Hawaii Theme Wedding Resources

Luau Resources

First Name Hawaiian Translations Popular Hawaiian Words & Phrases
Easy to Create Centerpiece, Guest Book Table, and Cake Decorating Suggestions for Hawaii Theme Celebration
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Visit the alohafriendsshop.com Island Gift Shop
to add authentic touches of Hawaii to your celebration!
Enjoy or share treats & treasures from Hawaii anywhere in the USA!

 

Click here to view our resources on having a Hawaii theme wedding anywhere!

Click here to view our Luau resources and recipes to have a Hawaii theme celebration anywhere!

Click here to view first name translations into Hawaiian!

Click here to view popular Hawaiian words and phrases!

Click here to view reasources helpful if you would like to move to Hawaii!

Click here for additional resources for information about Hawaii!

Enjoy or share treats and treasures from Hawaii anytime with our Island Gift Shop!

Silk flower leis and decorations to add touches of Hawaii to your celebration!

Real Tiger Shark Tooth Necklaces from Hawaii!

Adorable Hawaiian Kissing Couple figures that are Salt & Pepper shakers and can be used as cake toppers for your celebration!

Authentic hula skirts and hula instruments from Hawaii!

Plant cuttings and seeds to grow a bit of Hawaii anywhere!

Authentic Hawaiian Poi to add to your Hawaii theme celebration!

A collection of the most popular items ordered from our online Island Gift Shop!

Clothing and gift items with images of Hawaii!

Enjoy a mental vacation anytime with our Hawaii Photo Gallery!

 

 

 

 

 

MAKE YOUR DREAM COME TRUE AND MOVE TO HAWAII!

INFORMATION AND RESOURCES FOR THOSE CONSIDERING
MOVING TO HAWAII


Hawaii is an amazing place to live if you enjoy experiencing different world cultures, exploring unique ecosystems, enjoying ocean activities, warm weather year round, and being surrounded by beautiful scenery. Although it does cost more than most other places to live in Hawaii, for us the quality of life we are able to enjoy is worth it. There is no other place in the world like the Hawaiian Islands! Below are our personal tips and suggestions based on our move to the Hawaiian Islands from Massachusetts in 1993. We also provide a resource of links to make your move to Hawaii easier that we have compiled. Please note due to our business keeps us very busy we do not personally assist in finding or doing research on moving companies, housing, jobs, or schools. Lots of folks use our web site and it is impossible for us to personally assist everyone so we have tried to put up all of our tips and suggestions on our web site. Whenever we are emailed a new question relating to moving to Hawaii we add it and our answer to this page.

Black sand beach near Hana on Maui
Lava Tunnel on Maui
Waves Crashing at Manele Bay, Lanai
Wave Crashing on Lanai

Living in Hawaii can be paradise everyday but there are many things to consider before packing your bags and buying a one way plane ticket. Although it is hard to imagine anyone not wanting to live in Hawaii there are some who move to the islands without visiting first or have no choice in the move (like military) and find that Hawaii is not for them. The hardest part of moving to Hawaii is being so far from friends and family. Homesickness can become unbearable when you are 2,000+ miles from your loved ones! Another major consideration is that the cost of living in Hawaii is very expensive. We have been told it compares with other major cities like San Francisco and New York City. The island of Oahu is the most populated and is more expensive to rent or buy a house/apartment than the other islands. Outer-island housing is less expensive but there are fewer job opportunities. Almost all consumer items are shipped into the islands which adds to the cost because everything is shipped into Honolulu Harbor then on to other islands. Oahu’s grocery stores seem to be less expensive and offer a larger selection of items than the outer island stores we have checked out. There are wholesale clubs like Sam’s Club and Costco/Priceclub in the islands which makes food even more affordable if you have the space to store it. It does take a lot of effort to maintain a decent life style in the islands. Tourism is Hawaii’s major industry and a lot of tourism jobs are only part time paying workers minimum wage. Many of these workers rely on tips and work several jobs to make ends meet.

