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5 Luau Party Table Decor Ideas and more

If you are looking for a fun summer party theme, consider these Luau Party Ideas which include 5 Luau Party Decor ideas for a festive table.

Alfresco dining is so fun during the summer. I had so much fun planning and creating this fun Luau Party Table by the pool.

I’m sharing all the tips and ideas to make your table fun and festive.

What Is A Luau Party?

Hosting a Luau Party is such a fun party theme because it is usually held outdoors and the dress is casual and tropical.

You can plan a Luau themed party for birthday’s, engagement parties, anniversary parties, and definitely for a Supper Club Party.

Just think tropical clothing, grass skirts, tropical drinks and good food.

Supper Club

Today’s Luau is part of our monthly Supper Club series.

If you are joining us for the first time, we are a group of friends who love to entertain and when entertaining in person wasn’t recommended last year, we started a virtual supper club in January 2021.

Each month we choose a theme for our dinner tables, which we post on the 4th Thursday of each month.

Next, we each share a recipe to complete the meal on the 4th Saturday.

Each month we have one guest blogger joining us and I’m so excited that Libbie from A Life Unfolding is our guest for June.

If you are joining me from Simply 2 Moms, welcome. Didn’t you love AnnMarie’s Luau Table for Adults?

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Inspiration for Luau Party Table Decor

When I was planning the Luau Party Table Decor, I was inspired by these tropical napkins.

Floral napkins with woven napkin rings inspired table setting

In addition, I wanted the napkins to have a unique fold so therefore used the tulip napkin fold with a woven napkin ring.

Floral tropical napkins look perfect on white plates for a Luau Party

Luau Party Decor

One of the first ideas was to use grass skirts around the edge of the table.

This was easily accomplished with a trip to the Dollar Tree where I not only found grass skirts but lai’s for the guest.

5 Luau Party Table Decor Ideas, Hawaiian Luau, Alfresco table setting, Outdoor Hawaiian Luau

How To Add Grass Skirt To Table

Since this was a Luau themed party and not something I would be repeating on a regular basis, I wanted to be budget minded.

First, the grass skirts were budget friendly for only $1.00 at Dollar Tree.

Next, I purchased inexpensive pink fabric for the tablecloth.

In order to attach the skirt to the fabric, place the fabric on the table and add plates to hold in position.

Then using straight pins from the underneath side of the fabric attach the shirts along the edge of the tabletop.

Once the party is over it’s easy to remove the skirts and the fabric can be used for another project.

Grass Skirt for the table at a Luau Party , Hawaiian tablescape

Luau Party Centerpiece Ideas

Once again I was inspired by these dried palm leaves.

Party Ideas for Dried Palm and Pineapple centerpiece

They look great with the tropical napkins that I planned to use.

I began with a tall ironstone pitcher and added a bundle of faux eucalyptus stems.

Spread the stem out around the lip of the vase and then arrange the dried stems in and among the greenery.

Finally, I used extra raffia to tie a ribbon around the pitcher.

Luau Party Ideas centerpiece with pineapple and dried palms Hawaiian Centerpiece

Lastly, I added a real pineapple beside the pitcher to complete the centerpiece.

Centerpiece with pineapple and dried palms for Hawaiian Luau

Table Place Setting

You may remember seeing these DIY Placemats from last weeks tutorial.

These were inspired by the Luau Theme as well. Since the placemats are a statement piece on the table, I opted for simple white ironstone plates.

Tulip Napkin fold looks great on white plates with gold and acrylic flatware

Here is a step by step process of the table setting.

Finishing Touches

To add some warm touches to the tablescape, gold and acrylic cutlery was added.

Luau place setting for great party decor ideas.  Hawaiian place settings

The green water goblets add more tropical greens to the table setting and clear wine glasses are the final touch.

Luau Party Decor Idea for outdoor party, Hawaiian place settings

Both the green goblets and wine glasses are thrift store finds.

DIY Placemats and tropical floral napkins for Luau Party

In addition, you can create a more tropical feel by adding ferns and other greenery around the landscape and beside the table.

Luau Party Decor Ideas with grass skirt and diy placemats

To give the setting a vacation feel, the table is in the garden area next to the pool.

Luau Party alfresco dining next to the pool.

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Up next is Libbie at Life Unfolding with her Quick and Easy Tropical Tablescape.

Be sure to click on each link below for more Luau Party Inspiration.

Libbie – Quick and Easy Tropical Tablescape / Stacy – How to Host An Elegant Luau Party Theme

Michele – How To Host An Elegant Luau Party. / Jen – Simple Summer Luau Dinner Party

AnnMarie – Style a Luau Party Table for Adults. /. Rachel – 5 Luau Party Table Decor Ideas

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Saturday 18th of March 2023

Thanks for sharing.


Wednesday 6th of July 2022

Adorable and so festive! Thanks, Rachel.


Wednesday 6th of July 2022

Miche, I appreciate this and thanks for stopping by.

Kristy Mastrandonas

Friday 24th of June 2022

I love your Hawaiian themed tablescape, Rachel! It’s so fun! Love your gorgeous view too! And fun to have a virtual supper club!


Friday 24th of June 2022

Kristy, I am so glad you liked this tablescape.

Nancy Brantley

Thursday 23rd of June 2022

Love the skirting and chargers you made. You are very creative. Do you live near Wilmington? I've seen your thrifting with friends. I'm going to be in Wilmington tomorrow. Could you recommend some thrift stores?


Friday 24th of June 2022

Nancy, I'm so glad you liked this. I have a cottage at Kure Beach but I live in central NC. I'll send you a direct email with suggestions for Thrifting in Wilmington or you can see this post.


Thursday 23rd of June 2022

So fun, Rachel. I love your table and the bright fabric napkins. Perfect for a luau. And the grass skirting is such a fun and creative touch. Can't wait for Saturday's recipes!



Thursday 23rd of June 2022

Jen, I really appreciate this.