aloha! And, welcome to Dave’s 40th birthday!
We are absolutely thrilled to share with you that our tropical luxe 40th has been featured by Confetti Fair. You can read all about it here.
I created this tropical luxe party especially for Shantel, who wanted to celebrate her husband Dave’s 40th birthday with a warm, fun and casual celebration! Aloha 40!
Tropical-inspired parties are an on-trend theme and the best way to kick off summer. Dave and Shantel’s friends eased into the evening along a Hawaiian style bamboo torch-lit path. They were met with a smooth guitarist playing tropical tunes.
We turned up the tropical vibe in the party location with an abundance of lush greenery. We served a tropical-inspired menu under festoon lights and a starlit summery sky.
The show-stopper of a cake was created by my go-to cake designer Lisa from Cakes 2 Celebrate by Lisa Two tiers of white chocolate mud cake with layers of passionfruit ganache, all topped off with a glitzy golden pineapple.
Lisa also created especially for the event chocolate buttercream, cupcakes topped off with a green tropical leaf. Vanilla with white chocolate cake pops. White glazed donuts with a touch of gold leaf, and tropical macarons.
The exceptional chefs from Ultimo Catering sent our senses to the tropics with their tropical inspired menu. My favourite was the Gin and Hawaiian black salt cured lamb, white pepper yam, back bread and parsley mayo. And the crowd favourite was the Buttermilk fried chicken slider with warm brioche and Hawaiian slaw.
Hawaii, palms, pineapples and summer, inspired the decor. The colour palette included the traditional tropical colours of green and white. I introduced some textures like wicker, hessian and rattan. We turned up the sense of luxury with black and gold.
One of the highlights was definitely the incredible balloon installation from Oh La La Balloon Bar Chey used a mix of white, green and gold confetti balloons, with a sprinkling of foliage to really hit the tropical vibe. I loved the burst of colour and sense of fun it brought to the party!
Ngaere from NJM Woodcraft created this timber backdrop especially for the event. Ngare also generously provided an abundance of custom made crates for the event.
One of the highlights of this fabulous party was the acrylic signage installation from Etched. Lisa created the ‘cheers’ sign on the mimosa bar, and the ‘aloha 40’ sign at the dessert bar. I loved the mimosa bar sign and best of all was the ‘Dave is 40’ drink stirrers. I chose black to really hit the masculine feel. Teamed with gold hit the luxury vibe I was chasing.
Sarah from Heart Strings Hire & Style is so amazing and has the most amazing pieces of furniture, including this Hamptons bar, aswell as the cube bar tables teamed with Brentwood stools.
Another highlight of this fabulous party was the exceptional tropical design that carried right through the party. From the beginning – it set the scene with an appealing invitation through to welcome signage, bar signage, menus and thank you tags. Anita from Design My Party Studio listened to my brief and delivered a great design that hit the masculine topical vibe that I was chasing.
I tell you what, it’s not really a party unless Favor Lane Party is included. Shelley from FavorLane sources modern, stylish, and unique party supplies from all over the world. On this occasion we featured FavorLane’s bon bon, straws, napkins and confetti.
We turned the tropical vibe in the party location with an abundance of lush greenery. Jasmine from Market Fresh & Co. created tropical florals that provided a special wow! They are bold in colour and delightfully fragrant!
my little party australia brought all the practical yet fun items, from accessories to glassware, cushions to servingware, and everything in between. Be sure to check out our hire store for all our party hire needs.
I was delighted Sweet Encounter Events and Hire was able to feature their fabulous peacock chair. There is nothing more important to us than long-lasting memories from a styled by emma louise event. Anel from Anel Photography is an incredibly talented photographer who captured all the important details of this little party so well.
Cheers! We hope this tropical luxe 40th birthday party will leave you dreaming of summer. Contact me to book in your next party here or call me on 0424 728 798.