A few weeks ago we threw, what on paper would read, like a very straight forward, friends-meet-at-a-bar, have-some-drinks, sing-happy-birthday ... low key night. In real life, the night turned into the most festive, perfectly-lit-so-your-skin-glows, dance till your belly hurts from laughing.... kind of party. And it's oh so easy to recreate.
If you've got a full bar to yourself you can take the decor to the next level (if you're a millionaire socialite that is), but to keep things simple and still pack a punch we fell in love with these quick and easy go to's.
1. "Throwback Thursday" frames filled with photos of the guest of honor and placed around the room are the best convo starters.
Shop frames here
2. Wearable decor like these birthday paper glasses look great spread across tables and will give people lots of poses for photos.
Shop party glasses here
3 Keeping with a theme of just straight up "Birthday" going with balloons that felt both chic and fun were key. We decided on a mix and match-y vibe going with shiny birthday letters, nostalgic kiddie party, meets pinterest-y pretty and the mix was right on point.
Shop tons of letter balloon options here
Here at PG, we love a good main event or activity. Whether that be a performance, a big presentation or just good old bottle sparklers. Our bar party had a shot ski and a naked cowboy to go with it. A naked cowboy singing happy birthday is one thing, but having him pour drinks and do shot ski's with your guests is actually just the icing on the cake. Shot Skis are the new funnel. You need one. Period.
Take a look at the best bar party we've been to in a while and get to shopping for your next birthday, engagement, or boozy Wednesday night because these chachki's are confirmed crowd pleasers.
*Photos by Julian Cassady