the first luau (of many to come)… the decorations
We may not have had roast pork… but we did have lots of aloha spirit and luau decorations in the house for Miss L’s first birthday party!
“Hau’oli la hanau”
(And yes… both of those tiki’s are normal décor in our house)
Miss L’s 3 layer paradise cake w/whipped cream frosting!
And lots of paradise “shaved ice” cupcakes to go with them! (thanks to JustJennRecipes for the amazing idea!)
The menu was all island inspired favorites: terriyaki beef, huli huli chicken, macademia nut hummus, pineapple stir fry and coconut rice with fruit salad.
And no Hawaiian party is complete without a selection of Hawaiian Sun beverages (one of my favorite island indulgences). We also had rum punch prepared with one of Mr. M’s favorite recipes from the islands and lots of Kona Brewing Company beer (Wailua Wheat for the win!) on hand as well.
And the bunting? It was everywhere! (Thank you HawaiianFabricShop.com for being oh so wonderful!)
It was hanging in front of the house to greet everyone (and make sure they had come to the right place!)
And it was draped on the stairway…
… and pretty much every single place I could plop of string of it up! And there’s still more triangles that could be transformed, but I just ran out of places to hang them!
And, as for that question you’re all asking? What did that cake look like on the inside? Well, three awesome layers of guava, passion fruit/orange and lime chiffon cake! And it was soooooo good, in both the cake and the cupcakes!
What an adorable birthday party! You did such a great job on everything! I love it!
This party looks adorable! I love how the decorations and theme isn’t the typical over abundance of pink and fluff. Miss L had one cool party! And that cake looks amazing. Nice work!
Jen @ Living a Brighter Life
Wow! You sure did go all out with AMAZING results! Such a cute theme for a party! :-)
Everything turned out beautifully! I love the theme and all the special touches are incredible– Miss L must have been so excited and happy :)
oh my goodness! you throw such amazing parties!! all of the details are so adorable. hope you guys had a great time! : )
Awesomesauce! Love the bunting, love the cake, love the cupcakes (rad idea!) and the POG (loooove POG!) and the food looked delish! Can’t wait to see more. Good work Mama!
(It still amazes me that you were able to do all of these lovely things while working a full time job! Impressed!).
you did a wonderful job! i was wondering how the party went and so glad to see it come together so nicely
Oh… that cake has me salivating! I love all of your details too, mama. Great work with that bunting!
Omg those cupcakes…I’m dying…I have to find an excuse to make them!
What a totally adorable party for your totally adorable baby! Happy Birthday to little miss L!
So adorable! I love the shave ice cupcakes!!! I hope you put that bunting to good use post party, it’s too amazing to store away! :)
Oh my gosh – everything looks fantastic!!!!! The bunting flags are so adorable, and the cake/cupcakes are gorgeous AND look delish!