I have to admit I can’t go anywhere without finding inspiration for a party. The other day (as I was casually walking into Home Depot to buy paint), I found the cutest cacti in bloom. The colors of the flowers were vibrant and the textures so different that I fell in love with them. I took a picture and immediately started thinking of the different things that I could do with them.
The most obvious was a Mexican fiesta but to me that is way too expected, so I decided I would give it some more thought. When I got home, I shared with my teenager daughter my find. I wanted to do a themed Sweet 16 with them so I asked her if she had any ideas. She instantly responded: “Coachella!”. Absolutely, Coachella it is. It’s perfect!
Coachella is an annual Arts and Music festival that takes place in the spring in the Colorado desert in California. As you can expect, the ambiance is super casual and has an all around bohemian feel. Lots of celebrities attend each year making it an instant “add it to the bucket list” for teens.
I decided to do a Coachella during the day party for my mood board, but you can do a Coachella at night as well. Just add lots of lighted art installations. With this theme the sky is the limit, it is an arts festival after all! Now, let’s face it, you can’t have a Coachella party without good music. Live bands and entertainment! To top it all off, just found out today that Guns N’ Roses is reuniting this year at Coachella. It can’t get any better than that.
Oh Sweet Child O’ Mine, it’s time to get to planning this festival.
You can see the whole Pinterest board here.
Image credits: 1. Lounge 2. Table 3. Models 4. Invitation 5. Cacti 6. Cake 7. Hanging Floral