50+ Recipes for a Hawaiian Tropical Party

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Need tropical or Hawaiian recipes for a Luau or tiki party? You have hit the jackpot, my friend!

There are 50+ recipes listed below for you to choose from and serve at your party! More are added regularly, so make sure you come back and check for those updates – or use the social buttons to share and save them for the future.

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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.

Tropical & Hawaiian Recipes

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!

A photo collage of delicious Hawaiian recipes for a tropical luau party including cupcakes, sliders, fruit salad, shrimp and rice salad.

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!

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

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!

Burgers & Sandwiches

  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

Check out my Amazon Party Supplies Shop (USA) for some great products for a Tropical Hawaiian Party Luau!

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

Kebabs & Skewers

  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!

Pork & Chicken Dishes

  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
Kalua pulled pork in a soft roll with lettuce, sitting on a blue print plate with a side of rice salad
Hawaiian Style Kalua Pork
This delicious Hawaiian Chicken dish is great for summer dining, or for serving at a tropical themed party or Hawaiian luau party! Made with chicken thighs, brown sugar, spices and pineapple, it is a totally tropical delight! #HawaiianChicken #ChickenRecipes #HawaiianRecipes #ThePurplePumpkinBlog #LuauParty #HawaiianParty
Sweet & Spicy Hawaiian Chicken
Hawaiian Tropical Party Recipes - Fish & Seafood + lots more delicious recipes!

Fish & Seafood

  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!

Salads, Sides & Dips

  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
A rice salad filled with finely chopped peppers, onion, pineapple, mango, chilli, and sweetcorn, sitting on a blue print plate.
Hawaiian Tropical Party Recipes - Desserts & Cakes + lots more delicious recipes!

Desserts & Cakes

  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
  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
  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
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Fudge
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Fudge
50+ Recipes for a Hawaiian Tropical Party. All the food and drink ideas you need from burgers, salads, and pork dishes, to desserts and drinks, there is a Hawaiian Tropical recipe for all! #HawaiianPartyClick to Tweet
Hawaiian Tropical Party Recipes - Drinks and Cocktails + lots more delicious recipes!

Drinks & Cocktails

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

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!

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A glass of blue hawaiian cocktail garnished with cherries and pineapple, surrounded by tropical flowers
Totally Tropical Blue Hawaiian Cocktail
watermelon cocktail in a glass mason jar with handle, with a dish of watermelon wedges in the background.
Watermelon Breeze
Hawaiian Margaritas

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