Hawaiian Themed Bridal Shower Menu

Hi! I am having a bridal shower for my friend at the end of Sept. It is Hawaiian themed and I am in need of some ideas for a menu. We are all college students so we are trying to keep the costs low. The shower is also at 4:00 pm. Can someone please help? This is my first bridal shower to host. I have help from all the bridesmaids and we are needing ideas! Thank you!

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The bridal shower menu does not have to be elaborate. This event is supposed to be a casual, intimate gathering of close friends and family.

So, setting out a spread of Hawaiin themed foods should be fairly simple and cost effective. Here are some suggestions.

Tropical Chicken Salad
Serves 12
5 c. chunked cooked chicken
2 Tbsp. canola oil
2 Tbsp. orange juice
2 Tbsp. white vinegar
1 tsp. salt
3 c. cooked rice (broen rice is haealthier and heartier but lass traditional)
1 1/2 c. grapes
1 1/2 c. sliced celery
1 (13 1/2 oz.) can pineapple, drained.
1 (11 oz.) can Mandarin oranges
1 c. toasted slivered almonds
1 1/2 c. mayo (reg or low fat)
Combine chicken, oil, o j, vinegar, salt; let
stand while preparing remaining salad ingredients. Or refrigerate overnight.
Mix all ingredients.

Coconut Shrimp

Tropical Fruit Salad served in pineapple boats

Grilled Pineapple

Ambrosia Salad

Pina Coladas, Hawaiian Punch

Go here for a list of other Hawaiian recipes.


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I love the recipe!!!

For a bit of fun, you might consider buying a few inexpensive small whole hams (either canned or wrapped from the grocery store) and position on a metal cooking sheet to make it appear like a roast pig. Glaze it with brown sugar and use canned sliced pinapple for eyes, and spiral potato for its tail. You know…..GET creative!!

Have fun!