Luau themed party for girl’s weekend

Luau themed party for girl’s weekend

group shots


This weekend I traveled to Louisville, KY to see some of my longtime friends.  I have been blessed with several friendships that have lasted since we were teenagers. (Over 20+ years) Funny thing is three of us became friends and then found out we were cousins.  (My great grandmother and their grandpa were brother and sister.)   We’ve been friends so long we are all  family now.  

We try to do a few girl’s weekends each year.  That is truly why we have remained so close.  Even longtime friendships need to be nurtured to maintain that bond. Most of us live in different areas now than our hometown of Harlan.  (Its another 4 hour drive for me from Louisville.) So Louisville is perfect location for us to meet.  We each have a 3 to 4 1/2 hour drive there.   

A few weren’t able to make it and we missed them!  We also had our baby girl Allison.  We love having her with us!  She is our group picture taker too. 🙂 

 So we had a weekend of shopping, going out to eat, and catching up.  Then on Saturday night we had a party at home so we could talk and relax.  This was our 2nd annual themed party in June.  Last year we did an 80’s party.  This year it was Luau themed.  

Lynn is such a perfect party host who even sent out Luau party invites.  She really out does herself with decorating.  It was a small party but the deco really made it more fun. Loved the huge backdrop to do our pictures!  Most items she purchased at the Dollar Tree.  So always look there before going to party stores!


I will share this week how she made the candle wreaths and door hanger.  They were just too cute.  The paper lanterns lit up really nice.

Nona made a beautiful bouquet of daisies for the table.  We had matching plates, napkins, silverware, and cups.  She had matching tablecloths on the tables. The silverware was placed in a sand bucket.

more deco

We listened to island and summer music. (Of course a lot of Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffet.) We played games for gifts.  I didn’t win any though. 🙁 We did a few games of beach bingo.  We all brought a gift and played a gift giving game.  (I got an adorable Vera Bradley keychain.)  I had also made up a trivia game about our hometown.

We each also got a bracelet at the start of our party.  You were not allowed to say the words NO or KNOW.  I lost mine five minutes into game, lol.   So all night you would take the bracelets when said.  At the end of the night who had the most bracelets won a gift.

We also did the hulla hoop and limbo.  This girl is not limber for either but at least tried, lol. We had a storm come in and had to go inside for awhile.  Didn’t stop our fun!

hulla hoop

We had some delicious food and drinks!  I made my sweet & spicy meatballs, a cotton candy salad, adult strawberries dipped in chocolate, and an adult dreamsicle drink.  I will share those this week and link back once done.  We also had turtle bars, cornflake candy, fruit tray with pineapples, watermelon, cantaloupe, and strawberries, frozen grapes, cucumber bread, chickfli nuggets, chips and dip, and strawberry daiquiris.  Allison put the chip dip in a large margarita glass and it was so cute.

We all wore leis and flip flops. We took pictures in a hulla girl cutout.  We also had several different glasses to pose in.  It was fun doing the cute shots.

fun shots

 So this week I will share some great recipes and crafts we did for the party.  It was a wonderful weekend!   Love my friends dearly and can’t wait for next year’s 70’s party!!  

So plan your next getaway with your girlfriends, life is too short to not be enjoying some girl time!  Plus it’s much cheaper than therapy. 🙂

luau party

From left to right forever friends and family …

Pam, Me, Lynn, Donna, and Nona

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