Catherine’s birthday celebration was so many things: fun, impressive, and most importantly, enjoyable for the birthday girl herself. Catherine is a former event planner so we knew that in order for her to relax, she would need to see that At Your Side Planning had everything covered. We assisted Catherine in planning her perfect celebration; an environment of excitement and entertainment. The theme of the night was family, friends and wine. Catherine’s guests entered into a home lit with radiant ambient lighting and electrifying music provided by Steve from Unique Mobile Sounds. Steve played a wonderful mix and had the adults and children grooving all evening.
We also loved seeing the children dance wearing props provided by Lovely Photobooth.
The bar was stocked with many selections from Wilson Creek Winery. We brought on Royalty Staffing to handle the bar for the night, who we adore working with. We placed the cutest signage throughout the home which had fun quotes such as, “Life is too short to drink bad wine.” The highlights of the evening included three casino tables from Casino To You where the guests were able to enjoy blackjack and roulette!
The games were so popular and at the end of the night, any guests who had “money” remaining were able to purchase raffle tickets and win fabulous prizes such as dinner to Mortons in downtown San Diego!
Another popular highlight was the delicious dessert buffet created by Deborah of Your Mind’s Eye. This station included so many tasty treats like cookies, mini cupcakes, candy, and more!
Catherine had a slideshow created by Bob Hoffman Photo and Video of her life up until now which played on the big screen during the party. This let her guests learn fun facts about Catherine, like she was actually a Polynesian dancer as a youth! The food was prepared and served by San Diego Catering and the backyard looked terrific with rentals from Raphaels, including the space heaters that kept the guests warm. The entire night was captured by Autumn Bradshaw Photography who were a joy to work alongside with. We loved seeing Catherine and her husband enjoy themselves throughout the event.
It was truly a pleasure planning and coordinating this birthday celebration! Thank you Catherine for allowing At Your Side Planning to make your birthday amazing!