HAWAII PRICE CHECK - price as of August 2014

Reg. Milk
$6 gal
Reg. Gas
$4.30 gal 
Honolulu Single Family Home Median Sale Price
$683,500
Honolulu Condominium Median Sale Price
$351,750

 

Alau Island located off the coast of Maui
Small Island off the shore of Maui
Kualoa Mountain Range, Oahu
Kualoa Mountain Range and Chinaman's Hat

Some of the things we had to adjust to when moving to Hawaii:
*Figuring out how to pronounce Hawaiian street names.
*The cockroaches in our house no matter how clean it is.
*Cockroaches outside that are larger than a half-dollar and fly!
*Grocery stores do not always have the freshest of items and often leave rotting fruits and vegetables in with the fresh items. UPDATE: We do not find this happening anymore in the large supermarkets like Safeway, Star Markets, and Foodland. We have only seen it in recent years in small Mom & Pop stores and at road side farmers markets.
*You can legally drive your car and enter stores/public buildings while barefoot and Men can go shirtless.
*Many locals speak a version of English called Pidgin which is takes a while to get used to and understand.
*National sporting events are usually on in the morning due to the time delay and are then also rebroadcast in the afternoon.
*Being Caucasian and being a minority.
*Learning Hawaiian history to understand what has happened to Hawaiian people and what makes Hawaii so special.

Helicopter view into Puu Oo crater to see hot lava vent
Steam and Lava from Puu Oo Vent on Big Island
View of hot lava flow from Volcanoes National Park
Lava Flow at Dusk on Big Island

Some of the things that make Hawaii exceptional to live in:
*The Aloha Spirit expressed by many island residents.
*The exposure to interesting people and cultures from around the world.
*Hawaiian traditions like leis and aloha wear incorporated into everyday life.
*Hearing many languages spoken intertwined with English during everyday conversation.
*Low violent crime.
*Lots of options on how to enjoy "free time".
*Rare plants and animals found only in Hawaii’s unique ecosystems.
*Waterfalls and rainbows.
*Beautiful beaches just a short drive from anywhere on the islands!
*Beautiful scenery just about everywhere you look.
*Each island offers a different experience so you don't have to travel far to go on vacation. 

Banana Tree with heart and fruit
Banana Tree
Bread Fruit Tree Fruit - a popular starch food that was brought to the Hawaiian Islands by the first settlers.
Breadfruit Tree

Once you decide to make the move to Hawaii you then will need to decide what to take with you and what to sell or give away. If you have items of value that you intend to keep for several years like reliable car, entertainment system, computer, furniture, bikes and other recreation equipment it will probably cost less to ship them then replace them and would be worth hiring a moving company to relocate those items. Shipping a car or household items generally takes three to four weeks. Cars are shipped in individual containers, but many shipping services will allow partial containers of household goods. A three-bedroom home will typically fill a 24-foot container. Some shipping services will deliver the container to your house for packing then retrieve it for delivery to the docks while others require you to bring your items to their shipping facility. If you do not plan to move with much we recommend arranging for a mail box service in the area of Hawaii you plan to move to and ship whatever you won’t be taking on the plane with you to the mail box in Hawaii. This will also allow you to establish a forwarding address. The USPS and Mailboxes Etc are just a two of the national mail box services available across Hawaii

