Summer’s officially here! It’s been crazy hot lately, you’re gonna want to jump in a pool every minute of every day! And with summer approaching, what perfect theme to have for a DIY party than a Hawaiian luau! Jen shares this about her experience, “After helping my preschooler googling, cutting and pasting clip arts for his projects (8 subjects = 8 cartolina. I die!) I needed to de-stress… I needed to recharge. I needed some #GupitDikitMarathon of a different (and happy) kind. So when I started checking Pinterest for inspirations, I was overwhelmed with excitement seeing all those DIYs. So many cute things, so little time. That was a Friday and the party was on Sunday. I just picked those I think were easy and happy how it turned out. Simple DIYs but it helped bring the tropical island feel to our front yard!” Jen is no stranger to Homemade Parties having shared her parties here and here, and as usual, she gladly shares her DIY secrets and details how she pulled-off this look for their family reunion. Read through to the end to find out how!
Here’s how Mommy Jen pulled this off, in her own words:
- Leis were old stock from our previous party but floral ones are 3pcs for P100 from Divisoria and the other type is 6pcs per pack @ P88 in Daiso
- Floral Fabric for table cover are P90 per yard from Divisoria
- Hawaian fabric for polo (used by my boys) were P30 per yard from Divisoria
- Green Frame from Robinson’s Department Store
- Fence Box from Dapitan Arcade (also used in my Peter Rabbit Themed party)
- Luau Themed printable were free from http://partyplanningcenter.blogspot.com/2011/07/hawaiian-luau-cupcakes.html
- Chocolate bar label was edited (and resized) invitation also from PartyPlanningCenter
- Ohana Subway Art were grabbed then printed from http://www.polyvore.com/ohana_pick_poppy/thing?id=51375900
- Photo Op props – free printable from http://love-the-day.com/diy-photobooth-props
- DIY Tiki boxes were milk boxes covered with cartolina. I chose a clip art, printed in 8R and then glued it to the boxes.
- Hula Girls juice bottle were Minute Maid bottles with art paper grass skirt and cartolina bikini top
- DIY Tropical flowers used Japanese paper from National Bookstore
- DIY Tropical Leaf – Monstera Leaf silhouette (resized and printed as pattern) from http://www.inspirationrealisation.com/2013/07/diy-t-shirt-tropicana-style.html
- Plastic Wine Glass were from Robinson’s Supermarket
- DIY Tiki (with Aloha!!) were cartolina cut outs glued in illustration board. If you look closely, it’s the same Tiki from the cupcake toppers and chocolate labels. I just printed it in a very large size then used it as a pattern.
- DIY Coconut Tree accent – Tissue roll and cartolina using palm leaf pattern (4 inches) https://www.pinterest.com/pin/325455510546518714
- DIY cupcakes: we initially planned and tried for flip flops shaped cookies but our baking wasn’t successful. I saw the Sour Gummy Strip from Savemore and thought of decorating cupcakes instead. Gummy Bears and parasols also from Savemore
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