September 11, 2022 Uncategorized0
Delicious drinks, beautiful style, and presentation are just a few of the things that Aloha Bars Maui is known for. What really sets us apart from other services and experiences is our amazing staff and work Ohana (family) that brings the “aloha” spirit to everyone we meet both on and off the clock. We are excited to announce that today is the day that Aloha Bars Maui celebrates our 10th year anniversary!

A note from Kirsty Sinclair, Owner & Founder of Aloha Bars Maui

Let me first start by introducing myself. My name is Kirsty (like thirsty but with a K). I am the Founder and Owner of Aloha Bars Maui. We are a boutique Mobile Cocktail Catering and beverage service and bar. We exclusively serve the gorgeous South Pacific island of Maui in Hawaii. I have worked in the bar and restaurant industry on Maui for 17 years. Working in this industry has allowed me to make and work with many close friends. Many of us out here live long distances away from our blood family.
The friendships and bonds that we form on the Hawaiian island chain lead to life long relationships and us becoming each others ohana. As the infamous Stitch says “Ohana means family and family means nobody gets left behind.”
Needless to say my closest friends and ohana are an integral part of Aloha Bars Maui exuding the spirit of our boutique profession.
I also recruit the best of the best on the island by frequenting local bars and restaurants on the island looking for others with the aloha spirit to join our ohana. It’s a tough job dining at 5 star restaurants in paradise looking for talent…but somebody’s got to do it.

The history of Aloha Bars Maui

I was given a surprise vacation to Maui in 2004 for my birthday (thanks Mom!) and the rest is history. This island was easy to immediately fall in love with. I loved the beauty and aloha spirit so much, that I decided not to catch my return flight and stay indefinitely. Fortunately, my extensive background as a bartender and corporate hospitality trainer for a large restaurant chain in Florida helped me to attain bartending positions at several premier restaurants on Maui including Wolfgang Puck’s Spago at the Four Seasons Resort, Chef Yamaguchi’s Roy’s (formerly in Kihei) and Capische?, located at Hotel Wailea. I have also had the yummy pleasure to work at the only gourmet cheese & wine boutique on the island… Guava, Gouda & Caviar (formerly Who Cut the Cheese?) for several years.

These experiences have broadened my knowledge of pairing fine wines with gourmet cheese and Pacific-rim cuisine. It also taught me to think outside the box in creating cutting edge, island-inspired cocktails. This was my time to create Aloha Bars Maui.

Aloha Bars Maui was born!

My passion for entertaining and making delicious drinks actually made me a bit of a local celebrity on Maui. I received many requests to cater numerous weddings and private events. This made me start to realize that this is the business avenue I was meant to follow. And…. Aloha Bars Maui was born! Since then I have been focused on filling a very important niche within the Maui wedding & event industry… clients who want a high quality, professional mobile bar service that gives their guests a real “taste of Maui”, while staying within your budget.

I’ve accomplished this by developing amazing business relationships with local organic farmers and unique product vendors from various islands. This allows me to buy directly from them, thereby supporting local businesses and avoiding costly store mark ups. The result is a surprisingly affordable, yet extraordinary drink & cocktail menu that uses the freshest ingredients available in stylish & innovative ways!

Mahalo to everyone

All jokes aside, I am incredibly honored and proud to have such an amazing and dedicated staff to support my dream and vision of my business which is celebrating its 10 Year anniversary this year! I am blown away by all the amazing servers and mixologists that work and want to work for Aloha Bars Maui, especially in a time where staffing is extremely depleted in Hawaii. So many hospitality workers moved back home because of the pandemic’s spike in the cost of living in Hawaii. Others moved to be closer to family and loved ones during this health crisis. Teamwork to make the dreamwork has been the most integral part of our success. Having a profession where we are surrounded by love in paradise is truly an honor.
I cannot thank my staff, friends, family, wedding coordinators and the thousands of brides and grooms that have supported Aloha Bars Maui over the past 10 years. We are very much looking forward to the next 10 years to come!!!!

 

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July 25, 2022 Uncategorized0

The dreamy Olowalu Plantation House recently had a beautiful summertime wedding. If you are looking for a wedding venue in Maui, Hawaii with ocean and mountain views, coconut trees, and great weather, this is the place for you! One of the best parts is that you can do everything at this venue, including getting ready, your first look, the ceremony and reception to follow. It is a great venue for larger weddings as there is plenty of space to host all of your guests. This is one of our favorite venues, because I mean, who doesn’t want a private cocktail bar with a million dollar ocean view?! Keep reading to learn about some of the local vendors that were a part of making this Maui summer wedding at Olowalu Plantation House so special.

