TIPS ON HOSTING A HAWAII THEME THANKSGIVING FEAST!

In Hawaii a Luau is a feast so Thanksgiving is a very appropriate holiday to add touches of Hawaii to your Thanksgiving feast. Below are tips specific to adding a Hawaii theme to your Thanksgiving celebration including recipes using ingredients you should find in most grocery stores. We have additional luau tips and recipes featured here!

HAWAII THEME THANKSGIVING TIPS

 

  • Send Hawaii theme Thanksgiving invitations.
  • Make Hawaii theme place setting cards and name tags for each guest with their English and Hawaiian first name.
  • Decorate your party location in silk flower leis and silk blooms
  • Adorn your guests in silk flower leis or shell leis.
  • Play fun Hawaii theme Games
  • Play Hawaiian theme music
  • Encourage your guests to wear festive Aloha shirts and attire to complement your Hawaii cuisine!
  • Click here for photographs of suggestions on How to Create Hawaii Theme Centerpieces and Table Decorations

THANKSGIVING RELATED HAWAIIAN WORDS AND PHRASES

  • Happy Thanksgiving ~ Hau’oli La Ho’omakika’i (pronounced how-oh-lee la ho-o-ma-key-kah-ee)
  • Thanksgiving Day ~ La Ho’omaika’i (pronounced la ho-o-my-ka-ee)
  • Thank you very much ~ Mahalo nui loa (pronounced ma-ha-low new-ee low-a)
  • Thankful ~ Ho’omakika’i (pronounced ho-o-ma-key-kah-ee)
  • Celebration ~ Ho’olaule’a (pronounced ho-o-lau-lay-a)
  • Holiday ~ Lanui (pronounced la-new-ee)
  • Hospitality ~ Ho’okipa (pronounced ho-o-key-pa)
  • Reserved For ~ Malu No (pronounced ma-loo no) This is ideal for place card settings.
  • With my love ~ Me ke Aloha (pronounced may kay a-low-ha)
  • Family ~ Ohana
  • Hoa Pili ~ Close Friend
  • Hale Aikane ~ Friend as close as relative and is treated as such

THANKSGIVING LUAU MENU

Appetizers

Tropical Fruit Salad

Pineapple Salsa with Tortilla Chips and Pretzels

Salmon Party Spread with Toasted Pita Wedges

 

Main Course

Grilled Pineapple-Mustard Glazed Turkey

Macadamia Nut Stuffing

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Poi

Gingered Carrots

Pineapple Upside Down Biscuits

 

Dessert

Pineapple Cream Cheese Pie

Chocolate Coconut Pie

Grilled Pineapple with Island Crumble Topping

 

Beverage

Tropical Thanksgiving Punch

THANKSGIVING LUAU MENU APPETIZERS

THANKSGIVING LUAU MENU MAIN COURSE

Poi

Poi is the traditional mashed taro served with Hawaiian meals and at luaus. You can make your own by mashing taro if available in your local grocery. Powdered poi mix is a easy way to create fresh poi without all the hard work, just add water!

THANKSGIVING LUAU MENU DESSERTS

THANKSGIVING LUAU MENU BEVERAGES

Wine & Mead from Hawaii

If you would like some delicious wine or mead made in Hawaii for your Thanksgiving luau you are able to order wine directly from the wineries and meadery! They carry traditional white and red wines as well as island specialty wines made with items like guava, pineapple, and macadamia nuts.

Volcano Winery

Maui Wines

Island Mana Wines
Nani Moon Meadery

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