Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lulu's Luau

A couple of weeks ago we had Leila's luau-themed sixth birthday party (the exact theme she told me she wanted it to be a year ago!)

One of the major benefits of having a child who knows exactly what type of party she wants a full year in advance, is that when we were in Hawaii over the summer I bought all sorts of things (mostly for the goodie bags)

About a month before the party I contacted my friend Heather of River & Bridge and told her a few details: luau theme, pink and orange for the main colors and Leila really wanted a hula girl on the invitations. Heather is amazing and made the absolute PERFECT invitations, amazing coordinating printables and thank you notes! (Now available for purchase!)

We had a hula girl planned for a big chunk of the party, but being cold and flu season she got sick a few days before.....

Oh, well! Instead we had a glitter tattoo station, which Tony was in charge of and he did a super impressive job! All sorts of cool color combos:


And a limbo competition!

....also, lots of random playing outside, Hawaiian tunes and what's a party without an obscene amount of food?

I've learned my strengths and weaknesses, and one of my major weaknesses is baking. Fortunately, a fellow firefighter wife has an awesome business, Lizzy D Minis and she took care of all of the treats - pineapple coconut cake pops dipped in dark chocolate, made to look like pineapples, mini s'more cupcakes with sugar flowers on top and dipped oreo pops. Everything was gorgeous and super delicious!
 It was a wonderful day, and we are so grateful for all of the people who made it special for our girl!

Invitations/coordinating printables: River & Bridge
Cupcakes.cakepops/dipped oreos: Lizzy D Minis
"6" Banner: CM Handmade
Photos: Tara Marie Photography


Carly said...

Looks like y'all had a blast! What a cute theme!


Unknown said...

What a fantastic party in every aspect!!!

Unknown said...

What an amazing party! Wish I was there, it looks like fun!


Candice Williams said...

This is adorable!! I love all your ideas. I bet she had a blast!

April said...

That bejeweled candle is amazing.....what a great party! xoxo

It's Sooo Fluffy said...

That looks awesome! What a fun theme!

Heather | Cookie Mondays said...

amazing, as always!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful party! love all the bright colors, and that bedazzled candle is amaze!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful party! love all the bright colors, and that bedazzled candle is amaze!

joen said...

Love the flipflop nutter butters! what a great idea. Everyone looks like they are having a great time. Good job Big Kahuna!

Tegan | Celebrate Twelve13 said...

CRAZY cute. I love it. Those cake pops look amazing. Mmm!

Mimi said...

Awe, this is awesome! I'm planning my baby boys first bday party and having so much fun making signs and printing invitations. Love everything you did and love that your little girl new exactly what kind of party she wanted, makes me realize that I have many more years of happy memories to share with my baby boy:)

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Becky @ Babes in Hairland said...

Just popping over from SNAP! Darn I just barely threw my 6yo's bday party. But I'm going to have to keep in mind for my 8yo - her bday is in the summer so that would work even better. Darling ideas!

Denissa said...

It turned out amazing!! Everything looked perfect :)


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