Welcome Party and Dinner

California Dreamin' Welcome Party

Our opening night party takes place from 7:00pm- 10:00pm on July 18. Join us poolside for an immersive special event created by Society of Wildflowers founder and Orange County Event Planner, Christie Troxell. Sit beneath fringed beach umbrellas and enjoy the summer sunset as we close out our first night of the conference with an unforgettable night of community and celebration.

(If parties aren't your thing, we've scheduled an optional outing to Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters for this evening. See our Ticket page for details and to purchase this optional upgrade. Self-paid dining is offered at the event venue.)

On the Menu

Live Deliciously

Dine on fresh-grilled tacos with a variety of meats and vegan fillings with flour and corn tortillas, chips and salsa, provided by The Lime Truck. Top with your choice of a variety of fresh-mex veggies and salsas

Luxe Libations

Enjoy signature cocktails, rose wine, prosecco and a delectable assortment of fresh juices, specialty soft drinks and lemonades, fresh herb and edible floral garnishes

Entertain Your Senses

Live Entertainment and Music

Enjoy the sweet sounds of our professional songstress, Sophie M.  A playlist of "totally tubular" tunes will also be played, featuring songs curated around California beach vibes, messages of female empowerment, and celebrating summer.

Party Activities

Painted Ladies: Wildflower and Fantasy Body Painting

"All fantasy should have a solid base in reality."   - Anonymous

Become a winsome wildflower woman bedecked with vines and meadow blooms, or perhaps a mer-mazing siren of the sea. Will you be a celestial goddess of the moon and stars? Make the selection that sings to your soul, and our vibrantly talented fantasy body painter will adorn you in the fantasy body paint elements of your choosing.

Think Like a Queen: Fresh Floral Crown Crafting

"I decided early on that I was going to put on my crown and rule my world by acting right and treating myself like a queen."   - Queen Latifah

Create fresh crowns of radiant blooms and lively greenery sprigs, bursting from an abundant cart of fresh flowers. Supplies are provided for crafting a crowning masterpiece.

Frolicsome Photos, Strike a Pose for Your Flower-Headshot

"Let us live like flowers, wild and beautiful, and drenched in sun."   - Ellen Everett

Strike a pose as you  take your rightful place on a styled rattan fairy throne against a wildflower-themed backdrop. Our resident photographer Jae will be standing by to capture your image in all of your garden goddess glory. 

Glorious Giveaways

Visit our giveaway prize table during the party to discover exciting items offered as prizes from our Event Sponsors. Select your faves, and enter to win by engaging with social accounts, following an email list, or visiting the website of a sponsor, no purchase required. (Offered to event attendees only) 

Mystery Guest

No conspira-sea theories here, our special party guest is sure to make a splash! A native of Laguna Beach, this empowering local legend reveals, she's pretty sure her "birthstone is a seashell"! After riding the stormy seas of life, she caught the wave to success; Prepare to be inspired, this bodacious beach babe is sure to bring even the shyest party-goer out of her shell.


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