The party was held in the back yard of the birthday girl’s home. The yard has two levels to it, so we created a dessert lounge around the pool and put the D.J. and dance floor a few steps above the pool.
For decor, we skipped flowers all together and mainly focused on lighting. Alex from A.G. Lighting hooked us up with pink “up” lighting for the gazebo, string lights, white lanterns and spot lights for the corners of the pool. I also floated 34 glass bubble vases into the pool. Each vase contained pink water and a floating candle.
Kathy G. & Co. created some amazing sweet treats for the party. Cake pops on a stick and red velvet cupcakes were displayed on the dessert table along with a variety of pink candy, the birthday cake and Osler’s sandwich’s (just in case someone didn’t want sugar).
Cellophane bags and custom labels were available for guests to make their own favor bags filled with rock candy, jelly beans, M&Ms, taffy, chocolate balls and sour belts.
What better way to end a hot summer night than with an ice cream sundae bar. Guests were served vanilla ice cream in a Cosmo glass and then given free reign to pile on the toppings.
We also brought in a screen and projector (vaguely seen through the trees in this photo) to play a photo slide show of the birthday girl and her friends. The photographer for the night, Will Dickey, was even able to upload photos taken throughout the night to play during the party.
All and all, this was definitely one of Gather’s favorite parties. The clients were an absolute delight to work with and I was so happy how everything turned out!