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croe67 posted on Tue, Dec 4, 2012 7:53 AM

Aloha & Mele Kalikimaka from The Tiki Resort in Lake George, New York!

LOTS more to come on Ohana Luau at the Lake after the holidays - keep up to date in the meantime here on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/OhanaLuau

& you can sign-up for email updates here on our web page, too: http://www.LuauAtTheLake.com

See ya at The Lake!!

[ Edited by: croe67 2013-01-09 09:30 ]



It's going to be my first Ohana!

Awesome, you never forget your first.


On 2012-12-09 14:08, rev_thumper wrote:
Awesome, you never forget your first.



Mwahh haa haaaa haaa!!!!!!!!

Wait, that wasn't supposed to get the evil laugh, was it?

On 2012-12-09 15:36, Chip and Andy wrote:

Wait, that wasn't supposed to get the evil laugh, was it?

Totally apropos.

croe67 posted on Tue, Jan 8, 2013 3:10 PM

You all may have heard that rooms at The Tiki Resort are, again, SOLD OUT before Ohana tickets even go on sale, which is TRUE!

But, never fear, we wil be announcing back-up hotels very SOON, which are easily walkable from The Tiki so no need to miss out on a thing!
Stay tuned for more!

And.....in sponsor news, we have three fabulous sponsors to announce for Ohana...........

**First-up, fabulous Royer Corporation returns for a 5th year sponsoring Ohana. Can't wait to see what this year's custom Ohana swizzle looks like! **


Wonderful Frankie's Tiki Room is FABULOUS Las Vegas is also joining us for a 5th year of Ohana FUN!


And.....for all of you RUM lovers out there, Rum Renaissance is now also an Official Sponsor of Ohana Luau at the Lake!

If you haven't been to the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, consider going this year, for wonderful rummy-ness that can't be beat! And, of course, the Mai-Kai is a convenient distance away, too :wink:


Stay tuned for MORE Ohana fun!


Big mahalos to all the Ohana organizers! Can't wait for June!

croe67 posted on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 9:30 AM

We do have a back-up hotel lined-up - The Fort William Henry Hotel, so no worries that The Tiki Resort is now booked.

The Ft. William Henry is easy walking distance to The Tiki Resort. Give them a call & mention OHANA for our special block rate!
June 22nd does start high season in Lake George, so you do not want to delay in booking this hotel, either.

More details on Rates, Contact info, etc, HERE: http://www.fraternalorderofmoai.org/ohana/event.php


croe67 posted on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 9:31 AM

On 2013-01-09 09:25, Hibiscus wrote:
Big mahalos to all the Ohana organizers! Can't wait for June!

We sure can't wait, either!!!!!!!!


It's a news-y week for Ohana!

We've got a few more of our FABULOUS returning sponsors to announce as well.......

I am very happy to say that Barritt's.....of Bermuda will, again, be joining us at Ohana as a sponsor. Barritt's will be bringing all the Barritt's goodness back to Lake George again!


We're also very happy to be welcoming back Grace Black Vintage as an Ohana sponsor, where she'll be bringing more of her fun & cool stuff for us all to peruse in the Vending area.

You can check out some of her goodies HERE: http://www.etsy.com/shop/graceblackvintage

**And.....to round out today's sponsor announcements, DeTiki and their AWESOME carvings are, again, joining us as a sponsor - yeah!!!

AWESOMENESS for you to check out & buy HERE: http://delandtiki.com/

And.....more Ohana announcements coming SOON!!

Sad that I can't bring up the ohana vwtiki bus this year - Someone in my family (real / blood family) decided that would be the weekend for a family get together. oh wells have fun without me! AGAIN! I'm sure you will!!!!


Ah, man - you'll sure be missed!!

We look forward to seeing you in '14 in Lake George :D


Ohana is also very happy to announce that the multi-talented SQUID is, again, returning to Ohana as a Sponsor - YEAH!!!


