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Cheap Luau Party Supplies

Updated on September 29, 2014

Shopping for Cheap Luau Party Supplies

Like everyone else, I'm very conscious of the fact that money is tight. Yet I still want to be able to entertain my friends and family and a luau party seems just the thing to raise spirits. If you are trying to keep costs down when you hold a beach or luau party - then this page could be just what you need. I've collected together a collection of cheap luau party supplies. You can have a great party complete with decorations, food and drink supplies, lighting and party favors that won't cost you the earth.

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Scroll through to get some great party ideas and find out where you can buy the party supplies without spending a fortune. I've also included a couple of tips on how you can keep cost down by creating some of your own supplies.

What inspires a Luau

When you think of Hawaiian party what springs to mind?

  1. Grass skirts? Well you may not want to wear one but you can create the mood by dressing a table in a grass skirt - you can buy one or make one from crepe paper. Pin a length of crepe paper to the edge of your table then cut it into strips to represent grass.
  2. Bright flowers? Open bloomed hibiscus and similar flowers are often used to make leis and to decorate so if you use flower patterned decorations including paper plates etc you will be fine.
  3. Leis? These are probably the most famous associations we have with Hawaii, we see these garlands being given out to visitors to the islands and they are associated with affection and welcome. I believe traditionally Hawaiian men wore leis of beads while the women wore flowers. You can buy ready made leis that are relatively cheap or you can buy the loose (artificial) flowers to make your own or, for a kid's party, get the kids to make each other a lei.
  4. Sun, Sea and Sand? You may not be able to provide a beach but you can create the mood of a beach with your decorations. Set up your patio or yard with palm trees, flowers and lanterns. I'm not sure I would actually use sand but if you do, use play sand that is safe to use rather than robbing sand from a beach. Besides that being a total no-no - it will be full or all sorts of little bugs etc you don't want to introduce to your garden.

Buy or make your own Luau Party Invitation Ideas - Message in a bottle style

12 Message in a Bottle Luau Tropical Pool Party Invitations
12 Message in a Bottle Luau Tropical Pool Party Invitations

You COULD buy a simple set of invitations like these, they don't cost much OR you could make your own. If you know you are having a luau ahead of time, then save up some plastic or other pop or soda bottles as you use them. Print out some invitations using some beach clip art - are you have it sorted - messages in a bottle invites.

 

Instant decorating idea - Inflatable Palm Tree

66" Palm Tree
66" Palm Tree

Did you know you can buy 5 foot high inflatable palm tree for under $15? Just blow it up and you have an instant beach scene.

 

Complete party supplies for under $30

74 Pc - Luau Tropical Party Decorations Kit /Decor / 12 Hibiscus Balloons/ 12 Hibiscus Straws/ 1 Hibiscus Tablecloth/ 12 Food Picks/ 12 Poly Leis/ 12 Hibiscus Lanterns/ 12 Tabletop Decorations/ 1 Aloha Banner
74 Pc - Luau Tropical Party Decorations Kit /Decor / 12 Hibiscus Balloons/ 12 Hibiscus Straws/ 1 Hibiscus Tablecloth/ 12 Food Picks/ 12 Poly Leis/ 12 Hibiscus Lanterns/ 12 Tabletop Decorations/ 1 Aloha Banner

Check out the listing for the exactly contents, but this pack is a bargain buy to get your party organized.

There is enough settings here for 12 people which is just enough to make as great night.

 

Lighting for your Luau Party

Mini Bamboo Tiki Torches (Case Of 12) Luau Party Tabletop Lighting
Mini Bamboo Tiki Torches (Case Of 12) Luau Party Tabletop Lighting

I always think that lighting is always an important part of any party decorations and you have a limitless list of possibilities. String lights are easy to put up - if you are outside torches and lanterns are great options.

 

Luau Bowls for Chips and Dips

Pacific Merchants Acaciaware Pineapple Bowl, 6-Inch by 3-Inch by 0.75-Inch
Pacific Merchants Acaciaware Pineapple Bowl, 6-Inch by 3-Inch by 0.75-Inch

This is cute - a pineapple shaped wood bowl you can fill with all sorts of snacks.

 
Caribbean Floral Luau Plastic 12.5" Chip n Dip Bowl
Caribbean Floral Luau Plastic 12.5" Chip n Dip Bowl

This is a plastic alternative that works really well for chips with a space for your favorite dip in the center.

 
Caribbean Parrot Luau Party 6-inch Plastic Bowl 6 Per Pack
Caribbean Parrot Luau Party 6-inch Plastic Bowl 6 Per Pack

Now this is fun design - I love the parrot with sunglasses! And of course you can wash these and use them again for picnics and so on.

 

Inflatable Tropical Buffet Cooler Party Supplies

Inflatable Tropical Buffet Cooler Party Supplies
Inflatable Tropical Buffet Cooler Party Supplies

Keep food cool with one of these inflatable coolers - this one is perfect for a luau party, doesn't cost much and will keep all those tropical drinks ready to sup.

 

Luau themed Food Picks and Cutlery

Luau Hawaiian Cupcakes Picks - 12ct
Luau Hawaiian Cupcakes Picks - 12ct

Little picks aren't expensive to buy and can really create a theme without breaking the bank. Just these little touches can make all the difference.

 

Cheap Luau Party Favors

When it comes to kid's parties you want to pick up party favors that are colorful and fun. You will be spoiled for choice - I've picked out just a few suggestions for you to pick from.

Fun Express Party Favors 24 -Rubber Neon Monkey Bracelets
Fun Express Party Favors 24 -Rubber Neon Monkey Bracelets

Neon bracelets are really popular with young people and you can buy this bundle for just a few dollars.

 
Lot of 12 Hawaiian Luau 9" Paradise Beach Ball Party Favors
Lot of 12 Hawaiian Luau 9" Paradise Beach Ball Party Favors

These will get the party rolling - tiny beach balls that won't get the kids into too much trouble.

 
Lot of 12 Hawaiian Luau Womens Colorful Hibiscus Hair Clips
Lot of 12 Hawaiian Luau Womens Colorful Hibiscus Hair Clips

Girls of all ages with love these pretty hair clips. Just the touch of the tropics that you need to finish off an outfit.

 

Are you thinking of holding a Luau Party? - Feel free to leave a comment below!

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