Tara Lee Photography

Tara Lee grew up on Maui, and she currently lives here with her boyfriend and adorable Yorkie pup. Her mom was an artist and introduced her to photography at a very young age. After she got her first camera as a child, she was totally hooked! Tara would take photos of everything, however, she especially loved photographing her friends, and people. Fast forward to now, and Tara is an amazing wedding photographer! She used to work as a wedding planner for five years, but afterwards, she found her true passion with shooting weddings and elopements. She loves working with couples and creating timeless images that you can cherish forever. Thank you Tara for all of these beautiful photos!

 

Dellables Floral Design

Flowers are the icing on the cake. They are undoubtedly what pulls together a wedding or event! If you are wondering who is responsible for these beautiful floral arrangements, they are by Dellables Floral Design. Della came from San Francisco to Maui where they opened their dream business. She has three beautiful children, and a wonderful team to assist her. Although weddings are their favorite, they offer personal arrangements, ceremony florals, reception florals, and specialty florals. You will not be disappointed in choosing Dellables Floral Design!

Olowalu Designs

Olowalu Designs and Event Rentals focuses on creating memorable events through handmade, elegant, and unique event rental equipment. They create one of a kind rentals that you won’t be able to find anywhere else! Whatever feel you are looking to create for your event, they can do it! Their attention to detail is what sets them apart from every one else. They take pride in what they provide and how they do it. Olowalu Designs promises to WOW you from the moment you walk through the door!

Love and Beauty Maui

Every girl wants to feel radiant and beautiful on her wedding day. Love and Beauty Maui focuses on enhancing your already perfect natural look. Whether you are looking for something classic and elegant or soft and organic, they can create your favorite look. Their services include both makeup artistry and bridal hair styling. They also maintain a mission to use safer, non-toxic products that perform way beyond your expectations! Each and every product they use is carefully selected from companies who care about environmental and physical health. This is why we love them!

Tropical Maui Weddings

Lori and Jamie are the owners of Tropical Maui Weddings! If you are looking for the best wedding planners, these are the ones to choose! Jamie and Lori absolutely love weddings, and they have been in the business for years. Jamie is also an entertainer, and has graced thousands of weddings with his beautiful voice. Lori is a natural at making dreams come true. She will take all the stressful parts of the big day off your shoulders, leaving you to enjoy soaking up the fun parts of making this magical day happen.

Aloha Bars Maui

We are Aloha Bars Maui and we take pride in serving you the best cocktails on the island. Whether you are looking to have a bartender for a private party or event, wedding or engagement celebration, we will keep you hydrated! Our bars can be customized to match your wedding aesthetic perfectly. Classic drinks are always exceptional, however, if you feel like creating your own menu we love working together to come up with cocktails that will WOW your guests!

We hope you enjoyed reading about the wonderful vendors that served this Maui summer wedding at Olowalu Plantation House. Take a look at the rest of the businesses below that were responsible for this amazing day!

Vendors
Wedding planner- Tropical Maui Weddings 
Wedding rentals- Olowalu Design
Photographer- Tara Lee Photography
Florals- Dellables Floral Design
Hair & Makeup- Love and Beauty Maui
Catering- Cafe O’Lei Restaurants 
Cake- Cakes by Joann
DJ- Maui Wedding DJ
Bar- Aloha Bars Maui

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July 2, 2022 Uncategorized0

The month of June was pride month, and we wanted to create a special article featuring Sophia and Mo’s gorgeous wedding! Every single little detail going into their special day was absolutely perfect. We are incredibly lucky to work along side such amazing businesses in this industry! Keep reading to see all the details that went into this pride wedding in Maui Hawaii, featuring some of the vendors that went into making this magic day possible.

VOWS Wedding and Event Planning

Katy Roberts is the owner and founder of VOWS, and she has been in the wedding planning industry for more than 18 years! Not only is this her career, but it’s her passion! You can definitely tell by how gorgeous this wedding turned out. Having a wedding planner like Katy to take all the stress off of your shoulders will leave you to enjoying the fun parts! Katy knows every corner of Maui, and has all the right connections. We highly recommend VOWS for any of your wedding and event planning needs!

Angie Diaz Photography

Angie Diaz never fails to impress us with her amazing photography skills! She was the photographer for Sophia and Mo’s wedding, and she captured their love just perfectly. Angie is originally from Peru, and now calls Maui her home. She absolutely loves colors, glorious lights and exquisite textures. She has been capturing couple’s love stories for over 12 years!

