August 11, 2010

End of Summer Luau

End the summer with a laid-back luau for your closest friends. Get inspired by pretty palm fronds and add color with pops of orange. Guests will feel as though they've traveled to a secluded island for your luau!
End of Summer Luau

Choose a table runner with a tropical or floral pattern, and accent place settings with a dried grass charger and coconut candle favor -- Create My Event

This palm frond invitation is perfect for your late summer luau -- Invitation by Stevie Streck, available at

Serve refreshing cocktails like melon coolers and caipirinhas. If you're feeling extra creative, accent glasses with a piece of tied dune grass before pouring the drinks -- Epicurious

This centerpiece looks amazing , and is so simple to create. Purchase a dried grass basket, and fill it with a pineapple or two, whole and sliced lemons, limes and oranges. For more orange accents, you could add a mango. Once the basket is filled with fruits, add cut palm fronds and birds of paradise flowers -- Gulf Coast Living Online

Create comfort and add style to your outdoor space by adding green and orange pillows that are patterned with palm fronds -- Outer Banks Trading Group

Decorate your bar or tables with large leaves and grass skirts for a tropical look -- Maui Moe's Luau Party Supplies

Coconut Lime Shrimp are perfect for the main course, but leave room for a tropical dessert like Chocolate Liliko'i Parfaits. Liliko'i is Hawaiian for passion fruit, and is extremely tart, but delicious with chocolate -- Sunset