My birthday is approaching and I've begun thinking about parties and themes. Now I'm not one to turn down a good party of any kind. And I fully believe with the right mix of people, you don't need a themed party to have a good time. Most of my party past has consisted of good friends, good wine, good food and laughs. That all being said though, I really wanted to do something a little different for my birthday. It's smack dab in the middle of July and I'm hoping for good weather. I was thinking a wine and cheese dress-up party. But the reconsidered, thinking that with (hopefully) hot temps and celebration, no one will want to be confined to a fancy dress or suit. So I'm going to go with an old stand-by: Hawaiian luau.
This type of party theme can get a bit out of hand quite easily. I'm aware of the tackiness that comes along with this party meme. It's fine to go out and get a bunch of decorations from the dollar or party-supply store. But that can become over-done and lack-luster. I'm going minimalist on the decorations and trying to get creative on the food and drink. I hope I'll meet this party theme half-way and succeed in throwing a fun bash that lets everyone relax and enjoy themselves.
So in the next few weeks I'll be thinking up fun food ideas, researching tropical cocktails, stringing up twinkle lights, and scanning stores for leis. I hope it to be low-stress and fun. Stay tuned for pictures and feel free to submit ideas or recipes!