Sunday, 27 November 2011

The Aftermath

The party was fab! People arrived, they had a good time and then they left.

The frozen daiquiri machine was a rip-roaring success- even though it possibly broke halfway through the night. I mean, everything was still frozen, the machine just got real noisy.

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Usually people are a bit “too cool for school” when it comes to themes but everyone got into the spirit of Hawaii and dressed up. I was pleasantly surprised. And when I say everyone, I mean EVERYONE!

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Even the dogs! This is Tessa who is my new doggy. And when I say “mine”, I mean Boy Roomie’s family’s dog. She is living with us for a bit, along with their other dog Katie (who’s too cool to pose for pictures). Tessa was gracious enough to dress up. I don’t think she entirely hated it- she didn’t like wearing the hula skirt but she liked being the centre of attention so it all balanced out!

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The patio was decorated beautifully (fantastic work, Roomies!) and the weather was perfect- warm and not too humid. Please note the rad ‘Survivor’ torches by the pool.

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We had games planned but we ended up not playing. The next morning, we did break the piƱata and there may possibly be photos floating around the internet of me in my PJs wielding a little rolling pin whilst attempting to hit a paper mache hula girl.

But it’s not a party without cake and look at this one!!! Girl Roomie’s mum pulled out all the stops and baked this one for me, isn’t it AMAZING?!?!?! Girl Roomie would want me to tell you that her mum got a bit over excited with her decorative chocolate swirls on top of the cake. Girl Roomie tried to cover it up with frangipanis but I have to say I love the dog poo look. I’m a vet nurse, I have a healthy love of dog poop. And yum, look at all that icing!!!

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Ok, maybe parties aren’t so bad after all.

7 comments:

Abigail said...

This party looks amazingly fun! LOVE the cake! But my favorite is the Doctor in his lais and your puppy in a grass skirt. ADORABLE. Um, also, you have a pool??? I'm super jealous!

angie on maui said...

Yay for theme parties! I have *always* wanted to try baking a cake as cool as the one your roomie's mom made...not only does it look delicious, but it's a work of art with all those colorful layers!

Love the little puppers with her lei and grass skirt...what a trouper!

Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

Oh, it looks like a great party! So glad everything went well and everyone played along with the theme. :)

That cake looks fantastic...even with the poop looking icing. haha
Emily at Amazing Grapes

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

omg! This looks like THE coolest party EVER! I love themed parties...especially Hawaiian ones. :)

And that glorious pool? WISH THAT I COULD DIVE IN. :D

Nicole said...

that cake is so awesome!! and parties seriously ROCK! i really REEEAAALLLYY wanna do an awesome christmas party. we'll see if it happens. :)

xoox

Katie said...

It looks completely awesome! I'm loving those coloured paper lanterns, too - a gorgeous touch to the decorations. I'm so glad it went well and I am completely jealous of that cake - it looks amazing!

Danielle said...

THE CAKE THE CAKE THE CAKE THE CAKE behold it is a thing of great amazingness! Wow. I honestly love the rainbow beauty of that cake.

It looks like a really fabulous party. The decorations are amazing. And I'm glad Who got involved (he does love a good accessory, that fellow).

I'm so glad you had an awesome celebration! BUT: why no pictures of you in hula attire? Hmm?