A couple of weeks ago, while I was in Palm Springs, we threw a dinner at the Ace Hotel, which is definitely a place you'll want to visit if you ever find yourself in Palm Springs.
Kelly and Chelsea had both been there before, but it was my first time, so I was really excited to explore the grounds a little bit and have some tacos on the stargazing deck. Have you been to the Ace in Palm Springs?
Of course, we couldn't let a dinner go by without some bells and whistles, so we partnered with Minted to bring our idea for a non-traditional modern fiesta to life, and make things a little bit more special. They hooked us up with menus, gifts for our guests, a custom photo booth backdrop - the whole shebang.
We knew we wanted to do something a little out to the ordinary - not your typical fiesta, so we decided to pair down the color scheme, going with rich blues, neutrals, and a few pops of warmer pinks and reds to liven things up.
We decorated the table with cacti and flower arrangements (including that gorgeous pineapple arrangement from Jenn), along with cracked cascarones, confetti, and a few blooms scattered around the table. A few cacti were planted in tiny seedling containers with fresh flowers attached, and the big guys flanked the arrangements.
To bring some color to each place setting, we chose these blue ombre watercolor menus, which matched the DIY confetti and cascarones perfectly. And then we set up some goodies for everyone to take home:
- little kraft boxes filled with Mexican candies, tied with velvet ribbon and simple place cards
- an assortment of tiny Minted prints
- and a larger print to add to everyone's collection. This one was a crowd favorite.
I love that the three of us were able to work together on this dinner to choose everything. It's always fun to work with other people on projects like this, especially when they're your buddies.
Kelly made the lapel picado garland with some of our extra ombre cards and her Cricut. That thing is magic, I tell ya. And Kel also made over a crazy colorful piÃ±ata into this toned down, ombre gem. Which of course, matched our menus and pretty much everything else. She shared the DIY here for anyone who is interested.
And I styled the table and place settings.
We kept the vibe casual with a DIY taco bar, and a giant pitcher of margaritas pretty much sealed the deal. It was so nice to sit down for a few hours after a very full day of projects, and just chat with everyone. These girls are seriously the sweetest (and cutest) girls are know.
It was a lovely night (the weather was awesome that day and night) and I seriously can't wait to go back there again. Hopefully with all of these amazing ladies.
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