Ice Cream Sandwiches
You will need:
Large Chocolate chip cookies
Gallon Vanilla Ice Cream
Give each resident two cookies and a scoop of vanilla ice cream, put the sandwich
together and roll the sides in the chopped nuts.
Eat promptly or freeze for later.
You will need:
One Dozen French Rolls,sliced in half
1 pound of Turkey breast
1 pound of Ham
1 pound of Salami
1 jar of dill pickles
Head of lettece
1 pound of cheese(your choice)
salt & pepper
Just layer the meats and rest of the items on the bread.Makes 24 halves.
This tropical island theme can be a real hoot--particularly if
you challenge arriving guests to use the 12 letters of the Hawaiian alphabet (a, e, h, i, k, l, m, n, o, p, u, w) to come
up with fun new nicknames to go by.
Aloha! Guests will know they're in for a fun ride when they get this
invite. To make one, use a craft knife to cut an 8-inch-long surfboard shape out of Fome-Cor (sold at most craft or art supply
stores) or cardboard. Cut an identical shape out of colorful Con-Tact paper. Stick the Con-Tact paper to the top/default.htm of the surfboard
and print on a fun announcement with a black marker. Print the rest of the information on the back, including a reminder for
guests to wear their favorite beach attire.
Hang Ten Poses Having your photo taken
while you strike a dramatic surfing pose makes a fun icebreaker for this shindig. To set the stage, put on some inspiring
music (any Beach Boys tune will do), then spread a blue tarp or blanket on the ground and place a folded-up ironing board
on top/default.htm of it. Guests can then take turns "riding" the board while you snap Polaroid postcards of them to take home as souvenirs.
Paper Leis It wouldn't be a true Hawaiian celebration without
colorful flower leis. You can either make them ahead of time and have your child distribute them as the guests arrive, or
provide the supplies so the guest can make their own. First, trim the top/default.htms of colorful cupcake liners to resemble scalloped-edged
flowers. Then cut a bunch of drinking straws into 1-inch lengths for spacers. Using a wide-eyed embroidery needle and twine,
alternately sew through the centers of a bunch of flowers and string on straw sections. When the strand is long enough, tie
together the string ends, and the lei is ready to wear.
Skewer pieces of fruit, cheese, and meat
with fancy toothpicks and arrange them on a pupu platter (that's Hawaiian for appetizer!). Blend together tropical fruits,
juices, and ice for smoothies that your guests will go bananas over. Serve them in pretty glasses garnished with cocktail
umbrellas. See Cake recipe below.
Hula Hoopla Hawaiian partygoers
will get a laugh out of giving this contest a whirl. Hand two of the guests hula hoops and see who can hula the longest. Then
pose the challenge to two other kids. Once everyone has had a chance, have the winners of the first round face off against
each other, and so on, until one guest is the victor. He or she wins a hula hoop!
Aloha Volley Played with a beach ball (or even a balloon), this game puts a tropical
twist on classic volleyball. Set up a net (or you can string a piece of clothesline between two stationary objects). Ask each
team to come up with a fun name like the Invincible Islanders or the Volley-canoes. Explain that the object is to hit the
ball back and forth according to standard volleyball rules. But instead of scoring points, teams are awarded letters to spell
A-L-O-H-A. The first team to complete the word wins!
HAWAIIAN PARTY POINTERS
•Make your place look like
a tropical paradise by decorating it with exotic paper or silk flowers, colored holiday lights, and paper lanterns.
Set up a beach umbrella to create a shady spot where guests can get out of the sun. And have plenty of sunscreen on hand.
Hawaiian Party Favors: Send guests home from this party in paradise with tropical trail mix (just add dried pineapple chunks
and macadamia nuts to your favorite mix), shells, beach balls, or sunglasses.
Hawaiian Beach Cake
Make a big splash at your Hawaiian luau with this beachy cake.
• 1 baked 13- by 9- by 2-inch cake
1/2 cups blue frosting
• 1/4 cup white frosting
cup graham cracker crumbs
• Candy rocks
• Plastic Hawaiian dancers
• Candy flower
• Plastic palm trees
• Fruit Stripe gum
• Plastic figures
• LifeSavers (inner
• Sour tape, cut into 1-inch lengths (beach blankets)
• Plastic dolphin or gummy fish
Lightly coat the entire cake with a thin layer of blue frosting. Swirl extra blue frosting
on two thirds of the cake to create the ocean with waves and a curvy shoreline. Add whitecaps by squirting white frosting
through a pastry bag.
To make the sandy beach, sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on the remaining third of the cake
(the crumbs will stick to the thin layer of frosting). Next, let your kids help you turn the cake into a bustling beach. Arrange
a circle of candy rocks around a candle bonfire.
Add Hawaiian dancers, a candy flower path, plastic palm trees, Fruit Stripe gum surfboards,
plastic swimmers, LifeSavers tubes, sour tape beach blankets, and paper parasols. Don't forget to stock the ocean with edible
and decorative sea creatures. |
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