Throw a Luau to Learn about Hawaii

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Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #191, Throw a Luau to Learn about Hawaii, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

Throw a Luau to Learn about Hawaii

In “Throw a Luau to Learn about Hawaii,” Episode, #191, Meredith Curtis inspires you to plan and host a Luau to learn all about Hawaii the fun way. shares the educational benefits of hosting a luau with all the how-tos. Learn about venue, food, costumes, decorations, music, and party fun.  She shares funny and poignant memories of past luaus and how it impacted learning about our 50th state. Teach history and geography the fun way with a luau!

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Show Notes

Nothing is boring when you throw a party! How planning, hosting, and participating in history parties is educational as well as fun!

Benefits of a Luau

  • Planning & hosting vs. Attending
  • Research crops, food, clothing, history
  • Learn about Hawaiian culture, food, history
  • FUN!


Near Water (pool, ocean, lake) good!

Decorations make it! Tropical flowers, shells, fishnets, surfboards

Play Hawaiian/Beach music in the background

Greet guests with leis

Encourage everyone to dress Hawaiian

Set Up/Clean Up

  • Swim area/extra towels
  • Buffet Table/Drink Table
  • Activity Area
  • Greeter with leis near entrance


  • Roasted Pig or Pork
  • Poke Bowls
  • Tropical Fruit Salad
  • Hawaiian Pizza
  • Hawaiian Bread
  • Chinese/Japanese Dishes
  • Main Dishes with Pineapple/Coconut (Sweet & Sour Chicken)
  • Coconut Cake
  • Pineapple Desserts
  • Alcohol-Free Pina Coladas
  • Kona Coffee


  • Limbo
  • Swimming/Pool Volleyball
  • Poi Eating Contest
  • Hula Lessons
  • Ukulele Playing


Hawaiian Shirts, Mumus, Modest Bathing Suits with Grass Skirts

Leis, Flowered Wristlets & Anklets

Flowers in Hair


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