And, yes, in case you're wondering, Squid will of course be designing the 2013 Ohana event mug. And, we can say from seeing the very early sketches that it's going to be WAY AWESOME!!!


And....the most excellent hits keep coming!

**Ohana Luau at the Lake is very happy to announce that Tortuga Tile Works has joined on as a Sponsor of Ohana Luau at the Lake 2013!

& They have some special surprises cooked-up for Ohana attendees this year that you'll all LOVE, too!

In the meantime, you can check out their FABULOUS wares at: http://www.tortugatileworks.com/

....P.S....The pictures of their all-tile, most excellent Tiki Bar just make me drool!


And we've got 2 more AWESOME returning sponsors for Ohana 2013........

**First-up is retro rockabilly Cats Like Us with their fabulous wares & clothing.

You can check out their fun wares & cool retro duds online HERE: http://catslikeus.com/

& we are thrilled to, again, have the support of Tiki Magazine in 2013.

If you haven't subscribed, or need to renew, you can check them out HERE: http://tikimagazine.com/

MAHALO to Cats Like Us & Tiki Magazine for their continued support of Ohana Luau at the Lake!

We just booked our room for this year!! We can't wait! :)


Watch for Ohana Ticket Sales SOON!

& check out out Facebook Page for the latest & greatest updates: http://www.facebook.com/OhanaLuau?ref=hl



And.....we've got some news for this lovely Winter Monday to make you think of warmer times when you'll all be joining us in Lake George!

Ticket news, etc. below.......AND, importantly, the KICK-OFF PARTY on Thursday:

Bargoyle's email ramblings below for your reading pleasure..........

Aloha and greetings from ice-planet Hoth!

For those who were whomped by the blizzard this weekend, I hope your Tuntaun kept you warm and safe and all is well. For those who didn’t get hit by the historic snow storm… You suck. :P

But if there’s one positive from this weekend, its that being buried alive under never-ending snow made me turn thoughts to Ohana and we were able to finalize a few things.


  1.  Tickets for Ohana will be on sale THIS Friday 2/15  at …. Hmmm, lets say 11:22am EST just to screw with the web guy.  
  2.  Tickets will remain at $85/ea and as usual includes dinner on Saturday night at the Luau and all the fun, shows, performances, games, and shenanigans during the weekend.  (That’s the lowest price per shenanigan you will find ANYWHERE.  I guarantee it!)  
  3.  There will, once again, be a kickoff party on the Thursday before Ohana.  Its not on a boat this year, but it will still kick all sorts of ass (without making me nervous about being on the water).  The boat trip may return next year, but this year its ROTSOTTFLG (details below).  
  4.  Tickets for the kickoff are separate (we know all of you can’t make it Thursday, but if you can, it’s a killer time) and will be $25.  They will be on sale this Friday as well.  And yes, that $25 includes food, live music, and yet still even more shenanigans.  
  5.  Tickets to Ohana and the ROTSOTTFLG kick-off party make a wonderful Valentines Day gift for a cherished loved one.  Just sayin’.  

So, remember, at 11:22am Eastern Standard Time this Friday, go to http://www.LuauAtTheLake.com and the “Buy Tickets” link will be live. If you don’t see it right away, hit refresh on your browser, or clear your cache. Gooney’s done such a great job on the site and getting everything done so quick I’ve gotta throw him a curveball.

Mahalo for the continued support! And we’ll see you at the Lake!



Ok, I said it a bunch of times above… ROTSOTTFLG.

And you probably think I’ve finally popped that last remaining braincell and now delirium has finally taken the upperhand. WRONG!! The (losing) battle for my sanity continues to rage on!

And the kickoff party stands to test your sanity as well….

Dare you to face the **Return Of The Son Of The Thing From Lake George **???

That’s right folks, that’s our theme for this year:

Cheesy 50s/60s sci-fi and monster movies!!

