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Jul 03, 2018


As school is starting and summer is starting to wind down, I’m sharing a sweet 70th birthday poolside party we did for some former clients inspired by the Peppermint Lounge a Miami hotspot in the 60’s frequented by the birthday girl.  Thank you to Leigh Webber for the photography.

welcome Collage


Guests were greeted by “pink flamingo” cocktails, and a poolside lounge and cocktail hour before dinner in the garden.

Food Collage

Cheese board displays were strategically set for guests to snack on, and “interactive” oysters on the half shell were passed with mignonette sauce in mini champagne bottles- genius food by Chef Sarah Adams.


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After cocktails, dinner was served in the garden. Large brightly topped tables were set with custom Birthday menus, and fun flower pieces. An artist created a flamingo mural on the stone garden wall as the background for dinner.


After dinner, guests could lounge around the pool and enjoy the open air evening, or party the night away in the “Peppermint Lounge”.

Lounge Collage

 A birthday treat display capped off the evening.. the perfect sugar pop to keep everyone dancing all night long….

7.03.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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Sep 22, 2015

Tara Guerard Soiree

Sometimes it’s fun to take a break from weddings…One of our brides turns 30 around the same time as her father turns 60 so they celebrated with a dual birthday party. Details played around the black and white “60/30” theme and entertainment included The Voice, Season 1 winner, Javier Colon, a 15 piece dance band, and an Elvis Impersonator (a surprise for the birthday boy!)

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We used the 60/30 graphic throughout all of the printed materials and party details by Lettered Olive.

Tara Guerard Soiree

The expansive industrial space was the perfect backdrop for the 300+ guests the black and white decor. A large bar was the centerpiece which we covered in black and white referee striped fabric as an homage to the football fanatical family.

Tara Guerard Soiree

Tara Guerard Soiree

Stilt walkers cut glasses hanging from ribbon and served champagne to guests as they arrived; at the end of the evening in the courtyard lounge a cigar roller served up fresh stogies.

Tara Guerard Soiree

The family offered up photos spanning the years which was displayed at the entrance.

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Sweets and treats included a candy bar, tailgate favorites like chicken nuggets, grilled cheese sandwiches and tater tots, chinese chicken salad, and an ice cream bar. Sparklers with 30 and 60 served as “candles” in the passed cake slices.

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The custom birthday cakes by Jim Smeal featured the father’s favorite whiskey and the daughters’ favorite bubbly.

9.22.15   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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