Luxe 40th Birthday Party at Dec on Dragon


We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again…there’s no need to go with dark decor for milestone birthdays unless black just so happens to be your favorite color. For Adriana’s 40th fête, hot pink was the primary color of the evening and we couldn’t have been happier about her selection!

From the sunset-hued arrangement of 500 roses created by Jackson Durham Events, to the incandescent bars and signage, to the take-home recovery kits provided for guests, all of the decorative details combined to create a bright, fun party atmosphere at Dec on Dragon  (no rose-colored glasses required).

photos: Stephen Karlisch, Karlisch Studio

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Every birthday party needs good music (and we’re not just talking about getting your friends together to sing the “happy birthday” song), and there was no shortage of amazing talent at Adriana’s celebration. The birthday girl brought on Ryan Heflin, in-house musician for The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, to play throughout cocktail hour and dinner, a mariachi band enhanced the festive atmosphere of the event, and DJ Lucy Wrubel kept guests out on the dance floor all night long!

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We loved helping you celebrate in style, Adriana!


PS: Searching for the perfect theme for an upcoming celebration? Stop by a few more of our favorite fêtes by clicking the links below:

40th birthday weekend on a private ranch in Texas
Colorful 50th birthday party at Dec on Dragon
Hawaii 5-0 themed party at private residence
Classic car themed 50th celebration with celebrity appearance
Joint 60th birthday bash at 6500
90s prom themed anniversary party


Photography: Stephen Karlisch, Karlisch Studio
Venue: Dec on Dragon
Floral: Jackson Durham Events
Cake: Dallas Affaires
Lighting: BEYOND
Cocktail and dinner musician: Ryan Heflin
DJ: Lucy Wrubel
Mariachi Band: Mariachi Viva Mexico
Coordination: Alison Baker and Laura Arredondo for DFW Events