My grandfather turned 90!
He grew up in Hawaii, and served in the military, but has not been back since!
How else should his 90th birthday be celebrated?
Let's bring Hawaii to Southern California!
I picked blue and orange hues to create a boyish but colorful Hawaiian vibe.
I specifically requested the pineapple centerpieces and Fitzgerald's
It was difficult to find old pictures of grandpa, but I wanted him to
relive and see all the memories he had created (Grandpa has
Alzheimer's) with the photo wall. I had included pictures from Hawaii,
the military, when he was youthful with Grandma, and pictures with the
I used the rustic hutch for guests to write down memories of Grandpa.
They were all so heart-warming to read.
Guests enjoyed the catered Hawaiian food, as well as the Filipino
roast pig! (Grandpa is Filipino-Hawaiian)
Ocean Water was Sprite with blue food coloring.
Everyone enjoyed the Surf Sweets dessert bar with the coconut,
pineapple and mango elements. Look at that cake by The French
The bar was also a great photo op backdrop with the DIY hawaiian
signs, which included funny ones such as Hawaiian-speak or the
translation for foreigner or Filipino or Asian.
The party lasted long into the late afternoon due to the live Hawaiian
music provided. Guests were dancing the luau and Grandpa was even
DIY part: Signs such as Get Lei'd here, the Big Kahuna, arrow sign, and NO
shoes.. etc were made from boards from Michael's and the use of
Silhouette (vinyl-cutting), including the Aloha to 90 years sign.
What People Ate
Roast Pig: King Solomon's Lechon No social media at this time (562) 773-1392 Hawaiian Food Catering: Iwalanis Catering http://hawaiiancateringla.com/menu (310) 867-9796
What People Drank
Cake, Macarons, and Cupcakes: The French Confection Co http://www.thefrenchconfectionco.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TheFrenchConfectionCo @thefrenchconfectionco Mini Coconut Cream Pies: Bakin’ Dots http://bakindots.wix.com/home https://www.facebook.com/bakindots @bakindots Mango Tart and Mango Cheesecakes: Baked Dessert Bar (formerly Baked by Abby) https://www.facebook.com/baked.dessertbar @bakeddessertbar
Activities / Games
Photo Props Live Hawaiian Music
Party Pieces by Perry
Styling / Rustic Furniture and Décor
Just A Little Sparkle
Paper Goods (Invites, Banners, to-go stickers and Menu Cards)
Fitzgerald’s Floral Events
Centerpieces, Lei and Flowers
Megan Long Photography