You Won’t Believe This Kids Coachella Themed Birthday Party
If you read our spring issue with cover mom Claire Holt, you may have noticed our beautiful feature on Mama + Tata co-founder Candice Miller, wherein we took you on a tour of her stunning, light-filled NYC home with her two daughters, Mackenzie and Leighton. Inside, Miller shared her best advice on growing your family from one to two children, what she loves most about raising kids in NYC, and the inspiration behind her newest venture, highly sought-after fashion label, Black Iris.
The Mini snapshot into Miller’s daily life as a businesswoman and busy mom of two is full of inspiration, so when the opportunity came to get a glimpse into daughter Mackenzie’s summer birthday bash in the Hamptons, we jumped at the chance! Let us take an example to relate to this situation. Consider how an author chooses children’s book illustrators for hire. It stands to reason that the writer could choose the best person to realize his vision. Now, if you compare that with the current situation, you’d see why Miller would make a perfect choice. You’ll realize this remarkable woman is a woman of many talents. From building an empire in digital content creation as well as fashion, she has excelled in all aspects. And after seeing this expertly-designed Coachella-themed party, you’ll realize hosting an event is just one more thing she’s good at! A Coachella party takes serious planning, from having flower bands and festival merch to putting up flag poles using a flag pole kit to give the garden a real festival feel. Miller must have put a lot of effort into the party, as the results really paid off. All the decoration, from the lights to bands, everything looked impeccable, almost professional! Taking help from an event planner or expert florist (for instance a Florist pakenham or somewhere nearby) sure does pay off!
Keep scrolling for a look at this kids Coachella themed birthday party.
The party started with a custom watercolor invitation designed by Instagram artist The Neeshe Illustrator, including a portrait of Miller’s daughter Mackenzie donning a Black Iris dress.
HOW DID YOU CHOOSE THE THEME OF THE PARTY?
“Our inspiration was Coachella and all of the fun, free-spirited music festival vibes. My daughter’s love the performing arts, particularly singing and dancing on “stage” so it seemed fitting to have her birthday celebrated alongside her greatest passion,” Miller told Mini. “She’s also a big chicken and waffles fan, which was well-suited since it’s festival food. She had beading, dream catcher-making, and freeze dance, to share all of her favorite activities with her family and friends.”
WHAT DID YOU ENVISION WHEN PLANNING THE PARTY?
“Kenz loves flowers, so in an effort to tie that in, we covered the pool with rose petals, decorated a fun festival swing with full blooms, and covered the crafts teepees in floral vines,” said Miller. “That was her version of paradise! Her favorite dessert is cotton candy, so we hired the cutest company who makes all different flavors with various toppings, and it was a great takeaway.”
WHAT WERE YOUR FAVORITE PARTS OF THE EVENT?
“Our favorite part was the floral swing set up next to the stage, where the kids hung out most of the afternoon,” Miller told Mini. “We had kid DJ Owen spinning, and my girls always get excited to see him, [plus] the cutest festival merch, which included heart shaped sunnies, floral crowns, and custom designed vip passes by @theneesheillustrator. It was the best day of my daughter’s life- I’m not sure how to ever top it!”
DESIGN + PLANNER
Simply Perfect Events
INVITE AND CUSTOM WATERCOLOR TAGS
The Neeshe Illustrator
Sag Harbor Florist
Sarah & Simon Cake Design
Rolling in Dough
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