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Doing The Hula At Drums Of The Pacific Luau in Maui

Travel
 When you head to a place like Maui or anywhere in Hawaii, you can easily get focused on the beautiful beaches and draw dropping hikes to take. Something I’ve found so amazing and intriguing is the people that live there. There is so much deep history running through the land that makes it even more beautiful and the Drums of the Pacific Luau at the Hyatt Regency, which I’m calling the best Maui luau, does an incredible job of telling the stories. We are so thankful they invited us to take part in the tradition so we can tell you about it.

Best Maui Luau At Hyatt Regency Lahaina

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Sharing Aloha Worthy Fashion & Travel App

Fashion, Fave Finds, Travel

It’s not hard to imagine how a place like Maui can make you feel–relaxed, free, adventurous. Although the carefree vibe is clear everywhere you go, there are certainly a few things you need to be able to jump right in. This last trip was a little different as we went for my sister’s gorgeous wedding and there were a lot of people to coordinate with on top of the usual three kids busyness. I’m sharing some of my favorite fashion and travel finds that stood by us in the mix of exploring and relaxation.

Tropical Vacation Fashion And Travel Must Haves

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Talking Travel & Fashion With Kids: Maui Edition

Fave Finds, Kids Fashion, Mom Life, Travel
Travel with kids is nothing but blue skies, or at least one would hope! We recently took the kids with us back to Maui for their second time. Traveling all the way over from Florida equates to about 4500 miles of pulling every trick out of my Mary Poppins bag to keep the exhaustion melt downs to a minimum (mine too). Long airplane or car rides can be testing on your momma patience, but I have a few travel and fashion favorites for kids to make the journey easier for you and them.

travel with kids tips and tricks:

Surfboard Tank For Boys Hawaiian Floral Onesie For Toddler Girl Maui

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Throwing a Classy Pineapple Party

Food, Uncategorized
Cue the music…”Going to the chapel and my sister is getting Maui’d.” Ok, maybe that isn’t how the song goes, but it is certainly fitting for this occasion. My sister Lauren and her fiance Stefan have always had a love for the island of Maui. They got engaged there on our last trip and now, they will be getting married there in August. They got no argument from me on their wedding location choice that’s for sure. Because it’s a destination wedding and not everyone is able to make the trip, we wanted to bring Hawaii here for everyone to enjoy. I wanted the shower to have a tropical pineapple party vibe without screaming tiki torch and hibiscus print button down tee sort of luau.

 dainty pineapple party decor

Pineapple Vase Flower Arrangement With Peonies, Eucalyptus, Lilies For Bridal Shower Aloha Hawaii Theme

The perfect pineapple party centerpieces should be made with pineapples, right? It just made sense, so I filled them with peonies, eucalyptus, lilies and other colorful flowers. Tip: Use a pineapple corer and save the pineapple for food dishes to get double use. You can use a Ziploc bag or small cup to place inside the vase to keep the acid from effecting the floral arrangement.

Pineapple Party Aloha Theme Straws Stripes Palm Leaves

Tropical Combination Straw Pack by Confetti Bash | 4.75 for 25​

Aloha Theme Party Place Setting Bamboo Plates Palm Napkin Favor Bag With Hair Ties

Palm Leaf Dinner and Dessert Plates by Confetti Momma | 11.99 for 10
Pineapple Favor Bag by Sweet Thymes | 10.00 for 10
Hair Tie Favors by Plum Polka Dot | 3.99 each

Pineapple Hair Tie Party Favor Gold Glitter Polka Dot Aloha Bridal Baby Shower

​​Hair Tie Favors by Plum Polka Dot | 3.99 each
Palm Leaf Dinner and Dessert Plates by Confetti Momma | 11.99 for 10

