Contact me at Kelly@hulagirlsshaveice.com or 949-295-0292
Hula Girls Shave Ice is a family owned business started by me, Kelly Cartter and my daughters in May of 2004. Our family has deep roots in the Hawaiian community and our close tie to the Island of Kauai where we spent a lot of our youth with many Hawaiian and local friends, and our passion for Shave Ice from Jo Jo's Shave Ice in Waimea and Wishing Well Shave Ice in Hanalei. My husband and I were married in the backyard of our close friend's house (who were the Best Man and Brides Maid) in Anahola Bay, Kauai, with an Auntie performing the ceremony.
The Hula Girls Shave Ice story all began that spring of 2004 after our failed attempts to find "real" Hawaiian Shave ice on the Mainland. My Husband, Jason got a call from an "Uncle" back in Pearl City, Oahu, he had a shave ice machine that he wanted fixed and wanted him to fix it, after he did he asked if he just wanted to buy it and Jason jumped on the opportunity! It turned into a surprise gift for my Birthday (even though he loved his new toy!) and we happily began shaving ice for friends and family backyard kanikapila's, luaus and keiki's birthdays with only the single machine. As we got more requests from our friends to serve our authentic Hawaiian Shave Ice at their keiki's birthdays and luaus we figured we had found a business that we not only loved but made other people happy!
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Since no one was doing a portable Block Hawaiian Shave Ice, we had to invent a table top set up to make sure we kept the look and feel of Hawaii with being able to satisfy our customers needs and safety. Since then our set up has become the standard for the industry and has been copied by nearly every other shave ice company around the country!
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Quickly word got around Orange County and even San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara that the high quality and unique natural flavors that makes Shave Ice in Hawaii such a favorite was finally available on the Mainland, Hula Girls Shave Ice began to grow and quickly became Orange County's and Southern California's favorite famous authentic Hawaiian Shave Ice. (Remember it's Not shaved ice, there's no "d" in Hawaii.)
Nothing makes us smile more than when a friend or customers have one of our Shave Ice and flash back to their youth or vacations on the Islands and their favorite Shave Ice stand, we even had an Auntie cry with her fond memories, she hadn't been home in 40 years! Everyone has a favorite shave ice combo and a favorite place. We are just happy to share the aloha and be mentioned with some of the great Traditional Shave Ice stores in Hawaii, like Matsumoto's Shave Ice, Waiola Shave Ice or Aoki's Shave Ice and Ululani's Shave Ice on Maui. Believe us, we know Shave Ice, there is tradition, history and love behind it. That's why we do it.
We pride ourselves on only using block ice machines that produce the finest fluffiest ice, our motto is, "If it’s not block its chip!" Block Ice is harder to work with, takes longer to make and you have to freeze your own ice but we feel it’s worth it, it’s the way we make it on the Islands and you will taste the difference! If you decide to use someone else be sure they only use a NSF approved BLOCK shaver, if not find someone else or rent a snow cone machine it will be the same or just call us and you don't have to worry about expensive machine rentals and then having to buy a few flavors of heavy corn syrup artificial flavors. You can just sit back and enjoy the party knowing that your guests are having some of the best Shave Ice they have ever had and with no clean up or rental machine return! Just take a look at our Yelp page for comments from our customers!
Hula Girls Shave Ice has catered product launches, tradeshows, private events and fundraisers for the Surfrider Foundation, JetBlue, Vans, Southern California Slack Key Festival, Desperate Housewives (ABC), Universal Studios, NBC, Funny or Die, Aloha Falsetto Festival, Kala Koa Entertainment, US Open of Surfing, Hurley, Quiksilver, Roxy, DC, I love Poke Festival, Mizuno, Dewalt, Black and Decker, Newport Aquatic Center, Tiki Oasis, Anaheim Ducks, the City of Newport Beach, Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, Quest Diagnostics, Relay For Life, Davis Real Estate, Anaheim Hockey Club, Southern California Out Rigger Association (SCORA), and the Home Depot just to name a few! We love working with schools like Newport Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Mariners Christian Academy, Ensign Jr. High, Friday Night Lights, Orange Coast College Swim Team, Ignite Health, Costa Mesa High School Cheer Leader program, Kaiser School Carnival as well as numerous other Halua Hula (Hula Schools), many other Elementary, Middle and High schools, sports teams and charities to help with their fundraisers. Hula Girls Shave Ice has raised more than $250,000.00 and counting for local Schools, Pediatric Cancer and sports teams, we can help yours too! Email me for more info on how we can help you!
Hula Girls Shave Ice
Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara!
Kelly - (949) 295-0292