What’s not to love about October? Once a year, we get sunset-hued leaves, crisp fall air, pumpkin spice lattes, football Sundays, Halloween, and even Kim Kardashian’s birthday — all in the span of 31 days.
This year, those 31 days brought 13 of our team’s favorite events to PartySlate. From past celebrations worth a new obsession to fresh and innovative social-distanced parties, enjoy the most popular events uploaded to PartySlate during October.
In no particular order.
1. This Wedding Married Baby’s Breath & Pampas Grass Like Never Before
“I love everything that the team at The Lynden Lane Company produces, and this breezy beach wedding did not disappoint. The ceremony aisle is one of the dreamiest I’ve ever seen (it looks like the bride is walking on air), and the reception setting is elegant and inviting. My favorite element has to be the floating centerpieces — whimsical, creative, and still allow for guest mingling and conversation.” — Lauren, Senior Director of Marketing
2. How an NBA Star Celebrated a New Decade With an Old One
“I’d expect nothing less than this explosive 90s party for three-time NBA champion, Draymond Green’s 30th birthday. The best part? It was a complete surprise to him thanks to his fiancé Hazel Renee. As a 90s baby myself, I’m completely obsessed with the throwback details including the Missy Elliot-inspired tunnel entrance, boombox-shaped cake, roller blade wall, arcade games, and of course, all the neon signage.” — Amanda, Content Marketing Manager
photographer: Joshua Dwain Photography | planner, design, décor & customizations: Exhilarate Experiential | venue: Dream Hollywood | balloons: Top Hat Balloon Werks | furniture rentals: Revelry Event Designers
3. You’ve Never Seen Golden Hour Like at This Shabbat Dinner
“This elegant dinner party takes golden hour to a new level with gold details that make the entire event glow with the sun. Glamorous white draping covered an open-air pavilion, and an enchanting array of white feathers hung from the ceiling. I love the mix of the acrylic chairs, delicate dried flowers, and dramatic black glassware — unexpected details that truly make this event unique.” — Kylie, Senior Events Manager
4. We’re Hooked on Every Detail From This Social-Distanced Kids Birthday Party
“It’s not easy to curate a creative at-home kids party in the best of times — but this “fish camp” birthday not only was perfectly socially-distanced, but also a model of how fun celebrations should be all of the time. From the cabin-like entrance festooned in buoys and balloons to the individual tents and packed meals for every guest, this party is rich in themed detail (don’t miss the gummy worm tackle shop!).” — Pamela, Managing Editor
photographer: Andreas & Nico | planner, design, branding & watercolor art: Ceci New York | décor: Aramat Events | signage cut outs: Bombshell Graphics | balloon art: Balloon Design Studio | linen & masks: Nuage Designs
5. ROYGBIV Never Looked as Good as at This Vibrant NOLA Reception
“This wedding is playful, colorful, and beautiful — everything a New Orleans-based celebration should be. I adore the areas for lounging with their mix of stripes and solids, modern lines, and vintage vibes. And don’t miss the ROYGBIV installation, florals, and greenery that highlight amazing entertainment at the end of the rainbow.” — Pamela, Managing Editor
photographer: Hannah Pickle | planner & design: Vicki Evans Events | design: BBC Creative Services | venue: NOMA| rentals: Perrier Party Rentals; Distressed | Rentals & Revival; Luminous Events of New Orleans | linen: BBJ Linen | stage wrap: Ad Event Group | lighting & sound: Crescent Sound & Lights
6. A Boho Backyard Baby Shower Filled With Teal & Tan
“Without a doubt, this boho-chic baby shower is one of my favorite events of the year. While it’s impossible to pick a favorite detail, I’m obsessed with the dreamy balloon installation that’s reminiscent of a tranquil crescent moon. I also adore how wicker furniture, pampas grass, and teal elements are combined to create eclectic (yet perfectly-coordinated) décor.” — Jessica, Writer
7. COVID Testing, Sanitation Stations & More Helped This Couple Pull Off Their Big Day
“This beautiful estate wedding is living proof that a 2020 event can still be as glamorous (and safe) as ever! The combination of soft pink florals, delicate linens, and dazzling sparklers perfectly complemented the outdoor space, while creating the perfect wedding atmosphere for everyone that attended this one-of-a-kind event.” — Ben, Customer Success Manager
8. Beyoncé’s Black is King Film Inspired This Entire Backyard Birthday
“Calling all Beyonce fans, this ‘Black Is King’-themed 4th birthday party is an absolute inspiration for your next celebration. I absolutely love the juxtaposed décor of the tea party and cheetah scenes! From the detailed photo-ops, all 4 beautiful cakes, Beyonce coloring pages, and a cheetah print kid’s car, this girl’s birthday party was truly an extravaganza.” — Nicole, Associate Product Manager
9. How Feminine Florals (Plus a Few Furry Friends) Transformed the Desert
“The soft shades of pink, purple and red at this Pasadena wedding had me in awe. My absolute favorite details from this celebration were the wispy florals wrapping the aisle and the creative use of pampas grass. So many amazing small details went into this wedding that made it one to remember.” — Gianna, Marketing Coordinator
10. The Rustic Venue Showcase-Turned Social-Distanced Celebration
“This rustic-style event wows with each perfectly-curated detail. I particularly love how the wooden wedding arch (with lavish greenery and colorful blooms) feels right at home in this forest setting. Other stunning details from this picturesque venue showcase include a picnic-style lounge area, table settings with custom signage, and individually-sealed “vodka lychee grapefruit” shots.” — Jessica, Writer
11. An Epic Bar Mitzvah Made Science Our New Favorite Subject
“Science classes were among my favorite subjects growing up, but who knew they could look so chic? This Bar Mitzvah turns every element into the most stunning decor — from a periodic table-themed seating chart to planet-shaped cake pops. If you’ve never incorporated lab coats and beakers into your party décor, it’s time to experiment!” — Chelsea, Senior Email Marketing Manager
photographer: Jillian Rose Photography | planner & design: Bob Gail Events | floral: Kathryn Watson Designs | décor: Revelry Event Designers | venue: InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown | entertainment: Bob Gail Music | lighting: Peterson Event Lighting | escort wall & custom décor: Messex Industries | a/v: No Static
12. This 50th Was Fabulous Thanks to a Touchless Photo Booth, Outdoor Cinema & More
“Everything about this intimate backyard milestone birthday was glamorous. I love how they spent their day poolside eating margarita popsicles and making memories with a touchless photo booth. Guests ended the night with individually packaged vegan dinners while watching rom coms on a large outdoor screen. This celebration was safe, but nothing short of amazing.” — Gianna, Marketing Coordinator
photographer: Torey Hayden | planner & floral: Atelier de LaFleur | photo booth & outdoor movie theater: A Social & Co.
13. COVID-19 Couldn’t Stop This Miami Magic
“Grab a mask and head into one of the most stunning social-distanced weddings I’ve seen on PartySlate. Roses, orchids, and wispy white florals transformed this poolside ceremony and reception into the most romantic, hidden garden-inspired setting for an intimate celebration of love.” — Amanda, Content Marketing Manager
If you’re an event professional or venue, get your past and current events uploaded in November for an opportunity to be selected for our next best-of-the-month list. Don’t have a PartySlate profile? Learn more here.