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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October 16, 2021 Uncategorized0

Are you seeking to have the wedding of your dreams in Maui, Hawaii? There are so many beautiful places to get married on this island. Choosing a wedding venue can be overwhelming. There are a few options that stand out to us here at Aloha Bars. One of them is the Pineapple Chapel wedding venue in Maui Hawaii. In today’s blog, we are going to list why Maui is a great place to get married. We will also talk about the Maui Pineapple Chapel wedding venue.

Reasons to get married in Maui, Hawaii

Planning a wedding in Hawaii is fun and easy. It’s typically a lot more fun planning a destination wedding, compared to a wedding in your hometown.
Maui has incredible weather, and beautiful beaches.
You can combine your wedding and honeymoon in Maui, Hawaii! It’s a beautiful place to have both. Or you can island hop after the wedding!
A memorable experience for your guests. This wedding will be one for the books!
Maui is picture perfect. When you look back on your wedding, you will have photos with a stunning and tropical backdrop that will make you so happy that you chose to say “I do” in Maui.

 

Maui Pineapple Chapel Wedding Venue

Pineapple chapel is a historic wedding venue located in gorgeous Kapalua. There is a simple and elegant atmosphere about this space. Whether you are looking to have an intimate wedding, or a very large ceremony and reception, Pineapple Chapel is able to accommodate you.

 

Pineapple Chapel History

Built in the 1950s, the chapel was a church for the plantation, sugarcane and pineapple industry workers. Maui Pineapple Chapel has seen lot’s of change to its location over the years. Now, it is still standing here in beautiful Kapalua, welcoming couples to beginning their next stages of life together.

There are multiple locations on the property to host your ceremony. All of these venue spaces have stunning ocean views and greenery to create the most picturesque photos. Click this link to have a virtual tour!

Maui Pineapple Chapel-1500 Square Foot Chapel and Reception Area

Mau’u Terrace-Garden Terrace that overlooks the ocean 

Makai Lawn-A beautiful reception space for up to 500 guests! 

 

Angela Nelson Photography

Angela Nelson aka Angie, is a Maui based Photographer. In 2009, her and her husband moved to Maui and her love for photography was re ignited. Love, nature, and the beauty of relationships is what constantly inspires Angie. Her goal is for you to remember how your wedding day felt, through the photos that she takes. We highly recommend using Angela for your wedding photography needs. She will capture all of the beauty in an authentic and timeless style. The photos featured on this blog are all by Angela Nelson Photography. 

 

 

Aloha Bars Maui

We were lucky to be apart of this beautiful wedding at the Pineapple Chapel! Aloha Bars is a full service, cocktail catering company. We cater to weddings, events and parties. Our team of wonderful bartenders will create the cocktails or mock-tails of your dreams. Having delicious drinks to keep your guests refreshed and dancing all night is a huge part of the celebration! We work closely with the bride and groom to ensure we have drinks that the two of you love, as well as all of your guests. Aloha Bars Maui has a wide variety of floral garnishes, or you may request something special.

Let’s get this party started!

 

We hope that reading about the Pineapple Chapel Wedding Venue in Maui Hawaii has inspired you to start planning your destination wedding. Let’s take away the stress, and focus on the fun.

Contact us today for your wedding bar needs.

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Venue: Maui Pineapple Chapel

Coordinators: Kara, Veronica

Minister: Jim Simmons

Photo: Angela Nelson Photography

Video: Gali Productions

Catering: Café O’Lei Catering

Bar: Aloha Bars Maui

Cake: Cake Fanatics

Shave Ice: Ululani’s Shave Ice

Flowers: The Floralette

Rentals: Accel, HSER, Rio, Miss B

Music: Island Kings Band

Stylist: Mira Carman

Dress & Suit Press: MWGP

Transpo: Akina

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September 28, 2021 Uncategorized0

Olowalu Plantation House is one of our favorite wedding venues in Maui, Hawaii! Why do we love this private estate so much? It’s rare that you have an oceanfront venue with piercing mountains right behind you. The palm trees, green grass, and incredible landscapes make every single photo stunning. Built in 1922, the Plantation House is a historic location. It can accommodate a large number of people, which makes it the perfect private wedding venue. In Olowalu, it rarely ever rains. This means that you are almost 100% guaranteed to have perfect weather on your big day! This is the perfect place for both the ceremony and reception. A venue that has it all! Check out this stunning Olowalu Plantation House Wedding in Maui Hawaii.

