Happy Thirtieth Birthday, Ian!
|Daughter, Ashley, and Son, Ian,|
With Balloons and Friends
Yesterday we celebrated my son’s 30th birthday. Man—how can that be???? Wasn’t it only ten years ago that I turned 30??
We celebrated by going out to dinner yesterday, but the big celebration was earlier in the month when 44 of his friends and family totally surprised him with a huge party! What fun—burrito bar, cake, football, and tons of laughter.
|Happy 30th Birthday Cupcakes!|
All ethnicities in Hawaii celebrate a First Birthday with a huge luau. Some Polynesian cultures, such as Tongan and Samoan celebrate a Twenty-First Birthday with a big feast and festive party.
When I lived in Hawaii I went into the country to an amazing luau (a REAL one done by the family) for their daughter who was turning 16. What a great experience that was—for me as well as for her.
Want to throw a luau for your child’s first birthday? Here’s a blog that will tell you the steps and all your “must haves.” It includes all the things you’ll need to think about—theme, invites, guests, favors, reception table, decorations, centerpieces, banner, pupus (appetizers), main entrée, activities, etc., etc.
Enjoy! Mahalo for visiting.