Need Labor Day party planning ideas? Look no further! This year, throw a Labor Day luau. A traditional Hawaiian luau is a wonderful event that includes an abundance of food, drink, and dance. Keep this theme in mind throughout your Labor Day party planning so that you can throw your own authentic feast!
To get started, send out beautiful invitations. Browse simple and beautiful online invitations here. Online invitations can make your Labor Day luau planning much easier. On the invitation, be sure to specify the theme!
Decorations and Favors
Think to decorate your party space with a variety of Hawaiian flowers. Check online or visit your local florist to order beautiful flower arrangements for your party. Greet your guests as they arrive with leis made of beautiful, fresh flowers. Plumeria flowers and orchids are authentic options as they are used in traditional leis. These leis can also be party favors! Another lovely decoration and favor is an orchid. You can use this flower as a centerpiece and then allow each guest to take one home.
Food and Drink
The focus of many luaus is the Kalua pig that is smoked underground for hours. Though this is not a feasible option for most people, grilled pork, salmon and chicken are all great alternatives. Other traditional menu items include rice, poi, sweet potatoes, bananas, pineapple and coconut pudding for dessert. To view an extensive luau menu, click here. For drinks, serve inspired cocktails accompanied by fresh fruit skewers. Try this delicious recipe for a pineapple Mai Tai:
Pineapple Mai Tai
4 oz orange juice
4 oz pineapple juice
1 oz Rose's lime juice
1 oz dark rum
1 oz light rum
1 oz triple sec
1/2 oz grenadine
To make this delicious luau drink recipe, simply mix all the ingredients together and serve.
No Luau is complete without Hawaiian music and hula dancing. Think to hire a Hawaiian band or create a luau playlist ahead of time. To make it a truly memorable event, hire a live band and a professional hula instructor to teach guests how to hula dance! This will get everyone on their feet. They’ll dance until the morning!
This year, light the tiki torches and celebrate the final days of summer with this Hawaiian-inspired party. Be sure to try these tips for a fabulous Labor Day luau that everyone will remember. Don’t forget to say “Aloha!”