The Simplifiers’ 10 Year Anniversary Bash
The Simplifiers turned the big 1-0 this year, so we went all out with a Retro Beach themed event to celebrate. See our Pinterest inspiration and event design board here. We had some of our favorite friends and vendors (or friendors – yes, I just invented that word!) join in and help us celebrate the past 10 years of kicking ass and taking names.
We are lucky enough to have our office space on the ground level of the gorgeous Mosaic apartments in the heart of central Austin. It only made sense to have our retro beach party out by the pool and in the adjoining clubhouse. Because, let’s face it…when you’ve got a pool at the office, might as well use it!
Uptown Valet greeted guests and made sure to keep their vehicles safe so they could enjoy the party.
Beta Wife created some adorable superhero worthy decor that added just a little bit of flair to the breathtaking centerpieces created by Pollen Floral Art. Just look at those spider-vein calla lilies!!
Strong Events hooked us up with some amazing surfboards and large scale event decor to really create the fun retro feel we were going for. You should see their east Austin warehouse full of goodies…like a kid in a candy shop, we are!
The always awesome, DJ Byrne Rock playing live on the ones and twos to set the tone for our little shindig. If you want people to dance, this is the DJ to hire!
No party is complete without some munchies and our catering team of rockstars did not disappoint. Catering with a Twist rocked it out with some seafood hot dogs, a make-your-own pasta salads station and freshly grilled Hawaiian kabobs. Can I just say, they have the HOTTEST staff around? And notice the attention to detail…they all wore matching boardshorts, red/blue cherry retro dresses and red canvas shoes. I DIE.
Naturally, we couldn’t throw a party without a kickass signature cocktail…and this time, given it was Texas in August (read: SUPER-HOT outside), we knew just exactly what to serve: Vodka Popsicle Dunk, featuring Tito’s Vodka, spicy fresh strawberry chile “paleta” popsicles and freshly squeezed lemonade…so, so tasty, I could have four right now. Thanks Tito’s Vodka!!
Fresh raw oysters, provided by Aphrodite Oysters were shucked on the spot for guests’ viewing and eating pleasure. So fresh, so tasty!
For dessert we had some scrumptious minis from Hey Cupcake! and at the end of the night, the Good Times Ice Cream truck parked out front, ready to go with all of the classic childhood Blue Bell ice cream faves. Hey, we’re big about our sweet treats and keeping people nice and cool during the summer months.
Mishnoon Films was there to capture the awesomeness on video (hoping to release this soon…be on the lookouts for it on our blog) and She-n-He Photography took all of the amazing pictures that you see here!
Captain America was at the party running the Quickdraw Photobooth – a one of a kind photobooth that produces hand drawn photo strips for guests to take home as a souvenir. So old-school, low-tech and absolutely hilarious…we love Quickdraw!
We were thrilled with the event and couldn’t have been more excited to celebrate the past decade of awesomeness! Mary gave a heartfelt speech, highlighting some of great events that we have had the opportunity to be a part of.
We also asked guests to bring donations for Dress for Success, an amazing organization that helps disadvantaged women look and feel their best when going on job interviews to better their lives. A big thank you goes out to all who donated!
The past 10 years have been incredible and we can’t wait to share our journey through the next 10 with you all. Thank you to all of our sponsors and our awesome team of summer 2013 apprentices who helped put together this entire celebration!!
And last but not least, here is a sweet little video from one of our clients and vendors, Sparksight, with a special message to The Simplifiers:
The Simplifiers are Austin’s top event planning and personal concierge firm, offering full service wedding planning for luxurious events, dreamy events, quirky events and everything else in between. For more information, visit thesimplifiers.com or give us a jingle at 512.695.7744.