Dolce & Gabbana Amalfi Coast / Positano Inspired Birthday Lunch – Since Dolce & Gabbana launched their Majolica collection in 2017 / 2018, I have been obsessed. Then the majolica inspiration hit the wedding and event scene. I became more obsessed. I couldn’t wait to have a client that was as much in love with this theme as I. Fast forward to 2020, I decided to have an intimate lunch for my birthday with our parents and siblings. I couldn’t decide on a colour palette and then I realised, hey! this Dolce & Gabbana Amalfi Coast / Positano inspired theme is just perfect. The inspiration hit me out of the blue when I was looking at my pool and thinking a blue theme would work so well to accentuate the pool colour as well as the beautiful blue sky.
Dolce & Gabbana Amalfi Coast / Positano Inspired Birthday Lunch
So the planning began and I cannot believe how fixated I became with creating an authentic Italian experience for my guests. When obsession and passion comes together, great things are created. I started with the invitation design as you can see below. I loved the majolica tiles and I knew that this had to be featured everywhere in my event to build the ambience I was aiming for. So all the designs for the day followed that pattern. You can see the love and passion I poured into this!
Once I sent out the invitation to our parents and siblings, the excitement was hard to contain and I started planning this lunch to the last detail. I find that being a luxury event designer / event planner and planning your own event is quite tough. Because I only expect perfection from myself and anything associated with me. So I must say I did learn a few things about myself while planning my Dolce & Gabbana Amalfi Coast / Positano Inspired Birthday Lunch.
The last party I had and kind of “threw together” was for my 16th birthday, never knowing that my career would be planning lavish parties and weddings. It was nothing fancy. Just a table with cakes and sweet treats in the garden. I remember the party being a dress up party and I don’t even remember what the cake looked like. Was there even a cake? Lol, so those were my young days and now almost 17 years later, I planned a party or birthday lunch for myself.
Dolce & Gabbana Amalfi Coast / Positano Inspired Birthday Lunch – Decor
I wanted the decor to be very simple yet elegant. I went with a greenery runner for the table centrepiece with some lemons as well as some candle sticks to be a bit extra! I love the blue motif crockery that has currently been trending and there was no doubt that this was what I wanted to use for eating. I am so glad I made that decision as the whole themed popped up against the white tablecloth.
To add to the vibe, I wanted a touch of balloons in and around my pool but my balloon team spoilt me rotten with a massive installation. They blew me away! The colours being white, yellow and blue, were just perfect against the beautiful blue sky and blue sparkling water in the pool.
As for the menu, I wanted seafood! I absolutely love seafood and it was the perfect menu selection as the Amalfi Coast boasts a range of delicious seafood cuisine. Grilled Prawns, Seafood Paella, Prawn Gnocchi were some of the items on my menu. For desserts, Tiramissu and Gelato had to feature as not only are they italian treats but my favourites as well. The Birthday Cake was just spectacular and my heart was so sore to have to cut it up. It was simply gorgeous and perfect in every way!
All in all, it was weird having a birthday lunch / party for myself. I hate being the centre of attention. I go red. Usually we are always creating magical moments for our clients and it was just odd to do it for myself. However it was a beautiful day with good food and great company. We had some Italian musical instrumental playing in the background and all my guests felt like they were on vacation. Creating an authentic event experience is just something I am completely obsessed and passionate about and this is what Outlandish Events prides itself on – We create authentic event experiences. We can take you to a different era or country or even create a timeless event for you.
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Oh yes, what made this birthday lunch even sweeter than what it was, was the fact the The President announced the night before that we can host events of 50 people. So that was definitely a call for celebration and made my day extra special. After five months of not being allowed to work, Level 2 was welcomed with open arms and tears of happiness.
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