Last weekend I hopped on a plane to Hawaii for a 1-year-old’s birthday party.
Just kidding, the party was in Phoenix. The guest of honor was Olivia, my niece. She looked adorable in her grass skirt, Aloha shirt and flower hair clip. Guests got lei’d on arrival to get the party started.
The theme could not be more perfect for a birthday pool party in the Phoenix summer. My mom cooked barbecue pork, macaroni salad and potato salad, and we also munched on fruit cups and sipped tropical (adults-only) drinks through pineapple straws.
Hula girls danced atop the Hawaii-themed cake. Hibiscus flowers decked out the patio space we used for the party. And we tried to stay cool as a Hawaiian breeze.
My nieces splashed around in the kiddie pool, and I melted. It wasn’t the heat; it was the love!
An afternoon in the sunshine with family was just what I needed after a rainy and stressful few weeks in Chicago.
Watch my short video of the party on YouTube and follow my channel if you’re so inclined. Mahalo!
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