This year, my family changed our traditional Christmas Eve party into a wild Hawaiian bash! Everyone wore flowered shirts, leis and flip flops and the house was covered in palm tree cut-outs and crepe paper parrots. In addition to drinking tropical cocktails out of coconut cups, we served Jell-O shots, gummy bears soaked in vodka and cake pops infused with liquor!
One of the best parts of the luau was the spiked cake pop bar. Guests selected a cake pop, a liquor to infuse it with and used the syringe to shoot up the cake pop with the liquor! It’s hard to mess up spiked cake pops and we had a variety of liquors to choose from – peppermint, sugar cookie, salted caramel…. delicious!
One of my newest obsessions is Pinterest and there were plenty of crafts I found that were perfect for luaus! I made this cocktail umbrella wreath thanks to a great idea from a fellow Pinner!
I think one of the reasons our themed Christmas parties are so highly anticipated is because of the “costumes” we get to wear. Whether it’s ugly sweaters or Hawaiian shirts, it’s fun to dress up pretend!
Throughout the night, many conga lines were danced.
Many family portraits were taken during the evening.
My immediate family: Brother, mom, dad and myself.
One of my favorite family Christmas traditions is lighting the bayberry candle. Each Christmas Eve, we light a long, bayberry candle. The candle has to burn down by midnight and then the next year will be full of good luck. We do this every year, regardless of the crazy party theme.