50th Birthday Weekend in Cabo

Debbie loves Cabo. Honestly, I don't trust anyone who doesn’t love Cabo. We started planning Debbie’s 50th with a tequila inspired invitation designed by our sister company, FUNBOX.

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Guests stayed in the beautiful JW Marriot Los Cabos property, so everyone met by the pool by day & reconvened for dinners by night. The weekend kicked off with dinner at one of Cabo’s newer properties, Acre Baja. It’s a hidden away secret that’s nestled in thick greenery & palm trees. Acre has a terrace that can fit up to 40 guests for a seated dinner with market lights already strung overhead, and the green leaves surrounding you kind of takes care of floral for you too.

The official birthday dinner was Saturday night at El Dorado Beach Club, overlooking the Pacific Ocean at sunset. Our table design featured Otomi embroidered runners and succulents down the center of the table, and place cards that we dip dyed in ocean blue. Guests were greeted with margaritas + palomas and passed ceviche + avocado taquitos. A churro bar with toppings got guests up from the table to dessert & dance.

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Then late night, an ice cream cart was rolled out - but instead of ice cream inside, there were ice shot glasses for tequila shots. Guests would drink the shot then throw it at a bell hanging over the fireplace. Of course if you didn’t ring the bell, you had to try again. . . There may have been a few regrets the next day.

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TC x

A Night Like MO Other

For Morgan’s 40th, she wanted long farm tables filled with friends, food & wine under a canopy of fairy lights. We loved her vision from the start. The mood board for the night was inspired by images of interior designer, Kelly Wearstler’s, work that had a color palette of emerald green, black, white & gold. When a client shares my girl crush on Kelly Wearstler, I’m 100% on board. We thread the colors into place cards, menus, floral, napkins & even paper straws.

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To bring the emerald green into the place cards, we used a technique that is one of our old favorites: dip dying. For the menus, we added a new technique that we’ve loved from afar for a long time but had never tried in-house: gold leaf.

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The perfect green velvet settee from Panacea Collective carried everything into the lounge area where guests had cocktails & appetizers to start.

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The event space, 7Co, had the perfect room to stage the farm tables and tunnel effect with the light strands. We partnered with Intelligent Lighting Design, and the light installation was just as stunning as we’d imagined. It transformed a blank slate into a magical setting for dinner. When guests moved to the dinner room, Parkside served family style goodness course after course.

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To finish the night off, everyone danced the night away to beats by DJ Honeycomb. Everything was captured on the mobile photo booth and shared with #apartylikeMOother. Our new roaming GIF booth is such a fun addition to the dance floor! More info + hilarious gifs here.

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PAJAMA BRUNCH

We had the pleasure of throwing a birthday party for one of the sweetest 18 year olds, Eleanor. She wanted a cozy brunch and pajamas party at her house. So, upon arrival, guests were gifted a set of the cutest pajamas by August Morgan to change into.

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Brunch was served under a tent in the backyard which kept out the drizzly weather. On top of a fantastic omelette station by Word of Mouth, we incorporated the Pancake Bar by FUNBOX. The girls got to pour their toppings into a personalized batter scoop, then hand it to the chef to make their customized pancakes. Of course the chocolate chips were a favorite, but the sprinkle bomb was a surprise hitter!

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For dessert, we displayed all of the pink candies the birthday girl could dream up, plus macarons laid out brightly in our clear display case.

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For other activities, guests took turns posing for their Polaroid photo, so they could paste it into the Tiny Notes guest book by FUNBOX. Then, the girls wrote on a notecard with custom letterhead and placed them into the envelopes for Eleanor to open later.

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Industry Print Shop dropped by to live-print custom t-shirts, and Vannagram was parked outside to take photos of guests in their signature 1979 Type-2 Volkswagen Bus.

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Our client chose the perfect gift boxes for all of Eleanor’s friends: birthday versions of The Sunday Edit beauty box. This is Sunday Riley’s fun, luxe subscription and gift box line, and was such a great gift for all of the girls!

 
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Thanks for letting Craven + Co. be a part of your special day, Eleanor! ♥️

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