Hawaiian Tiki Theme Party Ideas
If you’re stuck at home like most people during these trying times, it can be maddening without something that’ll brighten up your day. Well, you’re in luck because here at Party Doll Manila, we have just the thing. It’s a zesty Hawaiian luau-themed first birthday celebration for li’l Leon, organized by the amazing team of Bespoke Manila. Fret not for it gave us a sunny disposition in today’s dreary world! So come and join us as we say “Aloha!” to these wonderful photos by Law Tapalla Photography!
Nothing spells more luau than an invite that happily greets you with an “Aloha!” and of course, a tiki mask. At first glance, you’ll pretty much have an idea of what to expect—a bit of tropical fun under the sun!
We always love an awesome welcome, and this party totally delivered. Instead of the enormous arches or gigantic installations, a witty “Hula this way” probably made guests chuckle or, better yet, sway their hips to the party venue.
A photo wall by the entrance is the perfect nook for taking those Insta-worthy snaps! Lounge by the lawn chair and do your “having-the-most-fun” pose when the camera clicks!
Inside, it’s a different matter altogether. Seeing everything made our jaws drop because of the amazing attention to details and unmatched creativity! The venue looked bright and gave a playful vibe, thanks to carefully curated elements. Swags in varying shades of blue mimicked the sky. Up close, orange, yellow, mint, baby blue, and white balloons livened the space while verdant vines added a hint of tropical lushness.
Looking at the stage, it’s easy to miss that the party wasn’t in Hawaii! Tiki totems and vibrant tropical plants made for an impressive décor set-up. Notice how wooden planks nailed together created a great backdrop.
Table decors are miniature representations of a party’s theme, so it’s always exciting to see how stylists interpret and bring together different elements. As the centerpiece, there was a bouquet of tropical blooms, mini tiki torch, and a pineapple laid atop freshly picked leaves. Spot the lovingly placed stem of white orchids, too. Simply charming, right?
For the kids, white low tables were adorned with simple yet matchy table decor – jute-wrapped vases, then stuffed with orchids and tropical leaves. Beanbags in yellow, lime, and light blue served as comfy seats.
When it comes to cakes, Sugarplum Pastries definitely delivers and exceeds expectations! True to the theme, Leon’s birthday cake had the second tier whimsically done like a tiki totem, sitting atop a wooden block. Spot the colorful totem pole nearby!
There were delightful bite-sized sweet treats from Sugarplum Pastries, too. Mini-cakes topped with tiki masks, sugar cookies, cupcakes, and cake pops done ala coconut drinks were a treat to the sight and taste!
Milk is, hands-down, the perfect complement—and we couldn’t agree more!
Not only did Pouf dole out candy clouds, but they also made these fancifully. These creations were a work of art!
There was also a li’l something for the adults in the luau. Stations for sangria, cheeses, and charcuterie had older guests taking their pick from the sumptuous spread.
What’s a luau without the show? A boring one, of course! Here in Leon’s bash, balloon artists and lots of exciting games got everyone joining in on the fun. Even the kids can’t keep themselves from being wowed!
Exciting game booths had the guests lining up for a shot to win some cool party loot! Who tried their luck at the shooting game, ring toss, and spill the milk?
For those who weren’t into games, a face painting and body art station was set-up as well. It’s not surprising to find guests going around with painted faces and bodies.
As mahalo, guests took home giant Chupa Chups, filled with assorted lollipops. It was a generous gesture to show appreciation for everyone who made time to celebrate Leon’s one of many milestones in life.
It looked like Leon and his ohana had a blast during the lovely luau. We at PDM look forward to more of his awesome adventures as he grows up. For now, a hui hou or until we meet again!
Vendors who made it happen:
Planning and coordination: Bespoke Manila | Event Styling: Sweet Nest and Bespoke Manila | Photographer: Law Tapalla Photography | Cake and Desserts: Sugarplum Pastries | Invitations: Ria Pascual for Amis Print | Cotton Candy: Pouf | Lights and Sounds: Sensitivity | Food and Reception Venue: Manila Polo Club