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Hawaiian Word Games!

Hawaiian Word Mingle Game:
The Hawaiian word game is a great way get your luau guests to mingle, especially if it's the first time many of them are meeting.
You will need:
Plain labels or stickers to write on
Names of all of your guests
List Hawaiian vocabulary words and their English translations
Pens and/or pencils

Preparation prior to luau:
1) Create name badges for each guest using the labels/stickers and markers. Under each persons name put a Hawaiian word or phrase with the English translation.
2) Create list of just the Hawaiian words & phrases used on the name badges and make a copy of the list for each guest WITHOUT the English translations.

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At the luau:
As each guest arrives provide them with a name badge, the list of Hawaiian words/phrases WITHOUT the English translations, and a pen/pencil. Advise each guest to go meet the other guests and read their name tag to find the English translations to the Hawaiian words and phrases. When they find a translation they are to put the English meaning next to the Hawaiian word/phrase. After an hour of mixing have your guests put their name on their list of translations and turn them in. Award a prize to the person with the most correct translations.


Learn Some Hawaiian Game
Create a list of Hawaiian words with their English translations. Give each guest a list to study for 2 minutes. Collect all the lists with the translations. Then hand out a pen/pencil and a list of just the Hawaiian words (mix them up in a different order than the first list). Give everyone one minute to put down the English translation. After one minute read out the translations. The person with the most correct wins.

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Hawaii Pictionary
Items Needed:
2 Pads of Paper or 1 Easel with large pad of paper or a Wipe Board or a Chalk Board

Create sheets of paper with names of items, places, and Hawaii theme things. Create two teams and flip a coin to see who goes first. Each team then alternates turns. The first player from team one pulls a piece of paper and must make drawings to give their team members clues to what the Hawaiian theme item they are drawing. The team members have 2 minutes to make a correct guess. If they do not correctly guess then team two can guess to steal the point. Team two then has one team member pull a piece of paper and so on. The first team to reach 10 points wins.

Ideas for Hawaii theme items to have them draw: Diamond Head, snorkeling, hula dancer, ukulele, grass shack, surfing, surfboard, lei, flip flop, waterfall, palm tree, Arizona Memorial, pineapple, waves, rainbow, coconut, aloha shirt, volcano, canoe, turtle

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Tips and Suggestions Easily create a Hawaii Theme Wedding Anywhere!
Reception Decorating Suggestions Photographs of decorating suggestions to easily create Hawaii theme centerpieces, guest book tables, and wedding cakes.
Hawaii Wedding Planner Resource to assist in planning a Hawaii Theme Wedding.
Vow Suggestions   Hawaii Theme wedding vow suggestions.
Lei Exchange Ceremony Suggestions for adding a lei exchange ceremony to the wedding.
Candle Unity Ceremony Suggestions for adding a Hawaii theme candle unity ceremony.
Sand Unity Ceremony Suggestions for adding a Hawaii theme sand unity ceremony.
The Lords Prayer The Lords Prayer in Hawaiian.



Host a Luau Tips and suggestions to easily host a Hawaiian Luau anywhere!
Decorating Suggestions Photographs of decorating suggestions to easily create Hawaii theme centerpieces, guest book tables, and cakes.
Hawaii Theme Christmas Party Ideas Games, recipes, and fun ideas for a Hawaii theme Christmas party.
Add some Aloha to your Thanksgiving gathering!Hawaii Theme Thanksgiving Dinner Full menu with recipes for creating a Hawaii theme Thanksgiving dinner.
Popular Luau Recipes Recipes to create the most popular luau appetizers, main dishes, sides, and beverages.
Imu Pit How to create and cook using a traditional underground Imu pit.
First Names Translations Resource of first name phonetic translations into Hawaiian.
Words & Phases Popular words and phrase translated into Hawaiian.
Game Ideas Fun Hawaii theme game ideas.
Hawaiian Radio Listen to Hawaiian radio stations online.



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