Hawaiian Birthday Party
A Hawaiian Birthday Party for a sweet 16 year old. How to make delectable sweet treats for your next Hawaiian Birthday Party! The perfect theme for Summer!
Sweet 16! My little blond, curly haired, blue eyed daughter, that used to hate wearing clothes and loved running around in her diaper.. has turned 16 and this Mom can´t believe how time has flown… (don´t ask me how I feel about it..)
We hosted a summer pool themed party and she invited her friends to celebrate the day with her in style 🙂
The cupcakes in the photo above are “virgin” piña colada cupcakes.. without the alcohol ofcourse.. 😉 I decorated them with marachino cherries and cute beach umbrellas.. these umbrellas are so cute!
I made these cute jelly (jell-o) desserts in glasses by crushing some biscuits fine to resemble sea sand and topped them off with lemon flavoured jelly (jell-o) which I coloured to get the different tones of blue/greens for the sea..
Before setting them in the fridge, I added a big dolphin sweet in each one and then tied them with blue & white bakers twine and a spoon for easy eating 😉
As it was a summer themed birthday party I wanted to add some kind of fruit, so I made these frozen green seedless grape kebabs.
I kept them in the freezer overnight to ensure they were frozen for most of the party.. I´m a huge fan of frozen fruit and it´s a great way to cool off on a hot summers day 🙂
I also made peanut butter flavoured cake pops dipped into white melted chocolate, decorated them with coloured sugar to represent beach balls.. I placed them on plates filled with crushed biscuits to once again resemble sea sand.. I just loved the final look 🙂
I wanted to create oyster pearls with the Macarons.. so I flavoured them with lemon essence, coloured them a pastel turquoise, filled them with white chocolate ganache, rolled light blue fondant balls and covered them with pearl dust to resemble the pearls in the oysters..
I then placed some crushed biscuits halfway on a round turquoise plate, popped the Macarons on there and the photo above is the final result 🙂
The piece de resistance was this lovely naked layer “Humming Bird” cake made with pecans, shredded coconut, banana and pineapple and filled with cream cheese frosting..Oh yum!!
Then ofcourse there needed to be something to drink to wash down all the food there was to eat 😉 for this I decorated some plastic glasses by firstly dipping the glass into pasteurized egg white and then into coloured jelly (jell-o).
Each glass was finished off with a cute tropical straw. There were pre-cut lemon wedges and marachino cherries to add to the drinks to add flavour and enhance the tropical experience 😉
I also decorated the table with beach buckets and spades (filled with nachos), blown-up plastic beach balls, lilos, beach umbrellas, beach scened serviettes, a tablecloth that resembled a Hawaiian hula skirt and above the table a sign that said “Aloha”.. Each child was also given a Hawaiian lei when they walked in..
Last but for sure not the least.. the star of the show.. my lovely teenager whom I love with all my heart! Happy 16th birthday Teagan! We love you! Ok guys, hope you liked these photos and that they inspire you to host your own “end of the summer” party.. 😉
Happy last week of August 2014 to all!!