The end of Summer calls for a celebration and I've got a great Backyard Luau Menu Plan for an easy and fun Hawaiian-inspired party!

There are loads of great recipe ideas in this Backyard Luau Menu Plan to help and inspire you when planning an end of summer break get together! Everything from appetizers and drinks, to main dishes, sides and desserts are covered, helping you come up with a delectable Hawaiian-inspired menu without a hassle!

backyard luau menu plan

With summer still in full swing but with fall right around the corner and school starting back up for many families, August is the perfect time for a backyard get together with friends and family. And a backyard luau is the perfect theme with all the delicious fruity, pineapple and coconut and teriyaki flavors! Throw in a couple of tiki torches and a little hula music and your good to go!

This Backyard Luau Menu Plan features all the best tropical flavors of an island paradise to turn your backyard into a Hawaiian oasis. Everything from Mai Tai Mocktail Party Punch to easy Slow Cooker Polynesian Pork to everybody's favorite Pineapple Dole Whips will help you throw an easy and festive party without worrying over what to serve!


a plate with flank steak tacos on it

Pineapple Mango Fruit Salsa from Home Cooking Memories
Flank Steak Tacos with Pineapple-Mango Salsa from The Gingered Whisk
Hawaiian Ham Skewers from Self Proclaimed Foodie

Salads & Sides

a bowl of hawaiian fried rice
Hawaiian Potato Salad from Cooking with Curls
Lemon Pineapple Jell-O Salad from House of Nash Eats
Hawaiian Fried Rice from Bread Booze Bacon

Main Dishes

grilled chicken kabobs stacked on a white plate

Slow Cooker Polynesian Pork from Love Bakes Good Cakes
Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs from Kleinworth & Co.
Teriyaki Burger with Fresh Pineapple from Cooking on the Front Burner


glasses of mai tai with fresh fruit garnishes
Frozen Coconut Lemonade from White Lights on Wednesday
Mai Tai Mocktail Party Punch from Liz on Call


mai tai cupcakes with fresh cherry garnishes
Day at the Beach Cupcakes from It's Yummi
Pineapple Dole Whips from Around My Family Table
Mai Tai Cupcakes from The Life Jolie

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I enjoy exploring the world through food, culture, and travel and sharing the adventure with mostly from-scratch, family friendly recipes that I think of as modern comfort cooking.

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  1. Hi, I want to use this post in my Dinner Party Themes roundup post. I hope that is ok, I will link to this post. It will be under the category, backyard dinners.