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Grass skirt umbrella

Half the fun of coconut in the shell is the tropical decor impact umbrella the buffet table. The tropics beckon, skirt you're nowhere near a good surf beach.

How to Make Decorations for a Hawaiian Luau

Throw a Hawaiian luau party as a consolation prize grass let your decor temporarily transport you to Waikiki. In the basement or in the backyard, skirt scents of pineapple and vanilla, the hot tropical colors, the grass that makes the decor -- all of it adds up to a memorable event filled with impossible hula moves, spicy and savory snacks, flip-flops, grass skirts and maybe a battered surfboard parked against a wall or a tree.

Wind one large hula hoop and two smaller hoops with colored string lights and hang them on the wall behind the main buffet table. Make bare teen babe large wreath to hang inside the big hoop from brightly colored flip-flops, glued tightly around a raffia wreath form.

Glue the sandals, alternating heel and toe toward the center of the wreath and fanning them out a bit. Add glued-on artificial flowers to the thongs for more color and hang the wreath from a loop of twisted twine.

Make two smaller wreaths to hang inside the small hoops by sticking opened paper umbrellas into polystyrene foam wreaths, completely covering the wreath forms.

Luau Party Grass Skirt Paper Umbrella Balloons

Hang the paper umbrella wreaths from loops of twisted florist's wire. Cover the buffet table with a green or turquoise umbrella party tablecloth. Then staple or tape grass hula skirts, opened into panels, along the edge of the table on three sides. Push the table against the wall under the decorated hoops and wreaths.