It is on Thanksgiving Day, which would be Thursday the 26th, I think, isn't it?
It is really easy to get to Laupahoehoe Point Park and stone gorgeous once you are there. Go to Hilo, go past the airport turnoff and go to the traffic light at Ken's House of Pancakes. Turn left towards Hilo Bayfront. Go over the Suisan bridge, go past the Kamehameha statue and turn right at the first right past the Kamehameha statue. This will put you on the bayfront highway and head you out of Hilo towards Waimea on the Belt Highway aka Mamalahoa Highway. Go over singing bridge and keep going for 24.6 miles, at least that's how far Yahoo Maps says it is. After you come out of the second gulch (you'll know them when you see them) there will be right turn which has a sign which says "Laupahoehoe Park" or "Laupahoehoe Point". It is the first right as you come out of the second gulch if you are coming from Hilo side. After you've made the right turn from the highway, there will be another right turn onto a winding scenic road down to Laupahoehoe point. Follow the road about a mile and a half or so and it goes directly into the park. Keep following the park road until it ends at the big pavilion. We have the big pavilion all to ourselves and we will be very easy to find.
The pavilion has either ten or twelve large picnic tables under cover so if it rains, that won't be a problem. There is electricity, water, restrooms and even a shower available there. There is a barbecue there if anyone wanted to bring charcoal and grill things. Parking is directly in front of the pavilion so it is very easy to schlep stuff in and out. There is a huge flat lawn area as well as a sand volley ball area there. There is camping available there if folks wanted to not have to drive home afterwards.
As far as food, we just let folks bring their favorite Thanksgiving day dish. So far we've not had an overabundance of any particular thing, but if we do, we will just eat extra helpings of whatever it is. Folks do like to bring their own tableware, we will have table cloths although a few extra of those wouldn't hurt. Anyone wants to bring any table decorations, bring them along.
We usually have a game of croquette going on while folks are setting up for Turkey Day, there will be kids and grandparents there so bring yours along too!