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Crazy Good Food for Luau Party Ideas You Need to Try

Looking for some Hawaiian party theme menu ideas? Wait until your try these quick, easy, and CRAZY GOOD food for luau ideas.

Hawaiian luau parties are so fun aren’t they?

They make super fun themes for casual get-togethers, birthday or summer dinner parties.

And the food is pretty amazing too!

My supper club and I got together this month to kick off summer with a Hawaiian party theme and today, we are sharing the incredible menu.

And we each featured a dish using a similar ingredient.

Can you guess what it is without scrolling down?

At the end of this post, let me know if you got it right in the comment section.

Wait until you see these CRAZY GOOD food for luau party ideas. My mouth is watering just reading all the recipe names! Mahalo!

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6 Insanely Delicious Food for Luau Ideas You Need to Try!

Whether you are hosting a Hawaiian party theme or not, these food-for-luau ideas can easily stand on their own at any summer-inspired party.

What I love most about each recipe for luau food is the ease of making the dish.

I don’t know about you, but I love recipes that are quick and simple to make, but pack a lot of flavors.

And these luau party food ideas are no exception!

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Malibu Sunset Rum Cocktail Recipe

Looking for a fun mixed drink with rum idea for summer?

This cocktail recipe for summer is light, fruity, and tastes so refreshing. So it’s perfect for a Hawaiian luau or tropical themed dinner party.

But it’s also a great drink to make if you are enjoying a fun summer gathering or lazy Saturday afternoon on the porch too.

Wait until you try this easy-to-make Malibu sunset drink recipe!

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Refreshing Pineapple Basil Cocktail by Vintage Home Designs

Ok I’ve never had this one before but it sounds AMAZING doesn’t it?

My good friend Michele from Vintage Home Designs made this super light and refreshing pineapple basil cocktail and knocked it out of the park.

It sounds like the perfect summer beverage.

And I love that I can harvest fresh basil from my vegetable garden.

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Fresh and Easy Pineapple Salsa by Midwest Life and Style

Holy pineapple yumminess.

I love a good salsa but never made one with pineapple before, have you?

My good friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style made this simple and fresh pineapple salsa that looks so good for our luau food!

But I think it would also make a great coconut shrimp taco topping too!

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Easy Recipe for Coconut Shrimp

This simple recipe for coconut shrimp is a tasty dish that combines the sweetness of coconut with the succulence of shrimp.

Whether you’re planning a Hawaiian luau party or simply craving a taste from the islands, making coconut shrimp at home is easier than you might think.

While it can also be served as a main course, it makes an amazing appetizer to serve because it brings a taste of the tropics and offers a delightful combination of flavors and textures.

My family and I make this recipe all summer long. Wait until you try it!

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Grilled Huli Huli Chicken with Grilled Pineapple by Simply 2 Moms

My good friends Anne and Ann Marie from Simply 2 Moms shared their super delicious recipe for grilled huli huli chicken.

I need to try this one, doesn’t it sound so good?

They even grilled some pineapples and I bet they taste amazing off the grill!

Have you ever done that before?

I haven’t – so I’m looking forward to trying this luau food.

Oven Roasted Vegetables Recipe by The Ponds Farmhouse

Oh how I love a good roasted vegetable dish!

I’m always looking for new side dish recipes and this one is a must-try!

My good friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse shared her recipe for oven roasted vegetables and it looks so tasty doesn’t it?

It pairs so nicely with the huli huli chicken that Anne and Ann Marie made. Plus, I can harvest the zucchini straight from my garden..

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Pineapple Fried Rice by A Life Unfolding

I am a huge fan of fried rice, are you?

Whenever we order out from a Chinese or Thai restaurant, fried rice is always on the family order.

So when my good friend Libbie from a Life Unfolding share her recipe for pineapple fried rice, I thought to myself that I have to make it!

Doesn’t it look divine?

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Dump Cake Pineapple Recipe by Me!

And we can’t forget the dessert!

It is heaven in a bowl and a must-try because it is ridiculously easy to make and melts in your mouth.

This dump cake pineapple recipe is the best of both worlds with minimal ingredients and simple preparation.

If you love dishes that are dump and bake – this one is totally for you.

Allow it cool and serve it over a bowl of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

And the best part?

It’s a great dessert to serve with food for luau parties, but it’s also a festive dish for a patriotic celebration or summer barbeque.

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And that’s it!

Did you guess the similar ingredient?

Let me know in the comments below.

Next up on the food for luau party tour, is my good friend MIchele from Vintage Home Designs.


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Want to See This Hawaiian Party Idea in Real-Time?

Watch the video here!

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Looking for More Summer or Food for Luau Ideas?

Wait until you try these recipes for your next summer or Hawaiian party theme!

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Looking for More Supper Club Ideas?

Our supper club has been a ton of fun and we’ve covered so much over the last year and a half.

Whether you are in a supper club or just want some dinner party inspiration, check out the themes we’ve hosted before.

And click here if you want to learn how to organize and host your own supper club,

More Luau Party Food Ideas

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  1. This menu looks fantastic, Stacy! I’ve added everybody’s ingredients to my shopping list for this week to give it all a try!