Be sure to read the party agenda and decide what activities you will do or omit so
you don't end up buying something you don't need or if you see something else you
know you WILL need and add it to the list!
Invitations (Check party sources) or make your own
Decorations (Check party stores or online party sources) or involve your kids and
make some together!
hula hoops at least two (can be borrowed as well)
coconuts--two small coconuts check grocery produce section of grocery
Decide on grass skirts (borrow or buy), or materials to make your own (see directions
for FamilyFun: Hawaiian Grass Skirtor WikiHow: Make a Grass Skirt) OR purchaseHibiscus Table Skirt(s). (Remember they are 9 ft long so calculate how much you will
think you will need per guest... don't forget there will be some waste at the end
of each skirt)
Clear packaging tape
Velcro dots or strips
Bandanna's for pirate option (eye patch also) (This was our option for boys at our
party, but could just have boys wear swim trunks and t-shirts or Hawaiian shirts)
Decide on Leis (Ordering or Purchasing: Party Stores or materials to make leis
Tacky tourist items--Suggestions include enough for two containers full: Hawaiian
men's shirts, grass skirts, bikini tops, big hats, big sunglasses, Bermuda shorts,
lots of leis, etc. (borrow, borrow, borrow! BUT label or make a list of whom you
borrowed from and be sure to return them!!)
Two boxes or tubs to hold relay stuff
Download, borrow from friends or library, or purchase a Hawaiian themed music CD,
Hawaii Five-O music
**Tie dye option see link here for additional supplies
Need music player
Place for games –outside back yard or park is great, but basements work well too!
Or select activities from the choices that best suit your situation.
Set up helpers to come to help you for younger ages--relatives, a couple of parents
or even a local teen or two works well. Older kids really don't need to have helpers
around (though you might for your sanity).