a glam birthday luncheon

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

when one of my dear friends, nina  decided to host a luncheon for her birthday i knew it was going to be fabulous. she's all girly and glam and it was no surprise that it hugely influenced her party decor concept. she had envisioned lots of flowers in pinks and oranges with a punch of lime green.

since nina's hands were full with her new business and caring for her twin boys, i helped her coordinate and plan party strategies with her. we bounced off ideas ~ we shared pinterest inspirations and texted back and forth nightly on different party details. we had a blast planning, cake tasting ~ the whole process was just pure fun! 

it was a perfect gorgeous saturday. she served pate with crackers and fruits to start when guests arrived. nina  just recently opened an online gem shop, PBC CLOSET, so we all shopped and perused her home studio/boutique. it was the perfect time to catch up with old friends, shop and sip endless mimosas!

the huge white vase with lanterns was nina's idea and inspired by this image. it gave such a gorgeous impact to the tablescape and overall party decor. grocery-bought flowers beautifully arranged and bunched together lent a luxurious expensive look even if they were not. we kept the flowers in the same color scheme and scattered in the middle of the table in varied vase heights, just to give it a more casual less uniform look. the lovely ruffled rosette tablecloth and ghost clear chairs was the perfect blend of modern and girly. i just loved those mixed together! 

she hired a chef and small staff to cook and serve us during lunch. we were treated to delicious stuffed cremini mushrooms and mixed greens salad to start. followed with grilled shrimp linguine in lemon butter sauce with garlic bread which were absolutely yummy. then a refreshing coconut (the celebrant's favorite!) sorbet with berries and freshly baked ginger snaps were served to end the meal. then the final dessert treat for the guests were the individual two-tiered mini cakes in either vanilla butter cake or chocolate cake!

each guest get to take home a dainty bangle from nina's  shop, PBC Closet as party favors!

as nina  opened gifts, we stayed around and nibbled on macarons from 
mon cherie and chocolate chip cookies from tiny boxwoods

it was truly an unforgettable birthday party and we were just as delighted to be a part of it. thanks nina for having us! 

mini cakes CAKES BY GINA
rentals AZTEC 


Stephanie McDonald said...

Love this....beautiful! Every detail is SO perfect...absolutely obsessed with the twigs and lantern!!

Mylene said...

Everything looks perfect! love the color schemes.

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Oh my!!! I can't believe you all got your own mini cake!! What a FABULOUS celebration! So, so beautiful!! How special to have spent an afternoon with friends, mimosas and divine food in such a beautiful setting!

Leslie said...

Such a gorgeous party! I love the subtle tones paired with the lime green. And the tablecloth is absolutely amazing! You did a great job!

Emily said...

This is a gorgeous party! I love every detail. The colors and flowers are to die for!! You ladies did a fabulous job!!

LiveLaughDecorate said...

So freaking fab! Why am I just find this blog lady? love it all. TGIF!

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

WHAT A PARTY!!!!!!!!! WOW!