Hawaiian Adventure In The Back Yard

The summer season is often best spent outside with family and friends. If you want to throw a party instead of having a typical cookout with hamburgers and hot dogs, then consider a luau. The first thing that you want to do is to set the scene for the event. Wicker furniture with pillows in bright colors and tropical flowers in light green vases or hollowed pineapples work well for the event.


When you begin planning the menu, you want to think about eating with ease. Any kind of kabob is an idea that you might want to consider. Going with the luau theme, consider chicken with peanut sauce over a bed of cabbage or lettuce. Grilled shrimp kabobs are also an idea, adding chunks of pineapple or watermelon as well. If you want to offer hamburgers, then make sliders as they are easier to prepare and can be customized a bit easier than larger sandwiches. Make a buffet of items that guests can enjoy, such as Hawaiian rolls, slices of yellow onions, tomatoes slices of cucumber. An idea would be to make the sliders with pork instead of beef to blend with the luau theme.


Bamboo plates with utensils that are made of bamboo make for a lovely table setting. You can often find these items at a party supply store. They are usually disposable as well, making the cleanup of the luau a cinch. Large bamboo leaves or other tropical leaves would create a beautiful setting on the table with tropical flowers as centerpieces. Before guests enjoy the luau, set up a beverage station with fruit punch or a few alcoholic drinks made with rum.


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