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Aloha to 90 Years

Party Pieces by Perry By Party Pieces by Perry  in Birthday


Party Recap

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
delivered beautifully!

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
growing family.

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
Confection Co!

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.


Party Highlights

  • What People Ate

    Roast Pig: King Solomon's Lechon No social media at this time (562) 773-1392 Hawaiian Food Catering: Iwalanis Catering (310) 867-9796

  • What People Drank

    Ocean Water

  • Desserts

    Cake, Macarons, and Cupcakes: The French Confection Co @thefrenchconfectionco Mini Coconut Cream Pies: Bakin’ Dots @bakindots Mango Tart and Mango Cheesecakes: Baked Dessert Bar (formerly Baked by Abby) @bakeddessertbar

  • Activities / Games

    Photo Props Live Hawaiian Music


Party Helpers


1 comment

  • Lupe G

    Lupe G wrote:

    Love this theme! Very fun but elegant..