We’re bringing out the spirit fingers for this fresh citrus birthday party with a summer balloon garland and painterly designs. Deets & Things brought the whole shindig together, and we only wish we could have seen it in person! If not for the epic lounge setup, then certainly for the sculptural blooms by Not just in Novels. From the spicy margaritas and the Scandi-style chairs to the acrylic menus and the hand-painted macarons, these images from Harper and Grace Photography have us saying “Yes… this IS forty!”
From the designer, Deets & Things: It’s not officially Summer yet but here at deets & things, we’re ready for all the outdoor dinner parties and festivities! There are few things better than an al fresca dinner party with good food and the best of family –that’s how my sister wanted to celebrate the dawn of a new decade and who was I to deny her!
In the gated front yard of her home, we celebrated my sister’s 40th with an intimate dinner party for 12. With Summer around the corner, I wanted to pull in cheery but muted tones of mustard yellow, coral and rose. Garnering inspiration from the whimsical Victorian box tree that was the backdrop for our lounge, Not Just in novels dressed our tables with the prettiest wispy blooms.
Speaking of lounge—a little balloon explosion was just wanted we needed to up the fun. Paired with cake and blooms and there’s nowhere I’d rather be! The best thing about keeping it intimate?—the chance to splurge a little on the details!—Allie Mantequillaco made the most beautiful all acrylic hand-painted invites for our specials guests and complimenting place cards that were the perfect touch to our little dinner setting.
As the days get shorter, and the breeze settles in, here’s to all the summer days being just this special!
The chances we’ll ever tire of this summer balloon garland are slim. We are full on super fans for this al fresco birthday aesthetic and all the painterly details it involved. More brushtroke party decor ideas this way!
Designer: Deets & Things
Photographer: Harper and Grace Photography
Rentals: Create A Party
Laser cut goods and signage: Creativeamme
Florals: Not just in Novels
Desserts: Jen Tee Bakes
Stationary and Place Cards: Mantequillaco
Balloons: Balloons By Courtney
Linens: BBJ La Tavola
Private Chef: Chef Adam Crisafulli