With the school year preparing to start again, the end of summer vacation is steadily approaching for many. So, to ease your end-of-the-summer blues, throw an eccentric luau party with fantastic Hawaiian-themed catered food! Now is the perfect time to start planning a backyard luau party to officially say goodbye to summer, and welcome the cooler season ahead.
Continue below for some fun and exciting luau party catering ideas, as well as, one option that will really save you time and effort!
Tips for Catering a Luau Party
One of most exciting parts to planning a luau get-together is planning! There are so many options when it comes to luaus. Planning consists of coordinating the music, food, décor, guest list, attire, and more! Think about what a luau should have, then use these things to build a luau theme! Things like pineapples, tiki torches, grass skirts, hula-hoops, little drink umbrellas, and more can all express the best parts of a luau. Here are some fun catering and menu ideas for a well-planned luau celebration:
Roasted Suckling Pig
This is a highlight, and often main attraction, for any luau! Although a bit pricey and complicated to set up, a roasting pig in the middle of a luau party is mist pleasing. The smell is enticing, making everyone at the party anticipate its tasty offerings. Contact your local grocery, butcher shop, or catering company for details on how to roast a suckling pig at a Hawaiian themed party. They can sometimes provide all the parts and equipment necessary to facilitate this project. It is much cheaper to rent all the needed equipment rather than investing it a roaster for just one party. If you intend to make this an annual occasion, then buying a pig roaster is a fantastic investment!
It is very popular these days to have a “signature” cocktail at a party. For a luau, why not use the ever-so-delicious pineapple to make this happen? Use the pineapple meat and juice to blend a natural smoothie, and then use the actual pineapple as the cup! Decorate it with little pink umbrellas, straws, or tiki figurines. You can purchase these decorative items at any local party store.
A popular pineapple cocktail recipe includes mixing pineapple juice, crushed pineapple, coconut rum, simple syrup, and grenadine together. You can either muddle and pour over ice, or blend in a blender. Also good options for Hawaiian parties are any frozen or slushy, especially shaved ice, as well as, pina coladas and similar tropical drinks.
Other than cocktails and the main course, people need party snacks. One of the most liked is Hawaiian sweet bread and spinach artichoke dip. Another great luau appetizer is chicken and pineapple kabobs, exotic fruit spreads, seafood dishes, and seaweed soup. For a more modern twist, incorporate poke bowls with fresh, raw fish and seasonings. Additional fun and fresh ideas include acai bowls, sushi, ham and pineapple flatbreads, giant fruit platters, and whole-fried fish. You can easily find recipes for all these everywhere online!
Or Simply Opt for Professional Luau-Themed Catering…
If you really want to make your luau party planning easy and hassle-free, just have it professionally catered! Catering companies are in the business of delivering delicious and creative food service for parties just like an end-of-the-summer celebration. Skip all the hassle of planning and preparation, and leave it to professionals to coordinate, setup, and implement all aspects of your Hawaiian-themed party. Best of all, it is more affordable than you think, and potentially equivalent to the cost of providing your own party spread.
Where to Get Themed Party Catering Services in Central Georgia
Call Food for Thought Catering at 678-340-0510 for professional themed party catering services in Newnan, Georgia and its surrounding areas, including Peach Tree City, Raymond, Sharpsburg, Woodsmoke, Wood Valley Estates, Arnco Mills, Fayetteville, Whitesburg, Chattahoochee Hills, Palmetto, and more. We offer full-service catering, along with a wide selection of authentic, custom-made menus and packages, for all corporate and private events. Request a free estimate, today.