“My delight is to to tickle your soul, to find color and emotion in the most beautiful way to tell one of a kind love stories that makes your HEART skip a beat. I’m always in the mood for adventuring to a secluded beach, never-ending fields and forest as a fun and relaxing play time with bae experience. I will strive to capture your wild love or amazing connection in our epic quality time. Get ready for barefoot breathtaking walks and cuddle parties by the ocean.”

Angie’s work has been featured in numerous publications including Brides Magazine, The Knot, Style me Pretty, Ruffled, Wedding Chicks, Green Weddings shoes, I DO Destination, and more.

Bella Bloom Floral

We are always excited when we get to work with Bella Bloom Floral! Their floral arrangements are next level! As we all know, flowers are that finishing touch that makes everything come together. After all, they are a must-have for your wedding! Owner and founder, Nicole Bonanno, wanted to create a space that inspired brides, and allowed them to be involved in their floral process. She offers fresh flowers, a creative floral design team and a collection of home goods, gifts and many local creations. Their services extend to weddings, residential styling, flower delivery, and corporate events.

Meili Autumn Beauty

MeiLi is a Maui girl and master makeup artist. She is the owner behind this beautiful business! What’s unique about Meili Autumn Beauty is that they really care about you! They place importance in knowing what your dream style is. Are you going for a boho beach bride look… or full glam?! She wants to know how your styles pairs with your dress, flowers, and accessories. Communication is key with her so that together you can create the perfect look. Her goal is to make women look and feel their very best, especially on their wedding day! She nailed it in this wedding!

Table Candy Event Rentals

Table Candy is an event rental company based in Maui, Hawaii. They are the sister company of VOWS Wedding and Event Planning, also owned by Katy Roberts. She offers a handpicked collection of quality charger plates, placemats, cake stands, and other unique decor pieces that take any wedding or event to the next level! Their inventory is both on trend, and unique to the island. Your guests will feel incredibly special as soon as they sit down!

Table Candy serves both big and small weddings, 200-guest corporate events, all the way to 20-person private home holiday dinners. Looking for someone to “sweeten” up your wedding or event?! We recommend Table Candy!

Maui DJ Services

Can’t decide what music to choose for your big day, but want to make sure your guests will be getting down on the dance floor?! Maui DJ Services is Maui’s premier award-winning DJ service! Founded by entertainer and businessman Scott Doran, they have been open since 2010. They offer complete DJ service packages which gives you everything you need to get your party started including their state of the art sound system, lighting, DJ, and more. Even if you need to rent something as simple as a ceremony sound system and a few microphones, they’ve got you covered! Maui DJ Services really knows how to throw a party and elevate your day!

Ululani’s Shave Ice

If you are looking to bring a delicious and unique Hawaiian Style memory to your wedding, Ululani’s Shave Ice will impress all of your guests! They are family owned business, and take pride and passion in serving the best tasting shave ice in the world. We love how they put their heart and aloha into every step of their process.

You will literally taste the aloha in every single bite! What a fun way to bring a pop of color to your big day!

Aloha Bars Maui

We were the bartenders for this beautiful pride wedding in Maui Hawaii! With a mobile bar, you have the ability to select your favorite cocktails and brands in order to create your own menu. We can customize the bar, or have your wedding monogram or images incorporated into the garnishes. We are passionate about serving up the best tasting cocktails on the island! Your guests will stay refreshed, and keep coming back for more! Contact us, and we will ensure your day is extra special. Our services extend to weddings and private parties / events both big and small.

Cheers!

Vendors

Venue- Olowalu Plantation House
Photographer- Angie Diaz Photography
Wedding & Event Planning- VOWS
Florals- Bella Bloom Floral
Hair & Makeup- Meili Autumn Beauty
Event Rentals-Signature Maui, Table Candy Event Rentals, Hawaiian Style Event Rentals
Catering-Cafe O’Lei Catering
Bartender-Aloha Bars Maui
DJ- Maui DJ Services
Dessert-Ululani’s Shave Ice

 

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June 13, 2022 Uncategorized0

As you already know, our favorite wedding venue on Maui is the breathtaking Olowalu Plantation House. One of the many reasons we love this location so much is because it’s the only place where you can get married beach front, and also get photos with dramatic mountains in the background. Olowalu Plantation House has the best weather year round! You will almost never need to worry about the rain! It’s an all-in-one venue. You can get ready in the historic Plantation House, and host both your ceremony and reception here. Dance the night away under the moonlight reflecting on the water! Keep reading to see the amazing vendors for Krishna and Adam’s Olowalu Plantation House Wedding in Maui.