Blue Ginger Blooms
Blue Ginger
Passion Vine with flower and fruit
Passion Fruit

The easiest way to move to Hawaii is to plan the move far in advance. Then prior to moving find a job, find living accommodations , and when you are ready ship your belongings to right to your new island home. The reality is most people are not able to make the move this way. Some people may find a job prior to moving to the islands but it is a little more challenging to find living accommodations remotely. What we did to prepare for our move to Hawaii was save enough money to cover 2 months living expenses including first months and last months rent. Then we purchased an airfare, hotel, and car rental package deal when we made our move. We used the week at the hotel and the rental car to check out the island and find an apartment to move into. You may not find exactly what you are looking for but just get yourself into something clean and affordable with a short lease. Then once you are settled in after a few months you can find something that better meets your needs. This same theory applies to finding a job. You may not be able to find a job prior to arriving or your dream job when you first arrive but there are plenty of jobs available that will help you pay your bills while you continue your search for your ideal job and make contacts. Keep in mind you will be starting a whole new life in Hawaii and your life will not be the same as it was but if you are willing to do what it takes and have a bit of faith in yourself you can make your dream of moving to Hawaii a reality. We found all the sacrifices we made and the temporary set back in the standard of living we endured was well worth it. We have seen and experience so many amazing life changing things while living in the Hawaiian Islands and do not ever plan on living anywhere else but these beautiful islands.

Gold Dust Day Gecko found in Waikiki
Gold Dust Day Gecko on Oahu
Spider feeding on a bee photographed on Maui
Spider Eating a Bee on Maui

Since Hawaii is very remote the people of Hawaii are considered one big Ohana (family) and it is very community oriented here. Once you arrive in Hawaii if you would like to meet new people we recommend getting involved in some of the following:
* Volunteer at a community program that interests you like hospitals, schools, animal shelters, Zoos, Aquariums, community centers, museums, etc. 
* Ethnic community groups are a great way to mingle with folks that share your same ethnic background or an ethnic background that interests you.
* Take dance classes and learn to hula, salsa, swing, or line dance.
* There sports clubs for children and adults like canoe paddling, football, softball, baseball, soccer, roller derby, rugby, running, biking, etc.
* Take classes to learn more about Hawaiian history, culture, and it’s unique environments or other classes of interest.
* Participate in community clean up and beautification projects.

'Apapane rare native Hawaiian endangered bird photographed on Kauai
'Apapane
Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, known as Honu in Hawaiian, endangered turtle photographed on the North Shore of Oahu
Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle

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Below are links to more details on other items you may want to consider when moving to Hawaii. They are provided for information purposes only.
We do NOT personally endorse any of these businesses or have additional information regarding them.

 

COSTS TO CONSIDER WHEN MOVING

Calculate the cost of living difference from where you live now to what you would need to make living in Hawaii to maintain the same lifestyle
Cosmopolitan Canine Carriers Inc are Household pet relocation specialists that can provide door to door services from anywhere in the world to Hawaii.
Akona Pets are Household pet relocation specialists that makes travel arrangements and prepares the necessary documents to import your pet to Hawaii.
Automobile shipping service offering shipment from anywhere in the USA, Guam, and Saipan to Hawaii.
Automobile shipping service offering shipment from Anywhere in the USA to Hawaii.
Matson Navigation Company offers vehicle and containing shipping services to Hawaii.

Sailfin Tang
Sailfin Tang at Waikiki Aquarium

Mahi-mahi, a very popular fish for eating
Mahi Mahi at Waikiki Aquarium

FIND A JOB IN HAWAII

Everything you want to know about employment in Hawaii and job opportunities (statistics on Hawaii's labor market from the department's Research and Statistics Office)
Craigslist - job ads for all islands
State of Hawaii Job Openings
Islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai State Employment Opportunities
Island of Hawaii Department of Human Resources
Island of Kauai County Employment Opportunities

City and County of Honolulu Job Openings

State of Hawaii Department of the Attorney General Employment Opportunities
Hawaii Jobs on Demand
Technical Jobs
High Tech Job Openings
Openings at Queens Medical Center
Openings at Straub Hospital
Hawaii Pacific Health Hospital Jobs
All Types of Education Related Job Openings in Hawaii
Honolulu Police Department Recruitment
Maui Police Department Recruitment
We don't have squirrels in Hawaii but we do have Mongoose
Mongoose on the Big Island
Wild Goats in Waimea Canyon, Kauai
Wild Goats on Kauai

