These Hawaiian luau party games will supply you with plenty of fun whether you are having a Luau, Beach Party or Hawaiin Theme party. Did you know that it is customary for Hawai‘in families, regardless of ethnicity, to hold a luau to celebrate a child's first birthday. In Polynesian cultures the first birthday is considered a major milestone.
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Best COSTUME TIP for the Party: Just in case some of your guests don't come dressed up ready to play hawaiin luau party games, you can have some really inexpensive grass skirts available for everyone. Simply use a large green trash can liner that has a drawstring closure. Cut the bottom off the bag, and slit the bag into strips up to the drawstring. You now have a one-size-fits-most grass skirt for your guests. If your having a party for the younger folk as well, buy the smaller drawstring trash liners so there isn't as much bulk. You will really needs these if you plan on playing the Grass Skirt Dash!
Hawaiian Accents Tips: Do you want to speak with a proper Hawaiian accent, here are some tips. The 5 vowels a,e,i,o and u as well as the 7 consonants h,k,l,m,n,p, and w make up the entire Hawaiian alphabet. In the Hawaiian language a consonant is always followed by a vowel which also means all Hawaiian words end in a vowel.
Names and words are more easily pronounced when they are broken down into single syllable chunks. Take the name of Hawaii’s state fish, humuhumunukunukuapua’a, and pronounce it hu-mu-hu-mu-nu-ku-nu-ku-a-pu-a-a. Phonetically pronounced who-moo-who-moo-new-coo-new-coo-ah-poo-ah-ah. Sometimes the letter W is pronounced the same as V as in the traditional pronunciation of Hawai'i which is phonetically pronounced huh-vi-ee rather than huh-why-ee.