How to Throw a Luau Tropical Party!


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How to Throw a Luau Tropical Party!  I love a great tropical vibe--and a luau party is the perfect way to celebrate!   Let me show you some simple ways to set up a tropical luau party!   Watercolor some hibiscus flowers, make tropical cupcakes and cookies, decorate with pineapple, shells and balloons.

How to Throw a Luau Tropical Party!


I love a great tropical vibe--and a luau party is the perfect way to celebrate!


Let me show you some simple ways to set up a tropical luau party!


Watercolor some hibiscus flowers, make tropical cupcakes and cookies, decorate with pineapple, shells and balloons. 


Let's get started!



How to Throw a Luau Tropical Party!  I love a great tropical vibe--and a luau party is the perfect way to celebrate!   Let me show you some simple ways to set up a tropical luau party!   Watercolor some hibiscus flowers, make tropical cupcakes and cookies, decorate with pineapple, shells and balloons.

Hibiscus flowers are my absolute favorite flower. I love the cheery colors and delicate features. Tropical hibiscus are divine--and make a great diy element to a luau tropical party.


Hibiscus flowers are my absolute favorite flower. I love the cheery colors and delicate features. Tropical hibiscus are divine--and make a great diy element to a luau tropical party.

Supplies Needed for Luau Tropical Party:



Supplies Needed for Luau Tropical Party:  Balloon Garland (full post here) Parrot Honeycomb Wood Beads Tropical Fruit Punch Drink  Cookies, Cupcakes, Treats Letterboard Beer Can Glasses Tropical Palm Leaves Hibiscus Watercolors

This Tropical Fruit Punch is the perfect drink! 


I learned how to make this on my trip to Turks and Caicos and it brings me back just with a sip. Such a great mocktail for a luau!


This Tropical Fruit Punch is the perfect drink!    I learned how to make this on my trip to Turks and Caicos and it brings me back just with a sip. Such a great mocktail for a luau!

Make cupcakes and decorate them with colorful sprinkles. Think bright pinks, oranges and yellows!


Make cupcakes and decorate them with colorful sprinkles. Think bright pinks, oranges and yellows!

Decorate sugar cookies the same way for a fun variety of treats with little extra effort!


Decorate sugar cookies the same way for a fun variety of treats with little extra effort!

Now let's make the watercolor hibiscus flower decorations for the easiest DIY decorations!


Supplies Needed for Watercolor Hibiscus:



Now let's make the watercolor hibiscus flower decorations for the easiest DIY decorations!    Supplies Needed for Watercolor Hibiscus: Watercolor Paper Tombow Dual Brush Pens Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen Painters Tape Paintbrush/water

Step 1: Hibiscus Flowers


Begin by taping the watercolor paper down on a worksurface.


Then use the Tombow Dual Brush Pens to draw a rough outline of a hibiscus flower. 


Step 1: Hibiscus Flowers  Begin by taping the watercolor paper down on a worksurface.   Then use the Tombow Dual Brush Pens to draw a rough outline of a hibiscus flower.


Then use the paintbrush and water to blend the colors together to create the perfect bleeds.


Let them dry.


Then use the paintbrush and water to blend the colors together to create the perfect bleeds.    Let them dry.

Step 2: Hibiscus Flowers


After the paper is dry, use the Fudenosuke pen to outline the hibiscus shapes. 


Make the lines playful, uneven and sporadic for a whimsical look!


Step 2: Hibiscus Flowers  After the paper is dry, use the Fudenosuke pen to outline the hibiscus shapes.     Make the lines playful, uneven and sporadic for a whimsical look!

Finally, cut out all the flowers with a little white border around the edges.


Finally, cut out all the flowers with a little white border around the edges.

Then use painters tape to hang the watercolor hibiscus flowers up on the wall, on balloons or on the table for your party!


Then use painters tape to hang the watercolor hibiscus flowers up on the wall, on balloons or on the table for your party!

These honeycomb parrots are the perfect addition to the party too!


These honeycomb parrots are the perfect addition to the party too!

Do you prefer the macaw or the cockatoo? 


Do you prefer the macaw or the cockatoo?

Or this cute blue parrot!?


I love the Macaw!


Or this cute blue parrot!?   I love the Macaw!

It's easy to do a 2 tone finish on the cupcakes by filling a piping bag with pink frosting on one side and orange frosting on the other side. 


Then when you squeeze the bag, they'll swirl together in a beautiful tropical twist!


It's easy to do a 2 tone finish on the cupcakes by filling a piping bag with pink frosting on one side and orange frosting on the other side.     Then when you squeeze the bag, they'll swirl together in a beautiful tropical twist!

Then just top the buttercream frosting cupcake and cookies with colorful sprinkles.


Then just top the buttercream frosting cupcake and cookies with colorful sprinkles.

This luau tropical party could be adapted for a birthday, baby's first b-day, or just a fun work event!


This luau tropical party could be adapted for a birthday, baby's first b-day, or just a fun work event!

Make cute cookies to match the cupcakes!


Make cute cookies to match the cupcakes!

Cotton candy makes a great addition to a party table!


Cotton candy makes a great addition to a party table!

Balloon garlands are a great way to fill a big space! 


Here's a post all about balloon garlands for all the details!


Balloon garlands are a great way to fill a big space!     Here's a post all about balloon garlands for all the details!

Decorate with fresh fruit and sea shells too!


Decorate with fresh fruit and sea shells too!

I think luau's are the perfect party year round...but especially when it starts to get colder! 


I always love a reminder of the tropics when I'm cuddled up in a hoodie and blanket.


I think luau's are the perfect party year round...but especially when it starts to get colder!     I always love a reminder of the tropics when I'm cuddled up in a hoodie and blanket.

I love how this little party brings me back to my epic trip to Beaches: Turks and Caicos! 


Recreate those awesome tropical vibes at home with a luau party!


Read all about my trip here.


I love how this little party brings me back to my epic trip to Beaches: Turks and Caicos!     Recreate those awesome tropical vibes at home with a luau party!    Read all about my trip here.

That's it! 


Enjoy a Luau Tropical Party any day of the week!


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