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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 www.shoplilygirl.com!