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Monday, May 18, 2009

Ward Luau

This weekend we had our ward luau. It was a lot of fun for the ward and turned out very festive and the food was great! I didn't get any pictures once the activity started because I was in the kitchen solving the food crisis, but here are the decorations. The food tables had pineapples on them made from pinecones.These were the centerpieces for all of the tables.
Here are some shots of the walls and other decorations. Didn't they do a great job on no budget?
The Tiki Club was where we served Pina Coladas.
I was in charge of food and spent all week cooking rice and Kailua pork for the ward. It was a bit hectic, but turned out very tasty.
We had a hula hooping contest (won by one of the men in the ward!) and limbo. Our bishop's wife is very supportive and always participates. Way to go Charity! We also had the young men and the missionaries do the haka and a sister missionary who did a beautiful Polynesian dance.
I really enjoy my calling on the activities committee but I will sure enjoy them more once I'm not running all over the place getting things in order. Kendall's parents traveled the furthest to come to the activity, flying in from Europe and driving straight to the church. They were a bit tired, but it was a good reunion.


Carrie Wood said...

It really was a great ward party and all the details were so cute. You guys do a really good job - it is worth your efforts.

The Schroeder Family said...

We had a wonderful time! It looked amazing...and the food was great! Thanks!!!

Charity said...

Great activity!! Although I don't know that I should be thanking you for that picture.... : )

Em and Jorg said...

good thing you got the family picture before the incident with your eye. you poor thing! I love following you guys on here. And your garage looks so great, i had to email pictures to jorg so he can get some ideas :)

Sunny said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Good thing the dollar store has a lot of luau decorations :) It looks so great!!

argylesocks said...

That is very impressive, especially on no budget. It looks like fun and the food sounds delicious. Way to go Melissa.