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES & RECRUITERS IN HAWAII

AccounTemps- Recruiting in the fields of Accounting, Finance, Bookkeeping, Payroll, Credit & Collections. Call 808 531-8056 for more information.
Aloha Nursing & Rehab Care Center -  Recruiting for RPN & LPN to for long term care facility.  Call 808 247-2220 for more information.
Altres - Recruiting in the fields of IT/Technical, Accounting/Financial, Legal/Admin, General Office Clerk, Warehouse Labor, General Labor, Project Crews, Construction, RN, LPN, CNA, Medial Assistants, Medical Techs, Hospital/Facility Staffing. Call 808 591-3232 for more information.
Beneficial Employment Services Inc - Recruiting in the fields of Sales, Management, Clerical. Call 808 526-4121 for more information.
CareResources Hawaii -  Recruiting for registered nurses to provide in home care services.  Call 808 534-4202 for more information.
Dunhill - Recruiting in the fields of Financial/Accounting, Manufacturing/Engineering, and Sales/Marketing. Call 808 524-2550 for more information.
Employment Specialists - Recruiting for Middle and Top Management and in the fields of Computers Specialists, Legal & Executive Secretaries, Accounting, Clerical Support. Call 808 528-1550 for more information.
Hawaii Careers source and place key executive and upper management persons. Call 808 822-7750 for more information.
Kahu Malama Nurses Inc - RN, LPN, Nurses Assistants, Medial Assistants, Medical Techs, Hospital/Facility Staffing. 
Labor Ready - Recruiting for Construction, Manufacturing, Landscaping, Janitorial, Hospitality, Merchandising. Call 800 245-2267 for more information.
LAM Associate Physician Search - Recruiting for Physicians. Call 800 258-4526 for more information.
Management Recruiters of Honolulu - Recruiting for Hi-Tech Engineering Management. Call 808 521-7828 for more information.
OfficeTeam- Recruiting for Executive Secretaries, Administrative Assistants, Receptionists, Data Entry, Word Processors, Customer Service. Call 808 531-0800 for more information.
Olsten Staffing Services - Office Services, Financial Staffing Services, Technical Services, IT Specialists, Production/Distribution/Assembly. Call 808 523-3313 for more information.
Staffing Partners - Recruiting for Secretarial, Legal, Clerical, Word Processing, Accounting, Reception, Bookkeeping, Light Industrial, Computer Professionals. Call 808 945-9300 for more information.
Staffing Solutions of Hawaii -  Recruiting for General Office Administration, Information Technology. Call 808 949-3669 for more information.
Pacific Golden Plover
Plover on Oahu
Brazilian Red Capped Cardinal
Brazilian Red Capped Cardinal

RESOURCES TO FIND HOUSING IN HAWAII

If you are buying or selling real estate in Hawaii then you want the experts at Team Lally on your side! They also provide property management services. Team Lally takes excellent care of their clients and puts a high priority on customer service. Listen to their informative radio show each Saturday 11am-12pm on KHVH AM 830 & KIKI AM990. Call Team Lally at 808-212-9181 or visit www.teamlally.com

Need a home equity loan? Buying or selling a home? Want to refinance your home to a lower interest rate? Call American Family Lending Services at 808-566-8101. You can also call Byron Tucker of American Family Lending Services direct at 808-224-6309.  They are located in Hawaii and focus on helping the people of Hawaii.

