Recap: Luau on the Lake 2013

This weekend was SO much fun. I’ve even got 2 recaps for you (one forthcoming)… So let’s get this party started!

I was fortunate enough to win 4 VIP tickets to SC4K’s Luau on the Lake 2013 event, courtesy of Julie and Amanda – thank you so much!
This will be an event I will return to without a doubt.

Making our way to the luau!
Making our way to the luau!
SC4K Luau on the Lake 2013 - Cleveland, Ohio
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With my other 3 tickets, I brought Mike, my mom, and I gave a ticket to my friend Dawn. She got a ticket for her boyfriend Jesse & another friend as well. None of us have ever been before so we didn’t know what to bring, but mom happened to have 2 camping chairs in her car which came in handy. I have 2 cornhole sets that I wish I would’ve thought to bring, too. We still had an incredibly fun evening though ๐Ÿ™‚

This event benefits Shoes and Clothes for Kids, whichย is the only non-profit organization in Greater Cleveland providing new shoes and clothes at no charge throughout the year to thousands of children in need (according to their website). What a great cause!

SC4K Luau on the Lake 2013 - Cleveland, Ohio
Mike & I while we were waiting in line to get our VIP bags!
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Me in a tie-dye dress, shell necklace, & flower headband… Mom with coral lobster shorts!

We immediately got in line for a tasty island drink… mango mojitos, cosmopolitans, margaritas, and more were on the menu for the night! They also served free beer and wine, soda and water, and a delicious spread of islandy/beachy food.

Luau on the Lake 2013
Thanks to Barefoot Wines for the free drinks & keychain ๐Ÿ™‚

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I had a great time lounging by the lake with my guy, sipping my island drinks, and enjoying the company of family and friends. We spotted some paddle-surfers (is there a technical term for that?), a few boaters, a beaver (or two), 2 sets ofย giantย Jenga, and I also got to meet Jen and Kimberly – who were both so sweet!

Luau on the Lake 2013
Jesse, Dawn, Mike, and I
Luau on the Lake 2013
One of my best friends, my big sis, an amazing mentor and role model…
I can’t say enough good things about this lady!
Luau on the Lake 2013
We were all thoroughly enjoying these frozen treats, too! Pineapple sorbet inside of an actual pineapple… The coconut one was d-i-v-i-n-e as well.

My friends played limbo, we all danced our butts off, dipped our toes in the water, and I even won a prize!

Luau on the Lake 2013
Lucky me!
Luau on the Lake 2013
Being goofy, as usual. We’re the silliest!

It was THE best way to spend a late Saturday afternoon/evening ๐Ÿ™‚

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