Hot! Hot! Hot! Havana Nights Birthday Party for Wajdi Kassas

Las Vegas Event Designer Andrea Eppolito.  Photos by Adam Frazier.

 Cigar Stations at Havana Nights Party for pop star Wajdi Kassas.   Las Vegas Event Designer  Andrea Eppolito .  Photos by  Adam Frazier.   Decor By Dzign.  Lighting by LED Unplugged.

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!

Always...

 
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 Big leaf centerpiefes.  Las Vegas Event Planner Andrea Eppolito planned a Havana Nights Birthday Party for Pop Star Wajdi Kassas.  By Dzign provided all decor, with lighting from LED UNplugged and photos by Adam Frazier.  
 High communal tables at bithday party.  Las Vegas Event Planner Andrea Eppolito planned a Havana Nights Birthday Party for Pop Star Wajdi Kassas.  By Dzign provided all decor, with lighting from LED UNplugged and photos by Adam Frazier.  
 Havana Nights Wooden Dinner Table. Las Vegas Event Planner Andrea Eppolito planned a Havana Nights Birthday Party for Pop Star Wajdi Kassas.  By Dzign provided all decor, with lighting from LED UNplugged and photos by Adam Frazier.  
 Pool decorations for a birthday party.  Las Vegas Event Planner Andrea Eppolito planned a Havana Nights Birthday Party for Pop Star Wajdi Kassas.  By Dzign provided all decor, with lighting from LED UNplugged and photos by Adam Frazier.  
 Floating greenery and candles.  Las Vegas Event Planner Andrea Eppolito planned a Havana Nights Birthday Party for Pop Star Wajdi Kassas.  By Dzign provided all decor, with lighting from LED UNplugged and photos by Adam Frazier.  
 Don't forget the pool!  Floating name and candles in the water were a custom touch.  Las Vegas Event Planner Andrea Eppolito planned a Havana Nights Birthday Party for Pop Star Wajdi Kassas.  By Dzign provided all decor, with lighting from LED UNplugged and photos by Adam Frazier.  
 Outdoor cigar smoking lounge.  Las Vegas Event Designer Andrea Eppolito designed a Havana Nights Birthday Party for pop star Wajdi Kasas.  Decor from By Dzign with lighting from LED Unplugged.  Adam Frazier took the photos, and catering came from Cut & Taste.
 Twinkle lights and candles leading to the cigar station.  Las Vegas Event Planner Andrea Eppolito planned a Havana Nights Birthday Party for Pop Star Wajdi Kassas.  By Dzign provided all decor, with lighting from LED UNplugged and photos by Adam Frazier.  
 Havana Nights Cigar Accents.  Las Vegas Event Designer Andrea Eppolito designed a Havana Nights Birthday Party for pop star Wajdi Kasas.  Decor from By Dzign with lighting from LED Unplugged.  Adam Frazier took the photos, and catering came from Cut & Taste.
 Palm leaves and wicker chairs.  Las Vegas Event Designer Andrea Eppolito designed a Havana Nights Birthday Party for pop star Wajdi Kasas.  Decor from By Dzign with lighting from LED Unplugged.  Adam Frazier took the photos, and catering came from Cut & Taste.
 Cigar Smoking Lounge.  Las Vegas Event Designer Andrea Eppolito designed a Havana Nights Birthday Party for pop star Wajdi Kasas.  Decor from By Dzign with lighting from LED Unplugged.  Adam Frazier took the photos, and catering came from Cut & Taste.
 Entree at Havana Nights Birthday Party.  Las Vegas Event Designer Andrea Eppolito designed a Havana Nights Birthday Party for pop star Wajdi Kasas.  Decor from By Dzign with lighting from LED Unplugged.  Adam Frazier took the photos, and catering came from Cut & Taste.
 Dessert at Havana Nights Cigar Party.  Las Vegas Event Designer Andrea Eppolito designed a Havana Nights Birthday Party for pop star Wajdi Kasas.  Decor from By Dzign with lighting from LED Unplugged.  Adam Frazier took the photos, and catering came from Cut & Taste.
 Ceviche at Havana Nights Party.  Las Vegas Event Designer Andrea Eppolito designed a Havana Nights Birthday Party for pop star Wajdi Kasas.  Decor from By Dzign with lighting from LED Unplugged.  Adam Frazier took the photos, and catering came from Cut & Taste.
 Convertible Mercedes for Pop Star Wajdi Kassas.  Las Vegas Event Designer Andrea Eppolito designed a Havana Nights Birthday Party for pop star Wajdi Kasas.  Decor from By Dzign with lighting from LED Unplugged.  Adam Frazier took the photos, and catering came from Cut & Taste.
 Birthday Boy Wajdi Kassas.  Las Vegas Event Designer Andrea Eppolito designed a Havana Nights Birthday Party for pop star Wajdi Kasas.  Decor from By Dzign with lighting from LED Unplugged.  Adam Frazier took the photos, and catering came from Cut & Taste.
 Name in lights on Gobo.  Las Vegas Event Designer Andrea Eppolito designed a Havana Nights Birthday Party for pop star Wajdi Kasas.  Decor from By Dzign with lighting from LED Unplugged.  Adam Frazier took the photos, and catering came from Cut & Taste.