How to Host a Luau

Host A Luau

It’s easy to host a luau at home, as long as you pay attention to a number of small details that will help you create the proper atmosphere.  The first thing to remember is to make sure you tell your gusts to “Dress for the Party,” and be sure to plan some Games & Entertainment too.   You can create the mood for your party with minimal expense. In fact, you can even plan on eating your decorations when the luau is over if you use pineapples and coconuts as elements in your design!

At traditional Hawaiian luaus, whole pigs are roasted in a pit dug in the ground called an imu in order to make the dish called kalua pig. Most people don’t want to dig a pit in their backyard to roast a pig in the genuine Hawaiian style, so this is where we come in.  Let Fat Freddy’s Catering help you host a luau; we have been perfecting our version(s) of a Hawaiian Luau with the following menus and below are several helpful ideas for Decorations, Drinks and Games. We can help you put together a luau to remember at a budget you can afford.

A traditional theme would call for things like bamboo placemats or table runners; fresh flower arrangements with orchids, hibiscus and other tropical flowers; seashells scattered around your tables; palm trees, ti leaves and real flower leis.  Look for more traditional music from Don Ho or Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole.  Or you could try Spotify’s “Hawaiian Dreams” playlist; or stream traditional Hawaiian tunes, featuring the ukelele and other tropical vibes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whole Roasted Pig, Carved on Site
Roasted Whole and then stuffed with Kalua Pork, Pork Loin & Pork Sausages

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken
Skinless Boneless Chicken Thighs Marinated with Soy Sauce, Garlic, Brown Sugar & Ginger
Served with Grilled Pineapple Pieces

Steamed White Rice / Fried Rice
Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
Mixed Greens Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers & Carrots
Sea Grape Vinaigrette
Hawaiian Sweet Rolls & Butter

 

 

The Best way to start any Luau is with a “PuPu Platter” or a variety of appetizers.  Ask our chef for his suggestions or look through our menus here:    APPETIZERS

 

For a more affordable route in general; go for a more campy beach party. We can offer another version of the above menu but with a few modifications. Then you can either replace or incorporate the following things to your decorations: plastic hula dancers; cardboard cut-out surfboards; plastic leis; paper drink umbrellas and other disposable tropical tablecloths, napkins and party goods. The campy beach party calls for more party-type music like Elvis’ Blue Hawaii soundtrack and other fun surf music like “Wipeout” by The Surfaris or anything from The Beach Boys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kalua Pork & Cabbage
Oven Roasted Pork Shoulder Seasoned and Served on Banana Leaves

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken
Skinless Boneless Chicken Thighs Marinated with Soy Sauce, Garlic, Brown Sugar & Ginger
Served with Grilled Pineapple Pieces

Steamed Basmati Rice
Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
Mixed Greens Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers & Carrots
Sea Grape Vinaigrette
Hawaiian Sweet Rolls & Butter

 

For help planning your next Luau, contact Fat Freddy’s Catering at (623) 580-4653

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