Hawaii Real Estate Central is a resource for locating homes, condos, apartments, and lots on ALL ISLANDS for sale or rent. This database lists any property with a MLS # regardless of who it is listed with. It is the largest resource for finding property we have found for the state of Hawaii.
There is also an extensive resource of realtors for each island who would be happy to assist if you would like personal assistance.
Craigslist has housing for sale, housing for rent, autos for sale, items for free and items for sale for all islands.
Hilo Area Big Island housing for sale, housing for rent, autos for sale, and items for sale
Kauai housing for sale, housing for rent, autos for sale, and items for sale

Orchids

Hibiscus

RESOURCES TO FIND AUTOS AND BOATS FOR SALE

Craigslist
Cars.com
Hawaii fishing boats and Fishing Equipment for Sale
Pineapples growing on the North side of Oahu
Pineapples Growing on North Shore of Oahu
Taro plants growing on the island of Maui
Taro Growing on Maui
Hanalei Kauai
Taro Patches on Kauai

Waterfall on the Big Island

ORGANIZATIONS ON OAHU WHO
ARE ALWAYS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

No experience is required to volunteer at any of services below
and each offer many different ways to volunteer!
We are always looking for additional Hawaii organizations looking for volunteers,
let us know if you know of other.

American Cancer Society
808 595-7544

Bishop Museum
808 848-4180

Family Court Advocates 
for Abused Children 
808 529-5930
Family Literacy Program of Hawaii
  808 842-0303
Hanauma Bay
808 397-5840
Hawaii Children Cancer Foundation
808 599-4223
Hawaii Clearinghouse 
on Missing Children 
808 586-1449
Hawaii Humane Society
808 946-2187
Hawaii Pre-schools
808 247-7962
Hawaii's Only Non-Kill Animal Shelter
  808 696-4357
Honolulu Theatre for Youth
808 839-9885
Honolulu Zoo
808 971-7187
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden
808 233-7323
Institute for Human Services
808 537-2724
Iolani Palace
808 522-0821
Lyon Arboretum
808 988-0469
Meals on Wheels
808 988-6747
Memorial Society of Hawaii
808 589-2884
Mission House Museum
808 531-0481
Shriners Hospital for Children
808 941-4466
Waikiki Aquarium
808 923-9741
Waipahu Cultural Garden Park 
808 677-0110
Women's Crisis Center
808 524-8856
Urban Garden Center
808 453-6054
East Hawaii Cultural Council/Center based in Hilo, Hawaii on the Island
808 961-5711
Equine 808 Horse Rescue
Located in Kunia on Oahu and cares for injured, abused, neglected & abandonded horses
808 590-1210
 


Beach Toys at Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon


Horseback Riding at Kualoa Ranch

Hawaii Sports Teams You Can Join
Joining a sports team is a great way to meet people and keep fit!
We are looking to post as many listings for children and adult sports teams,
let us know if you know of others.

Aloha City Rollers
Roller Derby League

They are always recruiting for new players, referees, non skating officials, announcers, and medics.
The team is on Oahu.
There are also other roller derby leagues on the other islands.

808 Sports League
Co-Ed kickball league for adults
Teams on Oahu

Hawaii Harlequins
Rugby Football Team

Open to adult Men
The team is on Oahu

Hawaii Youth Soccer Association
Youth soccer teams on Oahu, Maui and Kauai. Adult volunteers are also need.
Honolulu Bulls Soccer Club
Womens soccer on Oahu.
Softball In Hawaii
Mens softpitch and fast pitch teams on Oahu. They are also always recruiting umpires and offer umpire training.
Maui Croquet Club
Open to men and women with their primary play location in Kihei on Maui.
Lanakila Hockey Club
Youth roller hockey team on Oahu.
Oahu Inline Hockey League
Youth roller hockey league on Oahu.
Maui Inline Hockey Association
Mens and youth inline skate hockey teams on Maui. They also offer their rink open to public skate and have inline skate rentals.
Hawaiian Outrigger
Canoe Clubs

Men and women Hawaiian outrigger canoe teams on Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Kauai.
Yacht Sailing Clubs
Sailing clubs for the island of Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii
Hawaii Kai Youth Baseball
This is an all volunteer non-profit group dedicated to the promotion of youth baseball and youth baseball opportunities/activities. In addition to seeing youth players they are always seeking adults to umpire, coach and help organize events.
Hawaii Cycling Club
Based on the Kona side of the Big Island of Hawaii this is  one of Hawaii's premier amateur road, mountain and multisport (duathlon/triathlon) cycling and community sports organizations. They have a riding club, mens racing team and womens racing team.