Palm Frond Invitation For Aloha Tropical Bridal or Baby Shower

Palm Shower Invite by Miss Pok A Dot | 15.00 for digital file (also available in print)

pineapple party food fancies

Aloha Pineapple Cake Topper Gold Glitter on Naked Cake

Aloha Cake Topper by Bells N Berries | 8.00

Aloha Party Napkins Decorative Cookies With Hula Dancer Pineapple

Tropical Decorated Cookie Mix by A Little Bit of Paris | 40.00 per dozen
Aloha Napkins from Target | In store only

Hula Dancer Cookie For Tropical Party Royal Icing Party Favor

Plumeria Flower Cookie With Icing For Aloha Pineapple Party

Aloha Cookie With Flowers Royal Icing Tropical Pineapple Party Favor Dessert

Tropical Decorated Cookie Mix by A Little Bit of Paris | 40.00 per dozen

Pineapple Party Table Setting With Palm Leaf Napkin Peonies Aloha Cookie

Tropical Decorated Cookie Mix by A Little Bit of Paris | 40.00 per dozen
Palm Leaf Dinner and Dessert Plates by Confetti Momma | 11.99 for 10

Coconut and Pineapple Salad For Aloha Tropical Party

Pineapple & Toasted Coconut Salad by bridesmaid, Brittany, of The View From Up Here Blog.  Ingredients: spring salad mix, strawberries, pineapple, toasted coconut and poppy seed dressing.

Tropical Party Food Salad Recipe With Dressing Pineapple and Coconut

Chicken Skewer and Coconut Rice For Pineapple Party

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Pineapple Bottle from Target Dollar Section | In Store only
Entree: Chicken and Pineapple Kabobs
Side: Coconut and Pineapple Rice
Tip: When making rice, substitute half of called for water with coconut milk or entire amount depending on desired taste. Top with coconut, cilantro and pepper flakes.

Pineapple Cups For Aloha Tropical Shower Bridal Party

Doughnut Pineapple Topper Toothpick For Tropical Party

Pineapple Graphic Art and Cups From Homegoods | In Store Only
Substitute: Metallic Pineapple Paper Cups on Amazon | 9.00 for 8
Pineapple Doughnut Toppers by Elizabeth Doo Dah | 4.00 for 6

palm frond photo backdrop

Photobooth Props For Aloha Theme Party Hibiscus Palm Leaf Pineapple Flamingo

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Pineapple Light Strand for Tropical Party Bridal Shower

Blush Sequin Backdrop from Amazon | 22.88
Tropical Photo Props by Creative Sense Co | 10.20 for printable file
Pineapple Light Strand by Asos (sub) | 34.00
​Palms Leaves From Our Yard and Friends 

Substitute: Artificial Palm Leaves From Amazon | 8.99 for 12

Aloha Bride Palm Leaf Decor

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Photobooth At Pineapple Party Bridal Shower

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Photo Booth Props At Tropical Party Plumeria Palm Leaf Flamingo

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I hope you enjoyed our spin on a traditional tropical party! Drop any questions below and be sure to share your links if you throw your own classy pineapple event!

quick link guide:

Tropical Combination Straw Pack by Confetti Bash | 4.75 for 25
Palm Leaf Dinner and Dessert Plates by Confetti Momma | 11.99 for 10
Pineapple Favor Bag by Sweet Thymes | 10.00 for 10
Hair Tie Favors by Plum Polka Dot | 3.99 each
Palm Shower Invite by Miss Pok A Dot | 15.00 for digital file (also available in print)
Aloha Cake Topper by Bells N Berries | 8.00
Tropical Decorated Cookie Mix by A Little Bit of Paris | 40.00 per dozen
Metallic Pineapple Paper Cups on Amazon | 9.00 for 8
Pineapple Doughnut Toppers by Elizabeth Doo Dah | 4.00 for 6
Blush Sequin Backdrop from Amazon | 22.88
Tropical Photo Props by Creative Sense Co | 10.20 for printable file
Pineapple Light Strand by Asos (sub) | 34.00

Artificial Palm Leaves From Amazon | 8.99 for 12