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. 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 cCenter. (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&
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. My sister and I Lucie had our own dancing show everyday in the Hukilau Marketplace at 5PM called the "Lucie and Kiana show". We had to make our own lei po'o and costume attire for every performance. 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. We use locally sourced flowers and grow most of the flowers ourselves. 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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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.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.
Our location is one hour away from Honolulu. Bring a camera because you will want to take pictures of yourself wearing your beautiful haku :)
Create Flower Crowns & photo shoot