Every year, around November I start brainstorming what experience I want to create for my birthday. This year was no different but what came to me was. It was honest-to-god nothing short of a revelation. So many tablescapes and dinner parties had been had in years past. THIS YEAR I wanted a full on experience — BODY AND SOUL, FUNK-YOU-UP, TAKE-YOU-TO-THE-MOON-GOOD NIGHT.
I wanted everyone, for just a few hours, to be the dancing queens we all have inside. That electric, neon, utterly sublime feeling you get when you feel the funk, the beat, the heart-healing groove of disco. Add 4,000+ balloons, mirrored acrylics, commissioned wall-encompassing murals, endless cocktails, bowling, and ear-tingling speakers that can blow anyones pumps off. That’s what we created — FUNK IT UP!
The 70’s was back, and in full-neon, shameless glittered glory. Thank you to everyone that came. I cannot thank you enough. More than 170 of you had to travel to attend. That alone is the best gift I could ask for. If you think about it, how many nights a year do you get to dance and be with so many of the people you love? It’s not many. So thanks for being part of my life and memories to come.
A massive thank you to everyone that helped me pull of this vision—
Maggie+Co Events: Maggie Glendenning https://www.instagram.com/maggieandcoevents/?hl=en
Cakes by Kari: Kari Wittwer https://www.instagram.com/cakes_kari/?hl=en
Videography: Shane Stewart https://www.instagram.com/ivrymediaworks/?hl=en
Photography: Malea Ellett https://www.instagram.com/maleaellett/?hl=en
DJ/Sound: Mark Smith https://www.instagram.com/marks_thought/?hl=en
Cocktail Design: Arlie Pederson https://www.instagram.com/arliannep/?hl=en
Makeup Artist: Julie Thomas https://www.instagram.com/thomastimes/?hl=en
Design Consultant: Rachel Ramsay https://www.instagram.com/rachelramsay/?hl=en
Automotive Specialist: Grant Liban https://www.instagram.com/renuauto/?hl=en
Printing/Acrylic: DSU Makerspace
And very special thank you to:
Ashley & Matt McDonald, Katy Stephens, Colton Wood, Stephanie & Eric Pedersen, Jessica Archibald, Michajah Meller, Amanda Leigh, Cole Cochran, Zach Envik, Brady Holt.