For this February party, the Four Seasons Hotel in Midtown proved that any season is a good season for a beach party! The birthday girl was turning 13 and had no idea that her friends were gathering for this surprise celebration. As they eagerly awaited her arrival, they snapped photos together in the Southern Nights Photo Booth and wrote messages for her on a customized mirror that was destined to hang over her desk. We added instant beach appeal to the room with pink sun parasols, a colored fringe table skirt and gorgeous pink leis hanging on the back of each chair. Underneath the parasols, rows of miniature beach huts were flanked by pinwheels in buckets of sand – tiny beach balls and pinwheel straws were placed at each table setting. For the buffet stations, we created decorations using larger pinwheels, adding wooden lifeguard chairs and more beach balls. Two tall lighted palm trees added the finishing touch to the decor, with Riff Raff sporting his Lifeguard’s outfit. After enjoying the photo booth and a delicious dinner, the girls changed into their swimsuits and splashed into the hotel pool. Who needs summer…?!