Luau Party Favors
If you thought you'd have to settle for kitschy luau party favors, boy were you wrong! Not that there's anything wrong with kitschy, mind you. We just thought we'd go a bit upscale with these favor ideas.
It's not hard to locate any of the items we've listed below, and there's a good range of inexpensive to pricey here.
If you don't want to spend too much (and who could blame you), save the imported items, the honey and teas, for example, for a small gathering.
You'll notice that most of these luau party favors require some DIY effort, even if it's just assembling a few store-bought gifts into a pretty package.
Spending a little time to put together unique favors will go a long way toward making your luau a memorable one.
And we know y'all want people talking about your party.
Your Guests Will Want to Take these Luau Party Favors Home!
- a retro Hawaii travel poster rolled up and tied with a ribbon (I found the poster in the photo above at AllPosters.com for $5.00! It was 75% off and it wasn't the only one. You can often find great deals there.)
- a small aluminum bucket or brightly colored small pail with a little lavender plant inside (Maui has beautiful lavender fields); these favors would make a great centerpiece grouped together on your table
- a tin or box of coconut tea
- a pair of chopsticks; you can find pretty ones for a very good price
- a seed packet or plantable seed card for brightly colored flowers; you can also buy sheets of seed paper and cut out whatever shapes you like
- a mini bottle of Malibu© coconut rum set inside a tiki mug; you could attach a little booklet of tropical drink recipes that you print on tropical-colored scrapbook paper
- a 2 oz. jar of imported Hawaiian honey; try macadamia nut blossom, lavender-infused, or white honey varieties
- a sachet made of Hawaiian print fabric and filled with lavender
- a large homemade sugar cookie in the shape of a Hawaiian shirt, flip flops, a fish, beach shorts, a hibiscus, well you get the idea; decorate it with colorful icing and wrap in a cellophane baggie topped with a printable cello topper (check out this free cello topper template here)
- a mini bag of Kona coffee and a teaspoon dipped in chocolate for stirring; add a few nicely wrapped macadamia chocolate chip cookies or macadamia fudge, if baking's your thing
- a melamine tropical print bowl filled with chocolate covered macadamia nuts, wrapped in cellophane and tied with pretty ribbon
- a mason jar 1/3 filled with sand and little seashells with a small candle tucked in the middle; tie the jar with a sinamay fiber bow
- tuck a few imported Hawaiian tea bags into a printable party favor box (here's a free template for some very cute boxes) or a sinamay pouch; you can find many interesting flavors of black tea and green tea, along with herbal and decaf varieties online