It will take place at the Tiki, and our amazing decorating committee (headed by the always lovely and talented Wahine Ina) are transforming Whispers into a wacky wonderland of movie cheese!

As usual, we’ll have food and cocktails (food is included, cocktails are on you), some great music, movies, games, a costume contest (I better see at least one Godzilla, dammit!) and the whole thing will be headlined by….

The Coffin Daggers!!

If you’re not familiar with the Coffin Daggers, well, boy are you in for a treat! The Coffin Daggers deliver an all out attack on the senses drawing from diverse influences, ranging from Dick Dale, Henry Mancini, Link Wray, and the Cramps. These guys will “stomp a mudhole into your fragile minds”…in a good way! We’re thrilled to have them, and once again Thursday night is shaping up to be a “can’t miss”… so Don’t Miss it!!!!

Oh, and about the costume contest… the sky is the limit; Be a victim, be a monster, be a robot, be the scientist with the short, wide tie and plaid sport coat… pretty much anything you want!!

And as usual, a costume is not required, but if you’re up for it, we’d love to see you in one! And in this case saying “Oh, I’d come in costume, but I don’t think I could make anything good” is no excuse. We’re talking cheesy 50s/60s monster movies!!! They had a shoestring budget and questionable artistic talent on a good day! Cheepnis is king. Bad costumes are the norm here!!!

Stay warm everyone, and we’ll see ya at the bottom of the lake… bwaaaaaaaaahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


This is becoming yet, another, very news-y week for Ohana - Yippee!!

Ohana is also very happy to announce 2 returning sponsors for Ohana 2013.

First-up, we've got fun, kitchy, retro-fabulous, monster, tiki-friendly Sourpuss Clothing, who is joinging us as a second year Ohana sponsor:

Sourpuss Clothing will be vending their most excellent wares at Ohana in June.

In the meantime, check out their duds & wares here: http://sourpussclothing.com/

And Ohana is very happy to announce that Fee Brothers will, again, be sponsoring Ohana - being a 5th-time supporter of Ohana Luau at the Lake!!

Fee's products will once, again, be used in the cocktails to be served at the bar during Ohana - ensuring that all the best ingredients are used for extra-awesome cocktails all weekend long.

& you can check out more from Fee's here: http://www.feebrothers.com/

And, of course......See ya at The Lake!

[ Edited by: croe67 2013-02-13 07:46 ]


And, of course, as promised above, Tickets for Ohana Luau at the Lake are ON SALE NOW!

You can get your tickets HERE: http://fraternalorderofmoai.org/ohana/tickets.php

As usual, ticket sales will be capped, and we do anticipate a sell-out, again, as rooms at The Tiki Resort went faster than they ever have before! But, never fear, we do have a back-up hotel, which you can also get the scoop about on the Ohana website.

& don't forget to like our Facebook page for all the latest updates, too: http://www.facebook.com/OhanaLuau

See ya at The Lake!


& here's the latest & greatest Ohana postcard art for your viewing pleasure!

& check out the new little Rum Renaissance fezzed tiki guy on the lower left, too :D

Room booked! Tickets purchased! New dress bought! Liver: preparing for damage!
See everyone in June!! :)

On 2013-02-24 14:28, Tiki-kitty wrote:
Liver: preparing for damage!

The Liver is a muscle and therefore can be conditioned, or exercised if you don't mind the foul language.

Start your work outs now and start them simple. For the first two weeks drink two beers every night. Then for two weeks drink one mai tai and two beers every night. Every two weeks add something to the practice alternating between adding cocktails and adding beer. By June you should have no problems AND be able to drink a few people under the table too!


We've got lots & lots of Ohana-y goodness happening this week!

Ohana Luau at the Lake is thrilled to announce a new sponsor for a very new rum called Deadhead Rum!

They'll be presenting the craaaaazy Ohana kick-off party, as well as sponsoring the Cocktail Contest this year, and having a number of other surprises up their sleeves (or, is that in their hair, since it doesn't look like this dude has arms......).

