Chanel Themed 70th Birthday Bash

My best client ever, Susan, who has referred all her friends to me for wedding planning and coordination all these years, contacted me for a themed party. Her mom, Christine, was throwing a huge 70th Birthday Bash for a dear friend and wanted my help with planning and overall design. I did some researched and gave them a couple of options. Christine really liked the Chanel idea and we decided to go with it.

Check out my Pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/tinahli/chanel-runway-party/

The color scheme was white, pink, and black. I immediately contacted my list of preferred invitation designers, but to fit everything in the budget, only Anna from La Design Boutique came through with amazing fast turnaround.

pink petal invitation

I made these paper flower wall panels as the backdrop for the dessert table and for photo ops. Instructions to DIY will be posted soon.

Pink and white paper flower wall panel for dessert table

Pink and white paper flower wall panel for photo op

The party had a few sponsors, so I took their pictures from younger years and superimposed onto designer print ads. The pictures were framed and displayed at the reception table. They did not even recognize themselves!

Designer party reception table, escort cards

Here are the original and after photos:

superimposed designed print ad

superimposed designed print ad

superimposed designed print ad

superimposed designed print ad

superimposed designed print ad

I designed the escort cards to look like Chanel No 5 perfume packaging and printed on cardstocks.

Chanel No 5 style escort cards

All the printables, including dinner and dessert menus, centerpiece winning raffle, voting ballot, escort cards, and table numbers.

Party printables

We had 5 guest tables, covered with white linen tablecloth. Place setting included black charger plates, pink linen napkins, silverware, water goblets and wine glasses.

pink, black, white party tablescape, place settings.

For dessert, we had a Chanel purse cake, cupcakes, french macaron, and cake pops.

Chanel themed birthday party dessert table

Chanel themed birthday party dessert table

Chanel themed birthday party dessert table

Chanel themed birthday party dessert table

Chanel themed birthday party dessert table

Live band performed to entertain the guests.

Adel Music & Entertainment

We played games, where the guests got to look through a yearbook and trying to match the yesteryear photos to current pictures. We passed out ballots, so the guests could vote for the person who was best dressed at the party. The winners received a small trophy.

Party game fashion trophy

One of the guests sponsored a wine tasting by Wines for Humanity, which introduces the guests to the joy of fine wines while raising funds for charity such as PATH-People Assisting the Homeless.

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Vendors

Venue: Private residence
Caterer: Huntington Catering Company
Cake & Cupcakes: Ele Makes Cakes
Macaron & Cake pops: Elizabeth Morinaka Specialty Desserts
Party rental: California Party Rentals
Band: Adel Music & Entertainment
Invitation: La Design Boutique
Flowers: The Original LA Flower Market
Wine Tasting: Wines for Humanity
Trophies: Crown Trophies

We love happy clients!

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