This week’s party destination: Bali! It’s rapidly becoming one of the most popular vacation spots and we couldn’t help but be influenced by the vibrant colors, prints and textures of this tropical island for our Bali inspired party.

Welcome to BALI - the most exotic destination party ever!

Bali Inspired Party

To truly transport our guests to Bali, we welcomed the girls with handcrafted leis made of pom flowers strung onto yarn. To make the pom flowers, cut the bodice of old knit shirts and tanks into thin strips; wrap 2 strips around your fingers to form a ring of fabric; use a small strip to tie around the ring, as shown; snip the looped ends then fluff. Thread a wide needle with yarn and string through the middle of the pom flowers.

DIY Handmade Recycled Tee Leis ALOHA! Bali Hawaiian Luau

Tutorial Recycled T-shirt Flowers or Pom Poms

How to Make a Lei from recycled t-shirts!

Girls Bali Themed Birthday Party

Download the Printable “Welcome to Bali” 11×17 Sign Freebie

Our gorgeous Bali party photos were shot on location! Okay so it wasn’t Bali (we WISH!), but we were totally in awe of the excellent collection of Bali-inspired pieces at our local Z Gallerie store. I seriously walked into the store on a totally unrelated shopping trip and stopped dead when I saw this carved day bed. I knew I’d found the perfect spot for our Bali photo shoot — we want to give a huge thank you to the Z Gallerie in Scottsdale, AZ for being such gracious hosts!

Z Gallerie Items Shown:Pradesh day bed | Geo bedding and throw pillows in green | Fahri throw pillows in clove and aubergine | Sula yellow throw pillow | Casablanca lanterns | Kiev lanterns

Photography, design and styling by Bettijo B. Hirschi and Aimée Lowry.


  1. I really love the necklace!!! What a wonderful idea!!! I have to do it with my little Emma!!!

    Silvia    Wednesday, August 1, 2012
  2. This is a very cute idea. Thanks for sharing.

    Beatrice Skaggs    Friday, August 16, 2013

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