Wednesday, August 1, 2012


This is a party is threw last summer for my brother-in-law, Justin, and his fiance, Elizabeth.
I chose a luau for a relazing way to introduce the families before the wedding.

I designed the invitations, the food labels, and the favor labels.
The banner was made from fabric with the paper bamboo lettering created using a Cricut machine.
The banner is hung with rope and clothes pins from bamboo poles.
The tiki torches were filled with citronella oil to keep the bugs away and add to the festive atmosphere.
The smaller orange lanterns were tied with ribbons and had battery operated lights inside.
The orange bike was a fun touch.

Next the guests arrived at the food tables. Batik fabric was used for the tableclothes.
The lanterns were  from Luna Bazaar.
At night the lights above lit up the food.

The lantern, flowers and ribbons were from Tai Pan Trading

I used large leaves, hydrangeas and tulle (from Hobby Lobby) over brown fabric to hide the metal poles.

I don't have a closeup of the dessert table. But it had a beach theme to it in blue and white.

As the guests were leaving they could grab a candy favor bag
topped with "mahala" which means "thank you" in Hawaiin.