Tropical Maui Weddings

Tropical Maui weddings is a wedding planning company owned by husband and wife, Jamie and Lori Lawrence. Their passion for love and wedding planning makes them one of the best in the business! Jamie has been in the entertaining business on Maui for over 40 years, and has graced many, many weddings with his beautiful voice. If you are looking for a special touch to your wedding day, Jamie’s romantic love songs will do just that. Lori was born and raised in Iowa, and after following Jamie to many Maui weddings to hear him sing, she decided to dive into the wedding planning industry! Lori and Jamie make the perfect team!

Fernhouse Flowers

Fernhouse Flowers is a florist company based in Maui, Hawaii. Owner Emily’s goal is to create a more direct way of being able to order floral arrangements online. This streamlines the design process, and they do their best to source locally as much as possible. Flowers are a very important part of your big day, as they bring joy to your special moments, and put smiles on everyones faces. Fernhouse Flowers has a team of extremely talented designers, and they offer arrangements as simple as sending something to a loved one, all the way to wedding days.

Cakes by Joann

Looking for a wedding cake?! Take a look at these amazing photos of this one from Cakes by Joann! They have unique and creative designs to build the wedding cake of your dreams. Using only the finest quality of ingredients, you and your guests will want to devour the cake! They recommend combining several different cake designs in order to achieve the look that you would like. They are able to adapt to any designs or ideas that you may have. Cakes by Joann offers several different wedding cake flavors and fillings for you to select, however, if you do have a special flavor or filling request, never hesitate as they can make anything you dream of!

Megan Noll Photography 

Megan Noll is an international wedding photographer and educator for creative entrepreneurs. She has a deep passion for photography! We all know how important it is to find the perfect photographer for your wedding day. Megan is incredibly enthusiastic and will surely make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. She gives her couples photos that are soft, elegant and timeless. Her focus is capturing the very best of your love together. All the photos featured in this blog are by Megan Noll Photography.

Aloha Bars Maui

Are you looking for a private mobile bar service and bartenders for your wedding?! Look no further! Aloha Bars is Maui’s go-to wedding bar company. Our collection of hand crafted bars from different styles will compliment the theme of your reception perfectly. We design each drink following your taste and like, so don’t be shy to tell us what you want! Choose from many different and beautiful glasswares, designer straws, flower garnishes, and much more that will make you and your guests experience with us unforgettable. Contact us today for more information or to book us for your wedding, private party or event!

Vendors

Photography- Megan Noll Photography

Venue- Olowalu Plantation House

Hair & Makeup- Meili Autumn Beauty

Catering- Cafe O Lei Catering

Planning- Tropical Maui Weddings

Cake- Cakes by Joann

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May 2, 2022 Uncategorized0
There are such wonderful vendors in the wedding industry here in Maui, Hawaii that surround us. The location of this beautiful wedding featured in today’s blog, is at Olowalu Plantation House. Olowalu Plantation House is a private wedding venue located on the West Coast of Maui-only 4 miles south of Lahaina. Here you have both ocean and mountain views, making for spectacular photography. The location is very convenient. You can get ready for your big day inside of the house, and have both your ceremony and reception here. It rarely rains in Olowalu, so you won’t need to worry about this! One of our favorite things about Olowalu Plantation House wedding venue is that you can choose all of the vendors that you would like at your wedding. Keep reading to discover this wedding at Olowalu Plantation House ft. local vendors.

Opihi Love

Opihi Love is is a destination wedding planning and design company, based in Maui, Hawaii that has been creating spectacular weddings for couples since 2011! They offer industry expertise, highly detailed planning, exceptional design and flawless coordination. We are in love with the wedding that we are featuring today, fully planned and designed by Opihi Love. Their attention to detail and going above and beyond to make this day perfect, was inspiring to watch. The final result was amazing and let’s just say-we are very impressed. If you are looking for a talented wedding planning and design company, go check out Opihi Love!
Fun fact-Kristin, the owner of Opihi Love chose Aloha Bars Maui as the cocktail catering service for her personal wedding-which of course was epic!

Tamiz Photography

These incredible photos were taken by the one and only Tamiz Photograpy. Rebecca Tamiz has been a professional photographer for 13 years now! Her unique style and attention to detail make her a hot commodity in the wedding industry. You see her passion shine through her work. You will be happy that you chose Tamiz Photography to make all your fairytale wedding photos come to life.

Lois Hiranaga Floral Design

You must be wondering who created these stunning floral arrangements. Lois Hiranaga, a native to Maui has an extensive background in horticulture and is co-author of Neotropica Hawaii Tropical Flower + Plant Guide. Lois loves designing for special events and weddings. She especially loves flowers grown here in Hawaii, and places an importance on supporting local growers. In addition, Lois is incredibly detail oriented and insists that the outcome is nothing but exceptional. Each of her projects or designs is created to meet her clienteles wishes and budgets.  She continues to “wow” us every year! We highly recommend choosing her for your floral needs!

