music? Thanks.
Wear hawaiian shirts (start looking now at thrift stores or yard sales). Ask a local travel agent if you can borrow any posters/flyers that show beaches, tropical sunsets, etc and use these to decorate. Pineapple upside-down cake would be a good dessert (you can even buy a mix). For the main dish I would serve Waikiki Chicken: Mix 1 cup BBQ sauce, 1 cup crushed pineapple with juice, 1/2 cup brown sugar. Put this in your slow cooker with chicken pieces and let it cook all day. I serve this over rice. Have fun -- and ALOHA!!!
We had a luau a few years ago for a birthday party. I used the library (free) for music. Used Elvis, Beach boys and Hawaiian CD's. Used paper decorations and japanese lanterns. We played coconut bowling, in our backyard and that was a hit. Used nametags with the hawaiian conversion of their name. That was fun too. You can look these up on the internet. Also their is a recipe for a volcano cake using dry ice, I did that too.
Hawaiian Chicken or Hawaiian Pork.
Ambrosia or 5 Cup Salad.
Baked Pineapple casserole would be good.
Any party supply house should have a luau or Hawaiian them products.
Happy Anniversary, this sounds really nice.
Dollar Tree and Giant Dollar Store in our town have alot of decorations. Learn how to belly dance and put on a show! Make your cups out of coconuts.
Order fresh flower leis from a florist or on-line specialty store. Serve mai-tai or daquiri or blue Hawaii drinks, Roast pork, rice, pineapple for dinner. Party stores have lots of luau decorations.
I agree that the Orential Trading Company is very nice but the outlet card stores in our area have quite a few luau decorations and you don't have to add in the postage.
Serve fruit kabobs, use the long wooden skewers and pineapple, kiwi, apple, grapes, etc. Makes a colorful dessert. You can also make a fruit dip using yogurt.
the orential trading company catalog has all kinds of luau decorations really inexpensively.they have an online site too.
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