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LuauAre you looking to give a splash of uniqueness to that summer party or Labor Day get together. Consider these few simple steps to give your party a bit of a Hawaiian Luau twist.

Alcoholic Drinks: It's All About Presentation

Any candid bartender will disclose to you that when it comes to making a great mixed drink, presentation is equally as important as the actual mix of the beverage. If you're wanting to incorporate a Luau theme to your summer party, this is doubly important.

Here's one suggestion--ditch the traditional glassware and opt to serve beverages in hollowed out coconuts. Cut the top off the coconut (don't bisect it down the middle, you won't be left with enough of a reservoir). Instead, just cut the top inch and a half off of a standard sized coconut. Peel any loose portions of the husk, drain the milk, and scoop out any excess of meat around the perimeter. Presto! You've created the perfect serving vessel for a pina colada or any fruit based mixed drink.

If you're not feeling quite that adventurous but your pocketbook has some depth, you could consider purchasing these premade coconut glasses from Target.

Grass Skirts for Female Guests (and ego-secure men as well)

Sure, there's nothing quite so cheesily stereotypical as grass skirts if you're trying for a Hawaiian vibe. But if you're actually attempting a Luau themed summer party, maybe cheesiness is something to be embraced, rather than shunned.

These definitive Hawaiian fashion icons are easy to purchase online. Party America's luau themed decor offers an extensive array of hula skirts and grass skirts of all colors and sizes. Prices hover around $5. If you're paying any more than $10, you're surely purchasing the Cadillac of grass skirts.

Finding the Right Background Music, Hawaiian Style

Music has an uncanny ability to set the overall tone of a party. Heck, even restauranteurs are famous for playing upbeat music when they're busy and need people to move, and slow music when they're slow and want patrons to linger.

Hawaii offers some of the most unique, tranquil, soothing tones you'll ever come across in the pantheon of ethnic music. Compilation CDs or MP3 downloads are readily available at most major sites like iTunes. Or if you want to go for something really eclectic that will surely get your guests talking, consider picking up a disc from Hawaiian artist Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (yes, that's spelled correctly). Israel is most famous for a Hawaiian fusion cover of Somewhere Over The Rainbow and "What a Wonderful World." It was first popularized cinematically in the closing credits of Finding Forrester, and has appeared in countless films since. Israel is but one of many compelling island artists; you can find out more about him here.

So there are a few simple suggestions for creating that Luau or Hawaiian themed summer party. But no matter what accoutrement you opt for, make sure you don't forget the most important ingredient--that island state of mind.

Sources:

Target Online Product Catalog. http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/179-0113852-6512278?asin=B003A5FT8A&AFID=Froogle_df&LNM=|B003A5FT8A&CPNG=home%20decor&ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001. Accessed 7/31/2010.

Party America. http://www.partyamerica.com/category/shop+by+theme/luau+party+supplies/wearables+and+leis.do?sortby=ourPicks. Accessed 7/31/2010.

iLike Artist Profile - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. http://www.ilike.com/artist/Israel+Kamakawiwo%27ole. Accessed 7/29/2010.


By Doug Brockwell - Doug Brockwell is a full time financial professional residing in northern California who holds dual masters degrees in business and politics. He moonlights as a freelance writer, covering an eclectic array o...  

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