99 Hawaiian 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 99 Hawaiian tropical recipes listed here, from burgers and sandwiches to salads and sides to desserts and cocktails! You won’t run out of ideas of what to serve at your tropical 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

Back in 2016, I turned 40, and because we would be on vacation for my actual birthday, I threw a 40th Un-Birthday Hawaiian Luau!

While that party is long gone, tropical-themed parties are one of my favorite kinds to throw!

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

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

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!

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

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

Hawaiian Burgers & Sandwiches

  1. Try my Quick & Easy One Pan Cheeseburger Sliders with a slice of pineapple for a tropical twist!
  2. Baked Ham & Cheese Sliders – All Recipes
  3. Hawaiian Burger – The Pioneer Woman
  4. Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken BBQ Sliders -Earhardts Eat
  5. Char Siu Glazed Pork & Pineapple Buns – My Recipes
  6. Vegan Hawaiian Burgers – Connoisseurus Veg
  7. 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 bright and colorful serving platters and trays, with tropical flowers and leaves!


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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. Try my Grilled Pineapple and Swordfish Kebabs that are easy to make and full of flavor.
  2. Hawaiian Chicken KebabsMoore or Less Cooking
  3. Grilled Jerk Prawn & Pineapple SkewersStay At Home Mum
  4. Hawaiian Beef Teriyaki Skewers – Favorite Family Recipes
  5. Hawaiian Shrimp Skewers With Mint and HoneyHome & Plate
  6. 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. My Hawaiian Pulled Pork recipe is full of amazing flavor, thanks to a dry rub, a sweet and spicy marinade.
  2. The key to Hawaiian Style Kalua Pork is the long slow cooking process.
  3. My Sweet & Spicy Hawaiian Chicken can be cooked in the oven or on the grill.
  4. If you’re throwing a Luau you simply must make my Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken!
  5. Spam MusubiTwo Red Bowls
  6. Huli Huli ChickenLove From The Oven
  7. Slow Cooker Kalua Pig – Nom Nom Paleo
  8. Slow Cooker Kalua Pork Tacos RecipeEveryday Southwest
Hawaiian Tropical Party Recipes - Fish & Seafood + lots more delicious recipes!

Hawaiian Fish & Seafood

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

  1. My Cornflakes & Coconut Shrimp are a joy to eat!
  2. Garlic-Chili Swordfish with Grilled Pineapple and Papaya – great for a Hawaiian-inspired dinner party.
  3. My recipe for Pineapple and Shrimp Stuffed Avocado is astonishingly simple, yet oh so delicious!
  4. My Mango Shrimp Cups Appetizer is perfect for parties!
  5. Panko Crusted Tilapia with Mango SalsaWanna Bite
  6. Ahi Poke Salad with Macadamia Nuts – Diabetes Strong

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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. Jeweled Rice Salad – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  2. Nutty Noodle Salad – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  3. Tropical Island Rice – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  4. Tropical Noodle Salad with Chicken – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  5. Tropical Rice SaladThe Purple Pumpkin Blog
  6. Spicy Mango Salsa RecipeThe Purple Pumpkin Blog
  7. My Hawaiian Baked Beans (Luau Lava Beans) are a tasty hot & smoky side dish!
  8. My recipe for Pineapple Coleslaw with Bacon is a delicious side dish at Luau Parties!
  9. Caramelized Maui Onion DipMy Recipes
  10. Papaya & Avocado SaladMy Recipes
  11. Hawaiian Macaroni Salad – Thrifty Jinxy
  12. Big Kahuna Hawaiian SaladHealthy Happy Life
  13. Pineapple Cucumber SaladMiss In The Kitchen
  14. Tropical Pasta Salad3 Boys And A Dog
  15. Easy Hawaiian DipThe Salty Marshmallow
  16. Hawaiian Onion DipMiss In The Kitchen
  17. Mango Salad with Peanut DressingTipBuzz
  18. Hawaiian Fried RiceLife In The Loft House
  19. Hawaiian Roasted VegetablesPinch of Wellness
  20. Hawaiian SalsaWhole Sisters
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. Tropical Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  2. Pineapple & Coconut Upside Down Cake – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  3. Marvelous Mango Ice Cream – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  4. ‘Ohana Bread Pudding – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  5. Pineapple Upside Down Cake FudgeThe Purple Pumpkin Blog
  6. Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut CakeThe Purple Pumpkin Blog
  7. Hawaiian Sweet Pineapple Coconut Loaf CakeThe Purple Pumpkin Blog
  8. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort-inspired Tropical Minnie Ears CupcakesThe Purple Pumpkin Blog
  9. Mango Lime Frozen YogurtThe Purple Pumpkin Blog
  10. Creamy Banana Frozen Yogurt The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  11. Coconut Pineapple Cupcakes with Rum The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  12. A Delicious Pina Colada Layer CakeThe Purple Pumpkin Blog
  13. Piña Colada CupcakesThe Purple Pumpkin Blog
  14. Piña Colada ShortcakeBusy Mommy Media
  15. No-Churn Piña Colada Ice Cream – You Brew My Tea
  16. Tropical Pineapple Coconut Bars – Moore or Less Cooking
  17. Piña Colada Popsicles – Swanky Recipes
  18. Tropical Fruit KabobsMuy Bueno Cookbook
  19. Tropical Island Banana CakePunchfork
  20. Aloha CupcakesBakerella
  21. Tropical CookiesSweetie Petitti
  22. Tropical Honey Mint Pineapple Fruit Salad – Honey & Lime
  23. Piña Colada Cupcakes – Sally’s Baking Addiction

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!

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!

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 CocktailThe Purple Pumpkin Blog
  2. Watermelon BreezeThe Purple Pumpkin Blog
  3. Hawaiian MargaritaThe Purple Pumpkin Blog
  4. Tropical Agua Fresca – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  5. Surf’s Up! Tropical Vodka Cocktail With Coconut Cream On Top!
  6. Passion Fruit Mango Mojito – A Tropical Twist On A Classic Cocktail
  7. Totally Tropical Whiskey Sour Cocktail with 2 Kinds of Whiskey!
  8. Disney-Inspired Polynesian Village Cocktail with Rum and Tropical Juice!
  9. How To Make Frozen Piña Colada Cocktails for Summer!
  10. Fruity Island Escape – A Totally Tropical Rum Cocktail to Make for Summer!
  11. Banana Colada – A Tropical Rum Banana Cocktail for Parties
  12. Tropical Paradise Cocktail with Rum & Banana Liqueur
  13. Refreshing Watermelon Vodka Slush Cocktail with Lime
  14. Tropical Blue Cocktail – Blue Rumba
  15. Tropical Island Breeze Cocktail with Bourbon & Rum
  16. Watermelon Moscato Slushie Cocktail – Perfect for Sunny Summer Days!
  17. Blue Passion Fruit Mojito – Honey & Lime
  18. Mai TaiMy Cocktail Masterclass
  19. Tropical Rum Punch – Ann’s Entitled Life
  20. Piña ColadaAnn’s Entitled Life
  21. Frozen Blue Hawaiian CocktailFlour On My Face
  22. Blue HawaiianBaking Beauty
  23. Mocktail Hawaiian Sangria – Organized 31
  24. Strawberry Piña Colada Lava Flow – Swanky Recipes
  25. Green Fruit TeaCountry Chic Cottage
  26. Cherry Rum PunchMom On The Side
  27. Luau CocktailMom On The Side
  28. Chief Lapu Lapu CocktailModern Tiki

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