Wednesday, March 08, 2006

You're only one, once

Play it: Eli's first tiki (First birthday party)

Eli turns 1 today, and we celebrated this past Saturday with a little tiki party for folks that know and love him. I had some fun putting together his playlist, and I've highlighted a few tracks that I particularly enjoyed throwing back a mai-tai to. Of particular note, to the occasion anyway, was the album
Tiki Tunes For Tiny Tots - like someone created an album specific to the party. Not everything on it works, but for those that have always wanted to hear a Bob Dylan tune done tiki style for kids, this is your best bet.

Naturally, we had plenty of Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman for the necessary Exotica sounds, but I also filled out the 4-hour playlist with some soundtrack faves like Nelson Riddle's Lolita ("Lolita Ya Ya") and a track from The Graduate ("Sunporch Cha-Cha-Cha".) [Odd that the themes of both these movies is a bit inappropriate for a one-year old's party - not that they'd understand.] But I think my favorite song was Zacharias' take on The Doors' "Light My Fire." Truly inspired stuff.

The cake was Pina Colada, and spelled out "Happy Birthday Eli" in Hawaiian. I thought about pulling out a limbo stick, but the lil' ones had too much of an advantage to make it any fun, and Daddy's competitive as all get out, so I nixed that idea ;)

One year ago today

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3 comments:

drake leLane said...

Eli's First Tiki

* "Swamp Fire" - Martin Denny
* "Light My Fire" - Zacharias
* "Lolita Ya Ya" - Nelson Riddle
* "This Old Man" - The Tolley Town Orchestra
* "Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-hu-wa-hu-wai)" - Spike Jones
* "Hawaiian Sunset" - Elvis Presley
* "Hawaii Five-O" - Arthur Lyman
* "Sunporch Cha-Cha-Cha" - Simon and Garfunkel

MJAPA said...

Awww! happy Birthday to him and congrats to the proud parents! He is such a cutie pie!

drake leLane said...

Thank you!

Daddy's also very proud that he discovered his penis on his first birthday. Mom, on the other hand, was a little freaked out.