It’s a new year and we at PartySlate are eating our vegetables, counting our steps, and indulging in acts of self-care. We’re also noticing how more and more celebrations are promoting health and wellness through activities at events. From corporate dance parties to launch-party massage booths, a happier and healthier lifestyle is now just as essential as a toast of champagne. Check out these seven inspiring celebrations — and discover how to incorporate health and wellness into your next party.
The Art of Happiness
Instead of hitting the gym, more and more people are joining DAYBREAKER, a morning dance community of over 500,000 members in 28 cities. LG Experience Happiness partnered with Project Happiness to bring yoga, fitness, happiness skills, and a wild dance party to this pre-work corporate event. Floor-to-ceiling windows offered breathtaking (and meditative) views of New York City, while several activity stations helped participants learn to empower themselves with new habits and thinking patterns. We especially love the Gratitude Cube that doubled as a gorgeous photo op.
photographer: AP Images for LG Electronics USA and Luis Antonio Ruiz | planner: LG Experience Happiness Project | venue: ASPIRE at One World Observatory | partners: Life’s Good, Daybreaker, and Donté Colley | entertainment: Darrell Thorne
Shop ‘til You Drop — Onto a Massage Table
To celebrate one Villa Victoria Secret collection, guests got in touch with their healthier side — all within sight of a refreshing swimming pool filled with giant white balloons. Massage and facial booths, coupled with outdoor workouts, provided day-long entertainment. A Victoria Secret sports collection pop-up shop gave guests the chance to find the perfect work-out gear, while jewel-toned banquet seating offered a reprieve from all the adrenaline.
photographer: Christopher Costello | planner: Jessica Fels Event Production & Design | décor: Images By Lighting | venue: private residence | rental: Amber Event Production and Cosmos Neon Inc | A/V: Rhythm and Sound | caterer: Lucques Catering
Beauty Con(cepts) we Can Get Behind
Westfield BEAUTYCON wowed guests right from the start with its message of “Beauty and Balance.” Not only did participants get to enjoy wellness activities such as yoga and a seat at the beauty bar, but they could also indulge in more traditional wining and dining. Talk about the perfect balancing act. We especially love how a jewel-toned balloon installation and swing-set photo op added a touch of whimsy to this engaging corporate event.
photo courtesy of & planner Jessica Fels Event Production & Design | décor: Floral Rush, The Flower Chef, & Modern Rebel Balloon | venue: The Village | rentals: Town & Country Rentals, Designer 8, & Anytime Production Equipment Rentals, Inc. | lighting: Images By Lighting | audio: Rhythm and Sound
Self-Love Deserves to be Celebrated
The Geraghty’s first ever LOVE YOURSELF Fitness + Networking event had us falling in love from the get go. Several mood-boosting workout sessions were blissfully followed by hydration therapy, massages, and delicious (yet nutritious) smoothies. We especially adore how exercise balls were utilized in gorgeous seating arrangements. With so many fun-filled activities, we appreciate the chance to sit back and relax (but not for too long, of course).
photographer: KingenSmith | décor: Kehoe Designs & Floral Exhibits | venue: The Geraghty | caterer: Paramount Events | entertainment: The DJ Firm | photo booth: Fab Photo Chicago | transportation: Windy City Limousine & Bus
This Party was a Breath of Fresh Air
Nothing brings people together like a good dating app (or an experiential activation station). This Bumble pop-up got guests mingling with an oxygen station, massage area, and luxe lounge area. With chic Bumble merchandise and specialty cocktails, guests were willing to put off hitting the nearby ski slopes and mingle for a lot longer.
photographer: Ross Daniels Photography | planner, lighting, & rentals: Pink Monkey Solutions | venue: Shlomo’s Aspen
For Happy Tears, Try Cryotherapy
Celius Fitness Drinks hosted a sensational event that featured everything from robust workouts to physical therapy sessions and a cryotherapy station. It was a good thing Celius provided gift bags filled with their satiating beverage — all that activity would definitely make us thirsty.
photographer: Sugarfree Studio | venue: Lab Miami
Forever Young with these Wellness Activities
You’re never too young to enjoy the benefits of wellness activities, as this little girl’s birthday party goes to show. From mini massages to manicures, these birthday guests enjoyed a relaxing spa day. We especially adore how each kid received a sparkling tiara. Health and wellness always makes us feel like royalty.
photography: Christy and Co | planner: Monica Pardo Events | décor: Bambini Soiree | venue: The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami