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

The Big Kahuna Luau has redefined the luau with a new, exciting luau dinner show experience that combines the best elements of the Hawaiian luau, Cuban cabaret, and South Florida’s lifestyle. Our luau experience features a royal welcome, fun luau activities, exotic tiki bars, legendary sunset ceremonies, island-inspired dinner, and an award-winning show. We’re delivering an elevated guest experience with an overall sense of generous hospitality, relaxed luxury, and seemingly effortless attention to every detail. 

The Big Kahuna Luau is the perfect complement to your next Florida vacation. Join us for your next luau as we welcome you a genuine “Helloooha!”. The Big Kahuna Luau is open daily in Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Hollywood, Miami, and South  Beach.