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Queen of Cabo Birthday Bash (50 photos)
This was the party of the year in our small town! I had so much fun designing this super fun 50th birthday bash party for one of my dearest friends Gloria Greene, I myselg call her the Queen of Cabo! She just happens to be the owner of the hottest restaurant in Los Cabos, Flora Farms, also my all time favorite Cabo venue! Gloria and I discussed her theme and she wanted Cinema de Oro, Old Mexian movies. So I took the classic movie " La Cucuracha" as my inspiration and rolled with it.
With the help of rentals from Del Cabo Events and my friend and extarordinary florist Pina Hernandez and gorgeous photos from Sara Richardson, we created a dream party. I LOVED everything about this party. Everything was custom made. So many details. We started at the Cantina and made our way through town and then to the lounge.
The 250+ guests entered through a gorgeous horseshoe arch made of custom made paper flowers sent in from Mexico City and walked a lit up path of papel picado luminaries until they reached La Cantina. The Cantina overlooked the pond with a Custom Chalupa "La Gloria" like those in Xochimilco. It was filled with gorgeous flowers and custom painted. We had a second Chalupa set up out of the water as a photo op! I also had a huge 3 meter poster of "La Cincuentona" which means 50 year old. It was my version of a famous movie poster from the movie "La Cucuracha". The triple length bar was also a main focal point that was custom made with a tarnished mirror backdrop like a cantina.
Guests were welcomed by the trio, Mexico en Su Piel" led by the gorgeous Sofia Karina.
After cocktails, the guests headed up to the party area that was inspored by a small Mexcian City Plaza. I had personalized Papel Picado made and sent in from Puebla, Mexico. The decor was heavy wood and eclectic Mexican Colors. We served homeade tamales, a live taco bar, Baked Potato (Papa Caliente) Station, as well as, a street hot dog cart and Churro cart. I also brought in specialty cookies with La Cincuentona image and Cafe Flambes! I LOVED my Bubbles and Beer Bathtub bar. We were honored to have aour great friend from NAshville, Rick Huckaby rock the house, as well as our favorite local band, The Shamans.
So if that wasn't enough, I set up a Cigar Lounge with a cigar roller and Tequila bar at the Altar theat has the most spectacular views. I am obsessed with this area. The cigars had a personalized band and had a traditional altar set up behind. The cross was all Pina! She killed it. All the small details that she incorporated, a work of art. The Tequila bar was a hit with personalized Tequileros. The area was surrounded by lounge adn Mexican crafted pillows and of course a Firepit!
This party was a gift to me. I had the most fun ever styling and working with such creative colaboraters that I am proud to call my friends. And Gloria, you are the Queen of Cabo with a heart of gold. xoxo
Desined by: Maria Boehme www.amyabbottevents.com
Venue: Flora Farm www.flora-farms.com
Photographer: Sara Richardson www.sararichardsonphoto.com
Rentals: Del Cabo Events
Florals, rentals and design: Pina Hernandez
Trio: Sofia Karina and Mexico en su Piel
Live Music: Rick Huckaby www.rickhuckaby.com
The Shamans, local San Jose del Cabo Band
Cigars: Cabo Cigar Company www.cabocigars.net