The Hawaiian Trail
and Mountain Club

An Oahu based hiking club which hikes over 80 different trails around the island as well as voluntarily maintains many of the trails. Hikes are open to members and non members.

Sierra Club Hawaii Chapters
The Sierra club offers organized hikes for members and non members and has chaperters on Hawaii, Oahu, Maui, and Kauai.

Mid Pacific Road Runners Club
Oahu running club with over 20 organized races a year.

Valley Isle Road Runners Club
Maui running club with over 20 organized races a year. They have adult and youth running clubs.
Hawaii Masters Track Club
An Oahu running club open to men and women 30+.
Hawaii Swimming Club
Swimming club with chapters on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Hawaii.
Waikiki Surf Club
Promotes amateur canoe paddling and surfing to men, women, and children.

Cannonball Tree Flower
Canon Ball Tree Flower

Pumice from a lava erruption on the Big Island
Pumice from Active Volcano on Big Island

Look for me to read how others have benefited from these suggestions!Web Site User Comments: "A very big Mahalo for your site. My husband and I are finally making our move to Hawaii to join our daughter and son in law. The biggest hold back has been our pets. Your site gave me all the info and link to info that we needed so that I can start the preliminary steps to get them qualified for a quick release. Your site is a wonderful example of the true ALOHA spirit. Again MAHALO!!" John and Karen Schneider

BRINGING PETS TO HAWAII

If you would like to have a pet when you move to Hawaii please note that there are restrictions on what animals can be brought to Hawaii. Dogs and cats brought into Hawaii will either spend 120 days in confinement in the Hawaii state quarantine or can have a electronic microchip implanted 120 days prior to arrival in Hawaii and spend 5 days or less in quarantine. Regular fees are $1,080 for the standard 120-day quarantine and $165-$224 for pets that qualify for the 5 days or less quarantine. Some birds are prohibited from entering Hawaii, some require quarantine, and some can obtain a health certificate and be quarantined in the home. All snakes, some lizards, some frogs and some other exotic animals that are kept as pets are prohibited from entering Hawaii due to the damage they can inflict on the fragile Hawaiian ecosystem if they escape.
Visit the official State of Hawaii web site for the latest updates on bringing animals into Hawaii, a list of prohibited animals, and forms for bringing animals into Hawaii. Click here for more information on the offical State of Hawaii web site.

ADOPTING PETS IN HAWAII

This sweetie is Rosco and he was available for adoption on 3/2/01. Click here to find out how you can adopt a loving dog from the Hawaiian Humane Society when you move to Hawaii!
This adorable but lonely puppy is Rosco and on 3/2/01 he was at the Hawaiian Humane Society looking for a loving home.

Consider adopting a loving pet from an animal agency once you arrive in Hawaii. When we visited the Hawaiian Humane Society on Oahu there were a great variety of adorable dogs, cute kittens and cats, as well as rabbits and hamsters available to take home that day. 
Hawaiian Humane Society on Oahu offers dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, hamsters, and other animals.
Hawaii Dog Foundation  is a dog rescue and adoption no kill shelter on Oahu.
Hawaii Cat Foundation  is a cat rescue and adoption no kill shelter on Oahu.
Maui Humane Society offers dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, hamsters, and other animals.
K-9 Animal Rescue on Oahu takes in injured or neglected dogs, cats, and birds then nurses them back to health and finds them a loving home. Call 808 696-4357 for more information.
Rainbow Friends Sanctuary in Hilo takes in injured or neglected animals then nurses them back to health and finds them a loving home.
Craigslist often has ads by people seeking good homes for their dog, cat, rabbit, or bird they can no longer care for.
Inside Thurston Lava Tube on the Big Island
Thurston Lava Tube on Big Island
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Waikiki Sunset

These adorable Hawaiian kissing couple are available at www.alohafriendsshop.com

If you are having a Luau, Hawaiian theme wedding or vow renewal in our Island Gift Shop we offer decorations like these adorable Hawaiian Kissing Couple Cake Tops/S&P Shakers as well as lifelike silk leis & lifelike silk decorations, hula wigglers, macadamia nut & pineapple treats, hula supplies and more bring authentic touches of Hawaii to your celebration!

