So you want a luau? Well, first thingʼs first. Once youʼve figured out who to invite, itʼs time to work on those important invitations. Depending on how simple or crafty you want to be, there are a lot of creative ways to get the word out. Make sure you include the date, time, location, dress code and a menu description so guests know what to expect. Besides, going to a luau is just half the fun – planning one is where the fun really starts.
ALOHA FROM HAWAII
Send a simple postcard featuring a signature view or landmark.
Include a fresh or plastic lei with a hand-written note attached.
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Insert a printed invitation in a mini glass bottle filled with sand and shells.
Soak ivory colored paper in water and sprinkle coffee grinds, then crumple and dry flat until itʼs ready to be written on.
SEASHELLS FROM THE SEASHORE
Using a paper hole puncher, clip a hole in a small index-sized card and tie a shell using a rafia.
Create an “insert photo here” over a drawing or photo of a hula dancer or aloha shirt.
Roll up an invitation wrapped in plastic and insert it into a drained coconut – be sure to include instructions on how to crack it open.
Trace an outline of a flip flop on colored paper, cut the pattern and glue two paper strips for the straps.
Cut out a hibiscus-shaped pattern on colored paper and write invitation info on each of the petals.
Use construction paper or thin cardboard and create surfboard cut outs – one side with a design and the other with invitation info.
MADE TO ORDER
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