We work with many different local vendors, and we love every single one of them. Today we are featuring a few of the vendors from the wedding of Lauren and Alex.

Country Bouquets Maui 

Lauren and Alex chose Country Bouquets Maui for their floral arrangements. This company is a full-service florist and the premier destination for all of your floral needs. Located on the beautiful Island of Maui, they specialize in creating your dream destination wedding. They have been known for capturing life’s most precious moments, with over 28 years of experience. Country Bouquets prides themselves  in making your wedding the most memorable day of your life. They focus on your unique style, vision, and personality. Their team will give their fullest attention to details. Country Bouquets Maui exclusively works with professional wedding coordinators. Working hand in hand with wedding professionals ensures that every aspect of your special event is perfect! They are passionate about executing every floral arrangement with the highest quality flowers.

Love and Beauty Maui

The bride chose Love and Beauty Maui for her wedding hair. Love and Beauty Maui is a company that offers wedding hair and makeup. The owner Nikki Quinn has a strong passion for making people look and feel beautiful, and this has been the foundation of her business. Love and Beauty has quickly grown to be a leader in the Maui beauty industry. Their ability to shape the soft, romantic look that is so prominent today, all while enhancing the clients natural beauty is what makes them so popular. They have a wonderful team of incredibly talented and experiences artists. We have no doubt  that Love and Beauty will help you achieve whatever look you may be dreaming of on your big day!

Cafe O Lei Catering 

Are you looking for some delicious food to be catered at your wedding? Well, the bride and groom sure did make a great decision by choosing Cafe O Lei! Cafe O Lei is an incredibly popular restaurant here in Maui. The first restaurant was opened in 1997, in Makawao. It all started as a 5-table outdoor cafe serving sandwiches, salads, coffee, and tea in Maui’s Upcountry.

Owners Michael and Dana Pastula have been married for over 35 years. Mike has worked as a chef for Hyatt and Sheraton hotels, The Lodge at Koele, Aston Wailea, and Outrigger Resorts Hawaii.  Dana brought her food and beverage experience from working in hotel restaurant management at Hyatt Hotels, Manele Bay Resort, and the Wailea Four Seasons Resort.

It didn’t take long for her husband to join her at Cafe O’Lei, with Mike leaving his job as executive chef for the Outrigger Resort in Wailea to focus on expanding their business. The Cafe O’Lei brand quickly evolved into one of Maui’s favorite and most trusted for quality restaurants and catering on the island! Together, the family operates Cafe O’Lei at the Mill House, Cafe O’Lei at the Dunes, Cafe O’Lei Kihei, ‘ami ‘ami Bar & Grill and Cafe O’Lei Catering. Cafe O’Lei is truly a family-owned and family-run business!

One of the things that we love most about them, is that they use the freshest ingredients. We highly recommend choosing Cafe O Lei for any of your catering needs.

Aloha Bars Maui Cocktails

Aloha Bars is the cocktail catering company that served Lauren and Alex’s beautiful wedding. We had our beautiful bar set up, with the perfect ocean view. We worked closely with the bride and groom to create drinks that both them and their guests would love. Check out our website and instagram for more information. We are looking forward to making your day extra special.

Dmitri & Sandra Photography 

We wanted to give a HUGE thank you to the wonderful photographers that photographed this wedding and made the couples vision come to life. We cannot say enough great things about Dmitri and Sandra! If you are looking for a wedding photographer that’s going to capture the essence of your love, all while creating quality, timeless content, Dmitri and Sandra are the best!

Makena Weddings 

The planning and design of this wedding is by Makena Weddings. Wedding planning can be tiring, and overwhelming. Having a destination wedding can be even more stressful! Makena Weddings is great at taking the stress off of your shoulders, and making your entire vision come to life. They will create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

We hope you enjoyed reading about one of this summer’s Olowalu Plantation House wedding in Maui Hawaii.

The creative team :

Planning and Design: @makenaweddings

Photo: @dmitriandsandra

Hair @loveandbeautymaui

Catering @cafeolei_catering

Cocktails @alohabarsmaui

Florals @countrybouquetsmaui_

Officiant @alterry456

Rentals @rioeventdesign

Rentals @letsentertainmaui

Tunes @music_by_kalo

Signage @kismetluxeco

Gown @inesdisanto

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