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DH + dd want Over the top 'Sweet 16' Luau, HELP!!

I'm torn, feels wrong right now. I love HI, they don't; just want a big show w/hula. How to pull this off with a little class? and show respect for guests. No sit down - what do I serve? Where - Major restaurant? or rented room (I've been told home not 'good enough' (for kids?). HELP Mom's, I need a boost and a kick on the bum to make ths perfect for my adored daughter, (who is way out of line), need theme (beyond hula), colors, decor and a place to start - for 100 teenagers, I'm lost but have to do it; and would like to do it as cheap as I can for my self dignity. Did it great for 11yr. olds, but this is suppose to be SUPER. Any ideas??

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pattecake

Asked by pattecake at 1:21 AM on Feb. 16, 2009 in Entertainment

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  • well i do think its cute that your DH wants what will make your DD happy, i LOVE daddy's girls! (i was and still am one :])

    let me think can you rent out a hall? or have access to a beach? after that you can just get a lot of palm leaves and tiki things (i went to a luau in hawaii once and it was over the top like this lol) and pass out leis and stuff.... i think it will be fun!!!! look online for some hawaiian recipies :]
    aliciatron

    Answer by aliciatron at 1:26 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • So you live in Hawaii or California? I'm not sure where the party is going to be? 100 guests for a 16 year old is a bit over the top, reminds me of that show I saw on television, "My Super Sweet 16." Oy vey, what crazy people they have on that show (http://remotecontrol.mtv.com/2008/09/25/how-to-pull-off-the-perfect-super-sweet-16-in-5-easy-steps/). But if you can't talk them out of it, the best upscale Polynesian restaurant by far is Trader Vics http://www.tradervics.com/rest-la.html; they have col restaurant spaces, or they may cater if you find a hall. If your budget is not quite that rich (it is costly!) you could rent a hall, and use a caterer to make Hawaiian inspired dishes. Hula dancers are not awfully expensive. Just call your hula halau and see what they can recommend. https://www.gothula.net/. They may even recommend a hall or caterer they have used.
    Trixiebelle2

    Answer by Trixiebelle2 at 1:34 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

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