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5 Luau Party Table Decor Ideas To Wow Your Guests

If you are looking for a fun summer party theme, consider these Luau Party Ideas, which include 5 Budget Luau Table Decor ideas for a festive table. Want to wow your guests with your tropical tablescape? Here are 5 Luau party table decor ideas that will have everyone talking.

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 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 birthdays, engagement parties, anniversary parties, and definitely for a Supper Club Party.

Think about tropical clothing, grass skirts, 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.

We choose a theme for our dinner tables each month, 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 for Budget Luau Tabblescape

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 with budget-friendly decorating ideas.

Budget Luau Table Decor

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

This was accomplished with a trip to the Dollar Tree, where I found grass skirts and lai’s for the guest.

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How To Add Grass Skirt To Table

I wanted to use budget Laui table decor since this was a party theme I would not regularly repeat.

First, the grass skirts were budget friendly for only $1.25 at Dollar Tree.

Next, I purchased inexpensive pink fabric for the tablecloth.

To attach the skirt to the fabric, place the material on the table and add plates to hold it.

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

Removing the skirts is easy once the party is over, and the fabric can be used for another project.

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Budget Luau Table Decor Centerpiece Ideas

Staying within my budget Luau Table Decor ideas, I decided to use some dried palm leaves that I had found while thrifting in Wilmington, NC.

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 with budget Luau Table Decor.

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 Budget-Friendly DIY Placemats from last week’s 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 for budget Luau table decor idea

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

Finishing Touches

Gold and acrylic cutlery were added to add some warm touches to the tablescape.

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

The green water goblets add tropical greens to the table setting, and clear wine glasses are the final touch to the budget Luau table decor.

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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

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

Luau Party alfresco dining next to the pool with budget luau table ideas for alfresco dining.

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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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Wendy McMonigle

Friday 7th of July 2023

What a great theme Rachel.The pink and green are such a pretty color combination together and really makes the yellow pop.


Friday 7th of July 2023

Wendy, It was a fun party theme for sure. Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday 6th of July 2023

This is so much fun! I love it.


Thursday 6th of July 2023

Renae, I'm so glad you like it.

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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.