Feb 3, 2014

Valentine Luau

Last year's Valentine banquet post has been getting quite a few visits and pins, and I thought I'd take a little time to share what we are planning for this year's banquet.

Since I didn't want to get stuck doing the same theme for our church's Valentine banquet each year (red, white, pink, hearts, lace, etc.), I'm going in a totally different direction and planning a luau theme. After this bitterly cold winter, we could all use a tropical distraction, and most of us can't afford the real deal. My hope is that this will be a fun filled evening that will take us away from reality, even if it's only a few hours.

Once again, I'll be preparing all of the food myself, making as much as possible ahead of time. The teens will be helping serve the meal, and we'll have some fun minute-to-win-it style games.

The menu:

{sand dollar cookiesaloha punch, Hawaiian rollscoconut cream cupcakes, honey glazed hamkey lime cupcakesHawaiian pasta saladfruit kabobs}

And here is my decor inspiration:

{pineapple vase, tropical tissue flowers, tablescape, umbrellas, luau dessert bar, leis}
I'd love to hear about your Valentine parties or banquets!


  1. Do you have the pictures of how this turned out? Curious!! Fabulous ideas. The winter was very brutal. Thank goodness spring finally came!

    1. Sorry for taking so long to reply! Your comment went to my junk folder. :( I do have pictures and would be glad to e-mail a couple if you send your address. Thanks for stopping!