As you can safely assume, birthdays are a big deal in our house. We celebrate the actual birthday with a fun activity and a more intimate dinner. We plan a friends party for each child and then we also host a joint family party for both kids (about 25 people and only our immediate families).
This year, I wanted to do a luau theme for our family party. In keeping with a good “party approach” (see this post to learn more), our guests were greeted with leis, hibiscus clips for the ladies’ hair and deliciously sweet pineapple coconut smoothies.
I used two grass skirts (Dollar Tree
) as my table skirt.
This upcycled chalkboard has gotten a lot of use lately!
We looked at several different pineapple smoothie recipes. The fresh pineapple and coconut sounded delicious but we thought they’d prove a bit tricky given our time constraints in preparing the rest of the food. So we opted for the non-alcoholic recipe on the back of the Daily’s Pina Colada Mix. It was fast, easy and sweet. We topped them with whipped cream, shredded coconut and an umbrella
. They were a hit!
Don’t forget to welcome your party guests with something delightful whether it be a special decorating concept, favor, drink or appetizer. Lure them in with something fun and build the anticipation for a great event.
Sand Pail Birthday Cakes (cakes from our Luau)
Luau Party (Part Two)