Backyard Summer Soiree


Backyard Summer Soiree

The Summer is almost coming to a close and it’s the perfect time to have an End of Summer Backyard Soiree!


  • Event Coordination: pop! by YAZ
  • Decor: pop! by YAZ
  • Flowers: pop! by YAZ
  • Photography: pop! by YAZ
  • Cocktails: pop! by YAZ and Wicked Indulgence Rum Punch
  • Catering: XQuisite Taste & Simmi’s Divine Cooking
  • DJ: DJ Vidal

Angela & Pete wanted a relaxed summer soiree which packed in their amazing friends, beautiful color and sumptuous food. Their one problem??? An absolutely empty yard. No problem for me! I quickly concepted some ideas for furniture and other decor and we were well on our way!

The décor featured geographic patterns in mellow greens and a soft golden yellow.  Relaxed, yet structured I wanted to bring in modern atheistic with vintage touches. I mixed vintage chocolate pieces such as the buffet for the dessert table and mixed it with more modern white Ikea pieces. The mix proved to be the perfect blend of both worlds.

Summer Soul Food
The menu featured robust appetizers with Latin Soul flavors

  • Mini Chicken & Waffles with Pineapple Maple Glaze
  • Truffled Mac & Cheese Bites
  • Arroz Con Pollo con Queso
  • Shredded BBQ Chicken stuffed in Honey Corn Bread Muffin
  • Deconstructed Beef Empanada
  • Mojo Shrimp Cocktail

See all of the details unfold below…

DSC_0717Dessert Buffet





Calla LilyHad to introduce them to Woodford Reserve  – one of my faves!

Wicked InduldenceWicked Indulgence Rum Punch

Wicked Induldence Rum PunchWicked Indulgence Rum Punch Cocktail

BartenderThe servers wore newspaper boy hats, suspenders and bowties.

Deflowered Concubine PinicThe Deflowered Concubine Cocktail on a picnic blanket

DSC_0783The Deflowered Concubine made it’s debut at this event…
I will do a post on this cocktail that will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

DSC_0795DJ Vidal





DSC_0888Deconstruncted Empanadas

DSC_0835Mojo Shrimp

DSC_0823Mini Chicken & Waffles with Pineapple Maple Glaze


DSC_0820Shredded BBQ Chicken stuffed in Honey Corn Bread Muffin

AdonisChef Adonis

DSC_0815Caramel Apple

DSC_0782bArroz con Pollo y Queso

DSC_0781Truffled Mac & Cheese Bites

Cheese PlateCheese & Fruit Platter

AngelaOur Beautiful Host Angela and her little Prince

Have a fabulous yard that needs an equally fab soiree? Call me! Stand out with pop! by YAZ



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