A few weeks ago, I shared my Ann’s Cheer Party. It took me a year to share that party, but as promised… here is her luau birthday party. Only a few weeks this time! Aren’t you proud? You are going to love these hawaiian luau party decorations so much!!
We decided to do a late evening pool party and just serve dessert. The pool party is always a win for us as it makes it easy to accomodate a lot of guests. This mama doesn’t have to clean her house, either!
The majority of the homemade Hawaiian decorations focused around the dessert table. I love the Dollar Tree and used six of their grass skirts to go around the table. They were the perfect height. Then, I placed paper and draped netting over it. I placed bamboo skewers on either side of the chocolate fountain and hot glued a few flowers from some leis on the glass.
The chocolate fountain was a huge hit with the kids! I decided to order the Nostalgia Electrics CFF-986 3-Tier Chocolate Fondue Fountain, Stainless Steel and it was the perfect size for our crew of 20. I had a tray of all sorts of goodies that could be dipped and there was nothing left, so I’m guessing I had just what they wanted.
Of course, we had festive coconut drinks with fun umbrella straws for their lemonade. Who wouldn’t need a coconut drink at a luau?!
The cakes were just beautiful. I had a friend make this brownie layered cake for me and it was delicious. It had brownies, cookie sticks, and incredible chocolate covered strawberries. I put them on my DIY cake stands that were painted pink, of course.
My favorite part of the luau birthday party had to be the giant tissue paper flowers. They were larger than life and they even found a new life after the party. Here is the giant tissue flower tutorial to make your own!
My little hula girl had a blast with her friends and I love seeing her have that much fun!
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Krista @thehappyhousie says
What a fun party idea…. I love all the gorgeous details. Those flowers are awesome…and of course you need a coconut drink!
Michelle Paige says
I LOVE a Luau party! So bright and fun!
Sp pretty and colorful! It was great seeing you at Haven. Wish we had more time together. Hope you got your car working and it wasn’t too bad. Stay in touch!
What a fabulous party Trish!! And it’s obvious your sweet girl had an awesome time! 🙂
Natalie @ A Turtle's Life for Me says
Love it! We had a luau party before and had a blast! Those flowers are gorgeous and I can’t wait to see the tutorial!
I love the luau party!! The big flowers are so cute!! Looks like it was a great time!!
Randi - Dukes and Duchesses says
That’s a gorgeous party. I love the HUGE flowers … can’t wait to see how you made them.
Looks like a fun party! Love the dessert table. If you get a chance, please link up to my linky party going on now: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/08/sunday-linky-20.html
It looks like tons of fun! I love those big paper flowers! Looking forward for the tutorial 😉
LOVE those flowers 🙂
Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle says
So super cute! LOVE that chocolate layered cake! Life to the full! Melissa
Did you post a how to for those beautiful flowers? Throwing my husband a surprise 30th birthday luau! Would love these!
The Luau table is so festive. What did you use for the back drop to attach the pretty jumbo flowers to and how did you get it to stand?
What did you use for the backdrop and where did you get it?
Trish & Bonnie @ Uncommon Designs says
I purchased a set of bamboo fencing from Home Depot… you just roll it out and attach it to the fence! Here is the link… http://www.homedepot.com/p/Backyard-X-Scapes-3-4-in-D-x-3-ft-H-x-6-ft-W-Natural-Bamboo-Fence-HDD-BAME-BF01/100631154?N=5yc1vZc3m1Z1z0u6r0
Ha! I’d have saved myself some time had I saw this particular comment. 🙂
I just made your paper tissue flowers and they are AMAZING! Thank you very much !
Nancy Lampson says
Love the big tissue paper flowers. Please send me the directions for making them. Thank you.
Trish & Bonnie @ Uncommon Designs says
Hi Nancy! Here is the link to the tutorial! Have a great day!