Killer bottle, huh? Check out the bottle & more here on their website: http://deadheadrum.com

And, if you're on that Facebook thingy, give like 'em there, too, 'cuz we know you're gonna LOVE them at Ohana!
http://www.facebook.com/DeadheadRum?fref=ts & give them a "like"

See ya at The Lake!

I just found out about this cool rum, and BANG, you've got them sponsoring Ohana!!! That's awesome!!!

croe67 posted on Mon, Mar 4, 2013 9:15 AM

AND......back this year for the 5th year in a row.....THE OHANA COCKTAIL CONTEST!
Get the full scoop below from the latest & greatest Ohana email BLAST.


Yowza yowza yowza do I have a bunch to tell you today! I’ll try to keep it brief, but no promises.

First, we have an amazing new sponsor… Deadhead Rum!! And if you haven’t seen their stuff, you NEED to check out http://deadheadrum.com immediately, just to see the crazy-amazing bottle this wonderful elixir comes in!!

Deadhead is really going overboard with their support, and I’ll get to all of it below, but the first thing I want to mention is their sponsoring of the annual Cocktail Contest!!

Often imitated, never duplicated, the cocktail contest is back, and once again is your chance to compete for fame and glory (and a cool trophy!) on the battlefield of mixology. As usual, you’ll have 5 minutes to present your drink, and will be judged on Taste, use of the Sponsor Rum, and Presentation. And yes, presentation STILL means “What the drink looks like” (Ie garnish, serving container, color, etc) but we welcome pageantry and theatrics in this category as well… although don’t feel you need to wear an Aztec Sun God costume and recite an epic poem to get the judges attention. Sometimes just a quick explanation of the drink works best. And don’t go over the 5 minutes. You will be gonged.

If you’d like to throw your hat in the ring to compete against other amateur mixologists, the always lovely and organized Kristiki is coordinating once again. Send her an email: Kristy.Bronner(at)gmail(dot)com if you want more info, or to sign up. Space is limited, so don’t delay, act today!!

And speaking of acting today (segue!!) be sure to buy your tickets for the event!! We’re well over halfway sold out!! Having a room reserved at the Tiki does NOT guarantee you entrance to the event, so buy your tickets before its too late!! Get em here: http://fraternalorderofmoai.org/ohana/tickets.php

Ok, now back to the Deadhead stuff. Did you see the bottle!?!?!? Were you too lazy to click the link? Ok, here’s a teaser of what it looks like:

Too cool huh? I don’t know about you, but I LOVES me some shrunken heads!

And these folks are amazing! Not only are they sponsoring the Cocktail Contest, but they’re also sponsoring the Kick-Off Party!!

Talk about a perfect fit for our 50s/60s Monster & Sci-Fi themed “Return of The Son of The Thing From Lake George” kick-off party!!! Deadhead will be right at home amongst all of our creatures of the night! We’ll have some great surprises from them throughout the party, so be sure to come out a day early and join us if you can.

Oh, we’ve also added a second band to the kick-off party… 9th Grave, who will warm us up with monster tunes that are not to be missed. You can get kickoff tickets on the ticket page http://fraternalorderofmoai.org/ohana/tickets.php and even if you’ve already bought Ohana tickets, you can still add the kick-off. Note: Thursday is VERY close to sold out as we’re limited by the room occupancy. Don’t wait to pull the trigger.

So, cocktail contest, kick-off party…pretty cool huh? But wait! There’s more! (Seriously, we can’t thank Deadhead enough… they’ve gone mental with the support!) What about the RUM itself, you say? How do I get some of that in my belly, you ask?

Well, Deadhead will be on-site for the weekend, giving out free samples, tons of swag, and will be featured in the drinks the Tiki is serving! I hear a rumor they may even be hosting a crawl room!!!

So, be sure to give them a big Mahalo and visit their website: http://deadheadrum.com or go like them on the facepage: https://www.facebook.com/DeadheadRum and let them know you’re psyched to see them at Ohana!!

