Welcome to BB Events

We've confirmed a new passion. Since planning our own weddings, our interest in event planning has blossomed more than we imagined. We've always loved party planning - from holiday parties & bar-b-ques to birthdays, baby showers & reunions - pretty much any special occasion that involves bringing family & friends together and celebrating. Researching all the gorgeous party details (especially weddings) and brainstorming creative, budget-friendly ways to express the joys and emotions of each celebration is a confirmed passion of ours! Check out some of the brilliantly beautiful ways to celebrate in our blog. Feel free to comment & give us feedback!

Thanks for looking! And please contact us if you need ideas for your celebration! We are based out of the San Francisco-Bay Area in Northern California.

Beautifully yours,


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Friday, July 20, 2012

Real Birthdays: Come Luau! - by BB Events

This was a very special day for a precious 1-year old girl. We had fun planning a backyard luau that incorporated  a tropical display of sweets and a mixed Hawaiian-Filipino savory menu (fully loaded with a whole Lechon). The day was packed with activities for the children, including a Lilo & Stitch jumper house (from Fantasy Jumperz), a special hula performance & lesson, paper lei making and swimming in the backyard pool! The guests also had access to a DIY photobooth - which took some super fun photos! A luau would not be complete without a lei for each guest - this one made of candies (yummy; photos below).
The balloons were anchored down by golf tees - a genius trick we picked up from Pinterest.
We had the most fun with the dessert table - with a backdrop filled with paper rosettes, streamers, a Martha Stewart birthday garland and photos of the birthday girl from 0 - 12 months! The sweets menu included multi-layered jello & haupia (coconut jello) cups on the 3-tier trays, mango cake (left),  3-layered vanilla cake (center), guava cake (right), pineapple cupcakes with coconut frosting, a fruit platter, brownie with oreo frosting push pops, pianono (a Filipino rolled cake) and a jar of chocolate chip cookies. All were homemade except the mango and guava cake, which were ordered from Aki's Bakery.

We were very fortunate to have found Carmel from A Polynesian Performance last minute, who put on a great hula performance, including a dedication hula to the birthday girl and her parents. She also gave the kids a fun hula lesson.

MAHALO for reading this post!

Summary of our luau vendors:
Jumper - Fantasy Jumperz
Hula performance - A Polynesian Performance
Cake - Aki's Bakery

photos by chi