Rio Event Design

Rio Event Design is a full service party rental company in Maui, Hawaii. If you are searching for chairs, tables, bars, dance floors, lighting, tents, draping, and accessories, this is your place! Furniture and decor make up a huge part of the beauty and comfort for your special occasion. Rio Event Design will help you bring your dreams to life. They have so many items to choose from that you will have trouble deciding what to pick! Whether you need design advice, or already have a specific vision, they will work to bring your ideas to life. Contact Rio Event Design to set up a consultation and see what they can do for you!

Aloha Bars Maui

Who was the bar for this amazing wedding?! Aloha Bars, of course!
The couple had their custom drinks:
Bride: Kula Strawberry Lavender Lemonade
Groom: Honey Suckle
Other: Lava Flow
Here at Aloha Bars Maui, we strive to make unique drinks for each bride, groom, and their guests. Everyone deserves to have a drink that they will enjoy to dance the night away! We offer mobile bar service for weddings, events, private parties, and more!
We hope you enjoyed this beautiful wedding at Olowalu Plantation House ft. local vendors. Follow us on Instagram to see more!

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March 15, 2022 Uncategorized0

Maui Pineapple Chapel is a stunning wedding venue located in Kapalua, Maui. This historic location was built in the 1950’s. It was used to serve the plantation workers from the pineapple and sugarcane industries. The chapel is now updated with every modern amenity to cater toward the guests comfort. If you are looking for a smaller venue with views of the ocean, cliffs and greenery… this is the one! Maui Pineapple Chapel is located right in between Ironwoods and Flemings beaches. This means, you have two of Maui’s most beautiful beaches at your disposal for your wedding photos! The chapel offers anything from intimate ceremonies to 500 guest receptions. We hope you enjoy reading about the Maui Pineapple Chapel wedding ft Happily Maui’d!

Happily Maui’d -Wedding Planner

Diana is the owner and wedding planner of Happily Maui’d. She was born and raised in Germany, however, when she traveled to Maui she absolutely fell in love. This is also where she met the love of her life! Maui is now her forever home and Happily Maui’d has been in business for years. Happily Maui’d extends its services to beach or venue weddings, elopements, vow renewals or commitment ceremonies. Diana will be onsite at all times to make sure that everything runs smoothly and according to plan. Wedding planners are a huge necessity in order to take the stress off your shoulders, focus on the fun parts, and enjoy your big day. We highly recommend choosing Happily Maui’d!

Fen Amber Photography

Fen was the amazing photographer for this wedding. We are in love with all of these photos! Although she was born and raised in the English countryside, New York and Maui are now her homes. She has a huge compassion for all living things, and a great appreciation for the ocean and abundance that this island has to offer. Capturing love is her absolute favorite thing to do. This wildly talented photographer focuses on the authenticity of the day, the big moments, small moments, and everything in-between.

Aloha Bars Maui

You might be wondering what drinks this couple had! We were lucky enough to be their mobile bar service. The Grooms drink was a Classic Whiskey Sour while the Brides drink was a Guava Margarita. Our services extend to weddings, private parties and events. We can create a customized drink menu in order to impress your guests and cater to everyones preferences. We can even do mocktails! Our beautiful bars can be transformed into anything in order to match your wedding theme and colors. Contact us today for a quote and we will make sure your guests aren’t thirsty! You can also view our instagram to see more of what we do and offer at @alohabarsmaui. 

Petite Maui-Florist

Petite Maui was the florist for this wedding! Andrea is the owner and florist of Petite Maui and she has been wow-ing us since day one with her floral arrangements, bouquets, and haku leis (flower crowns). Not only that, but she is also such a ray of sunshine to be around! Her personality definitely shines through her flowers. She books out quickly so you won’t want to miss this opportunity! Check out her instagram & book here : @petite.maui

We hope that you enjoyed our article about this Maui Pineapple Chapel wedding ft Happily Maui’d! We are thrilled to work with so many amazing businesses here on this beautiful island!

Vendors:
Planning and Coordination: Happily Maui’d
Officiant: Richardo Hanakoo
Photographer: Fen Amber Photography
Hair and Make-up: Hair Hale 

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February 28, 2022 Uncategorized0

Last time we posted an article about Faith Xu’s wedding was on the big day! We were so excited to see everyone’s planning and hard work come to life. Especially our cocktails! We worked closely with Faith and her Fiancé to have the exact drinks that they were dreaming of, because they are total cocktail enthusiasts! For Aloha Bars Maui, it was a dream come true to work with a couple that is all about the drinks! Today we will be featuring Makena Weddings (the wedding planners), and a couple of the other local vendors. The venue is one of our favorites, Olowalu Plantation House. We hope you enjoy reading about Faith Xu’s wedding part 2 featuring Makena Weddings.

