Hot! Hot! Hot! Havana Nights Birthday Party for Wajdi Kassas
Nights like this are why I love Instagram! After receiving a private message asking if I did parties other than weddings, I was quickly invited out to the home of Lebanese real estate magnet turned pop star Wajdi Kassas where we dove into the planning of his 28th birthday.
The best thing about power planning in a really short time frame (think 2 weeks!!!) is that the entire process becomes about visceral reactions. You choose what you love from your gut, and you discard the rest.
We immediately settled on the idea of Hot Havana Nights, and turned to the yard in a modern day Cuba! Our friends are By Dzign brought in florals, furniture, entertainment, and twinkle lights while the team at LED UNplugged set up a stunner marquee calling for all cigar smokers! The food was authentic Cuban faire, and totally delicious, from our partners at Cut & Taste.
This party went all night...literally! In the wee hours of the morning, as the sun came up, guests were still surrounding the fire pit, enjoying hookkahs, and laughing so loudly I thought we were going to get in trouble with the neighbors!
What a great group of people to celebrate life with! Cannot wait for our next party together. Until then, enjoy these photos and imagine what you can do to celebrate your next (non)milestone birthday!
PS - Please leave birthday wishes and comments for Wadji below! And check out his video on YouTube!