Not many people would scoff at the idea of attending a Hawaiian Luau. The feel of the islands, with the palm trees swaying in the wind, cool breezes brushing across tanned bodies soaking up the sun by the pool are just the ultimate in pleasure. The feel of the islands, the smell of the islands, and the taste of the islands are all within the confines of your own backyard.
Where do you begin? If you have a pool, you can decorate around the pool so that it looks like a tropical island paradise. Add the essence of tropical fruits, drinks, and other food delicacies, and you’ll feel like you have been transported to the Polynesian Islands. If you add some hula dances with authentic grass skirts and leis, you’re surely going to feel a taste of the beautiful Hawaiian Islands.
A Hawaiian luau is not your typical backyard barbeque fare of hamburgers, hotdogs, and steaks served with soda or beer. Tropical drinks such as punches served in coconuts and pineapples are common at the luau. Many dishes are oriental in nature such as fried rice and teriyaki beef; however, some additional spices and ingredients have been added to give it a taste of Hawaii. In addition, common at luaus are tropical fruits such as pineapples, mangos, kiwi, coconuts, and limes.
The luau would not be complete without the tropical sounds of the islands. You will not find rock or Top 40 for a luau because you need the sounds of the islands to make your luau authentic. With the right decorations, food, costumes, and music, your guests will certainly relax and dream that they have been transported to the Polynesian Islands for an evening of bliss. If you’re not sure what kind of party supplies you need or where to find them, a search of the Internet will provide several places where you can purchase supplies and find menus and recipes that will make your luau successful.