Makena Weddings

We are honored to work alongside one of the best wedding planners in the business, Makena Weddings. They are a full service wedding planning and design company located right here on the beautiful island of Maui. With their positive attitude, hard work, and dedication to each and every couple, we first handedly see the magic that they create. Whether you are dreaming of having a small beach elopement or elaborate celebration, Makena Weddings does it all! Having a wedding planner takes all of the stressful parts of a wedding off of your shoulders, and allows you to really embrace the special moments leading up to this day. We cannot recommend Makena Weddings enough!

Melia Lucida Photography

Melia Lucida is a photographer based here on Maui. She has been in the business for over 20 years, and has shot many different types of weddings! Melia first began photographing weddings on film while completing her Bachelors and Masters Degrees. She loves documenting your big day through candid photos, making sure to capture these special moments naturally and beautifully. She will subtly direct you throughout the day for certain images, as well as capture the overall scenes and event. Melia creates timeless photos as she does not have one specific editing style. Each and every single one of her clients images are completely authentic as she edits based off of inspiration from the couple, the setting and the style of the day. I mean, look at all of these beautiful photos!!

Maui Palm Tree Floral

Maui Palm Tree Floral is a floral design company here on Maui! Owner Noni Frye blows away everyone with her unique designs and attention to detail. Whether you are in need of a beautiful wedding arch, bouquets, centerpieces, lei’s and more, she does it all! All of her flowers are very fresh so they stay beautiful throughout the entire day and night without wilting. Her work highlights and compliments the natural beauty of the Maui venues. Noni and her team go above and beyond to make the brides floral dreams and inspirations a reality. We highly recommend Maui Palm Tree Floral and are always so impressed with their arrangements!

Aloha Bars Maui

We are Aloha Bars Maui, a mobile bar service here in Maui, Hawaii! Whether you are having a wedding, private event or party, we create custom cocktails (or mocktails)  based on the host and their guests. We love working closely with our clients to ensure they will be more than happy with their drinks! Aloha Bars offers multiple bar styles from vintage to modern, and we also have a wide range of designer straws, garnishes, personalized drink tags and menus in order to give your event a unique look. Having a bar at your wedding or event automatically makes it more “upscale”, and is a great way of saying thank you to your guests for traveling from near and far for your special day.

We hope you enjoyed reading about Faith Xu’s wedding part 2 featuring Makena Weddings! We highly recommend any and all of these local Maui businesses for your wedding or event. It is an absolute pleasure to work with some of the best in the game, and we couldn’t be more grateful!

Follow us on Instagram @alohabarsmaui to see all things wedding and cocktails!

Vendors for Faith Xu’s wedding

Planners – Makena Weddings
Venue – Olowalu Plantation House
H & M – Meili Autumn Beauty
Florist – Maui Palm Tree Floral
Photography – Melia Lucida
Videography – Ohana
Catering – Cafe O Lei
Bar Service – Aloha Bars
Rentals – Rio Event Design and Let’s Entertain Maui
Coconuts – The Catered Coconut
Music – Marvin Tevaga
DJ – Maui DJ Services

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January 25, 2022 Uncategorized0

Today is a special day for us. It’s the wedding of Faith Xu, and she has chosen Aloha Bars to be a part of her special day. Faith is a cocktail blogger / enthusiast by night (@barfaith on Instagram, barfaith.com), and her fiancé Dylan and her are known as the “cocktail couple” amongst their friend groups. They host parties at their home in San Francisco, always introducing their friends to new cocktails and different spirits. They often prioritize their travel plans around discovering local spirits and exploring the bar scene. You could say they’re pretty big enthusiasts! They really want their wedding to be an extension of that, and showcase some amazing drinks for their friends and family. That’s why we are honored to be a part of cocktail blogger & enthusiast Faith Xu’s Wedding! See photos below to peep their custom drink menu.

How Faith and Dylan Met

To give you a bit of a background, Faith moved to the Bay Area in 2012 for work. She was trying to figure out how to start making new friends, and had heard about a Meetup group through a co-worker. Her first event at a dive bar is where she she met her fiancé Dylan. His goofiness, charm, and love for snowboarding really caught her eye. After that night, they were inseparable!

