Photography by Christy Gutzeit
We were asked to create a memorable birthday party and turn the backyard of a historic Santa Barbara home into an over-the-top, tented desert rave celebration for a small, well-traveled, and high-energy group of close friends. Party goers gathered in a lush environment inhabited by airbrushed, elaborately costumed dancers, and colorful, eclectic decor for the cocktail hour before being led to a stunning, multi-course candlelit, poolside dinner. Guests later returned to the tent which was wildly lit for a late-night dance party featuring multiple DJ's and go-go dancers. A "Burner Bar" featured herb and fruit infused cocktails throughout the night. Some of the activities for guests included airbrushing, costuming, and tarot card reading by a mystical oracle. Exciting experiential elements made for a memorable and incredibly fun micro event.
"So impressed with you and your crew every step of the way during this whole process. You really are the best!"
—Desert Rave Hostess