Out of all my themes that I created, I think this one reflects my personality the most. I love the bright colors, the “beachy” vibe, and the pineapples. Yes. For some strange reason, I am drawn to those pineapples! This room makes me happy. I could walk into this room everyday of my teaching career and feel happy. That’s what decorating is all about. Finding something that makes you feel good every time you look at it. You practically live in your classroom – surround yourself with colors that you LOVE!
This room was created with my daughter in mind. Her 4th birthday was coming up and I had to think of a cute party theme for her. Knowing that I didn’t have a lot of time to decorate, I had to combine a classroom theme with her birthday party. I pictured little hula skirts, cupcakes with tropical flowers, balloons in pinks and oranges, and pretty leis. She wore the cutest little outfit with a pretty hibiscus flower in her hair. The party was lots of fun!
Here she is…
Here is the picture of the amazing cake by Thy Enchanted Cupcake…
Okay…now for the room! Oh… soooo fun!
One of my favorite parts of the room! I’ve had a beach umbrella in my room for several years. I poured Plaster into a bucket to keep the umbrella from falling over. The perfect Reading Center!
The lanterns can be purchased in the Schoolgirl Style Shop!
Aloha door sign…
Gotta LOVE the pineapples!
Prints were created to coordinate with the luau theme.
Dollar Tree has the best selection of tropical flowers. I was obsessed. Every time I drove by a Dollar Tree store, I would stop and pick up more and more tropical flowers! This is one my favorite details of the room!
Parrot was purchased at Dollar Tree!
Out of all the printable items I have created, this is my favorite! I love the bright colors and the palm tree. I cold stare at this forever!
The flamingos are super cute in this room! They add a whimsical element to the design. LOVE these!
Leis are draped everywhere! This is an important detail to the room!
Nameplates come in six different colors!
I created the pineapple tags to use as nametags, to use in pocket charts, centers, or for your lunch count/attendance.
Beach pails are really inexpensive and PERFECT to hold your supplies. I love all of the colors that they come in!
Flamingos are from Dollar Tree…
Palm trees are from Creative Teaching Press. They are called “Happy Helpers Headline.” CTP #3813
I am attracted to vintage Hawaii items. I had to use this image in my designs! LOVE this!
If you noticed, I use natural colored luau grass table skirts, a natural colored umbrella, and a natural colored tablecloth. There were so many bright colors in the room, I knew that I needed to neutralize the space, otherwise there would be TOO much color! I really love the balance.
I bought this surfboard from Oriental Trading. The original design didn’t coordinate with my room, so I painted it! I chose “Surfer Blue” from Behr. I used painters tape to make the white stripe down the center. Last, I hot glued a green ribbon down the center to add a dash of color!
I purchased this beach chair for only $14 from Home Depot!
LOVE the pennant banners!
I found the coolest fadeless paper from Amazon.com in this tropical print. I cut it in half to make curtains, then surrounded the bottom half of my room with the sand and water portion.
Luau Shopping Guide
All printables including nameplates, pennants, prints, banners, labels, and tags available in the Schoolgirl Style Shop.
Paper lanterns and picture frames can be purchased in the Schoolgirl Style Shop.
Pictures are courtesy of the fantastic, E’lisa Campbell from E.C. Campbell Photography in Rochester Hills, MI.
Palm trees: Creative Teaching Press
Leis, tropical flowers, flamingos, pineapple water bottles, flamingo cut outs, parrot cut out – Dollar Tree
Beach umbrella, bamboo mat on desk, straw hat, coconuts: Party City
Little umbrellas, flowers on pencils, pencils, surfboards, shell tag holder: Oriental Trading
Lamp, ribbon, caddies on tables, round placemats: Target
Orange beach chair, grass tundra rugs: Home Depot
Colorful beach pails, clear paint cans: Michaels
Baskets: Really Good Stuff
Kids beach chairs under umbrella: Gil Roy’s Hardware Store
Kids table, white desk, glass jar, green pillow on chair: Pottery Barn
Circle punch, tropical bulletin board paper: Amazon