Dylan describes their first encounter like something from a romantic novel: a suburban dive bar called Fred’s. At this event, they met many great friends who are still with them today. As they continued dating, they pretended not to be “too” interested in each other. Halloween came along, and they both dressed as cows! That’s when they officially began dating. How adorable!

The proposal

Before they left on a trip to Hawaii, Dylan had requested that she pack a “nice outfit” because he had a surprise for fancy dinner reservations. She thought that was a little bit suspicious, but didn’t think too much of it. On their first day exploring Maui, they drove around the West side of the island. Late in the afternoon, Dylan brought up that there was a beach close to where they were going to have dinner, so he asked to stop at this beach first. One they arrived to the beach around 5pm, Dylan insisted that they walk to the end of the beach toward some houses. Faith isn’t a huge fan of the sand, but she complied-fully suspicious at this point. When they arrived near the spot, he grabbed her purse, put it in the sand, and the rest is history!

There was a photographer hiding behind some trees and they proceeded to take a proposal photoshoot!

Maui is the perfect place for a proposal! As they got engaged in Maui, they wanted to return for an epic vacation with their closest friends and family, where they will also have their wedding.

They kept the “faith” of their wedding after having rescheduled multiple times. Ninety percent of our couples have never canceled, just rescheduled. We are so blessed! Thank you for the endless support!

Their Vision for the Ceremony

Faith and Dylan love Hawaii’s natural beauty, lush jungles, and dramatic landscapes. Their dream wedding would be enchanting, elegant, ethereal, open and airy. They fell in love with Olowalu Plantation House, which seemed the perfect location for their dream wedding! The decor is prominently greenery, focused with natural materials such as wood, and clean simple designs. Faith is a design enthusiast and created most of the graphics for the invitations and signage.

Faith and Dylan love tropical plants, so they are incorporating their favorite monstera into many of the details in the wedding from decor to signage to attire.

Aloha Bars Cocktails

A common question we get asked is… “Are the cocktails on our website the only ones available to choose from?”

The answer is…. absolutely not!
We can custom design a cocktail based on flavor profiles and spirits that you and your guests like or we can recreate a cocktail recipe that you love or have created.
This is exactly what Faith and her fiancé did but to the NEXT LEVEL!!!!!
We are also transforming our Whiskey/Cigar bar into an after dinner Amaro Bar.
Stay tuned for photos!
We are honored to be a part of cocktail blogger & enthusiast Faith Xu’s Wedding. Thank you for choosing Aloha Bars and we are excited for tonight!
Follow us on Instagram & contact us today to book the wedding, event or party bar of your dreams!

Vendors for the wedding

Photography – Melia Lucida
Videography – Ohana
Catering – Cafe O Lei
Bar Service – Aloha Bars
Music – Marvin Tevaga

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November 22, 2021 Uncategorized0

The holidays are among us! It’s a season filled with joy and cheer. Many people like to take this time to host a holiday themed party or event. And who doesn’t love a good party?! To take the stress off your shoulders, we have created a list of 7 ideas to make your holiday party fun. If you are looking for a way to spice up the night, and keep your guests entertained, check out our ideas below!

Christmas Themed Cocktail Hour

What’s better than hiring a private bar and bartenders to serve up delicious holiday drinks for your party or event?! The best part? You can customize the drinks on the menu! Aloha Bars Maui is a mobile bar service that specializes in private parties, events, and weddings. We absolutely love getting into the spirit of the holiday, and quenching your guests thirst! Don’t forget about the mocktails. A fun treat for the kiddos or those who aren’t drinking. Contact us today to book your bar just in time!

 

Photo Mirror

Luxury Photo Mirror is Maui’s most exclusive Photo Booth. This is a mirror that has an interactive display. It is run in the same way as a Photo Booth. Your guests will come over, pick some fun props to wear (provided by the company) and strike a pose! The mirror prints the images, which makes for awesome souvenirs to take home! The host of the party will receive an electronic copy of all the images that night. What a great way to capture the memories! Read our blog to learn more about the reasons to have a Photo Booth at your party or wedding.

Ugly Sweater Contest

An ugly sweater contest can be a fun and amusing way to bring smiles and laughs to the party. If your work year consists of formal wear, high heels and fancy parties, hosting an ugly sweater party will ease the guests and help them get to know each other in a more casual way.

Food Truck Food

Surprise everyone by announcing a food truck at the party! This could be your friends and families favorite local food truck or cuisine. This makes it easy, because your guests can go right up to the window and order from the menu! Everyone will be hungry after all those holiday cocktails and laughs!

