Now that we’re in the middle of summer, it’s the best time to throw the most epic, fun outdoor party ever. Since you’re on the DiSanto Propane website, we know that you are most likely a propane enthusiast. Therefore, you probably get quite a bit of mileage out of your propane grill. Fire that grill up and prepare the ultimate Hawaiian-themed party for your favorite friends and family members. Here are some tips for throwing the ultimate luau:
No Hawaiian-themed party is complete without an abundance of tiki torches! Not only do tiki torches add a nice ambience to your backyard, but they also burn citronella oil to help keep the mosquitoes away. However, if you live in a particularly mosquito-infested area, you might want to double up on protection against these critters by spraying yourself with bug spray.
What we mean is that you must provide all of your guests with Hawaiian leis to wear during your party. Without leis, people might not even know that you have a Hawaiian-themed party. Make sure that you supply enough for people to throw a couple of leis on for a truly colorful and festive adornment.
Encourage Hawaiian-Themed Clothes
Request that your guests wear some tropical-style wear. For men, they could wear some Hawaiian shirts, the more hideous, the better. Ladies could throw on their favorite tropical-colored sundress and add a flower to their hair. Maybe you could even find a Hawaiian-themed bandana for your dog to wear! DO NOT grill wearing a grass skirt!
Decorate Your Backyard Accordingly
Add some bamboo skirts to your tables, and throw together some bright floral arrangements. You could wrap a bamboo skirt around a large metal tub filled with Hawaiian beers. If you are making cocktails, don’t forget to stick an umbrella in each drink. You could take drink decorating one step further by serving your umbrella-clad drinks in a coconut cup or a fabulous tiki tumbler.
Serve Mai Tais
Considered the ultimate vacation drink, the fruity Mai Tai drink consists of rum, grenadine syrup, and fruit juices. Mix together some spiced rum with some coconut rum, add some orange juice, some pineapple juice, and finish with a splash of grenadine syrup. Make sure to add a pineapple slice and a cherry to you your drink (and of course, an umbrella). Mai tais will surely be a hit at your luau, so stock up on plenty of rum and fruit juice.
Your main course could be some delicious grilled Hawaiian BBQ chicken. Buy some boneless skinless chicken breasts and pound them so that they are evenly thick. In a large bowl, combine barbecue sauce, some soy sauce, some chopped garlic, some oil, some cilantro, and some pineapple slices. Pour the sauce into large ziplock bags and add the pieces of chicken. Marinate the chicken for at least half an hour or up to eight hours. When the chicken is ready to be cooked, throw it on your grill and add some pineapple slices as well. Your guests will go wild over this delicious dish. You could also grill up some kabobs and some other tasty side dishes as well.
These tips are sure to help you throw one of the most delightful summer parties ever! Make sure that your propane supply is good to go, because you will be grilling like crazy during this party. Don’t take the theme too seriously and enjoy the company of your friends and family. For your propane services in upstate New York, contact DiSanto Propane today. Our family-owned business has decades of experience to provide you with the highest-level customer service and the most reliable supply of propane available.