Aloha, party people! Are you ready to experience the taste of Hawaii right in your own backyard? Say “mahalo” to boring snacks and “aloha” to these five tasty Hawaiian themed party snacks that will transport you straight to the islands.
Whether you’re hosting a luau or just want to add some tropical flair to your next gathering, these dishes are sure to impress your guests and have them dreaming of palm trees and ocean breezes.
So grab your lei and get ready for a culinary journey through paradise!
Introduction to Hawaiian themed party snacks
When you think of Hawaii, you probably think of the beautiful beaches, the stunning scenery, and the delicious food.
Hawaiian themed party snacks are a great way to bring a taste of the islands to your next party or event.
There are so many delicious options to choose from, and we’ve compiled some of our favorites for you to try.
One of our favorite Hawaiian themed party snacks is mini Hawaiian sliders. These bite-sized sandwiches are perfect for sharing, and they’re always a hit with guests.
We like to make ours with grilled chicken or pork, pineapple, and a sweet and tangy sauce. Another great option is Hawaiian style sushi rolls.
These are super easy to make, and they’re always a big hit with guests. We like to fill ours with tuna, salmon, or shrimp, and we always include plenty of fresh vegetables.
No matter what type of Hawaiian themed
Grilled Hawaiian Ham Kabobs
1-lb. ham, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 20-oz. can pineapple chunks, drained
1 red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
½ tsp. ground ginger
8 bamboo skewers (soaked in water for 30 minutes)
1) Preheat grill to medium heat.
2) In a large bowl, combine ham cubes, pineapple chunks, and red onion pieces.
3) In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, vegetable oil, and ground ginger. Pour this mixture over the ham and fruit in the large bowl, and stir to coat evenly.
4) Thread the ham and fruit onto the soaked bamboo skewers. Grill for 10 minutes or until everything is heated through and slightly charred around the edges.
Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.
Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes
1 18.25-ounce box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 20-ounce can pineapple slices in juice, drained (reserve 3 tablespoons juice)
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 maraschino cherries
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9×13 inch baking pan.
2. In a small bowl, combine the cake mix, melted butter, 3 tablespoons pineapple juice, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
Pour into prepared pan. Arrange the pineapple slices on top of the batter. Place a cherry in the center of each slice.
3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool cake before serving
Creamy Pineapple Coconut Popsicles
If you love the taste of pineapple and coconut, then you’ll love these creamy pineapple coconut popsicles!
They’re the perfect summertime treat and make a great addition to any Hawaiian themed party.
To make these popsicles, you’ll need:
1 cup of canned pineapple chunks
1/2 cup of shredded coconut
1/2 cup of non-dairy milk (I used almond milk)
1/4 cup of honey or agave nectar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Popsicle mold s(I used this one) icesicle sticks (these are my favorite) or wooden chopsticks
Optional: 1/4 cup of rum (for an adult version)
These delicious burgers are infused with the flavors of the islands, and will definitely transport you to paradise!
We start with fresh ground beef, and add in some pineapple, ginger, and garlic.
Serve on a toasted bun with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
If you want to transport your guests to the Hawaiian islands, start with these delicious luau cupcakes.
These treats are moist and flavorful, and they’re perfect for any tropical-themed party. To make them, start with a vanilla cake mix and add some pineapple juice and shredded coconut.
Your guests will love these delicious cupcakes, and they’ll be transported to the tropics with every bite!
Hawaiian Banana Nut Bread
If you want to transport your guests to the Hawaiian Islands, serve up some delicious Hawaiian Banana Nut Bread!
This sweet and nutty bread is a local favorite in Hawaii, and your guests will love its moist, dense texture and flavor.
Serve it as a snack or dessert, with or without butter – it’s delicious either way!
Hawaiian themed party snacks:
Pineapples, coconuts, surfboards, and hula skirts?
No matter what your vision of the perfect Hawaiian party is, make sure to include some delicious Hawaiian themed snacks! Here are a few ideas to get you started.
For a tropical twist on classic chips and dip, try pineapple salsa served with tortilla chips. It’s sweet, tangy, and the perfect party appetizer!
Simply top a store-bought pizza crust with BBQ sauce, mozzarella cheese, diced pineapple, and Canadian bacon.
If you want something a little heartier, these kalua pork sliders are perfect.
Made with shredded kalua pork (often found in the deli section of your grocery store), they’re full of flavor and sure to be a hit with your guests.
Serve them on mini hamburger buns with a side of Hawaiian BBQ sauce for dipping. Yum!