Host a Small Outdoor Housewarming Party with a Luau Theme

Talk about a hot theme for a housewarming party this summer! Even with a small gathering of less than 10 people, you can still up the party temp with this bright and sunny tropical theme—a backyard luau. Think vivid colors of the tropics, lush greenery and flowers, fresh fruits (pineapples, of course!). And island-inspired finger foods, sweet treats, and chilled drinks to match.

Need some ideas for how to decorate and what to serve? Check out our inspiration below to get your housewarming luau party planning started. This will definitely be a warm welcome to your new home for family and friends!

Housewarming Luau Party Ideas: Florals, Fruits, Food, Fun!

Play up the tropical island vibe in all the party elements—from the decorations you’ll choose to the flavors you’ll serve. Here are our picks for you.

Small Outdoor Housewarming Party with a Luau Theme

Opening your home to special guests is quite an occasion. So do send out actual announcements, like this elegant Housewarming Luau Party invitation (1 – from Purple Trail). Then, have a matching tropical-themed Housewarming Guestbook (2 – available on Amazon) for the visitors to leave their greetings and well wishes for you.

To really showcase your luau theme, dress up your tablescape (3 – styled by Bellenza) in the lush pinks, purples, and greens of the islands. Use natural elements like wooden plate chargers, bamboo sticks, shells, pebbles, and of course flowers. And add stylish touches like seashell place card holders and shell tealight trays (both from The Bellenza SHOP).

What would a welcome party be without food, right? So in keeping with the theme, serve up ham-wrapped coconut shrimp appetizers (4 – recipe from Seapak), grilled ahi tuna sliders (5 – recipe from Traeger Grills), and  tropical smoothies with tapioca pearls (6 – recipe from Imperial Sugar). Then, for a sweet finish, piña colada cupcakes (7 – recipe from Wilton) would be just the thing!

Other fab ideas to serve would be tiki bar-inspired appetizers, blue-tinted cocktails, and more piña colada summer desserts.

No worries now about having a ho-hum housewarming party. Not when you can liven it up with an outdoor luau theme like this one!