We made it to Hawaii and back! It was a fun adventure! My friend, Michelle, ran in the Kona marathon, her first and did an awesome job with a 8:47 pace! That’s really fast, especially for a first marathon. In order to make it that far a lot of hard work and dedication went in. I’m so proud of her.
A lot of our friends are proud of her too. We decided that since everyone couldn’t go to Hawaii to cheer her on, she needed a surprise celebration in State College. My friend, Amanda, and I threw ourselves into planning a great post-Hawaii luau fete.
Michelle loves surprises but has never had a surprise party! Thankfully we were able to pull this surprise off!
Amanda had a great idea with making things ‘training themed’. In other words, the beverage station would be the ‘fluid station’ and the cookies became ‘carb-load cookies’. Beyond a few of those, everything else was Hawaiian themed. Here is our delightful menu…. (click on the links below the pictures to get to recipe links)
Fresh grilled vegetables – notice that we took the bottom of a pineapple and stuck the skewers into it, making a lovely centerpiece
We had tropical fruits such as pineapple, mango, and papaya
A salad with papaya seed dressing
Our salad contained:
Spring mix greens
Red Bell pepper