50+ Recipes for a Hawaiian Tropical Party

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Are you looking for tropical or Hawaiian recipes for a Luau or tiki party? Well, you have hit the jackpot, my friend! There are 50+ recipes listed below for you to choose from and serve at your party!

Make sure to also check out Luau Party Food Recipes – What To Serve At A Hawaiian Luau Party to help you design a menu for your Luau!

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Tropical & Hawaiian Recipes

2016 was a big milestone birthday for me – I turned 40! I still do not know where all the years of my life have gone, but they certainly went by quickly! For my birthday, we visited Walt Disney World and stayed at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort!

Even though we would be on vacation for my actual birthday, I wanted to throw a party for my friends and family – it was my 40th Un-Birthday Hawaiian Luau! Before that, I researched tropical recipes and shared my findings with you.

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As with all of my roundups, there are recipes from my blog as well as from lots of fab blogs from around the world.

I have made all of the links to these Hawaiian Recipes open in a new window so that you don’t lose your place on the list.

The list corresponds with the photo above – so that you can get an idea of what the finished dish should look like. Enjoy!

Hawaiian Tropical Party Recipes - Burgers and Sandwiches + lots more delicious recipes!

Hawaiian Burgers & Sandwiches

There are recipes for burgers & sandwiches, kebabs & skewers, pork & chicken dishes, fish & seafood, salads, sides & dips, desserts & cakes, and drinks & cocktails.

The tropical Hawaiian recipes I have gathered here will definitely give you lots of options for the party you throw!

I’m sure many of these recipes are not authentically Hawaiian – which is why they’re also named tropical too. All I can say is that these delicious recipes, with their tropical ingredients, will surely add some sunshine to your kitchen – and to your celebrations!

  1. Baked Ham & Cheese Sliders – Food Network
  2. Hawaiian Burger – The Pioneer Woman
  3. Hawaiian Pulled Chicken & Pineapple Burgers – Recipe This
  4. Char Siu Glazed Pork & Pineapple Buns – My Recipes
  5. Hawaiian Barbecue Veggie Burgers – Organized 31
  6. Hawaiian Hot Dogs – The Endless Meal

Serving Platters

I love to theme my parties – right down to the dishes that I serve the food. And for a Hawaiian Luau or other tropical themed party, that calls for things like this pretty Hibiscus Platter, this sunset stripes serving tray, or for a bit of fun, this platter in the design of a Hawaiian shirt!

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Hawaiian Tropical Party Recipes - Kebabs and Skewers + lots more delicious recipes!

Hawaiian Kebabs & Skewers

Marinated meat threaded onto skewers and grill to perfect – kebabs are perfect party food!

  1. Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs – Moore or Less Cooking
  2. Grilled Jerk Prawn & Pineapple Skewers – SAHM
  3. Hawaiian Beef Teriyaki Skewers – Favorite Family Recipes
  4. Glazed Ham & Pineapple Kebabs – She Knows
Hawaiian Tropical Party Recipes - Pork and Chicken dishes + lots more delicious recipes!

Hawaiian Pork & Chicken Dishes

Pork is such a popular meat to cook with in Hawaii, try out some of these recipes for your your Hawaiian party.

  1. Kalua Pig – Nom Nom Paleo
  2. Hawaiian Pulled Pork – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  3. Spam Musubi – Two Red Bowls
  4. Huli Huli Chicken – Guy Fieri, Food Network
  5. Hawaiian Style Kalua Pork – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  6. Sweet & Spicy Hawaiian Chicken – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Hawaiian Tropical Party Recipes - Fish & Seafood + lots more delicious recipes!

Hawaiian Fish & Seafood

If seafood is more your think, try one of these dishes – poke is especially yummy!

  1. Panko Crusted Tilapia with Mango Salsa – Wanna Bite
  2. Cornflake & Coconut Shrimp – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  3. Ahi Poke Salad with Macadamia Nuts – The Fit Blog
Hawaiian Tropical Party Recipes - Salad, Sides and Dips + lots more delicious recipes!

Hawaiian Salads, Sides & Dips

Meat and fish need something on the side, so try out one of these great recipes. Some of them make great main dishes too!

  1. Papaya & Avocado Salad – My Recipes
  2. Hawaiian Macaroni Salad – Thrifty Jinxy
  3. Big Kahuna Hawaiian Salad – Lunch Box Bunch
  4. Cucumber Salad – All You
  5. Jewelled Rice Salad – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  6. Nutty Noodle Salad – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  7. Tropical Island Rice – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  8. Tropical Noodle Salad with Chicken – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  9. Caramelized Maui Onion Dip – My Recipes
  10. Tropical Rice Salad – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Hawaiian Tropical Party Recipes - Desserts & Cakes + lots more delicious recipes!

Hawaiian & Tropical Desserts & Cakes

A dessert table filled with sweet treats is always welcome at any party! Try out these dessert recipes that are full of tropical flavors!

  1. Piña Colada Shortcake – Busy Mommy Media
  2. No-Churn Piña Colada Ice Cream – You Brew My Tea
  3. Tropical Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  4. Tropical Pineapple Coconut Bars – Moore or Less Cooking (no longer available)
  5. Ohana Bread Pudding – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  6. Pineapple & Coconut Upside Down Cake – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  7. Marvelous Mango Ice Cream – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  8. Piña Colada Popsicles – Swanky Recipes
  9. Tropical Fruit Skewers – Party City (no longer available)
  10. Tropical Island Banana Cake – Sandra Lee, Food Network
  11. Aloha Cupcakes – Bakerella
  12. Tropical Cookies – Sweetie Petitti
  13. Tropical Honey Mint Pineapple Fruit Salad – Honey & Lime
  14. Piña Colada Cupcakes – Sally’s Baking Addiction
  15. Pineapple Upside Down Cake Fudge – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  16. Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Cake – The Purple Pumpkin Blog

For more sweet treats, make sure you check these Hawaiian Themed Desserts out next!

Hawaiian Tropical Party Recipes - Drinks and Cocktails + lots more delicious recipes!

Hawaiian Drinks & Cocktails

You can’t have a party without drinks and cocktails! Make sure you try my super popular Hawaiian Margarita – with hundreds of thousands of shares on Pinterest, it is a hit!

  1. Totally Tropical Blue Hawaiian Cocktail – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  2. Watermelon Breeze – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  3. Hawaiian Margarita – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  4. Blue Passion Fruit Mojito – Honey & Lime
  5. Mai Tai – My Cocktail Masterclass
  6. Tropical Agua Fresca – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  7. Tropical Rum Punch – Ann’s Entitled Life
  8. Piña Colada – Ann’s Entitled Life
  9. Blue Hawaiian – Ann’s Entitled Life
  10. Mocktail Hawaiian Sangria – Organized 31
  11. Strawberry Piña Colada Lava Flow – Swanky Recipes
  12. Green Fruit Tea – Country Chic Cottage
  13. Cherry Rum Punch – Mom On The Side
  14. Luau Cocktail – Mom On The Side
  15. Chief Lapu Lapu Cocktail – Modern Tiki

Tiki Bar Supplies

If you're throwing a luau and setting up a tiki bar, here are some of my favorite Tiki Bar Supplies on Etsy that I am sure you are going to love as much as me!