As a special treat for the party in series, Amanda is sketching celebratory drawings of each city name. Download the 5×7 Los Angeles print here and use for postcards, gift tags, invitations or stash away a set of your favorite city prints to frame together at home.
There’s no doubt that Los Angeles has one of the liveliest party scenes evidenced by the plethora of vendors, event planners and fun parties that seem to be happening every weekend.
Here are the best resources we could find for throwing a fabulous L.A. party:
I think it’s essential to eat ice cream daily when you live in the hot Southern California climate. Two great places to get your fix are Cool Haus which customizes in gourmet ice cream sandwiches and Sweet Lucies that has the cutest turquoise ice cream cart and branding you’ve ever seen. For baked items, the place to go is the Sweet and Saucy Shop in Long Beach. A table of their mini desserts would be all you need to satisfy your guests.
All you need for amazing invitations is a stack of white paper and Cathie’s calligraphy. Seriously gorgeous.
Instead of conducting your own thrift store search for the best vintage decorations, visit the well-edited Found Vintage Rentals where Jeni does all the work for you. For smaller items, Bountiful in Venice has stacks that reach the ceiling of gorgeous milk glass cake stands. I wish it was my private collection
If you’re going for a hip, fun vibe (and have the money) both Marvimon and The Smog Shoppe are venues that will please. With the pleasant weather the area offers, an outdoor location would also be easy to manage. The George Key Ranch is just one of the many parks that would make a cool (and free!) setting.
If you’re looking to save some money on flowers, frolic through the blooms in the wholesale LA Flower District and make your own arrangements.
I didn’t think it was possible to make balloons any happier but Geronimo has done just that. To finish off your location with decor, use their 36” round balloons combined with metallic fringe, silk ribbon and honeycomb tissue balls. They are truly balloons made happier.
Thanks to Danni for helping me with this guide.
Images of Smog Shoppe by Nancy Neil.
This post was written by contributor Melanie Blodgett; a party planner who writes daily at the lifestyle blog, You Are My Fave. She currently resides in Denver with her husband Ryan.