Hau'oli Pakoa

Happy Easter or Hau'oli Pakoa in Hawaiian!!  Just a quick post before I prep for the Easter Bunny here.  It's been a busy weekend and of course I had to go last minute to Long's for egg dye.  I got the last box on the shelf!! I also had to buy eggs, which I don't usually do because we have two hens in our backyard who provide us with fresh eggs daily.



Martha and Abigail


However this was also a birthday weekend!!  Hau'oli la hanau to my youngest daughter Milla who turns 8 on Tuesday!!


  Which brings me to the purpose of this post.  I am linking up with
Mrs. Miner's Kindergarten Monkey Business birthday linky.


Mrs. Miner's Kindergarten Monkey Business

She wants to know how everyone celebrates birthdays in their class.
I keep it pretty simple, but the kids love it.

On their desk I place the Birthday Bouquet.



These are fake flowers I received from a student one year.  They are so pretty and look so real
everyone always compliments me on them! I place them on the student's desk with a birthday pencil,
some stickers (whatever I happen to have), and a No Homework coupon that they can use
whenever they want.  We then all sing Happy Birthday to start off the special day.

At home I keep it pretty simple too.  No more huge birthday parties for us.
Here in Hawaii it is customary to have a Baby Luau when your child turns 1.
You invite everyone you know and celebrate all day.  When my second daughter turned 1 we
 had it all ... a jumper, catered food, outdoor tents, music, etc... 
The last baby luau I attended hired a hula troop, a clown,
a professional photographer and even had a fire dancer!!


Now that my girls are older I let them invite two friends and choose an activity they would like to do.
This year both my daughters chose to have a slumber party.

We made pizza and had ice cream sundaes.


Sometimes less is more!!






10 comments

  1. Happy Birthday to your absolutely beautiful daughter.

    I agree... less is more. :D Nothing beats ice cream sundaes and pizza!
    ❤Traci❤
    Dragonflies in First

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  2. Happy Birthday to her!

    I saw a 1 year old's luau when we were in Hawaii. It was huge! And lots of pink and white and polka dots :)

    Happy Easter Corinna!


    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

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    1. Thank you Tanja, enjoy your day:))

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  3. Aloha Corinna and Mahalo for stopping by my blog. I love Hawai'i and I miss it dearly. I got to live there for 3 Amazing years. My son considers it home... I hope to return one day...even if just for a visit.
    I am a new follower!!!

    Debi
    Just 4 Teachers: Sharing Across Borders

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  4. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. I am your newest follower.

    Ms. McBee’s Kinderbugs

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  5. Happy Easter!!! I love your family birthday tradition!!!!

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  6. Super cute birthday celebration! I've tagged you! Come on over to my blog and play along!

    Kaleigh's Klassroom

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Mahalo Nui Loa For Commenting!!

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