end of the year luau party

Thursday, June 2, 2016

luau party for kids

Since Vivi just finished up pre-k, my friend Alea and I hosted a little luau for our girls’ class as they will all be scattering to different places and schools for kindergarten next year.  It’s so fun to get to throw a party in the spring (usually I’m doing them in late fall/winter for my girls’ birthdays) and it was so nice for everything to be sunshiny and green! (all photos by Alea Moore Photography!)

luau party for kids

We kept things pretty simple, but bright.  I painted some surfboards and signage on some cardboard I had stashed, and hung them on the playhouse to turn it into a little surf shack.

luau party for kids

I pulled out the girls’ dress up rack and loaded it with hula skirts and leis for the kids to wear.

luau kids party

We also put the little grocery stand out and filled it with fruit for snacks and pineapple cups (similar here) with juice (the kids loved those, and also loved playing with the fruit stand!).  It was so cute!

luau kids party

We also had the obligatory cupcakes, and ordered Hawaiian pizza, too.  I have a good stash of those honeycombs from past parties, so it’s fun to have them on hand to pull out for some quick party decor.  I painted a few planks and screwed them together for the sign, and then painted “aloha” on it with a thick brush for a fun centerpiece.

luau kids party

We pulled out the surf ‘n slide, and the kids had a blast.

kids luau party

kids luau party

That umbrella is a couple of years old, but it came in handy and added some great shade!

luau kids party

Aren’t they so cute playing “fruit stand”?

kids luau party

To finish off the afternoon, they did a little hula, which was definitely the highlight of the afternoon!  I had planned to do a few fun games, but sometimes, you just have to keep things simple!  It was a really sweet afternoon, and the perfect way to end the school year, as these precious kiddos head off to “big school.”

7 responses to “end of the year luau party”

  1. Susie says:

    This is such a lovely fun idea and gorgeous too!

  2. Maggie says:

    Fun party! Are those cupcakes Cami Cakes?

  3. Sandy King says:

    Joni, I just LOVE the photographs on your website. Vibrant, fun and capture the subjects really well. Inspiring, thanks!

  4. Darilyn says:

    Love all things Hawaii and this party is so darling! Also love how you incorporated the playhouse, clothing rack, and grocery stand. Too cute!

  5. Carrie says:

    Love the all the photos especially the cup cakes. Would love to get to Hawaii one day.

  6. Daniela says:

    I love it! Thank you for the inspiration! 🙂

  7. Maria says:

    Where did you get the umbrella?

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