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From Inspiration to Execution

Event Design and Production, Floral Design in Los Angeles California 

HoeDown ThrowDown - A Ranch Warming Party

When the owners of a new ranch wanted to throw a housewarming, there was no doubt it had to be a Hoedown theme. We went to work choosing colors and props that fit well in to the already beautiful and unique location. The dinner/cocktail hour itself was set back in the woods in a burnout where an old house once stood. The use of native items like hay made the event extra affordable. Some of the 75+ guests brought beer and wine, but we provided a whiskey tasting bar, cupcakes, horse d'oeuvres and flowers and when all was said and done we spent (get this...) a grade total of $575 on the whole event! 

One of my favorite parts about the hoedown was the whiskey tasting bar we built. Guests enjoyed whiskey samples in homemade mini mason jars and then had the chance to guess the whiskey types. The winner took home a bottle!  (the property owner's friend had a birthday so we honored that too) 

One of my favorite parts about the hoedown was the whiskey tasting bar we built. Guests enjoyed whiskey samples in homemade mini mason jars and then had the chance to guess the whiskey types. The winner took home a bottle! 

(the property owner's friend had a birthday so we honored that too) 

drink bar - we really put our mason jars to work - and the fans were all hand-crafted to keep decor fun and affordable 

drink bar - we really put our mason jars to work - and the fans were all hand-crafted to keep decor fun and affordable 

Each drink straw had a saying from a country song. 

Each drink straw had a saying from a country song. 

And we created a photobooth with items we found around the ranch. Here's my "portrait" with the head rancher himself. 

And we created a photobooth with items we found around the ranch. Here's my "portrait" with the head rancher himself. 

Credits: Renee Riehl, Nataliya Vakulenko