To celebrate a 50th birthday, what do you do? Better yet, what do you do for someone who is laid back, fun and doesn’t want a lot of “hooplah?” Throw a wonderfully casual, entertaining and well designed party!
Using their private horse ranch as a venue, we were able to throw a wonderful event for Hilary and her family to celebrate. Simple yet classy, fitting the venue yet being stylish, we used nicer burlap, sunflowers, white porcelain, lemons and limes to create the decor, setting the farm tables under a canopy of market lights.
Appetizers began with live oyster shucking and BBQ’ing, bar service, and the phenomenal views over the ranch in the early summer evening heat. We then moved to the front of the house for a live-cooked paella buffet, conversation and the spontaneous toasts to Hilary.
As the sun went down, our espresso cart served up delicious lattes and cappuccinos while our brought-in chef made homemade galettes with freshly whipped cream, served family style for all to enjoy.
It’s always an honor and privilege to plan an event that I’d want to attend (always the goal of course), and this party was just that. Every guest had a smile on their face, and seemed relaxed yet pampered – the ideal mix.
Thank you to all our marvelous vendors!
Venue: Private Home in Woodside, California
Valet: Peninsula Parking
Oysters: Hog Island Oyster Company
Bar Service: Best Beverage Catering
Paella: Gerard’s Paella
Espresso Cart: Travelin’ Joe Espresso Catering
Rentals: Hartmann Studios
Lighting: Saier Services
Dessert: AWG Private Chefs