Quick Links to items in our Island Gift Shop for your Hawaii theme celebration:
* Hawaiian Kissing Couple Cake Tops/S&P Shakers
* Lifelike Silk Leis and Lifelike Silk Decorations
* Hula Wigglers
* Island Treats
* Hula Supplies

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Easily create a
HAWAII THEME WEDDING
anywhere!

Tips and Suggestions Easily create a Hawaii Theme Wedding Anywhere!
Reception Decorating Suggestions Photographs of decorating suggestions to easily create Hawaii theme centerpieces, guest book tables, and wedding cakes.
Hawaii Wedding Planner Resource to assist in planning a Hawaii Theme Wedding.
Vow Suggestions   Hawaii Theme wedding vow suggestions.
Lei Exchange Ceremony Suggestions for adding a lei exchange ceremony to the wedding.
Candle Unity Ceremony Suggestions for adding a Hawaii theme candle unity ceremony.
Sand Unity Ceremony Suggestions for adding a Hawaii theme sand unity ceremony.
The Lords Prayer The Lords Prayer in Hawaiian.
Island Gift Shop Our own online Island Gift Shop with authentic treats and treasures from Hawaii for your special day!

 



IT'S EASY TO HOST A HAWAII THEME
LUAU CELEBRATION ANYWHERE!

Host a Luau Tips and suggestions to easily host a Hawaiian Luau anywhere!
Decorating Suggestions Photographs of decorating suggestions to easily create Hawaii theme centerpieces, guest book tables, and cakes.
Hawaii Theme Christmas Party Ideas Games, recipes, and fun ideas for a Hawaii theme Christmas party.
Add some Aloha to your Thanksgiving gathering!Hawaii Theme Thanksgiving Dinner Full menu with recipes for creating a Hawaii theme Thanksgiving dinner.
Popular Luau Recipes Recipes to create the most popular luau appetizers, main dishes, sides, and beverages.
Imu Pit How to create and cook using a traditional underground Imu pit.
First Names Translations Resource of first name phonetic translations into Hawaiian.
Words & Phases Popular words and phrase translated into Hawaiian.
Game Ideas Fun Hawaii theme game ideas.
Entertainment Directory of Hawaiian/Polynesian entertainers, hula dancers and caterers around the world.
Hawaiian Radio Listen to Hawaiian radio stations online.
Island Gift Shop Our own online Island Gift Shop with authentic treats and treasures from Hawaii for your celebration!

 


ADDITIONAL HAWAII RELATED RESOURCES

Hawaii FAQ Answers to frequently asked questions about Hawaii.
Sharks Information on sharks found around the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaii Research Resources for students and anyone else doing research about Hawaii.
Move to Hawaii Resources for anyone considering moving to Hawaii.
Hawaii Travel Tips Tips for anyone planning a visit to the Hawaiian Islands.
Hula Moves Learn how to dance the hula.
Grow Pineapple Pineapple growing tips and fun facts.
Make a Flower Lei Instructions on how to make a flower lei.
Play a Ukulele Learn how to play a ukulele.
Virtual Hawaii Hawaii photo gallery with photos taken around the Hawaiian Islands.
About Us More about who A Friend in the Islands is.
Island Gift Shop Our own online Island Gift Shop with authentic treats and treasures from Hawaii you can enjoy or share anytime, anywhere in the USA!

Click here to view dozens of clothing and gift items with OUR OWN CUSTOM images reflecting Hawaii's beauty and lifestyles.


 

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