Don Kramer Celebrates Birthday a la Hawaii

No kids allowed…it was all adults wanting to have a blast at Don Kramer’s Hawaiian-style birthday party.  Nope, Don is no Hawaiian.  But for Midwest people just wanting a relief from extreme cold weather and snow storm, throwing a Hawaiian theme party is a no brainer.     When one thinks of  Hawaii, what comes to mind right away is FUN FUN FUN.    So guests arrived in pretty colorful hawaiian dresses/gowns and floral print shirts (but no flip-flops, brrr, it’s still winter!)    Hawaii 5o tv theme song was playing non-stop, everyone’s in a great hawaiian mood.  Foods were one by one displayed in the table, but guests were tempted to shrimp cocktails, cashew nuts and mini-bites appetizers and guests were ordering cocktails and “guys’ drinks” non-stop (yes, designated drivers stayed away from the bar).

This is the birthday celebrant, Don Kramer, and he really did enjoy the hula dances.

This is James at his best…his appletinis, his bellinis, his rum n coke — he is the perfect bartender, handsome and ever-smiling!  And boy can he dance.

Friends, family, CPRTV/Viatimes staff pose for camera for loads of unforgettable birthday photos.

Yup, the lovely hula girls heat up the night…and guys were in jubilation.

Glenn handles the DJ for the expected an all-night dancing.  No chance for one to complain of freezing temp…the body heat combined was making me use my “fan” all nite.

Food was in abundance…entrees range from sweet, tangy, creamy, crunchy, to exotic.  And my friend Erika made the fabulous 2 cakes.

I can’t wait for the next Hawaiian party, it is really so much fun.   Some imagination, little preparations and great dancing music repertoire make up the ingredients for a successful Hawaiian party, and you don’t even have to be in Hawaii or go through the hassles of  TSA body scans/search.  I found this interesting easy recipe in the internet that I certainly will bring to next Hawaiian party, but I’ll use smoked sausage (much cheaper).

Quick and Easy Tropical Smoked Sausage Appetizers

2 lbs smoked sausage, cut in big chunks
a jar of maraschino cherries with juice
2 cans (15 oz) chunk pineapple with juice
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup (8 oz) pineapple juice
Throw everything in a crock pot and let cook.


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