I was so excited when Kris asked Suzy and I to help plan and decorate Cookhouse, SF, for a surprise birthday party. The celebration was for his wife and our good friend, Maite!
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If you don’t know, Cookhouse is a “private venue for your culinary event.” You rent the space and can either hire a private chef through Cookhouse, cook yourself or have your event catered for a very reasonable price. The kicker: they clean up after you too!
The room has a rustic-industrial feel and boasts a humongous, fully-stocked chefs kitchen along with tons of natural light from an atrium type of window to roof design.
The beautiful space and furniture, which could very well stand alone, was the perfect foundation for simple details and splashes of color.
This is what we came up with:
- Floral arrangements in bright pinks and oranges with splashes of green and white. The small arrangements livened up the space quite well and didn’t take away from the details of the room.
- I made vases out of Kombucha bottles and spray paint. They worked so well, I’m making some for my own home! I’ll post instructions on how to make them in a following post, so check back shortly.
- We had guests email or text us photos beforehand (and then resorted to a bit of Facebook swoop-age lol) and had them printed at Walgreens in black and white. They were scattered on two round tables, a long rectangular table and taped on 4 main windows. We also bought an album for Maite to house them in afterwards. The photos were a nice personal touch and she seemed to get a kick out of them.
- I made signs for the hors d’oeuvres out of extra frames I had from my wedding and teal die-cut scrap book paper from Michael’s.
|Delicious food catered by Bi-Rite Market, SF|
|Maite enjoying her photos.|
|The gorgeous birthday girl with her cake. The cake was chocolate-mousse with strawberries from the European bakery, Schubert’s, SF. It was sooo delish, I’m definitely ordering from them again!|
|Me and Suzy standing under the balloon arch she made in less than 30 minutes! Lovely, isn’t it? The process is simple….I’ll detail it in a subsequent post.|
|*Photos courtesy of Robert Lugtu|