Whether you are having a Luau, Beach Party or Hawaiin Theme party, these luau party games will supply you with plenty of fun. Did you know that it is customary for Hawai‘i 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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Make inexpensive grass skirts for each of your guests. 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.
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.
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