Dress the Table
Create a lively, tropical atmosphere with bright and festive colors. Instead of a formal table setting, mirror the relaxed Hawaiian attitude and serve dinner buffet-style. Dress the table with a grass skirt, colored lights, and then scatter shells on the surface. Place white burger baskets ($2, surlatable.com) and colorful napkins (crateandbarrel.com for similar napkins) on the buffet table for guests to serve themselves. And sitting on the grass is totally acceptable.