You can easily clue guests into the theme of your Luau party with the style of invitations you choose to send out. People often think that it’s necessary to spell out every little detail of the party on their invitations. It is not, you can use the style of your wording the artwork on the invitations to clue in your guests about the party theme.
Only one word is really needed to describe this party theme on invitations anyway, Luau! Definitely put this at the top of the invitation you shouldn’t have any problems with guests inadvertently showing up in country western attire and expecting steak. Other good keywords that you can use sparsely throughout the invitation are; tropical, grass skirts optional, leis not included, Hawaiian, Palm Trees, and Aloha friends.
Artwork on invitations can be very easy and simple. You can even cut out the invitation in a cool tropical shape. Try making a simple pineapple shape or a grass skirt shape. For the grass skirt cutout invitation you can also cutout swatches of green construction paper and glue it in layers on the front of the invitation for the grass leaves. Take a fine marker and add the little details to the paper grass. If you aren’t so good with artsy cutouts buy and use bright colorful paper for your invitations in tropical colors like; bright greens, oranges, yellows and blues. Then let the wording of your invitation tell guests what to expect.
Don’t forget about the envelope that your invitation goes in. Often times the prettiest of invitations can show up in boring plain white envelopes. Add a few accents to the envelope so guests will be excited to see what’s inside. You can find stamps with tropical fruit shapes on them and apply a few well placed marks to the bottom front of the envelope or on the back flap.