To celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Mint Museum this year, the Mint Museum Auxiliary is throwing an Eight-O Aloha party on Friday, March 3, with a Hawaii Five-O theme, and lots of luau style. 

Mint Eight-O Aloha Party

We are so excited to go to this shindig ~ 70s and 80s music by The Bad Daddies, Hawaiian style eats and treats, even a special blood orange cocktail named the Kanawalu, which means “Eighty” in Hawaiian.

You don’t have to be a member of the Mint Auxiliary to go ~ and if you are a member, this one promises to be lots of fun. Event proceeds support the MMA mission to support the  museum, and you can get your tickets here.  The time is now, the event is just a few weeks away.  Go on and…dare we say it? Book ’em Danno.

The big question, of course, is What To Wear.

The guys are easy this time. Hawaiian shirts and a navy blazer, or even boardshorts with a blazer & button down. 

We ladies, though, need to work a little harder to channel the 70s Beach Vibe for casual cocktails ~ think tropical prints, big florals, and white jeans. Or a grass skirt for the truly inspired. 

We gathered some of the hostesses of the Mint Eight-O Aloha! Party last week at the Mint Museum to model outfit ideas from event sponsor Monkee’s of Charlotte ~ Caroline O’Brien and Kristen Day are the event Co-Chairs and are Auxiliary Board members, and Lori Mountcastle is the Auxiliary President. They were TROOPERS as they posed for us on the only wintery day we’ve had all year, with huge chilly wind gusts keeping us locked indoors. However, we did manage to enjoy a few Kanawalu Cocktails at Halcyon, plus try on lots of cute clothes, so it was a good time all around.

All Fashion & Jewelry provided by Monkee’s Of Charlotte.

Mint Eight-O Aloha Party

Kristen (left) Rachel Pally Maxi $242, all jewelry Gorjana, MISA Straw Basket Bag $155
Caroline (center) ASTR Dress $118, Allie Beads Red Earrings $96, Tory Burch Shoes $350
Lori (right) Trina Turk Dress $248, dark coral suede shoes by Schutz $180

Mint Eight-O Aloha party

Lori Mountcastle (left) Milly Top$350 and Joie sandals $278 with her own white jeans 
Kristen Day (center) Saylor Dress $235 with Schutz sandals $200 and a Piet Jac Designs necklace $275
Caroline O’Brien (right) MISA dress $248 , Isola Wedges $100 & two pom pom necklaces $40 each

Mint Eight-O Aloha Party

Kristen Day in a Saylor jumpsuit and Piet Jac Designs necklace

Mint Eight-O Aloha Party

Here, Kristen (left) wears a Saylor Jumpsuit $255 with Marc Fisher flatforms $170 and a Piet Jac Designs necklace $275
Lori (center) wears a hot pink off the shoulder dress by CROSBY $248, 2 Piet Jac Designs necklaces $120 & $110 and dark coral shoes by Schutz  $180
Caroline (right) wears a Trina Turk dress $328 with turquoise statement drop earrings $45 and her own gold wedge sandals.

Mint Eight O Aloha Party

Caroline O’Brien ~  Trina Turk dress with turquoise statement drop earrings

Mint Eight O Aloha Party

Kristen Day ~ Rachel Pally Maxi, all jewelry Gorjana

Mint 8 0 aloha party Kanawalu cocktail

The speciality cocktail for the evening is the Kanawalu, which means “Eighty” in Hawaiian {special thanks to the bartender at Halcyon for whipping these up at a moment’s notice}

Mint Eight O Aloha Party

Caroline O’ Brien ~ MISA dress with TASSELS!!, Isola Wedges & pom pom necklaces

Mint Eight-O Aloha Party

How cute are these PietJacDesigns necklaces? Love them with this Crosby off the shoulder dress on Lori.

Mint Eight O Aloha party

Cheers ~ We mean kāmau kī`aha and Huli pau.

 

 

Don’t Miss The Mint Eight-O. BE THERE, ALOHA. Mahalo!

All Fashion & Jewelry provided by Monkee’s Of Charlotte.