Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Tis' the season for a luau!
I helped my mom plan one for my sister's sweet 16 party, and we're very pleased with how it turned out! We had so much fun with it. I love love love and did I mention LOVE doing parties!!!

Here's how it looked:

Made our own tiki bar hut with a netted gazebo
Scalloped birthday banner
Grass Skirts
Lots of leis
Real Pineapples and coconuts (for authentic feel)
Tiki torches (one of my favorite touches)
Beach balls
Fish Nets
Lighted Hawaiian flowers
Paper Tropical birds
Plastic coconut cups (found these at Target for $1!) with umbrella straws
Sweet Giant Tiki on front door
Tropical looking beach towel as a rug
(Found most of this stuff at Party Land- coolio store!)

For food we served up: BBQ pulled pork (from Charlie Boy's BBQ-great idea Mom!) on buns, grilled corn on the cob (the best, we found that it's so much easier to husk with no hairs sticking to it. just wrap corn in foil and grill till corn looks cooked yellow-another great idea Mom!), fruit kebabs and Pina coladas (Nay's fav.) in our festive coconut cups! Look at our awesome mom hard at work to make sure her lil dot's sweet 16 is the best ever!

And to add the finishing touch, Luau music! I made my own fun mix which included:

Nuff Sedd- Cherry Bomb
Nuff Sedd- Life is Perfect
Ub40- Kingston Town
Ub40- Red Red Wine
Ub40-Way you do the things you do
Baha Men- Best years of our lives
Baha Men- Lime in the coconut
Limbo Rock Remix (Miami Mix)
Laga Savea- Take me away
Beach Boys- Kokomo
Beach Boys- Surfin USA
Rupert Holmes- Pina Colada Song
Copacabana 1993 Remix
Imua- Waimanalo Style
Crazy Fingers- Surfs Up
Kawika Regidor- Just Called to say I love you
Big Mountain- Baby I love your way
Eddy Grant- Electric Avenue

For fun we:
Lei'd everyone as they arrived,

Hula hooped (or jump roped like Dale did =)
Went low as we could go doing the Limbo (along with the Limbo song of course!),

Tug-a-war with kiddie pool in the middle for the weaklings to get pulled into. =)
Opened a coconut to taste the juice inside. All this time I thought coconuts were filled with a luscious pina colada (well at least a sweet, creamy juice) but to my surprise it was bitter and oh so not what I expected!

I had everyone come over to the Photo Op and pose away! Love them, you all look great!! Especially that orange guy in the middle- how festive is that shirt! I taught him well. ;)

For dessert we brought out kebabs which I made before here, except I used marshmallows instead of bananas this time!
I had a blast with everyone!
Hope you had a sweeeeeeeeet birthday Nay!

1 comments from awesome people!:

Jenny said...

Goodness, you are so talented Laura! I love it! This party looks so amazing!