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August 10, 2016

A Modern Luau

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When there's fire and great food involved, you know it's going to be a good party! This was a social party and they wanted a more modern twist from the traditional luau. We absolutely love these photos taken by Claire White. A modern luau www.culinarycrafts.com Of course we wanted to step up the luau vibe, so the client wanted to ‘lei’ each guest as they arrived with a fresh purple orchid lei or a Hawaiian kukui nut lei from Leiaway (who is an AMAZING local vendor if you are looking for fresh leis!) And, Pacific Sound Productions played the sweet sounds of Hawaiian music while the guests mingled and ate - which the guests loved! A modern luau www.culinarycrafts.com The tropical decor was SO cute! Foxglove Floral did such a good job! We loved the gorgeous anthurium in the middle, is was so cute!
A modern luau www.culinarycrafts.com
The drink mixes were so much fun and the guests loved them! The Penguin Brothers brought the energy with their mixing skills. They created some amazing non-alcoholic drinks, including a delicious pina colada.
A modern luau www.culinarycrafts.com
Our chefs also created some tasty Hawaiian sweet rolls with coconut and sweetened condensed milk. In addition to the rolls, we also served pineapple chunk orange rolls, that were to die for!
A modern luau www.culinarycrafts.com
The assortment of traditional Hawaiian food was exactly what the client was looking for. We especially loved firing up the grill on site for the huli huli teriyaki chicken and honey glazed grilled pineapple. Also served on the buffet was kalua pork and purple potato salad.
A modern luau www.culinarycrafts.com
What says tropical more than a delicious salad with mangos and strawberries? So yummy!
A modern luau www.culinarycrafts.com
How adorable are these treats? Amy Perkins of The Bakeaholic made them and all we have to say is aloha!
A modern luau www.culinarycrafts.com
The guests were able to feast all night long and participate in hula dances along with the performers from Pacific Sound Productions. Check out the fire dancers! Watching them is the perfect way to end the night.
A modern luau www.culinarycrafts.com
A modern luau www.culinarycrafts.com
We love our Culinary Crafts staff! They did such a great job with this event!
A modern luau www.culinarycrafts.com
Residence: Private Residence
Event Coordinators/Planners: Rachel Folkman & Claire White
Photography: Claire White
Floral Arrangements: Foxglove Floral
Leis: Leiway

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