Hawaii Celebrates Art & Music

Hawaii Celebrates Art & Music

POW! – It’s the impact that art has on a person. WOW! – It’s reaction that art has on a viewer. Together they form POW WOW, which is a Native American term that describes a gathering that celebrates culture, music and art. POW! WOW! Hawaii was founded by Hawaii...

Our Favorite Hawaii Foods

Hawaii is one of the most diverse states in America with many residents identifying themselves as multiracial. Hawaii’s diversity comes from its sugar plantation history of immigrants traveling from Asia and Portugal to work as farm laborers. The food from Hawaii is a...

Aloha For Courage Lei Giveaway 2015

In support of breast cancer awareness month, Aloha Island lei encourages you to give aloha to a loved one who’s battling or has survived this devasting disease. From October 20, 2015 – October 22, 2015, we’ll be accepting submissions and sending a...

Cultural Impact of Merrie Monarch

Hawaii has a rich and fascinating culture dating back hundreds of years. Unique cultural traditions such as the hula are just one of the fascinating and unique cultural heritages of this wonderful island. Visiting any of the island today you’d be remiss if you...

How to Make a Candy Lei

If you are fortunate enough to have received a candy lei then you know first hand what a thoughtful gift they are. Not only are they filled with delicious candy that you can eat over an extended period of time, or a very gluttonous 20 minutes, but as they are often...

Kahlua Cake

Ingredients: 1-box Betty Crocker Supermoist Chocolate Fudge cake mix 1 cup sour cream 1/3 cup kahlua 4 large eggs 3/4 cup oil 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Procedure: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour baking pan. Can be baked in 9X13 rectangle pan or...

The Typical Hawaiian Wedding

Weddings vary greatly around the world. There are a multitude of wedding traditions depending on the country and whether or not the couple is embracing a religious ceremony. The uniqueness of each ceremony is one of the things that makes attending weddings such a...

Malted Crispy Treats

Ingredients: 1/4 caup btter 1-10 oz package tiny marshmallows 1-13 oz jar marshmallow creme 1/2 cup malted milk 2 tsp vanilla 7 cups crisp rice cereal 1/4 cup coarsely chopping malted milk balls Procedures: Line a 9X9X2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over...

Planning Your Christmas Vacation in Hawaii

Warm weather and water, no snow, no cold, beautiful beaches, and all of this in December. Where is this magical place? The Hawaiian islands of course. If you’re tired of the cold and want to see a bit of dun and paradise you couldn’t pick a better place to...

How to Cook a Pig in an Imu

Looking to mix things up this Thanksgiving? Turkey is wonderful and always a hit, presuming it’s not overcooked. But there is no better time of the year than to try something new and different. This year consider cooking an entire pig in an imu. This is not only...

Pumpkin Pie Mochi

Tired of eating the same old traditional pumpkin pie for dessert this Thanksgiving? Here’s a must-try recipe that incorporates pumpkin into a great snack that is a little different from the usual dessert you eat every year. Pumpkin Pie Mochi is a simple and easy...

#Survivorsewn Project

On October 4, 2014, Aloha Island Lei had the honor and privilege of working side by side with the American Cancer Society on the #Survivorsewn project. The purpose of our event was to have breast cancer survivors in Hawaii spread Aloha across the nation during Breast...

Top 5 Things to do in Hawaii for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and preparing for this glorious day is best done early rather than later. Last minute costumes are always the worst and can be picked out of a crowd entirely too easily. “Oh see that ‘ghost’ over there? The one...

5 Most Popular TV Shows Filmed in Hawaii

Beautiful beaches, water that can’t be beat, deep blue water. There is a reason people love Hawaii and for these same reasons some shows have decided to use these picturesque locations to film tv and features. Below we’ve list five of the most poplar shows...

The Best Beach in the United States

“It’s like stepping into a postcard.” – Trip Advisor “Half a mile of sparkling sand, palm trees swaying over a white beach, lush tropical plants, and endless sunshine.” – National Geographic “8th most amazing beach in...

Five Most Popular and Traditional Flowers Used for Leis

Now a days leis can be found to be made from a wide variety of flowers. The Hawaiian Encyclopedia places lei flowers into six different categories; native, indigenous, endemic, Polynesian Introduction, Post-Contact introduction and naturalized. All these flowers came...

