Double the Birthday – Double the Fun!
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Twins are so much fun!!!!!!! These twin girls are so loved by so many people, but not more than by Mom and Dad. The twin’s mom contacted and wanted to plan an amazing event that would be memorable for all of her guests and a blast for her twins. The theme of the metamorphosis of butterflies was established by Mom but it was up to me and the Glam Squad to make it come to life. They thankfully gave me a love of freedom in conceptualizing the design and coming up with the ideas. So….. Let the fun begin!
Martha Ramirez and Mayleen Gonzalez for UDS Photo joined in for the fun that night ad took the great pictures below. Thank you so much ladies for everything. =)
Our Fabu-Venue was White Space, an empty warehouse off of 595 and Sheridan St. We used the largest of the two studios which has a pre-function area and a large event space. The pre-function we split into two- the left as a MEGA entrance and the other for the flip book photo booth which you will see more about below. Rick Interian and his Avant Gardens design team hung a wooden structure from the ceiling over the entrance table scape. Mechanical butterflies were added throughout the entrance piece and were so life-like; it truly made this more of a show stopper. On the wall, we hung two canvases (one of each girl) for guests to write them a Happy Birthday note.
Uplyte did a great job on the draping and the lighting. They now have White Space permanently draped which is great! The lighting around the room was a soft purple with a mix of pink. It was the perfect combination for our bright decor and whispie ambiance. Gobos were made to replicate the butterflies on the invitation and they placed on the draping behind the cakes.
The cake table was so fun to design. Cake confectioner extraordinaire, Rosie Cunil of Elegant Temptations took our ideas and colors and ran with the wind. She custom made acrylic pieces to hold up the twin cakes as well as the mini parfaits that were placed behind them. Hanging crystals and butterflies were placed on the table and acrylic to incorporate our butterfly theme.
Alexia’s Cake, Olivia’s Cake, and some yummy desserts for guests. When we sang Happy Birthday and the twins blew out their candles, we had a massive confetti blast to start the night off right!!!!!! So cute!
I love the set up of this event. We set it as a cocktail style reception as there was never a chance to do anything else BUT party. =) There were several sets of tables both high and low. We added 8ft long tables extended 48″ inches in height to add something a little different to the decor. All of the floral decor we kept very organic but with pop colors as our twins LOVED pink and orange. Furniture from Room Service Rentals was placed throughout the room and in the VIP lounges.
In the shoe valet, the twins had custom made converse to match their dresses. SOsoooo cute!
We had two separate VIP lounges in the space, an Adult only lounge and a Teens lounge. Its important to assure that the adults have an area that is seprate from the teens to be able to order alcoholic beverages. When parents come to drop their kids off, this will make them feel assured that their teen will not try any funny business. Plus, any time you have a large event, I highly suggest you hire a reputable bartending/catering company who will not under any circumstances allow under age drinking. In creating a Teens bar, they felt just as important in their section. We served a fruit punch as the signature drink and it was embellished with three butterfly gummy candies with a skewer- it made it looks cool! Kids love cool lol.
Chris from Delicious Catering did a great job in making all of the stations yummy and oh so delicious. We served kids comfort food but upped it up a notch and added some gourmet touches to it. This was a great way to make sure that every guest would like the options on the stations.
We hired CircX to come and bring out the girls to their party. I love these customs, they actually light up! The butterfly ladies did an acro-improvisational performance and then they brought out the birthday girls. It was cute and so unexpected, the guests loved it!
In the middle of the party which by the way was off the chain! thanks to Big Will, Power Parties, and the Fabulous and Famous Miami DJ, DJ ZOG, we opened up the photo booth room. This allowed the guests to go into the room and enjoy doing the photo flip books a favors and great memories of the night.
Happy Birthday Olivia and Alexa! It was a great pleasure working with you and your family in this magical night. Congrats to the Mendez Family!
Thank YOU SO MUCH to all of our vendors. It is so important to me that I take the time to thank them after each post as without them, we would not be able to what we do. To Dan Cohen and his team at UPLYTE and White Space for all of their hard work and allowing us to take over =). To Rick Interian and his Avant Gardens team- you did a stupendous job! Chris from Delicious Catering- ab-so-lute-ly delicious! Circx and Power Parties- Thank you so much for the great entertainment!