Looking for a fun family movie night idea? Check out our tips for a kid friendly luau theme.

How to Host a Kid Friendly Luau Themed Movie Night Party

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Do you remember when I talked about how I was planning to make the most of our tax refund? Well, let’s revisit that. By purchasing a Samsung Galaxy 5 On5 (at a retail price of $119) with Walmart Family Mobile for my business; we have so much more left over. (All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to Walmart Family Mobile or your local Walmart for current pricing.) And because Walmart Family Mobile bills you later, I just had to pay for:

  • My new Samsung Galaxy 5 On5 (on rollback for $69)
  • A SIM Kit (for $19.88)

Then I just pay for my Walmart Family Mobile Plus plan, which includes: Unlimited* Talk, Text, & Data which *includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE then 2G and a free movie credit on VUDU every month ($7 value). (*Includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE† data then 2G)

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Having this affordable plan really means that we can plan for a few more fun things, like a family movie night. After all, we have that generous data plan and a free movie credit to use. Plus, I can stream that movie to our regular TV.

How cool is that? It’s like having our own theater experience in the comfort of our own home.

As we try to do more things with the family, and budget for it as much as possible, we knew that we wanted to use part of the tax return for a fun family movie night.

The hardest part was picking out movies to watch as we’re accommodating for two adults, one teenager, one tween, and a three year old. So instead of each of us picking out a favorite movie, we went with a theme. And with New York’s recent string of dreary and cold weather, we decided to take it a little tropical.

Looking for a fun family movie night idea? Check out our tips for a kid friendly luau theme.

Ultimately, we went with a luau theme. We picked out a few movies that were set in Hawaii and then I went to work looking for Hawaiian recipes so we could plan out our menu.

We ended up serving:

  • Virgin (and non) Pina Colada smoothies
  • Baked sweet potato
  • Spamburger sliders
  • Coconut macaroons

And while we were making food, I found a Hawaiian music playlist to stream on YouTube. And let me tell you, that really helps to set the mood. We found everything that we needed at our local Walmart.

A kid friendly luau party makes for a great theme for your next family movie night!

I also looked up some Hawaiian vocabulary words.

Now, I will preface this: SPAM is an acquired taste. Though if your kiddos like hot dogs, they’ll more than likely eat SPAM. We had a few naysayers (myself and Squeaker) but overall I think this went over well.

Yield: 4

Spamburger Sliders with Cheese

Spamburger Sliders with Cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 slice SPAM
  • 4 King's Hawaiian Savory Butter Rolls
  • 1 slice American cheese

Instructions

  1. Cut one slice of SPAM into four pieces and cook over medium heat until lightly browned on both sides. Divide the cheese into four pieces as well
  2. Cut one roll in half and on bottom half of roll place place either the SPAM or cheese (your choice) then on top of that place the cheese or SPAM on top of that (depending on what your bottom piece is)
  3. Top with other half of roll and top with ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, or relish

And while she wasn’t the biggest fan, Squeaker did help me make the Spamburger sliders:

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I think we ended up with a nice little spread and we learned some new vocabulary in the process.

If you’re thinking of hosting your own luau themed party, here are the printables that we used:

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And here it is in action (with a homemade “palm” tree)

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And here it is at the party with a map of the Hawaiian islands (cut off, sorry!)

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Your set includes:

  • Hawaiian vocabulary sheet
  • Blank menu printable (with the word Aloha or Luau at the bottom)
  • Blank invitation

::: Download your Luau Party Printables :::

With my thanks to Pretty Grafik for the adorable Luau themed graphics!

Have you ever hosted a luau or Hawaiian themed movie night? How did it go and what did you serve?

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Kori

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Kori is an autistic mom who also happens to have ADHD and Anxiety. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodivergent family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. As an empath, HSP, and highly intuitive individual, Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori provides life coaching services for neurodivergent women (and those who identify as women) as well as Oracle card reading, Tarot card readings, and energy healing.

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