Welcome Guests with Hawaiian Leis and Flower Necklaces from Party City
A lei is a garland or wreath; in Hawaii, flower leis are given to arriving or departing guests as a gesture of affection. Different types of Hawaiian leis have different meanings, and are therefore used in different ways to honor the wearer. Plumeria and orchid leis are the best-known and most popular, presented to visitors upon arrival to the isles and given to tourists as a way of saying "hello" at the luau. Maile leis are woven from a fragrant vine or shrub found in rain forests; these open-ended leaf leis were prized by Hawaiian royalty and worn at special occasions as a mark of respect. Kukui nut leis were once reserved only for royalty; now, thanks to the the miracle of manufacturing, they're available to you, but you should be mindful of the dignity and responsibility demanded of the wearer. No tomfoolery! Mahalo Hawaiian leis are especially lush and soft floral leis, presented as a sign of thanks.
Our polyester flower leis don't offer the scent of orchids, plumeria, or maile vine, but they're made to look and sometimes even feel like the real thing. Durable, affordable, and reusable, they never droop or shed, remaining firm and bright all luau long. For the budget-minded luau host, we also furnish "poly" leis — solid or multi-colored strings of polyester fabric or plastic crumpled for an organic floral look. They're available in assortments ranging from 3 to over 100. Tinsel leis are a budget option as well — attractive faux floral strings accented with glittering tinsel that captures the flame of the Tiki light.