We've all seen the iconic images of The Beverly Hills Hotel, entrance lined with palms
that leads to the red carpet walkway into the lobby. A graceful pink palace in the hills known for it's celebrity status and luxurious finishes. This beauty is well known for its signature banana leaf wallpaper with accents of bright green, blush pink and gold. Let's not forget the crystal blue pool with sun chairs, cabanas and lemon trees.
The purpose of this party is to bring your favorite thing and to leave with several new favorite things. I have changed the number of items and the dollar amount and each time everyone always has a great time. This time I did it as more of a shopping experience rather than a gift exchange, like I had done in the past. I think this was way more fun, all of the ladies loved getting to shop and chat about what each other had brought.
As each guest arrived I placed their favorite items out on display and gave them each 6 mini cards to write their names on. These would act as their ticket, they exchanged the ticket for the item they wanted. This step really isn't necessary, but handy if you have a large group. There were so many fun and creative things we couldn't wait to get shopping!
What People Ate
We munched on a charcuterie spread, fresh mango & kiwi, green salad and caprese bread.
What People Drank
I served spiked lemonade to drink and lemon water.
For dessert I served lemon cupcakes with buttercream frosting topped with lemon zest. Sugar cookie with designs recreating the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel logo, added some banana palm leaves and lemons.
Coconut almond chocolates in favor boxes from Oriental Trading. I bought a leaf garland from the dollar store, wrote "Sweets" in gold metallic marker and tied the leaf to each box.
Activities / Games
Favorite Things Shopping
Gretchen of P.S. Sweets, created the amazing sugar cookies.
Just a Little Sparkle
Alyssa from Just a Little Sparkle did her magic once again and designed this perfect invite to fit with the party theme. Along with the invitation she created an insert so guests knew how many of each item to bring and the dollar amount.
Brittany created the amazing tropical inspired floral bouquets.