Okinawan Festival in Hawaii

Every year on Labor Day weekend the largest culture festival of Hawaii takes place at Kapi’olani Park. This festival offers a chance to experience a different culture through their incredible food, dance and music. This festival is the Okinawan Festival. Now...

What does the Hawaiian Honu Symbolize?

If you take a trip to the Hawaiian islands and venture out into of the many wonderful spots for snorkeling or swimming you just might, if you are lucky, encounter the majestic sea turtle. Seeing them in their natural habitat is an experience that won’t be soon...

The Origin of the Hawaiian Lei

Leis are a traditional Hawaiian flower necklace that is often given to welcome guests, visitors or tourists to show affection, kindness, and good will. It is also commonly given during celebrations such as birthdays and graduations. Traditionally it is made from...

Hawaiian Gods & Goddesses

In Hawaiian folklore and mythology, there are hundread of gods and goddesses. These gods vary from terrifying, like Ku the great god of war and sorcery who demand human sacifices to appease him to the non-threathening like Nuakea the beneficient goddess of milk and...

Office Ace

Administrative professionals are not just another face in the crowd today. At times we forget that the true backbone to our daily success are those who are chasing papers. Let us do the legwork for you by delivering to downtown offices within 96813 and 96814 with no...

Washes for Wishes: Results

Good clean fun was to be had so Aloha Island Lei teamed up with Make-A-Wish-Foundation to make it happen with the fun-raising opportunity, Washes for Wishes. Sunday, February 23 at Midas Waipahu, the ‘ohana from Aloha Island Lei woke up bright and early to raise...

Washes for Wishes

On February 23, 2014 we are teaming up with Make-A-Wish Foundation to raise funds by performing car washes, “washes for wishes”. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to Make-A-Wish Foundation. We appreciate any gestures whether it be a donation or...

Help Us Reach 8,000 Likes on Facebook!

Let’s face it. We spend a good part of our day scrolling through post after post on Facebook. Here’s a networking opportunity that’s about you and not someone else. Get us up to 8,000 likes on our Facebook page by 11:59 PM, January 31, 2014 and Aloha...

Spread Aloha with Lessons of Lei Making

On December 9, 2013, the ‘ohana of Aloha Island Lei and Marynoll High School’s Sophomore Hawaiian Studies class gifted a lei sewing project to Shriner’s Hospital. The melodic sounds of the Marynoll teens singing Hawaiian Christmas carols graced the eager ears of the...

Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive a Success!

This Thanksgiving, there was much to be grateful for, including the opportunity to participate in a worthy cause and give aloha to families in need this season. Mahalo to everyone who participated in the 2013 “Thanks for Giving” Canned Food Drive sponsored by Aloha...

Holiday Cheer

Gift Pack Giveaway: Brighten up the holidays for a family in need. Our Ohana at Aloha Island Lei is giving away FREE Gift Packs to help spread holiday cheer to deserving individuals. If you know a family who may be going through hardships and could use some aloha this...

Show Thanks, Give and Make A Difference

This Thanksgiving, join Aloha Island Lei and Aloha United Way in our efforts to help Hawaii’s less fortunate. From November 1, 2013 – November 20, 2013, we’re joining forces with Aloha United Way (AUW) for the 2013 “Thanks for Giving” Canned Food Drive. Canned goods...

Honor The Memories

Thank you to all who participated in helping to honor the memories of Veterans who’ve passed on. Aloha Island Lei would like to extend a special offer to those whose Veterans are laid to rest at The National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl Cemetery). In honor...

Aloha For Courage: Stories

Mahalo to everyone who participated in our Aloha for Courage Lei Giveaway! We are touched by the stories and strength of not only your loved ones who are currently battling or have survived breast cancer, but the support, love and positivity you bring as their friend...

Aloha For Courage

Show your love, support and aloha to someone affected by breast cancer. Aloha for Courage Lei Giveaway Ends 10/11/13 Mahalo to everyone who participated in our Aloha for Courage Lei Giveaway. We are touched by the stories and strength of not only your loved ones who...