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LA Lakers Birthday Party Theme

Photographer Caroline Tran recently sent over these gorgeous images that she shot of a fabulous LA Lakers-themed 40th Birthday Party designed by the talented Carolyn Chen of The Special Day (whom you might remember from this stunning Gossip Girl-Inspired Bridal Shower).

LA Lakers Birthday Party Theme

LA Lakers Birthday Party Theme

Party overview from Caroline:The birthday boy is a HUGE LAKERS FAN!! The entire color scheme was purple and gold, with suspended ornaments over the dinner table, purple & gold flowers, purple & gold linens, a basketball cake, digital scoreboard looking menus… not a detail was missed.

Appetizers were served in cute little spoons and dinner was a 5 course tasting menu that included a beautiful presentation of quail breast on puff pastry.  The Photobooth images also printed out in a creative way that coordinated with the theme.”

LA Lakers Birthday Party Theme

With the Lakers in the NBA Finals right now, this theme is especially timely… but Lakers fan or not, there’s no denying that those renown purple & gold jerseys inspired a truly stunning celebration for this milestone birthday!

Check out TONS of additional images & vendor resources below…


LA Lakers Birthday Party Theme

LA Lakers Birthday Party Theme

Now this is what I call artful presentation… it’s almost too pretty to eat!

LA Lakers Birthday Party Theme

LA Lakers Birthday Party Theme

LA Lakers Birthday Party Theme

LA Lakers Birthday Party Theme

LA Lakers Birthday Party Theme

LA Lakers Birthday Party Theme

LA Lakers Birthday Party Theme

LA Lakers Birthday Party Theme

LA Lakers Birthday Party Theme


Vendor Credits:

VenuePelican Hill Resort (also provided basketball cake)
PhotographerCaroline Tran
FloralsNisie’s Enchanted Florist
LinensWildflower Linen
Planner – Carolyn Chen, The Special Day
PhotoboothCheesy Photobooths
ChairsChiavari Chair Rentals


Thanks again to Caroline for sharing this with us! =)

By |2016-12-25T10:14:28+00:00June 9th, 2010|Theme Parties|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. K. June 9, 2010 at 9:53 am

    omg, my boyfriend would L O V E this. lol
    he’s a huge lakers fan! though i would probably try to make it a little more sports themed/ masculine.

  2. Courtney @ Pizzazzerie June 9, 2010 at 9:53 am

    This is AWESOME! What a neat way to use color! And I love that the font on Menu looks like a scoreboard :)

  3. Latoya June 9, 2010 at 10:24 am

    This is gorgeous!!

  4. Tina June 9, 2010 at 10:50 am

    This is beautiful. Would make a great LSU party as well.

  5. ochottie June 9, 2010 at 11:56 am

    one word WOW

  6. Karen Campos June 9, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    The time and patience of the person(s) who put those ornaments up!!! What a lucky guy. Love the festiveness feel of the decorations.

  7. melissa June 9, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Beautiful!!! Love the ornaments above the table!!

  8. Stacey June 9, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    I love the drama of the purple! Especially liek the photo showing the entire table – so great!

  9. Jeannette June 9, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    This is a really gorgeous party! Lakers rule!

  10. Wendy @ Whimsy & Wise June 9, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    LOVE this party! Classy yet cool!

  11. Carolyn Chen || The Special Day June 9, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Woohoo! Go Lakers!

  12. Beth June 10, 2010 at 4:56 am

    Hi! You might already be aware, but the RSS feed isn’t working. The last post that came through was May 6th. I tried signing up again, but the same post is the last one to show up. I miss my daily htwm!

  13. Celia December 25, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    My grandson will turn the BIG ONE year on April 24, 2011. Celebration for this day will be the ending of April. His theme that my daughter & my son in law would like to have is LA LAKERS! They are big fans & have made up their mind that their sons big day will be LA LAKERS :) Where can I find “LA LAKERS” decorations or how can you help me make this happen? They live in Alaska, I live in Hawaii… Thank you –

  14. Ayashiiih January 15, 2011 at 7:58 am

    I SOOO LOVE THIS!! This could also work for a wedding! Haha

  15. Beth October 6, 2011 at 3:44 am

    The purple theme looks fantastic, beautiful decorations!

  16. Nathan November 30, 2012 at 11:15 am

    What a great idea!

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