How to host a luau party

Tips on Creating the Perfect Luau: Everything you need to know from Leis to Exotic Tiki Cocktails.
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Boca Raton, Florida – Luau Parties are fun and like by people of all ages.  A well plan and tiki themed luau will be in the memories of your guest for many years.  Every one loves a luau party!! There are so many easy ways to set the mood—from the tiki island décor, to the food, the music and of course the  tiki tropical drinks.
Hawaiian or Caribbean island Luau Décor

The decor and them is very important to create the ambience.  The decoration could be Polynesian/ Hawaiian or Caribbean they are basically have the same theme.  Is all about real flowers and  bamboo. Tropical/island themed fabric (I prefer swatches. tropical scented candles, large tropical leaves like monstera  orchids. Colorful plates. Turn off bright outdoor lights and use tiki torches, paper lanterns, string lights or small bon fires and candles to create a relaxing ambience.

What should I wear?

A luau isn’t a luau without the famous aloha shirt. You should wear a floral Hawaiian shirt or a Tommy Bahama Shirt to get into the tropical island spirit.  Hawaiian or Aloha shirts with khaki slacks or shorts are considered to be more resort dress wear. Women can wear short or long dresses with flower print or sarongs with a flower tucked behind your ear – right if you’re single, left if you’re taken. You can wear comfortable shoes or flip-flops.

Music & Fun Games

To keep everyone entertained, try adding some serious fun into the mix fun activities such as :


Line everyone up and see who can go the longest or do the most hoops in a timed contest.


By using a broom or any long stick, have two people on opposite ends hold the stick up at various heights, starting from high and ending with low. Play your favorite tropical music while participants try their luck to see who can go lowest. 


Great island music is very important to keep your guests moving, festive and happy.   You can hire live entertainment and professional Hula or Cuban dancers. Take it down a notch with Spotify or YouTube to play Hawaiian or Caribbean islands melodies played on the ukulele.

Here are a few traditional songs that we recommend for your luau party.

Hawaiian popular music for luau party: 

• Don Ho
• The Brothers Cazimero
• Kalapana
• Makaha Sons
• Jerry Santos
• Kaʻau Crater Boys
• Aunty Genoa
• Bryan Tolentino
• Don Baduria

Caribbean popular music for luau party:

• Celia Cruz
• Los Van Van
• Slinger Francisco aka Mighty Sparrow
• Bob Marley

Luau Food & Drinks

Traditional Hawaiian Luau food

You can create your own menu for items you like to eat. Hawaiian luaus usually include a buffet style dinner with lomi lomi salmon, chicken, salads, seafood, long rice, taro and pork.

Caribbean Luau Food

The Caribbean luau usually includes, black beans, plantain, yuca and arroz con pollo, Cuban style Pork and lots of fruits.


You can hire a bar tender to create fancy tiki cocktails  You you can make your own  such as:

  • Mai tai
  • Mojitos
  • Pina Colada
  • Blue Hawaii
  • Lava flow

You can buy some great tiki glasses or serve the cocktails on pineapple, coconut or even a watermelon. Make sure you have rum and cocktails mixers and don’t forget the drinks umbrella.

About The Big Kahuna Luau

We put the WOW in luau!

Big Kahuna Luau has redefined the luau concept with The Florida Tiki Style Luau!™ that combines the best elements of the Hawaiian Luau, Cuban Cabaret, and Florida’s regional cuisine. 

Big Kahuna Luau transports guests to an exuberant tropical village with waterfalls, large huts, tiki statues surrounded by royal palms discovering the magic of Florida.  

The Royal Welcome Ceremony consists of a fresh flower lei greeting and a Screaming Mai Tai™ with Tahitian drums and a conch shell.  Lively musicians set the festive mood, as guests re-connect to family while enjoying the tiki bars and participating in fun luau activities of coconut leave weaving, making flowers, leis, Polynesian tattoo ukulele, and hula lessons. 

The Legendary Sunset Ceremonies with the Tiki Torch Lighting, Showers of Flowers, Tahitian Blessing Chant, and the unveiling of the roasted pork from the imu underground earth oven is fallow by Dinner that tasteful blend island-inspired fusion cuisine.

The Award-Winning Show feature 30 artists that will captive guests with their voice, dances, and beauty as they enact the story of Maui, a Polynesian demi-god, as he discovered the secret to making fire. The musical journey pays tribute to Hollywood’s Golden Age, the Cuban Cabaret, Hawaii, and the South Seas’ romance.

Big Kahuna Luau delivers an elevated guest experience with an overall sense of generous hospitality, relaxed luxury, and seemingly effortless attention to every detail. 

Big Kahuna Luau In a Nutshell

Big Kahuna Luau is a full-service luau show production company serving conventions, business, and leisure travelers.  We offer a complete range of event planning services for corporate meetings, incentive groups, weeding, and special events.  Revolution in luau dinner show, fun, and tiki bars! 

Luau Packages

Big Kahuna Luau offers 6 tickets options from the exclusive VIP to Premium to affordable Standard packages.

For Booking and More Info

For more info and to book the luau dinner show, visit our website at or call 1-954-669-0169. 

Meeting planners and large events email [email protected] or call 1-305-927-9969.

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