How to Throw A Father’s Day Luau Party by the Pool!

First up in our summer series on Poolside Party Themes is one honoring dear old Dad. It’s a Father’s Day Luau! We picture this hosted right at home, alongside the family pool. And to help you capture the Hawaiian vibe, we’re sharing fabulous decorating ideas from real luau parties we discovered. Plus flavorful grilled dishes, cool drinks, and dessert suggestions—all with that exotic tropical flair!

DIY Decorating Ideas for a Poolside Luau Party!

Father's Day Luau Party Ideas | as featured on the Party Suite at Bellenza.

The great thing about an at-home party with such a cool and casual theme is that nearly everything can be handcrafted. Just like these creative decor ideas we found! [Note: Each post is a treasure trove of creative details, so do click on the source links for the full inspiration.]

Since a Father’s Day gathering is usually a family affair, you can easily DIY or buy your luau party invitations (1) to give each one. Then come party time, play up the whole ‘tiki’ tradition for tropical settings. Have miniature tiki torches (2) as part of the centerpieces, and set up an eye-catching tiki bar (3) serving colorful cocktails, juices, and punch!

Greet everyone with a festive “Aloha” banner (4), leis of tropical blooms, and loose flowers floating in the pool. Then, for the appetizer display (5), craft creative touches like palm tree skewers, mini sand buckets, and little surf boards!

1 – Celebrations / 2 – Marigold Mom / 3 – Parties for Pennies / 4 – Giggles Galore / 5 – Very Rosenberry

A Luau Party Menu Dad Will Love

Father's Day Luau Party Food and Drinks | as featured on the Party Suite at Bellenza.

The grill is traditionally Dad’s turf at BBQ bashes. But on Father’s Day, allow him to sit back and enjoy mouth-watering dishes you’ve all prepared for him (recipes are in the links below). Consider Kalua pork sliders with pineapple-mango slaw (1), grilled shrimp and pineapple skewers (4), and sweet Hawaiian barbecue grilled chicken (6).

Serve ice-cold beverages like this Blue Hawaii cocktail (2) for the grownups, and desserts like pineapple upside down cake (3) and haupia coconut pudding (5) for everyone!

1 – Our Best Bites / 2 – Georgetowner / 3 – Averie Cooks / 4 – / 5 – Vegetarian Times / 6 – Building Our Story

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