Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Daddy Daughter Date {Hawaiian Luau}

I serve as the Activity Days Leader in my ward. For those of you who don't know what that is...I'm the leader of the girls ages 8-11 who attend our church. It's almost like girl scouts. We have activities every other week and we work on passing of requirements such as service, learning a skill, etc.

This year we thought it would be fun to have a daddy daughter date. When I was young I remember the church or elementary school putting on a Daddy daughter date at least every year. I feel like that's unheard of now days. So we thought it would be fun to have a Hawaiian Luau daddy/daughter style.

Everyone had their own Hawaiian Lei. We decorated the gym the best we could with Hawaiian themed decorations..including beach towels, beach umbrellas, shells, hula girls table toppers, blow up trees, Hawaiian flowers {we had the girls color}, and a blow up tiki post.

As the Dad's and daughters started arriving, I had them sit down and fill these out.
I digital scrapbooked these handouts for the dad's and their daughters. I made them a 5 x 7" size so they could frame them if they wanted to. {Printed at Sam's for .38 cents a piece.}
It was so sweet to read what they had written about each other.

The girls needed to pass off a cooking requirement from their book. So we had them each bring something they made at home. We didn't really have a set theme for this. But I did provide a HUGE pot of Hawaiian meatballs (See Recipe below) and Pina Coladas. Everything else was provided by the girls. Some of the food they brought were... Cookie Salad, Lava Cake, Fruit Salad, Fruit Kabobs, Red Velvet Cake, Rolls, No Bake Cookies, Divinity Cookies, and brownies.
Hawaiian Meatballs

1 large bag of frozen meatballs (the kind from Costco or Sams Club)

1 can pineapple chunks
1 green pepper
1 onion

In saucepan...
1 c. pineapple juice
3 T. corn starch
1 T. soy sauce
2 1/2 T. vinegar
6 T. water
1/2 c. brown sugar

Chop onions and greens peppers into strips. Saute in a little butter until tender.
For the sauce, cook until thickened, stir constantly. Add the sauteed peppers, onions, and 1 can of drained pineapple chunks into the sauce. Pour over meatballs. Heat thoroughly at 350 degrees and serve.

*I added a little more then half the bag of meatballs, and I quadrupled the sauce recipe above, peppers, onions, and pineapple. Heat the meatballs until warm.

Pretty Feet

We took a picture of all of the girls feet and blew them up to a 5 x 7". The dad's had to guess which picture was their daughters. The winners got a prize.

Daddy/Daughter Game
O.k., this was hilarious! I'm so thankful the all the Dad's were such good sports.

Daddy/Daughter Race

1. Daughter ties a tie around dad's neck.
2. Daddy pulls daughters hair back into a ponytail.
3. Daughter has to shave daddy with shaving cream and a large Popsicle stick.
4. Daddy has to paint daughter's fingernails

The first Daddy/Daughter team to win gets a prize.

We had the limbo song playing while they all got in a line and did the limbo.
The bottom picture is my husband showing off his mad Limbo skills....impressive!

Daddy/Daughter Pictures:

We had all the girls have their pictures taken with their dad's. We are going to blow them up and decorate a frame for another activity. Some of these pictures were just priceless.

We had so much fun. I'm so glad we were able to do this. The girls already want to plan a mommy/daughter date for May. Can't wait!!!


  1. YES! What a great time they looked like they had! Love lil dates like that! Thanks so much for posting. I love reading and commenting on your blog!

  2. This was ADORABLE...such a fun and sweet idea :)

  3. I am so sending this link to my daughter's leader! They will love it! what a cute wonderful idea!


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