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Create Hawaiian Lei & Photo Shoot

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Create Hawaiian Lei & Photo Shoot

160 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, French
craft class

Create Hawaiian Lei & Photo Shoot

craft class

Create Hawaiian Lei & Photo Shoot

160 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, French

What you'll do

We are excited to teach you you how to create your own unique lei po'o (flower crown). You will choose your own tropical flowers and create a unique and beautiful custom piece made with fresh flowers. All of our flowers are locally sourced from local gardens and most of them are grown in our own garden (during the summertime). These leis last 3-5 days and will enrich your Hawaii experience tenfold. After creating your lei, I will take photos of you with your own camera or with my iPhone camera at the Polynesian Cultural Center. If you have certain poses or a certain background in mind, let me know and we will find it at the Polynesian Cultural Center. (These will not be professionally edited photos by me but I will do my very best to take photos that you can keep as a souvenir) All of our lei po'os can be seen on our IG page, @oahuleis. Check it out and we look forward to meeting you! I also host the following experiences: PHOTOSHOOT: Dress up in Flowers & Hula Attire: https://abnb.me/oOQzOyMWqX?user_id=31741639&s=50 If you have young children and would like them to participate I highly recommend this experience for them which is easy for beginners: COCONUT FLOWER CROWN: https://abnb.me/PrbiRdC4RX?user_id=31741639&

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Learn more about Kiana

Kiana

Born and raised in Laie, Hawaii, I have been making leis with my Mom since I was 4 years old. I began my career at one year old as a professional dancer at the Polynesian Cultural Center. I have performed and taught Polynesian dancing all over the world and traveled with the PCC promotional team & BYU Living Legends promoting Polynesian culture on every continent. We had to make our own lei po'o and costume attire for every performance and share our culture with every audience member. I have a deep passion for my culture and I would love to share it with you. Since then, my Mom and I started a business called "O'ahu Leis" and we make tropical leis for guests from all of the world. I learned from the best: my beautiful and talented Mom. She has been making leis for 30+ years and has won numerous lei making awards in Hawaii and Tahiti

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  • World-class host

    Rated top 10% worldwide for expertise.

  • Once-in-a-lifetime experience

    Rated top 10% worldwide for unique access.

  • Great way to meet people

    Rated top 10% worldwide for social connection.

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Where you'll be

We will meet at the Polynesian Cultural Center in the Hukilau Marketplace area. We will meet on the North side of Pounders Restaurant in the patio. The Polynesian Cultural Center, voted the #1 attraction in Hawaii by USA Today, is located along the famous North Shore of Oahu. Explore 42 acres of tropical splendor featuring 6 authentic villages representing the island cultures of Hawaii, Fiji, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Samoa, Tahiti, and Tonga.

This experience is available starting May 07, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Camera

More tips

Our location is one hour away from Honolulu. Bring a camera because you will want to take pictures of yourself wearing your beautiful haku :)

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Kiana
Create Hawaiian Lei & Photo Shoot
160 reviews
From $52/person
160 reviews
From $52/person