Friday, April 13, 2012

Artsy Fartsy Friday~A to Z ~ L is for Lovely Lei Art


Well, I am finally caught up! Today in the A to Z challenge we have to use the letter "L" and since It is Friday...I post Art

Today I have a treat for you....

               I'm taking you to Hawaii

That's right pack your sarong and we will learn the hula together, but first your neck must be adorned by a beautiful lei. And for those who may not know what that is ... a lei is a beautiful tropical floral or sea shell garland made and stringed together from sweet fragrant tropical flowers.

For my Daughter's 6th birthday she wanted a Hawaiian themed party...(no matter that her birthday is in February!) Well, I ordered grass skirts for the girls and straw hats for the boys.

They drank fruity drinks from plastic coconut shaped cups. When guests first arrived they were greeted by Hawaiian music and my daughter and I draped leis around every one's neck; we also had all the girls and ladies wear flowers in their hair.

 So today You are my guest and we are on our way

Please enjoy the video.  Lei Art
" Once a year on May Day (the first of May) on Oahu, the island's finest and most dedicated lei makers spend weeks gathering materials to craft what are undoubtedly among the world's most beautiful floral creations." You tube video description

                Song : Pua 'A'ala by Roy Sowders, from his CD Kukuna
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Have a beautiful weekend!!!

                        "A hui hou kakou"  ~~~ Until we meet again

                                   Blessings, Joanne


  1. The video is wonderful thank you!! I really like the music too.

    Have a great weekend.

    1. I like it too...kind of makes me want to try and make one.

  2. What a fun idea for a birthday party! Wish I would have thought of "kids" will be 19 and 21 so doubt they'd go along with it...maybe for MY next b-day?

    LOVE your blog--it's the same ?pattern/setup/format? as mine! (Great minds think alike!) I will be checking out more of yours!

    (mine is at

  3. Now there is a place I would love to go to!!!

  4. My sister in-law had an Hawaiian themed party for her 30th........I think it is better for a childs birthday party then someone who is 30 but that is me but she did have a number of guests turn up with grass skirts not me though............

  5. Thanks for the virtual trip to Hawaii! I haven't been yet, but someday I will!

  6. Leis are so beautiful! We had so much fun in Hawaii last year . . . and I hope we can go again someday. Aloha!

  7. I love Lei. Always wanted one, but we don't have flowers that would work. :-)

  8. I was just talking to a colleague about wanting to go back to Hawaii. Thanks for taking me there.

    Blessings, Joanne.

  9. Cool theme for a party. Every single time I think of Hawaii I think of Don Ho singing. Too, every time I hear the Hawaiian language, I think of Don Ho. Geez, now I have to Google him to see if he is still alive! lol

  10. Ahh I'm loving her theme! I'm all about theme parties, I'm working on a Lego themed party now :).

    As always you find the best video's


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