A Modern Fiesta at the Ace Hotel

By Brittni • posted on 02/23/2024

Watercolor Menus + Mini Art Prints from Minted

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.

Ace Hotel, Palm Springs

Interior of Ace Hotel in Palm Springs

Ace Hotel // hanging rope and beads

Modern Fiesta at Ace

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:

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.

Watercolor Menu

Cacti + Flowers for Modern Fiesta Dinner

Minted Prints // Styled by Brittni Mehlhoff

Cactus with Fresh Flowers

Modern Fiesta // artwork from Minted dinner

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 piñata 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.

Fiesta Dinner at Ace with Minted

Mini Art Prints // from Minted

Modern Fiesta Watercolor Paper Garland

Ombre Piñata for Meet/Make/Do

colorful flowers for a modern fiesta dinner

Minted Confetti

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.

Ace Dinner with Minted in Palm Springs (group photo)

Placesetting for Modern Fiesta Dinner

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.

Photography by Mary Costa Photography // Group photo by Chelsea Foy


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11 comments | Click here to reply

The pineapple vase is a stroke of genius!
and everything is so pretty

handmade by amalia

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Glad you found me Melanie. Welcome!


Hi! Just recently found your blog. This table decor is so great… I just love the vibe you created and show in these photos. Would love to experience Palm Springs sometime!


Thanks girl! You rocked the DIYs on this one.


Such fun we had!! Impeccable styling work on the table, B! You rule!

Kelly @ Studio DIY

Isn’t that great Rebekah? Jenn from A Blog Named Scout made it, from a real pineapple. I think she’ll be sharing the details on her blog at some point: http://ablognamedscout.com


I looove the pineapple vase! Is that a real pineapple? And if so, how did you cut it?

Rebekah {aCricketSang}

Thanks ladies. It was a fun night. I would definitely recommend a dinner there if you’re ever in Pam Springs.


Looks like an amazing night! Beautiful details. Love the colors.

Lila Smyth

This place look amazing! Magic atmosphere!
Happy monday

Viky — MySecretFashionPoison

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