Muglia Luau

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 AHHHH our long awaited party has come and gone. This weekend was a whirlwind of fun and I am so excited to share all of our party details! Seems like this party was forever in the making. The babes’ birthdays are 7 weeks apart and fall during an extremely busy time of year. Instead of trying to plan and throw 2 separate birthdays (with all the same guests) I hosted one big bash this year! I decided on a Luau since that could be fun for boys & girls, kids & adults. Boy was I right! The party was a blast!

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Lets start at the very beginning of my planning….OUTFITS! I wanted the babes to have coordinating Hawaiian getups in dark colors so they could eat, drink, and play without immediately looking like a hot mess. I found these outfits on Zulily and they were PERFECT!

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I always like to do a little photo shoot prior to a party. I use the pics for the invitations and to have on display at the party. We used Luna Signature and Aleksandra did an amazing job capturing their true personalities! The week I had the pictures scheduled Freshly Picked re-released my all time favorite color; Aruba! This color had previously been discontinued.  When I saw that the color was back I knew the babes needed them to complete their outfits! Giada’s pineapple headband was from one of my favorite shops Wisely Crafted Originals.

 

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 Beth from The Paper Prince helped me with every last detail of the party. I sent her my ideas and she came up with a party plan for me! She designed cute polaroid invites with the pictures from Luna!

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Further into my party planning I found these shirts on Zulily too.

Big Kahuna and Bigger Kahuna and I knew the boys needed these!

 

  I tried to keep the appetizers in theme, but simple. I made cut up cheese, little smokies, Hawaiian style meatballs, and this delicious Cheesy Pineapple Dip with Bacon. All of our guests were raving about it. It was AMAZING!

I also kept dinner super simple and served sub sandwiches ($32 for 6 feet from Walmart-trust me its an amazing deal), pasta salad, broccoli salad, and fruit salad. Having the fruit in little wine glasses made the food line run much smoother than usual. I am so glad I pinned this idea!

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The dessert table was EPIC.

The Paper Prince designed it all and came over to set it all up. I’ve never had a backdrop before and the grass cloth totally made this!

IMG_0249The surf boards were from The Paper Prince and a local artist drew the “Happy Birthday” sign. Her name is Mackenzie and she is truly talented. Find her on instagram @mack131!

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I served Chocolate covered popcorn

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  Pina Colada style cupcakes….

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…and Best Cookies by Farr!

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The party took place in our backyard! The centerpieces were square glass vases (from our wedding!) filled with sand, seashells, and Hawaiian party picks (made by The Paper Prince). I also had a pail of chips on each table.

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…and I found a local friend that had a tiki bar to rent to us! It was beyond perfect!

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I made a super easy “Ocean Water” punch! It was blue Hawaiian punch, lemonade, and citrus vodka!

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 Then….the Kona Ice truck showed up.

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They serve Hawaiian shaved ice and there are syrup pumps on the outside of the truck.

IMG_0165 The kids (and adults) absolutely loved it!

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Later that night I found Ari completely cashed out in his bed. Leftover Cheetos and an umbrella pick are the sign of a good party!

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Thanks for checking out our bash! I am already brainstorming ideas for next year!

We love love love Freshly Picked moccasins! They completed the babes’ outfits perfectly and have generously offered to giveaway a free pair of moccasins to one of my followers! See facebook for details! Giveaway details will be posted 6/15 at 9pm. Stay tuned!

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