Food Ideas for a Hawaiian Luau Party for Teenagers

Updated February 21, 2017

Teenagers will have a blast at a Hawaiian-themed luau party. Don't forget to mention on the invitation to wear a flowered shirt and bring you leis for an outdoor party that would be perfect for warm weather. It wouldn't be a luau without some proper party food, and a luau lends itself to grilling and tropical flavours.

Finger Food

Skewers are easy to make, fun to eat and can be made with a Hawaiian flair. Poke wooden skewers through chunks of cooked ham marinated in orange marmalade, and alternate the ham with pineapple pieces.

Slice plantains and fry them in oil until light brown in colour. Plantains are a banana and are sweet and tasty when fried. Another Hawaiian snack food is macadamia nuts. Leave bowls of them out on the tables and they will quickly disappear.

Main Dishes

Teenagers love pizza, and a Hawaiian-style pizza would be a great addition to the party. Purchase pizza crusts and pile on tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, ham and pineapple and bake.

Grilled salmon is tasty and easy to fix on an outdoor grill. Serve with rice and fruit slices for a healthy Hawaiian dinner.

Tropical Sweets

Fruit salad is a good dessert option for a luau. Mix coconut, pineapple, kiwi, bananas and orange slices and serve it in small bowls with a yoghurt drizzle.

A themed cake that has a luau decoration would be cute, or bake a pineapple upside down cake.

Have an ice cream sundae bar. Add lots of tropical-themed toppings including fruit and nuts and let the teenagers create their own sundae for a sweet ending.

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Christi Aldridge has been writing professionally since 2009. She graduated from Texas Christian University, where she was a featured contributor for several campus publications and won an award for best columnist.