Birthday parties are always a blast to plan, but when there is a theme involved it is even better! I recently did a Hawaiian luau themed eighth birthday party for a sweet girl named Monica.

When guests arrived they were immediately in the mood to hula their way in and stay when they took that first glimpse of the colorful decorations. Theresa with Triangle Balloons created several bouquets and tropical centerpieces.

Each guest was greeted with a lei and a grass skirt. The party was outside in my client’s backyard where the children swam, used bubbles, hula hooped and danced including the limbo!

Guests munched on catered food from Whole Foods and cupcakes from The Cupcake Shoppe.

After singing happy birthday, the Kona Ice truck arrived. Each kid got to enjoy a snow cone of his or her choice. It was a refreshing treat on this hot May day!

For favors, we filled sand buckets filled with luau themed goodies including cookies, tattoos, bubbles, rings and more. Instead of a thank you tag, we created a sticker that read “Hope you had a hula good time!”