Hot Chocolate Bar

It’s hot chocolate season! Your party guests can get warmed up by the hot chocolate bar! Hot chocolate bars are incredibly popular right now. You will see them at weddings, holiday parties, work parties, birthdays, and more. These really pair well with the winter season, especially if you live in a cold place. Make sure you purchase adorable paper goods, or for small parties you can customize the mugs! Set out wooden spoons or coffee stir sticks for stirring. You must pick out some delicious gourmet hot cocoa. Don’t forget the toppings! Fill mason jars with your favorites such as home made marshmallows, toffee bits, coarse sea salt, candy canes, cookies, caramel syrup, whipped cream, etc. Make the mason jars look a bit more festive by wrapping red bakers twine around them.

White Elephant Gift Exchange

All of your guests must bring a wrapped gift. Normally there’s a price range such as $20-$30 so that all of the gifts are equal in value. The first person will choose a gift, and open it. On subsequent turns, each person has the choice to either unwrap a new present, or steal someone else’s. When a person’s gift is stolen, that person can either choose another wrapped gift to open, or steal from someone else. It’s a pretty fun game, and everyone goes home with a gift!

We hope that these 7 ideas to make your holiday party fun helps you get in the spirit and throw the party of the year.  Happy holidays!

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October 29, 2021 Uncategorized0

Halloween is right around the corner! If you are planning on hosting a party, then fun cocktails are a must. Part of what makes a Halloween party extra fun, are the drinks! Themed cocktails are always a great idea. We are excited to share our top Halloween inspired cocktails of 2021!

Halloween Punch

Looks spooky, and can be done with or without alcohol! Great for kids or adults!

Ingredients

64 ounces Cranberry Juice (100% juice, no added sugar)
64 ounces apple cider or apple juice
2 liters ginger ale or to spike it 1 liter ginger ale, and 1 750 ml bottle of aged Rum.
Two 4-5 inch chunks of dry ice
Garnishes : candy eyeballs, plastic spiders, gummy worms, etc.

Instructions

Chill the ingredients a couple of hours before serving. Add all of the ingredients into a big punch bowl. Garnish with either dry ice or the suggested garnishes. For the spiked rum, you can either add the entire bottle of rum, or make spiked servings to order so that the children can enjoy the punch too.
Here is a link to a video on how to use dry ice for Halloween punch 

Pumpkin Martini

A Pumpkin Martini is a creamy and flavorful drink! This is an ideal cocktail for impressing your friends at your party. Also great for any Fall time activities or parties!

Ingredients

2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce heavy cream (or coconut milk for vegan)
1/2 ounce pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Graham crackers for the rim

Instructions

How to prepare the rim: Crush gram crackers into your hand and place on a plate. On a different plate, add a small pool of maple syrup. Run the rim of the martini glass in the maple syrup first, rotating it so the glass is evenly coated. Then roll the rim in the crushed graham crackers until the rim is evenly coated.

Mix the drink: Place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add in a handful of ice, and then shake it until its cold. Strain the liquid into the martini glass. Enjoy!

Dark and Stormy

This drink is a classic! But it can also double as a spooky cocktail. It’s also an easy one to make if you’re in a time crunch! The dark and stormy is very similar to a Moscow mule.

Ingredients

1/2 cup ginger beer
4 tablespoons dark rum. If you are making the traditional drink, you would use Gosling’s Black Seal Rum.
1 lime wedge
Ice

Instructions

Fill up a highball glass with ice and pour in the ginger beer. Pour the rum on top. Squeeze in the lime, stir, and serve! Can garnish with some fun Halloween decor like candies or fake spiders/eyeballs to make it fun!

Black Magic Margaritas

Who doesn’t love a Margarita?! Well these Black Magic ones are delicious, and the food coloring makes them perfect for Halloween.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons black sanding sugar
2 cups ice
4 ounces silver tequila
2 ounces triple sec
1/2 cup lime juice
Red food coloring
Blue food coloring
Green food coloring
Lime slices to garnish

Instructions

Rim two glasses with a slice of lime, and dip them in the sugar.
Divide the tequila, triple sec, and lime juice between 2 glasses. Stir to combine. Add food coloring until your desired color is achieved.
Add the ice. Garnish with a slice of lime and it’s ready to be served!

Witches Brew Lemonade

This tasty cocktail will get the whole party tipsy! The mix of colors creates a very eerie Halloween effect.

Ingredients

Two ounces Empress 1908 Gin
2 ounces sparkling lemonade
2 ounces Blue Curaçao
1 rosemary sprig

Instructions

Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour the Empress 1908 Gin into the glass. Top with the sparkling lemonade. Carefully and slowly pour the Curacao into the glass allowing it to settle on the bottom. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

We hope that you enjoyed our top halloween inspired cocktails of 2021! Have a happy Halloween!

 

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