When preparing to throw a summer luau for debutantes, bright invitations with a tropical motif were a must. To establish the theme of the event, the hosts invited their belles by way of a stylish stationery suite featuring a green-and-pink color palette, which was delivered in a gift box complete with a hula girl dashboard doll. When the warm June day finally came, guests arrived at the waterfront location in tropical resort wear ready to “Party Like a Pineapple” as the invites introduced. Upon arrival, attendees were presented with floral and kukui nut leis, which were displayed on a wall showcasing a sign that read, “Take a lei and hula the night away.”
Inside a tented area, round tables were covered with vibrantly colored linens and decorated with tropical centerpieces. Arrangements showcased either gilt pineapples or golden vessels brimming with Hawaiian flowers including phalaenopsis orchids, anthuriums, and hibiscus, as well as pink peonies and roses. To continue the festive theme, chevron wooden risers were topped with towering flower arrangements resembling pineapples. Ivory upholstered furniture was smartly placed around the playful arrangements near the dance floor. Outside the tent, tiki torches lined the perimeter and additional lounge areas featuring rattan armchairs and sofas were provided for guests.
Attendees enjoyed the signature drink of the fête – a pineapple coconut mojito – served in cups decorated with pink flamingos and colorful drink umbrellas; however, other libations were also served from a mobile bar fashioned out of a 1961 vintage camper. The Hawaiian luau feast included a whole roasted pig and plenty of entertainment by a live band, Polynesian dancers, and fire performers. After celebrating on the custom dance floor, which featured a pineapple and palm frond design, belles and their guests were treated to “cool off island style” with shaved ice, and sent off with party favors in vibrant pink and yellow bags labeled “Mahalo,” or “thank you” in Hawaiian.