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This was my daughter's big 2 celebration.
I threw her a Lilo & Stitch party (with a twist, of course!).I tried to stay away from displaying too much of the commercial characters, and instead, focused on the Hawaiian aspect of the theme. More specifically, I wanted a very colorful hawaiian, so I chose a quasi-rainbow palette and went with it!
I originally had this planned as an outdoor party...with a backyard full of "tropical" green (as tropical as you get in Massachusetts summers!) like mine, I felt it would be perfect. But we had thunderstorms scheduled for that day and for several reasons I couldn't have a rain date, so we moved the party indoors. I designed and executed all personalized products (paper and otherwise)- exception here was the hibiscus fan...I was going to do that myself as well, but had to nick that project due to lack of time!
For starters, we had plenty of tropical fruit...and several kinds of drinks (the limeade in the dispenser was huge hit and so were the Izzes!). We served lunch: hawaiian chicken, rice, salad and kibbeh (which I love and had to have it...not that it related much to the theme!). For the dessert bar, we had lollipops, mms, skittles, gum balls and rock candy, all in coordinating colors. We also served the awesome La Salamandra milk caramel in mini cups with coordinating tags. In the main table we had cupcakes and a cake with pineapple and sweet cream filling- These were both delicious, but the aesthetics were not what I was expecting (cake was decorated with some toppers and coordinating candles at happy-birthday time).
I made waterproof labels for the kids (monogrammed) and cake plates, as well as for both the adults and the kids' water bottles.
The kids took home a beach pail full of "tropical" essentials including: re-usable hibiscus bags, sunglasses, hibiscus sand-safe beach containers, a to-be-inflated beach ball, a lei, Lilo and Stitch stickers that I made and more! They also took home an assortment of hibiscus seeds in a separate pouch and a personalized bubble bottle.
All in all I had fun making it all and the kids had tons of fun too, which makes it all worth it!
Birthday Girl Making Shy Faces During Happy Birthday
Most Touching Moment
Birthday Girl Hugged and Kissed Each and Every Guest! Without Being Told To Do So!