With a gorgeous location in Hampstead Garden Suburb, Arif and Nicola wanted to celebrate Arif’s big birthday with style – something classy, elegant and tropical. A bit of summer in the middle of winter. We set about looking how to turn this elegant house into a South American hacienda (farm house), and we had a big plus – a large and beautiful garden.  Given that this was January, we decided to light up the trees, to bring light inside,  and to set up three real fires using aromatic woods, and some tall lanterns.

Guest were welcomed with a tropical flower display by the entrance, we set up a bar in the kitchen, a chill-out room decorated with pinatas, and a disco room with a well-known DJ and a bongo player.

We continued the Latin feel with a selection of  tropical cocktails, canapés, bowl food and the cake of course, but the fun did not end there – guests were treated to a face painter (yes, a classy one) and samba dancers until the early hours of the morning.