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!