My Birthday Bash In Dallas Was A Pink Eleganza Extravaganza

Unlike most people I know, I like celebrating my birthday. Mostly because growing up, my parents made sure it was a special occasion. I would always get a new outfit, a birthday dinner, and, more often than not, a party with all the bells and whistles.

And when it comes to partying, no one does it better than us Mexicans. So without further ado,  let me tell you about the epic blowout to commemorate my 33rd birthday. 

Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas
Neon rave makeup for Nora en Pure’s set in Dallas

Festivities commenced on the night of my actual birthday, November 8th, with my favorite DJ, Nora en Pure playing at the Lizard Lounge in Deep Ellum. – It was like the stars aligned for the weekend affair. 

Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas
Nora en Pure at Lizard Lounge. Dallas, Nov 8th, 2019

Not only did I danced my heart out that night, but I also threw myself a party the following day – probably the best one yet.  – If we don’t count my 21st birthday, where I had a step and repeat, a DJ, stage lighting, and I got a Peugeot car as a present. – no big deal! 

Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas
The category is: Pink Eleganza Extravaganza

Anyway, planning any “kiki” brings me so much excitement. I love seeing the final result. This year’s theme was “Pink Eleganza Extravaganza”, in honor of co-hosting the first-ever Daddy Issues party in DFW. 

THE SET-UP

Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas
The photo booth

Think bubble gum princess meets the most magical rainbow. Using Party City supplies like a couple of these Bright Pink Fringe Doorway Curtain and five Below accessories, I created the gleaming backdrop for my photo booth. Of course, I had to have props. These  Metallic Rainbow ones added that element of extra. 

Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas
Some of the photo booth props

For the serving table, I used a Pink Paper Table Cover and Pink Unicorn Piñata from the 99 Cents Only Store. I personalized my Susie Cakes Vanilla Celebration Cake with the “Happy Birthday @manchic” phrase and a bunch of decorations like this Colorful Icons Birthday Candles Set and Star Sparkler. To take it over the top, I added some swirl lollipops and even a White Chocolate Covered Pretzel from Whole Foods.

Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas
I personally customized this Susie Cakes Vanilla Celebration Cake

I also had some colorful macarons courtesy of Joy Macarons, a DFW based bakery specializing in French Macarons and ice cream. If you’re ever in town, you have to try them. 

Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas
The service table
Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas
Sweet treats included Joy Macarons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the lighting, I used these Bright Pink Paper Lanterns and just added some Battery Powered String Lights I found for a dollar. The nightclub effect was accomplished with this Magic Disco Ball Party Lights – totally obsessed with it. It’s operated with a micro USB port, and it’s super easy to install. To add more fanfare, I hung this Fringe Paper Garland that I found on Amazon. 

THE LEWK

Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas
Wearing Slick It Up Candy Sling

Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was serving you head to toe Pink realness. From the beginning, I knew I had to get Slick It Up’s Candy Sling… It’s not for no reason I hired a personal trainer. Our goal was to lower my body fat, “she” was going to be snatched. The chaps came from some store in Santee Alley in Los Angeles… as soon as I saw them, I realized they will be the thing that will take my outfit to the next level. I topped it off with this LKEYE Transparent Sunglasses and this Party City Purple Glitter Silver Crown – because “she’s” a queen!!!

Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas
Photo by Sergio Amaro for Daddy Issues party

If that wasn’t enough, my best friend’s boyfriend, Cody Huffman, and my friend Jessica Chen helped me with the makeup. Using  Hipdot Glitter Palette and Revolution Forever Flawless Utopia Eyeshadow Palette. The finishing touch was adding Michael’s Multicolored Round Neon Gems. 

Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas
Neon geometric art nail design for the festivities
Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas
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For my nails, I went for a geometric design using inspiration from a photo I found on Pinterest. I go to this place in Turtle Creek Village called Grand Nail Salon. Not only is the manager Patrick super nice, but also the girls that work there know what they’re doing. My girl is Tiffany. She always comes through with any design I throw at her.

THE KIKI

Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas
I love my friends!

I’m so proud of all my friends. Everyone showed up on their best version of Pink Eleganza Extravaganza. To kick off the soiree, we sipped on some cocktails and nibbed on some yummy food at my place… Before heading to The Urban Cowboy Saloon in Fort Worth for the first edition of Daddy Issues Party DFW. 

Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas
With my bestie Jose Espinoza and his boyfriend Cody Huffman
Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas
My baby boy, Travis Matthews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My baby boy got us a party bus because ain’t nobody got time to be driving to Fort Worth – that place is far. That’s when the real kiki started. The guys from BABE wine sent me some party essentials – from fanny packs, plastic cups, visors, etc. Not to mention the bubbles. Cheers bitches! 

Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas
The party bus
Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas
Thanks, BABE for the bubbles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve never been on a party bus before, so I was looking forward to the experience. The most fantastic thing, it came with a dance pole… As you can imagine, I got on it. Watch out Cardi B! LOL

Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas
A little NSFW never hurt anyone

I don’t want to sound condescending, but once at the club, everyone was “living’ for my outfit –  just check out the pictures from that night. Anyhow, the music was so GOOD, house beats. I wish more gays would appreciate it. That didn’t stop my friends and me to lit up the dance floor. Werk!!!  I can’t wait for the next edition. Oly, you must bring it to Dallas next time. 

Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas
Photo by Sergio Amaro for Daddy Issues party
Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas
Sunel Molina on stage at Daddy Issues party DFW

Inside the epic pink bash to commemorate my 33rd birthday in Dallas
With the one and only Oly Innes, founder of ‘Daddy Issues’ Party

I’m still over the moon from the festivities. I had such a blast being my crazy self and celebrating with my closest Dallas friends. Thank you to my baby boy Travis Matthews for putting up with all my shenanigans, to my bestie Jose Espinoza for rolling up his sleeves and helping me finish setting up and everyone else that came and partied with me. Love you, mean it! 

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Jorge Gallegos

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Author: manchic

Former Graphic Designer, Official GUESS One to Watch Blogger, Underwear and Menswear Blogger, Social Media Guy for several Gay Dating Sites including GuySpy.com and FindGayDaddy.com and the ultimate Party Boy Extraordinaire. Follow my adventures on Twitter and Instagram @manchic.

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