We were so excited with our Top 10 Luau Party Ideas that we just kept going. Here are 7 more luau games and activities for your luau summer party.
Coconut Bowling - With a coconut for a bowling ball, and either pineapples or 2 liters filled with sand for pins. Use 3 pins for the kids and 6 for adults.
Tacky Tourist Relay - Buy some tourist gear (from the thrift store) like beach hats, snorkels, Aloha shirts, flip-flops, muumuus, pails, big sunglasses, fins, sun tan lotion, shell necklaces, and other summer vacation items. You’ll need close to matching attire for the teams.
- Place two sets of the tourist gear in two piles. This is the starting line.
- Put a marker, such as a chair, inflatable palm tree at a far distance from the starting line. This is the finish line, which everyone has to run around.
- Divide guests into two teams.
- The first player for each team puts on the tourist gear then runs down to the marker and back again.
- When they get to the start/finish line they take off the gear and the next awaiting team member puts the gear on and races to the markers.
- Whichever team is finished first wins the tacky tourist relay race. With this game, don’t forget to pull out the camera. A picture of Uncle Sal in a snorkel, fins, and a muumuu= priceless!
Hula Hoop Spin Off - Like a dance off, have all of the guests hula-hoop to the best of their ability to music. The person who hula-hoops the longest wins. You can give out prizes for the most creative hula-hoop, worst hula-hoop, and most rhythmic hula-hoop. Have a medal ceremony but use leis instead!
The Limbo - this is a classic luau party game good for all ages. Buy a bamboo stick from a craft or floral store (they are very inexpensive) and put on some good limbo music (my favorite is "Limbo" by Lord Tickler and Calypsonians)
The adult version is what I like to call the "Mai Tai Limbo" - Before going under the limbo stick each guest takes a sip. And they have to hold the glass as they limbo. Whoever spills their drink loses and whoever makes it to the lowest level while holding their Mai Tai wins.
Tropical Scavenger Hunt - This is a game that is usually relatively inexpensive and time-consuming, good for both kids and parents. Write out clues on index cards. Give the party-goers clues that take them from place to place, finding different tropical items (leis, drink umbrella, shells, coconut, toy fish). Or give clues for different locations around the party, and when the kid's get there they get a stamp in their "passport".
Pass the Sand - You need sand and containers (plastic buckets work well) for this game. Divide the guests into two teams and line them up. Have the person in each line grab a handful of sand from a container. They must pass the sand to the next player, who passes it to the next, and so on down the line. When the sand reaches the last player, he/she pours what is left of it on a plate. The team with the most sand wins the game. (You may have to weigh the sand on a food scale if it's close.)
For the kids do some fun summer games with a tropical twist like Musical Chairs to Hawaiian music or Coconut Toss (same as hot potato).
Do you have any luau party game ideas? Leave them in the comments below!