Easy Backyard Luau Recipes and Party Decoration Ideas

We’re holding a backyard luau, complete with fun, Hawaiian party decoration ideas and easy luau recipes!

This month’s easy menu plan includes recipes to help you hold a backyard luau party. The weather is warm, so it’s a great time to host a tropical-themed party with your friends!

Easy menu plan including recipes to help you hold a backyard luau party.

Hasome and I moved a few weeks ago, and I’m so excited that we finally have a back yard that we can actually use! The area behind the apartment we moved out of has horrible drainage issues. After every heavy rainfall, it floods so badly, we have nicknamed the area “Lake Rustic”.

This back yard at this duplex is perfect for us! There’s room for our Big Easy smoker/grill combo, a small patio table, and lawn chairs. We’re even allowed to use an outdoor fire pit here, something we couldn’t do at the apartment complex. All of this means that we can finally host outdoor parties if we want to!

So, let’s get this luau menu plan and party decorating underway!

Appetizer recipes for your luau party:

Pineapple Mango Fruit Salsa from Home Cooking Memories
Hawaiian Ham and Pineapple Bundles, from It’s Yummi
Flank Steak Tacos with Pineapple-Mango Salsa from The Gingered Whisk
Hawaiian Ham Skewers from Self Proclaimed Foodie

Luau salads and side dishes:

Hawaiian Potato Salad from Cooking with Curls
Lemon Pineapple Jell-O Salad from House of Nash Eats
Hawaiian Fried Rice from Bread Booze Bacon

Main dishes that are perfect for a luau include:

Slow Cooker Polynesian Pork from Love Bakes Good Cakes
Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs from Kleinworth & Co.
Teriyaki Burger with Fresh Pineapple from Cooking on the Front Burner

Tropical drink recipes are a must at any poolside party, right?

Frozen Coconut Lemonade from White Lights on Wednesday
Mai Tai Mocktail Party Punch from Liz on Call
3 Ingredient Pineapple Whip Smoothie from It’s Yummi


These delicious dessert recipes will help your party guests feel like they’re on a tropical beach!

Day at the Beach Cupcakes from It’s Yummi
Pineapple Whips (Disney Dole Whip), from Around my Family Table
Mai Tai Cupcakes from The Life Jolie

I found some festive and easy Hawaiian party decoration ideas in this video from Popsugar:

Easy menu plan including recipes to help you hold a backyard luau party. Easy party recipes and fun Hawaiian party decoration ideas, too!

Have you ever held an outdoor themed party like this one? If so, I’d love to hear the details! Share them with me in the comments below, or head over to my Facebook page and post some photos!

One Comment

  1. So much deliciousness in this roundup!! *-* I want the pineapple mango fruit salsa and pineapple whip smoothie! 😀

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