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Since my husband and I both love the beach, we decided to have a “Love Shack” luau-themed party to celebrate our 10-year wedding anniversary. I created custom printables in bright colors and images of hibiscus and surfboards. The dessert table was the main attraction. I used a white-ruffled curtain panel as the backdrop and hung a custom-made surf shack painting in the center along with green and blue paper lanterns. At the center of the dessert table was a 2-tiered cake adorned with pink and green flowers. I purchased the cake from Publix and asked for a simple, white, 2-tiered cake with white piping, and then to have it match the theme, I simply embellished it with silk flowers that I purchased from Hobby Lobby. It was a great deal for $30!
For additional treats there were cupcakes, and chocolate covered pretzels and chocolate covered raisins that were put inside little DIY snack cups (tutorial found here: http://sweetmetelmoments.blogspot.com/2012/05/tutorial-diy-luau-snack-cups.html). The snack cups were perfect for the kids to grab and go! There were also the most adorable starfish cookies that were created by Meredith of Cookie Friends (http://www.facebook.com/cookiefriends). She was able to match the colors perfectly to our theme and not only did the cookies look great, but they were also delicious! And another item on the dessert table that I had the most fun creating were gummy fruit skewers! I used the tutorial from Anna and Blue Paperie’s blog (http://annaandblue.blogspot.com/2011/08/diy-tutorial-candy-kabobs.html) and I placed them in little white containers that I filled with blue Sixlets. There was also a separate table for the kids that had more gummy fruit skewers and starfish cookie favors.
We had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary with our loved ones!