Some fun ideas for a pig roast party include turning it into a luau or a harvest banquet. Menus for luaus usually include rice and dishes that use coconut, bananas or plantains, peas and beans as well as Asian favorites such as pot stickers and egg rolls. Menus for harvest banquets include roasted fruits and vegetables, meat pastries, bread puddings, cheeses and pickle.
For a Hawaiian luau, encourage guests to dress in Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts, coconut bras and straw hats. Hosts can offer guests leis as they arrive. Because traditional luaus take place on the beach, usually in the evening, decorate the party space with tiki torches and palm fronds. Dishes that complement the luau theme include rice and black or red beans, coconut shrimp, fresh pineapple, and roast bananas or plantains.
Another theme for a pig roast is a harvest banquet. The centerpiece of the party is the table that holds the pig. Add as much food as possible to the table. This theme emphasizes abundance, so plan for platters piled high with roast vegetables such as corn, potatoes and squash and fresh fruits such as pomegranates, apples and pears. Other food items to service include cranberry relish, hot breads and puddings, hearty cheeses, and pickles such as beets and olives.