Tons more to come really soon including more band announcements and rooms crawls and all manner of shenanigans!

croe67 posted on Fri, Mar 8, 2013 8:26 AM

And even MORE exciting Sponsor news from The Lake! Ohana Luau at the Lake is pleased to announce that Hawaiian Brand Snacks will be joining us in Lake George to spread their Hawaiian snack yumminess!

They've got flavors like Sweet Maui Onion & Luau BBQ Potato Chips, as well as Hawaiian Onion Rings - YUMMMMM!

Check out the rest of their goodies & please give 'em some Facebook likin' HERE, too:



Ohana Luau at the Lake is very pleased to welcome back Trader Vic's as a sponsor for 2013!!

Trader Vic's will, again, be presenting the Ohana Mystery Bowl Auction & has some new goodies to share with attendees this year....the anticipation starts......NOW!!!

MAHALO to Trader Vic's for their continued support of Ohana Luau at the Lake!

Check 'em out here: http://www.tradervics.com/

And, for Ohana updates, sign-up for the Ohana newsletter HERE: http://www.fraternalorderofmoai.org/ohana/
& check out our Facepage thingy HERE: https://www.facebook.com/OhanaLuau?ref=stream

And.....we leave you with a little taste of what the Mystery Bowl Auction brings for your viewing pleasure :wink:..........



Just a reminder for prospective Room Crawl hosts and Cocktail Contest contestants at Ohana 2013 -- please register!

COCKTAIL CONTEST -- send email to kristy dot bronner at gmail dot com.

ROOM CRAWL -- send email to geoffb91 at gmail dot com.

Also feel free to contact us with questions or to express interest even if you are on the fence so we can follow up as the schedule fills up.

Mahalo and see you at the Lake!



And.....we've got some more sponsor FUN for Ohana Attendees, too!

Back for another year of Ohana LOVE is Kona Brewing, who will be sponsoring the Ohana Room Crawl AND the Mini Golf contest!!

Kona has all sorts of surprises in-store for us this year (HINT, HINT.....Did you know that Longboard Lager now comes in 16 OZ. cans!?!?!)

See what they're up to here: http://konabrewingco.com/ & on FB: https://www.facebook.com/KonaBrewingCo?fref=ts


AND...in case you missed our email from last week, here's the scoop on the BAND LIST for Ohana 2013 - some great talent coming this year - don't miss 'em!!

We love this guy. I love this guy. Pablus IS aloha. Just a man, his uke, and more talent than a three ring circus, Pablus will once again wisk you away to forgotten paradise with his haunting music and angelic voice. If tiki had “rock gods”, he would be Zeus! Don’t miss Pablus’ set, and look for him popping up with imprompteu tunes all weekend. You may even get some fresh fruit too!

The Revomatics
HIGH energy, HIGH octane, 60s garage band surf rock. Do I really need to say anything else? These cats are making the trek out from Milwaukee, Wisconsin just to drop the hammer and redline some killer tunes into your ear holes. Buckle up and hold tight baby…its gonna be a hell of a ride!

The Granite Tiki
Performing in the Paradise Lounge until he collapses from exhaustion, our former “hardest working man at Ohana” will continue his tradition of fantastic tunes, sing alongs, and special guests. Always a blast and not to be missed! Just don’t make him do the Ohana song too many times. He’s got a bunch of other great stuff in his repertoire too!

9th Wave
Ohana staples, killer musicians, and some of the nicest folks you’re ever apt to meet, we’re thrilled to have 9th Wave back again! Bringing kick-ass tiki, spy, sci-fi, and hot rod surf, custom ordered, hot and fresh direct to you, 9th Wave delivers the goods daddio!

Kitty Chow & Fisherman
Bringing a fresh blend of Exotica and Hawaiiana, Kitty & Fisherman are sure to delight you with ukes and vibes and a warm wave of Aloha! The perfect sounds to get lost in paradise while your cares melt away.

