Our Customer Experience Director Lauren turned 30 earlier this year, so, obviously, we had to celebrate her with the most extra surprise party ever! We brought out the big guns for this birthday bash, creating brand new backdrops complete with tinsel galore, incorporating one of Lauren’s favorite lounge groupings, and bringing in alll the tropical flowers!
We opted to host Lauren’s cocktail style party in the Ivy Room at Republic Restoratives. Republic is one of our favorite venues to work with, and the space had the cozy, intimate feel we wanted. Plus they provided us with allll the dranks, including a signature mule designed just for Lauren! What more could you want?! The talented ladies at She Loves Me accented the space with tropical arrangements and bud vases that were perfect for our Miami bred birthday girl, and BRIGHTLY Ever After provided us with a fun neon sign that was one of the major focal points of the room! Two months later, and we still feel SO lucky to have had an amazing team of friendors help bring our vision to life. We couldn’t be more grateful to them, or more in awe of their incredible talent!
We’ve been missing our SVR girl gang hard these past few days of quarantine, and we’re loving looking through these pics again! It’s so easy to feel lonely in this period of isolation, but reminiscing on this night reminds us that there is light at the end of the tunnel and more big milestones to celebrate together soon. We can’t wait to be reunited with our people and to celebrate all the birthdays, holidays, weddings, half birthdays (we’re feeling for everyone whose plans have been put on hold because of social distancing), graduations, and more! Hopefully life returns to normal soon, but, in the meantime, we’re feeling inspired to plan all the parties we want to throw as soon as the restrictions are lifted. Let’s face it, we don’t have much else to do while locked away at home! So, we hope you enjoy this glimpse into Lauren’s b-day bash and feel inspired to start planning your very own post-quarantine shindig. One thing’s for sure, we’ll all be in desperate need of a night out together when this is over!
We wanted Lauren’s birthday celebration to feel intimate and not too formal, so we opted for small bites in keeping with the cocktail style vibe we had going on! Quickstep Catering created such a delicious menu for us, including roasted seasonal veggies, a crostini bar, tandoori chicken, chimichurri steak lollies, and shrimp mojo verde. YUM!! 🤤For a personal touch, we created this display with our Milo Shelves at the entrance to the party. Paper Darlings created illustrations of Lauren that we then incorporated into pics from Lauren’s travels throughout the years. The result was SO cute and the perfect way to pay tribute to Lauren’s many adventures in the past decade!
From the beginning of our planning process, we knew we wanted a cozy lounge grouping for guests to gather on. We opted for a variation of our 8th & Ocean lounge grouping, and included some of Lauren’s all-time favorite pieces. Lauren loves emerald, so we knew our Ames Sofa was a must-have! We paired the Ames with our Gramercy Chairs and Newton Coffee Table, and brought in pops of bold color will funky throw pillows and our Aslan Rug.
The birthday girl– 30, flirty, and THRIVING! To create a really great photo op, we set up our brand new backdrops behind the seating area! All of our tinsel and palm panels rent individually, and we opted for a combination of the Tribeca Gold Tinsel Panel, Chelsea Pink Tinsel Panel, and our Fiji Bleached Palm Panel. The combination was super colorful and bright, but also brought in the tropical element we wanted to be consistent throughout the event.
Cheers to a joy-filled decade, Lauren! We ❤️ you!! xoxo
PLANNING, DESIGN + RENTALS: Something Vintage Rentals || VENUE: Republic Restoratives || PHOTOGRAPHY: Carly Mendiola || FLORALS: She Loves Me || CATERING: Quickstep Catering || NEON SIGN: Brightly Ever After || CAKE: Buttercream Bakeshop ||