So here's how it went down.
Pretty much all of our good friends were at another friend's destination wedding in Hawaii. For one reason or another, about 3 couples (including me and Billy) weren't able to attend the wedding. As you can imagine, a serious bout of Instagram envy began. After all, it was a gorgeous wedding in a stunning locale with an amazing group of friends....Green. With. Envy.
How did we remedy the situation, you ask?
We threw a luau!
I mean, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em :-) Hawaiian themed recipes were on the menu, and I was tasked with dessert. So I made chocolate cupcakes from scratch and threw chopped macadamia nuts on about half of them. Add a cocktail umbrella and viola...
I'll luau anytime!
PS: Cupcakes are super easy to make and fun to eat at a party! And you can switch up the "festiveness" based on the occasion: American flags for Memorial Day, mini sparklers for 4th of July....you get the picture!