centerpieces. Your Hula party will feel more exotic with live
fish on each table! Dollar stores often have small bowls,
and pet stores sell small goldfish very cheaply. Make sure
you buy extra fish in case some die. These are also great
parting gifts. (if your guests are children, you may want
to check with parents first).
grass skirts for table skirts! Beach towels can be great table
cloths. Check for fish-themed shower curtains at a dollar
store and use that as a table cloth - get creative with your
Hula Party decorations.
Hula party tiki poles! Cut Hawaiian faces from construction
paper (cardboard, poster board foam core board are other options).
Simply stack the paper masks on top of each other (taping
them together from the back) and tape them to the wall or
hang them from the ceiling. You could also turn this into
a child's activity. Have each child to create a single mask,
then connect the masks together to make a totem pole. For
smaller children you might consider drawing a large mask first
(in coloring book format) then they can color the masks. This
is a great arrival activity for guests while they are waiting
for everyone to get to the party. Look for books and images
online or ask your librarian for books on Pacific Island or
ring toss with pink flamingos! If you have some around, they
make good ring toss targets. Or you can play "pin the
face on the mask" with tiki masks. Your Hula party can
use traditional games with an island flair.
giant surfboards from large sheets of cardboard or butcher
paper. These are quick and easy and can be hung up on any
wall. An activity for the kids might be to decorate them before
you hang them up.
tropical drinks - you can change ice cubes, put fruit in the
punch bowl, or just serve blue colored punch! Your Hula party
will have an extra punch if you consider freezing different
shaped cubes, or even putting candy shells or fish in the
ice cubes as they freeze. White jawbreakers also make great
a Hula island cake! A bundt cake pan can make a neat shape.
Use a chocolate cake and ice the top part of the cake with
green frosting... put a few plastic trees on the top and you
have an island! If you can't find toy trees - check with a
local pet shop and check prices on aquarium plants.