The Kahiki Serenaders
Pure Exotica at its absolute finest from some of the finest musicians around. Lyman, Drasnin, Denny…all the tunes you know and love, and a few you don’t know but will love. The Serenaders are guaranteed to wow you with mystical feats of musical magic!

And don’t forget, for the Return Of The Son Of The Thing From Lake George kick off party, we’ve got The Coffin Daggers and 9th Grave!!!

Holy Lono that’s a ton of entertainment right there. And that’s not even counting the music and dancing at the Polynesian Dinner Show!

You can get more info on all the entertainment here, AND you can listen to a track rom each band HERE: http://www.fraternalorderofmoai.org/ohana/entertainment.php

croe67 posted on Thu, Apr 4, 2013 4:42 AM

With the Tiki Resort still sold out, Ohana Luau at the Lake is pleased to announce an additional back-up lodging option - the adorable Windsor Motel in EASY walking distance to The Tiki Resort.

Ohana guests get a great special rate, too! Rate details at: http://www.fraternalorderofmoai.org/ohana/event.php

That is an adorable hotel, but I am not giving up our room at The Tiki. Ha.

This year is going to be incredible. Is it June yet?!



Are you sure? Because I'd totally take it from you, nooooo problem.


Ohana Mugs - They have arrived in ALL of their glory!!

Once, again, they are by the FABULOUS Squid & we're just loving this drum design - Squid really outdid himself once again on these babies.

Mugs are very limited at an edition size of 113 & are only available to Ohana Attendees. Pre-sales started a couple weeks ago & we've got


And I hear there's a surprise with the mugs. There's a surprise people, an awesome mug, with a surprise. Go buy one now! These are sure to pop up on ebay in 6 months at twice what they cost now. They're just..that...cool.


and......the Ohana Schedule is now LIVE - check out the crazy-AWESOME weekend Festivities HERE: http://www.fraternalorderofmoai.org/ohana/schedule.php


On 2013-04-30 06:54, Hale Tiki wrote:
And I hear there's a surprise with the mugs. There's a surprise people,

There's surprise people?

The mugs are made from people?

The Mugs! They're People!

[ Edited by: chip and andy 2013-05-01 05:34 ]



OHANA MUGS ARE MADE OUT OF PEOPLE! THEY'RE PEEEEOOOPPPLEEEE. Next thing they'll be breeding us like chickens for pupu. You've gotta tell them. YOU'VE GOTTA TELL THEM!

No need for concerns about eating people by mistake at Ohana. When you line up to get luau pig at Ohana you get to see the whole damn pig (or a couple of them really) as you walk in for dinner.



Vegans, you may want to look away... the following picture is carnivore porn

More here



What about long pig? Can we get some of that? Or is that too taboo?

Ohana Luau at the Lake 2013 is now officially sold out. Fifth year in a row!

Mahalo for all your support and SEE YOU AT THE LAKE!


Hot damn! Going to be a great time!


It's RUM week here at Ohana!
....who are we kidding? EVERY WEEK is Rum Week here at Ohana :)

We're very happy to announce that El Dorado Rum will, again, be joining Ohana as a sponsor - attendees can look forward to enjoying El Dorado Rums all weekend long at Ohana!


If you haven't already - please consider making a donation to the Silent Auction!

The silent auction is one of the highlights of the event and is a main source of the donations made to the Easter Island Foundation.

Let’s make this year even more spectacular! It's not too late to help out!
We’re looking for donations of art, jewelry, clothing, housewares, collectibles, Hawaiiana, tiki and more!

Please visit this link for donation information and instructions: http://www.fraternalorderofmoai.org/ohana/silentauction.php


Ohana is pleased to welcome back Brinley Gold Shipwreck Rum as a returning sponsor - we look forward to sharing Brinley's excellent rums with our guests all weekend long!!



We LOVE El Dorado! Woo!

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