Plan a Luau Party

Thank you Oriental Trading for providing me with some amazing Luau party supplies to use to host my daughter’s 10th birthday party. This post contains affiliate links to make your shopping easier.

Every year and for every kid, I do my best to throw an amazingly fun but affordable birthday party. This year my daughter was turning 10 and she requested her party to be at a cool snow cone shop called Bahama Bucks, so I knew it was time to plan a Luau party.

Plan a Luau Party

Since I wanted to make this the most colorful Luau themed party for my baby girl, I immediately contacted Oriental Trading Company because I knew that they had such an amazing selection and variety. With a Luau comes bright colors and lots and lots of flowers. I chose to stick with Hibiscus flowers because they are big and beautiful.

Luau Sunglasses

We invited 26 kids so we made sure to order 2 dozen of everything. In the end we had leftover favors because not as many kids showed up, but I have to admit that I was excited to have leftover supplies for later uses. The party favors included Hibiscus Sunglasses, Hibiscus Tattoos, Flower Leis, Bright Tropical Fans and Hibiscus Goody Bags filled with candy. The kids loved the party favors. They rocked the sunglasses and leis, sported their tattoos, and ate up the candy in their bags. They also enjoyed the fans but most of the kids found their fans ripped by the end of the party because they carelessly placed them in water puddles.

Rockin' the Sunglasses

For the birthday cupcakes I wanted to go over the top and make them super cute! I decided to create a beach theme and use the most amazing shark suckers I have ever seen, in addition to some beautiful Hibiscus Cocktail Parasols! You can see my step by step tutorial on how to make my Beach Themed Cupcakes here. The kids LOVED them.

Shark Cupcakes with Shark Suckers With the help of Oriental Trading Company, my daughter’s party came together perfectly. Their decorations made it so easy to plan the decorating portion of the party. The bright colors of the supplies came together and really brightened the party up. My daughter loved it and was so happy with how her 10 birthday party turned out.

Birthday Girl

Are you gearing up to plan an upcoming party? Have you shopped at Oriental Trading Company? Tell me your best party theme.

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  1. This catalogue has SO MUCH to offer, and I love the prices for the volume. I’m always impressed.

  2. Sounds like a great party with full of fun. Your girl looks so gorgeous. These decorations are really perfect and colorful & the treat look yummy and creative as well. Happy birthday to her.

  3. I’ve always loved ordering from the Oriental Trading Company for party supplies. They have such a vast selection of everything.

  4. Luau parties are always fun! I planned one for my daughter when she was little. Today is actually her 18th birthday and no luau this time 🙂

  5. What an amazing party. My daughter would love it. The decorations are great

  6. I love Oriental Trading company. You can get so many great things for low prices.

  7. I love this choice of party theme, it’s so colourful and fun! Perfect for the summer. Makes me want to have a party of my own!

  8. I love Oriental Trading company. So affordable and fun things!

  9. This looks so fun. I can’t wait for summer to throw a good party! Thanks for the ideas.

  10. Ann Bacciaglia says

    This is such a great theme for a party. I love the decorations. My Daughter would love it.

  11. We had a luau party when my daughter was in middle school. It was a lot of fun. I love those cupcakes.

  12. This would be so fun! Would totally love to have a luau party! Bet my kids would too! So many bright colors!

  13. When I was in the classroom, I used Oriental Trading Company a lot, lots my colleagues did. There are so many items that the students loved as favors.

    The party looked like big fun. I never had a themed party when I was little, well just one at McDonalds.

  14. I love the colors. Looks like that had fun.

  15. I love that it is so colorful! What a great party. Save it all for another round in the middle of summer!

  16. what fun! I love your cupcakes – who wouldn’t!

  17. This looks like so much fun. Those decorations really are perfect!

  18. I really LOVE Oriental Trading for this kind of stuff! They are my go-to for party supplies, for sure! SUCH a cute party and theme! And your birthday girl is gorgeous!

  19. I remember pouring over Oriental Trading as a girl! What an adorable party – and those cupcakes are just beyond!

  20. I love luau parties, anything with a Caribbean feel to it is always so uplifting and festive. This year my daughter’s party Im actually a bit stumped and dont know what to choose, I will def check out Oriental trading for some ideas…

  21. Aw, what an amazingly fun and pretty party. I love Oriental Trading, what theme don’t they carry??

  22. We always have an end of year luau party. I love these Ideas you shared.

  23. Happy birthday to your little hola girl! Love the shark cupcakes, super cute!

  24. I love it! It’s so colorful and bright, it’s bound to make all of your guest happy when they arrive!

  25. What a great birthday party idea Aimee! My youngest daughter is having a birthday soon but we are not having a party, just taking her out to Sky Zone.

  26. Gotta love Oriental Trading for themed parties!

  27. Fun! I love Hawaii so love this idea! The treats look yummy and creative and she looks Happy!

  28. How creative are you! I’m sure your daughter loved her party!! Also, your post reminded me that I need to check out Oriental Trading Company for my class treasure box.

  29. Wow! What a fun party! It is so colorful and bright and I love the theme. The birthday girl looks very happy so I am guessing a good time was had by all. Those beached themed cupcakes were so adorable too. They look too cute to eat!

  30. How fun! Your daughter is adorable! I love the luau theme! I did that for my 21st! haha

  31. We use Oriental Trading every year for our Halloween party favors. They usually have the best selections at the best prices. Your party totally ROCKS!

  32. I just ordered a bunch of stuff from them for our end of the year party! They have the best goodies.

  33. I love a Luau Party. Look at those Rockin sunglasses. How fun!! You thought of everything and Oriental Trading Company was there to help

  34. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I love Oriental Trading. I shop there all the time when I have parties to plan!

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