Karin’s pastor reached out to me panicking about this birthday party that the birthday girl herself was trying to put together. I told her I’d see what I can do to help. One phone conversation and a quick site inspection later, we hit it off! We had one week to plan this gorgeous private estate birthday bash. Karin’s favorite color is purple and lavender, the interior has sage green and gold, so we incorporated them into the decor with a minimalist modern look and a hint of Mediterranean to coordinate with the architecture. Special thanks to Monica Linda Photography for the pre-event photos.

Here’s the inspiration board:

We created a focal point over the fireplace with balloon garland and metallic gold mylar balloons.  Want to make your own DIY Balloon Garland? Head over to our DIY balloon garlands tutorial page.


The private estate has an amazing view overseeing the San Gabriel Valley. You can even see Downtown LA on a clear day. We created seating for the guests using modern lounge furniture and coordinating pillows. The coffee table and side tables are LED ready and light up to whatever the color the host wanted.

January evenings can be a bit chilly even in Los Angeles. For indoor hang out options, we had cocktail tables set up for guests to eat, drink and mingle. To bring some colors back in, we chose the lavender table linen to make the decoration pop.


Karin wanted minimal flowers, but what party can go on without flowers!? We ordered these gorgeous purple centerpieces with succulents to dress up the tables and bar. The floral designer, Lovesome Blossom, hand picked the Mediterranean ceramic vase to hold the flowers, so fitting!

Crateful Catering provided appetizers and live risotto station for the event. Check out the delicious menu:

Ahi Wonton Tacos – Avocado, carrots picked daikon
Grilled Eggplant Funghetto – Grilled crostini
Prosciutto Skewer – Seasonal Melon, Parma Prosciutto
Banana Tart – Banana cream with brulee banana
Lamb Pops – Grilled lamb chops with mango and mint chutney

The live risotto station with Urbani Truffles was a hit!

Thanks to the incredible vendor team that helped pull this together:

Planning and Design: In the Clouds Events
Catering & Bartending: Crateful Catering
Entertainment: Jason Sulkin Music
Party Rentals: Arcadia Party Rental
Lounge Furniture: Lounge Party Rentals
Florals: Lovesome Blossom

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