If you're looking for an easy party idea that involves delicious and nutritious foods, a fun costume element, and can transport kids to another culture, a luau might be just the ticket. A luau is a traditional Hawaiian feast, started in 1819 to commemorate King Kamehameha II's abolishment of the religious practices which barred women from eating with men. Today, the word luau is synonomous with a party (for both genders!), and it often features traditional dress and tropical foods.
So fire up the grill, break out the raffia and get crafty with flowers--it's time to learn how to throw your own luau!
This is a fun way to dress up your party. While you can buy the plastic kind in most costume stores, it's more fun to make your own.