If you’re planning to throw a luau party then one of the main things on your list will be to plan for party favors for your guests so they can have a special memento to take home from your party. While a ton of novelty party favors can be picked up in party stores and across the internet, something you can consider is creating your own DIY party favors for the luau party.
Creating your own DIY party favors can be an inexpensive way to give your friends party favors that will last far longer than novelties, and will hold a lot more sentimental value for your guests.
One fun DIY party favor for your luau party is to create photo frames for your guests. Consider purchasing inexpensive photo frames from discount stores, or using foam style photo frames which can be decorated with cute tropical foam designs. If using wooden or plastic photo frames, then you’ll want to think up some cute ways to decorate them up with a luau party theme.
To make a fun luau themed photo frame you’ll need the following materials:
A wooden or plastic frame
Blue spray or craft paint
Craft sand (or a handful of sand from your child’s sandbox will do!)
Tropical stickers, seashells, or other embellishments
Disassemble the pieces of the photo frame and lay the cardboard backing and glass aside. Next lay the frame on newspaper and use the blue paint to coat the entire frame. Once the frame is dry, apply a thin layer of craft glue to the bottom half of the frame and sprinkle or blot the frame with craft sand to create a beach like effect. To finish off the frame, apply stickers with a tropical theme, or glue small seashells in the bottom corners of the frame.
When your guests arrive for the luau party, make sure to set up a spot where you can take photos and have a digital photo printer on hand so that you can print the pictures out for guests to put in their special frame. Not only will this help them remember the party, but the thought behind the gift goes way beyond an ordinary novelty party favor!
Another great party favor is to use shot glasses or votive candle holders to create a special one of a kind gift. There are a variety of ways to add some flair to a simple glass container, and depending on the type of guests you’ll be having at your luau party, it can be customized to suit any crowd.
Special decals designed for use on glass can be a simple way to dress up your glass containers with an original luau party design, and for those who dare to do something more creative, using stencils with a glass etching cream can turn a party favor into something your guests will want to keep forever. Glass designing supplies are available on the internet, and can be found at local department and craft stores.
Hawaiian themed decals and rubber stamps are another great way to decorate just about anything. Look around at your local dollar store or discount store to find things that you would feel would make great party favors. Things like plates, bowls, glasses, bracelets, and even paper bags can be turned into amazing party favors with just a few simple embellishments. Check out the Rubber Stamp Plantation for some great creative ideas for using decals and rubber stamps, along with videos that will help to spark your imagination for the things you can do.
If you’re trying to create some DIY party favors for your luau party without spending a lot of cash, then make sure to check out your local dollar store for inspiration. Consider purchasing small, brightly colored plastic containers and filling them with tropical flavored candies as a gift for your luau party guests. Decorate your containers by gluing on pieces of artificial Hawaiian leis or by tying on pieces of raffia from an inexpensive grass skirt.
Whatever party favor you decide to give out to your luau party guests, making it yourself shows that extra bit of something special that will lend to great memories of your luau party.