12 Sep

Bright & Cheerful Island Style Luau Party

pig roast candy

Aloha! Grab your leis and grass skirts and get ready to join in the fun at Isabella’s Tiki Hut for a Bright & Cheerful Island Style Luau Party by BellaGrey Designs! With a creative volcano cake, yummy chocolate “coconuts” and classic Hawaiian decor, Jennifer created the perfect tropical paradise to celebrate her daughter’s 7th birthday! (Find more Luau Inspiration here and here.)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Paper Palm Tree Toothpicks with Brown Pom Pom “Coconuts”
– Hawaiin Punch in Shell Dishes + Personalized Palm Tree Plastic Cups
– Pig Roast Candy, Candy Kabobs, Totem Bites and “Sandy” Donut Treats
– Sun, Sea Shell, Hula Skirt and Flip Flop Cookies by Roni’s Sugar Creations

limbo time

sun cookies

volcano cake

luau inspired dessert table

take a lei

tiki hut sign

pearl candy

luau party ideas

coconut chocolate balls

aloha cupcake toppers

hawaiin punch

party flags

aloha banner



PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jennifer

Wow! I can’t believe another year has passed and we are celebrating my daughter’s birthday again! This year was especially fun, as Isabella was so excited about her girls only “Luau Island Party”.  As we were discussing this years theme, Isabella was inspired by all the luau party supplies we had seen in all the stores and also the Teen Beach Movie on Disney. For the luau, I focused on a more modern feel. I wanted everything to portray her personality ~ bright and cheerful. Whats more bright and cheerful than yellow? Using yellow stripes as our base, we went with hot pink and orange as our other two primary colors.

Our guests were welcomed to the luau with an Aloha sign posted on the front door of the pool clubhouse. As you stepped inside there were three tables set up, the drink table; main table and to the right, the sweets table.

The table decor used included burlap and white cotton tablecloths; grass skirts; leis; a colorful fabric swag and a beautiful centerpiece we borrowed from our school theater department. Our sweets table was set up under a tiki hut umbrella. The plates had a fun hula dancer on the front with rich, vibrant colors and we paired solid colored napkins to match. We purchased wooden forks and used a colorful floral design washi tape, that matched our theme perfect, to cover the handles. Wrist leis, were used to decorate the straw and fork jars. Each guest had there own personalized cup to sip on Lemon Berry and Hawaiian punch, that were served out of large seashells.

We decided to serve a variety of sweets and fruit for our party since it was early afternoon. The fruit consisted of pineapple; kiwi; strawberries; blueberries; blackberries and raspberries. We placed the berries in small plastic square cups with palm tree honeycomb picks and hot glued mini brown pom poms to the bottom for coconuts! We made some fruit tart cups that were eaten in a matter of minutes. There were Totem Bites, aka Jell-O jigglers; a Pig Roast; Cupcakes with royal icing hibiscus flowers; Candy Kabobs and the main attraction a Volcano cake that erupted! We also had coconuts {chocolate whoppers}; gorgeous cookies to match the theme; Oyster Pearls {white mini gumballs} and sandy treats {cinnamon and sugar coated donuts}.

For entertainment, our prop guy {my husband}, made a limbo for the girls to play; they swam and hula hooped. To say “Mahalo” to the girls for coming, each one took home a lei and a personalized bracelet Isabella had made them.

It was so fun to see all the girls and their parents enjoy the festivities of the Luau Island Party. Aloha!

DIY elements:

– Fruit Tarts
– Candy Kabobs
– Totem Bites
– Limbo game



– Concept/Design/Printables: BellaGrey Designs
– Volcano Cake: Margie Lou’s Sweets
– Cookies: Roni’s Sugar Creations
– Palm Tree cups: Oh Goodie Designs
– Names on cups and Tiki Hut sign wording: Creative Designs by Toni
– Gummy Pigs and chocolate shells: Big Top Candy Shop
– Gumballs: Party City
– Paper Straws/wooden forks/rock candy sticks/washi tape: Sweet Party Shop
– fabric table swag: JP Alexander Events
– Punch Bowls: Oriental Trading
– Flowers: The Highlands School
– Leis: Dollar Tree
– Glassine Bags: Max and Olivia
– Royal Icing flowers: Mochasof

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@Wedding_Agent SAYS:

Bright & Cheerful Island Style Luau Party http://t.co/yAvbv5Zkt0 #weddings

Reply September 12, 2013 at 9:03 am

Amanda {Amanda Jayne Events} SAYS:

I love the candy kabobs – very cute idea!

Reply September 12, 2013 at 9:30 am

@BrightSettings SAYS:

Great #Birthday #party #decor for a #luau @hwtm http://t.co/t1lXUxNb39 love the candy kabobs perfect for the kiddos!^ED

Reply September 12, 2013 at 4:15 pm

@BellaGreyDesign SAYS:

Our Island Style Luau party was featured yesterday on @HWTM_Jenn We are beyond thrilled and so thankful!! http://t.co/6fQ5kCo3Rc

Reply September 13, 2013 at 7:55 am

Angelique Bennet SAYS:

These are super lovely stuff for a tropical themed party! The cup cakes and the cookies looks so interesting and yummy! I would like to copy this idea one of these days if you dont mind. I so love it! -http://www.palapastructures.com/

Reply October 19, 2013 at 3:10 am

stacy SAYS:

Great Ideas – I am unable to locate the signs. Can you send me the link please! Thanks

Reply February 11, 2014 at 9:22 am

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Stacy –
The signs were designed by BellaGrey Designs – you might try messaging her on Etsy to see if they are still available. Here’s the link to her shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BellaGreyDesigns Good luck! :)

February 11, 2014 at 10:15 pm

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