Wednesday, September 8, 2010

End of Summer Soiree {The Pink Lotus Party}!

For the past three years, Engaging Affairs has co-hosted an end-of-summer cocktail party for the D.C. event industry along with two of our favorite wedding planners, Pam Barefoot and Jamie Sears (the three of us are above).  This year, we held the bash at the D.C. nightclub, Lotus.  I love the combination of Zen Buddha elements and groovy 70s lines.

Nick Perez of Multiflor provided the gorgeous flowers in shades of pink and Kelly from Capital Decor decked out the club with fuschia draping.

Check out some of our Engaging Affairs team posing in front of the pink drape (it was a total coincidence that we all wore black-seriously)!

Ric Marino from Well Dunn Catering provided a menu of all pink food from the poached shrimp to the strawberry milk with heart-shaped cookies to the mini pink ice cream cones.  Ric is always so creative with menus. Rose from Party Rental provided the rental equipment (check out the cute shot glasses for the milk and cookies). So chic and so delicious!

Lotus served some fun pink signature drinks to our guests: The Pink Lotus and The Buddha-tini. Speaking from personal experience, both were delish! Christina from Paper Zest created all of the gorgeous paper products including the bar menus.

The great guys from MyDeejay kept the party hopping with some fabulous Indian-inspired club music and guests left the party with a yummy Buddha cookie from the talented Lara Stuckey from Fluffy Thoughts. Truth time: I ate mine in the car ride home.  Thanks to MarcParc Valet for keeping the valet parking running smoothly all night long.

And a huge thanks to the super-talented Mary, Jennifer and Stephen from Love Life Images who took the divine photos.  The snapshot studio they set up was a huge hit with everyone (those photos later today). 

Big thanks to Alex from Lotus Lounge for being an amazing hostess and to everyone who helped us create another fun event where the event professionals could come out and play! And it's always fun to plan this party with Pam and Jamie.  Thanks, ladies! It gets better every year!

It was so much fun!

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