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A Hawaiian-themed shower is the perfect way to kick off the nuptial festivities before a tropical island destination wedding. Get ready to slip on your flip-flops, crank up the Don Ho and shower the bride or the bride and groom (for a co-ed shower) with an event that will be sure to evoke visions of paradise. Here are some tips for adding the right touches to your affair:
The invitation to the shower is the first glimpse at what kind of event is in store. Your guests will be sure to expect a Hawaiian-themed shower when they open up a Plumeria Lei or Nani `Ulu(breadfruit) Invitation. You can also create your own unique invitations from scratch on your computer using our Hawaiian Clip Art or computer stationery. Another imaginative touch is to slip a Coconut Honu Charm or Pineapple Charm in the finished envelope for a three-dimensional feel.
A decorative centerpiece for each table adds visual stimulation to the room and also serves as an excellent prize if you are playing games at the shower. An easy and simple idea is to place a Kamani Wood Sea Honu (Turtle) Dish nestled against fresh flowers, such as orchids or other brightly colored blooms. The centerpiece can also hold snacks for the guests to nibble on while they wait for the party to begin. Start with a Wooden Sushi Plate and pile on some Hawaiian Host Macadamia Nut Chocolates.
HAWAIIAN WEDDING SHOWER FAVORS
There are numerous party favors ideas that coordinate with your Hawaiian theme. A Fishhook or Canoe Keychain will be a lasting reminder of the shower for your guests. An inexpensive idea is to purchase candies, such as chocolate kisses, and place them in Vellum Favor Bags or Lauhala Favor Baskets. Or decorate wine glasses with a Party Luau Beverage Marker so that the guests can keep track of their glass and take home the marker when the party is over.
The bride-to-be will love a pair of Sterling Silver Plumeria Earrings and matching pendant. They will be perfect for her to wear at her rehearsal dinner or on her Hawaiian honeymoon. For a coed shower gift, a Welcome to Hawaii Travel Set will help the couple to prepare for their upcoming trip to Hawaii or a Resin Palm Tree Frame can hold a picture of the couple from the shower or wedding.
OTHER HAWAIIAN-THEMED SHOWER TIPS
- Place lighted Kamani Wood Tealights or Coconut Bowl Candles around the room.
- Greet each guest with a Shell Lei as they arrive.
- Woven Palm Bark and Sinamay Fiber Ribbons can add last minute decorative touches to the gift table, favors or centerpieces.