Last weekend, hayneedle.com and I made the snowy trek to Salt Lake City for Altitude Design Summit: the go-to conference for community-oriented inspiration geared toward design/lifestyle bloggers. Our goal? To celebrate hayneedle.com‘s amazing variety of products, to do some meeting, greeting, and connecting, to introduce a curated selection of interior goods, and of course, to throw one heck of a party.
We finalized on a theme in late December: a Great Gatsby-inspired lawn party – the perfect direction for blending outdoor and indoor furnishings with an old world spin. Our vision? Lawn games, lounge furniture and pub tables for socializing.
Classic games like Scrabble, croquet and bingo were scattered throughout the entrance, but of course, our glittery photo booth kept guests much too busy to sit down! With gold accents, metallic confetti and glitter-filled balloons, the night was sprinkled (quite literally) with Gatsby-approved glamour. The spirited spread was adored by all, and many new friendships, connections, and partnerships were formed over the course of an exciting evening.
With a twinkling arbor centered by a trio of topiaries to lead guests through our “lawn”, plus a vintage-inspired seating arrangement inside, the room was a 20s time capsule set to life. (My favorite accent was this adorable antiqued bicycle pillow from Ferm Living – such a statement!) And our expert calligrapher Melissa Esplin managed to capture the perfect tone with her amazing chalkboard welcome sign (gasp-worthy, yes?).
Indeed, it was a glamorous night to remember. As partygoers began to part ways, the fine folks at Salt Lake City’s Ronald McDonald House came to accept the furniture and accessories for their local efforts. And when the sun finally set on our fabulous event, we called it a night, full of good food, fun, and future possibilities.
Did you see something you liked? Shop the Gatsby collection on Pinterest here, or feel free to sneak a peek at our guest’s perspective on Twitter and Instagram by following the hashtag #hayneedlegatsby.
– Erin Loechner, Design For Mankind