I started planning my tiki/luau party yesterday. I usually send paper invites for my parties but this year I'm using Evite. I emailed the first batch of invites last night.
Here's a peek at how it looks. Pretty cute I think.
I spent most of the evening searching for songs to play during the party. My favourite so far? Coconut by Harry Nilsson. How have I never heard this song before?! It's awesome. Here's Kermit the Frog's version.
We were going to do a pit roast pig but for financial/time reasons it's not going to happen this year. Instead I'll make up some heritage ham and something goat related, curry maybe. The food is going to have a Polynesian theme so that'll be interesting.
I've also been brainstorming games for the party. I want to have a bunch of little contests like hula hooping, limbo, best costume etc.
I'm so excited. I've always wanted to throw a big outdoor bash but our previous backyard wasn't particularly accessible.
If anyone can point me in the direction of stores that sell luau/tiki party supplies please let me know. The dollar store in Greenwood doesn't have much and the shipping from Oriental Trading is just way too much. I need a little bit of decor and lots of prizes!