Are you interested in a very colorful and fun quinceanera theme? Are you down for a laidback vibe, and maybe your reception will be outdoors? Consider designing a Hawaiian Luau quinceanera theme for your quince! Here’s how:
Color scheme: A luau can be an extremely colorful event. You could also pick two or three colors and run with them, such as pink and green; pink, blue and yellow; or purple, green and pink.
Venue: Although a luau can certainly be held indoors, it is one of the quinceanera themes that works best outside. Look for a venue that is indoor/outdoor, or mostly outdoors. If you have access to a large backyard or outdoor space, consider if it may be realistic to hold your reception there. Keep in mind you will need tables, chairs, and a dance floor, all of which can be rented. Are there any venues in your area that border on water, or have a pool? This would be perfect for a Hawaiian Luau quince theme.
Invitations: Choose an invitation that reflects the Hawaiian Luau theme. Look for invitations with tropical accents to let your guests know your reception will be a luau. Invite them to dress in Hawaiian-inspired apparel if you wish. Order luau invitations online at InvitationConsultants.com
The Dress: Because this is such a colorful theme, consider going with a solid color for your dress. You would really pop in a white dress against the colorful background of your party. Accent with gold colored plumeria accessories! One plumeria necklace I found: Plumeria Necklace with 14K Gold Finish and Chain.
Quince Court: Pick a color for your damas that will contrast with your main color. Turquoise would be a nice choice for this quince theme. Two or three different colored dresses for your damas would also be a nice option–pink and turquoise, yellow and fuschia, green and pink. Your chambelanes would look slick in white suits with a solid color shirt. Leave an extra button or two undone. I found some super cute ties with hula girls dancing, see below~
Decorations: Decorating for this theme is part of the fun of this theme! Grass skirts, leis for the guests, tropical flowers, tropical bird cut-outs, large palm leaves, coconuts, and Hawaiian flower garlands will help support the luau theme. Are you crafty with paper mache? Paper mache volcanos for some of your tables would be a very creative idea for centerpieces.
Entertainment: Are there any hula dancers you can hire in your area? This would be a great surprise for your guests and for sure a big hit. Or can you find someone to play the ukelele? Having someone play the ukelele as your guests enter your party will definitely enhance the theme.
Food: Luau food would include any combination of roast pig, teriyaki chicken, sticky rice, a fruit spread including pineapples and tropical fruits, potato salad, and green salad. Buffet-style would definitely work best with the luau quince theme.
Cake Ideas: There are many beautiful Hawaiian-themed cake options. Tropical flowers can really add beauty to your cake, whether real, silk, or even painted on. You could also go with cupcakes, and add Hawaiian Luau themed toppers, or cake pops in single colors to match your color scheme.
Party Favors: Your guests will need leis, so this can be a favor that doubles as something they can actually use during your party. I also found some placecard holders that can double as a favor, see box below.
Special Touches: Plan a surprise dance. Dress yourself and your damas in grass skirts and and your chambelanes in Hawaiian shirts. Another idea is to have a hula hooping lesson. This will be fun to watch because it’s not exactly easy to hula hoop if you aren’t familiar with hooping. Have a special lei as a prize for the person who masters it the best.
How would you accomplish a Hawaiian Luau quinceanera theme? What colors would you use?