A luau is a traditional Hawaiian culture party.
If you need to break the ice at your pool party there are lots of party games you can play. This is especially useful if there are people who don’t know each other. There are some ice-breakers on this page, but for further ice-breakers, see Ice-breaker party games.
We all know that you will need some lights at a pool party. But there are cheap ways to use them to also add atmosphere to all pool party themes.
There are battery and also solar powered lights that are shaped like flowers and come in different colors. You can put them alongside the entry paths or in amongst plants in a garden bed and on the letterbox.
Warning: Never leave burning candles unattended. Keep flames away from paper, greens, or other flammable objects. Make sure candles aren’t placed where partygoers will knock them over or brush against them with their clothing.
Create leis of fresh flowers to give to guests or to decorate the tables at your pool party.
Use the leaves as table decorations.
Baskets can be used to hold napkins or towels, and make great pool party decorations.
In keeping with the Hawaiian luau-inspired theme:
This is set on “The Big Island”. Hawaii was inhabited by little people known as Menehune. Some say Molowa had some Menehune blood in him and that was why he was only four foot tall. Recently, however, he’d been causing so much mischief that people were complaining. Today he disappeared. Who rid the island of Molowa?.
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Hawaiian pool party invitations and a pool party cake can be made to suit the occasion.
A good game for a pool party where not everyone knows one another.
Have two baskets at the front door containing folded pieces of paper with a word on each – enough for one piece of paper for each guest. In one basket have Hawaiian words like Aloha, and in the other have the complementary word like Hello.
On arrival each guest picks a folded slip of paper from one basket and goes off in search of their complementary mate. Try to evenly distribute the notes.
If you have a big yard with lots of places to hide things, another fun pool party activity for kids or adults is a scavenger hunt. We also have a kit that is both a mystery and a scavenger hunt called “The Hunt.”
You can also hold a home-made costume competition.
You can use tarps as dividers or even dried corn husks. For a labyrinth, you could use large pebbles to form the labyrinth on the lawn.Aloha