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REAL PARTIES: Pink Lotus Lounge

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lilygirl jewelry - backyard lounge party

These fun pics are from a “Pink Lotus Lounge” backyard party that was hosted by sisters & designers Lori Roark and Denise Haynes-Port. This party was held in celebration of a milestone anniversary for their artful, handmade jewelry line: LilyGirl, but it also serves as great inspiration for all sorts of special occasions that you might be hosting too – from summer cocktail parties to bridal showers!

LilyGirl has been a fun excuse for women (in the Southern California area) to gather for house parties for 5 years, so – given the special meaning behind this particular gathering – it was their biggest bash yet!  Lori’s Cardiff by the Sea home was brimming with their newest spring collections, original signature wire designs and their signature “Jewelry Bar” (a local favorite!).

lilygirl jewelry - backyard lounge party

The backyard conversion was inspired by their love of pink, orange and natural elements. IKEA finds include the banana leaf rockers and ottoman’s, white tab-topped curtains, the rag rugs and bright candles.

The ivory patterned sheers (below, left) and vibrant curtain panel with lotus designs (embellished with crystals for extra jewelry-like glam) were both purchased at Pier 1 Imports.

lilygirl jewelry - backyard lounge party

Toss pillows from Cost Plus World Market, continued the pink lotus look!

The center of the lounge featured a candle pit where glass pebbles, and a colorful mix of candles gave a pink glow and warm light.

lilygirl jewelry - backyard lounge party

A gallery of original LilyGirl jewelry photos adorned one of the walls (lit by hanging lanterns from Z Gallerie and HomeGoods).

lilygirl jewelry - backyard lounge party

Guests of the party enjoyed incredible deals, totally unique jewelry displays throughout the house and Pink Lily’s – their signature cocktail of champagne, grapefruit juice, cranberry & a raspberry!

lilygirl jewelry - backyard lounge party

There were also lots of fun details like custom-printed food descriptions and the use of cute glitter flower stickers (purchased at Michaels) as “drink distinguishers”.

Lori made mini white butterfly cupcakes in gold foil liners to further the pretty spring party vibe. The crab-stuffed mushroom appetizers were gone in a second, one of Montana’s most requested yum.  Everything was served on brightly colored platters and trays.

lilygirl jewelry - backyard lounge party

Guests took home gift bags with personal touches and goodies from LilyGirl’s favored local stores,
Brow Lounge of La Jolla, Detour Salon in downtown Encinitas, It’s a Luv Thing Boutique in Leucadia.

lilygirl jewelry - backyard lounge party

All in all, it was such a special, creative atmosphere that made for a great party! And after much insistence from Lori’s friends, most of the décor will be left in place …summertime cocktails in the lounge, hello! =)

Like the look of Lori & Denise’s jewelry? Even if you’re not in the SoCal area you can purchase it online! Just visit!

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

20 responses to “REAL PARTIES: Pink Lotus Lounge”

  1. Sara K. says:

    Everything looks gorgeous – especially the jewelry! I love how it’s displayed on that branch!

  2. vanessa says:

    this is just gorgeous!

  3. Love the colors, looks great:)

  4. Tamara Smith says:

    OMG….how amazing is this decor!?!?!

    This would be an amazing setup for my bride’s poolside, cocktail hour at her Moroccan themed wedding. Take a look at a few pictures of the invitation and related enclosures

  5. Jen - says:

    What charming jewelry & the backyeard conversaions is great! Ths would work well for my backyard since we don’t have a great view. Not sure I’d want to curtain off the view and light if I had a ‘home by the sea.’ Beautiful nonetheless!

  6. this is amazing! love it.

  7. Bonnie Bell says:

    There is so much to look at and it all ties together so well. I really like the candles in the tin.

  8. What a lovely party. I would never want to leave!

  9. Such a beautiful theme :) One of my favorite details is the ivory patterned panels.

  10. sabrina says:

    Oh my, I want that room. That exact room! Its so gorgeous!!

    Random question–any ideas for a luau themed party???

  11. Sarah G. says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! It’s magical and exotic, sensual yet chic! Well done!

  12. Rozelyn says:

    Hi Ladies,
    As always, you did a fabulous job! Loved my gift bags and purchased treasures. Where did you get the big round candle pit thing. Love it!

  13. Veda says:

    Beautiful and earthy decorating ideas. Love it.

  14. I love this!!! It’s so beautiful.

  15. mindy lindo says:

    I’ve been wearing Lilygirl jewerly for over 4 years now. I’ve hosted multiple Lilygirl parties. I have to say that they are always a hit! The jewelry never goes out of style and its so unique. I just love Lilygirl!

  16. Heidi says:

    That party looks beautiful! I love the butterfly cupcakes and the lanterns!

  17. LV says:

    I love everything! The jewelry displayed on the branch is gorgeous!

  18. Jane says:

    you gals are amazing! congratulations on five years of beautiful work and inspirational style.


  19. Toni says:

    Love the Mid East accents. We lived in Dubai and Lebanon and i can’t get enough of their culture. So fabulous AND budget conscious. Can’t get any better.

  20. amrapali says:

    I am a huge fan of your blog! It ‘s just so creative and so pleasing to the eye……a true inspiration.