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Plan a stunning Quinceanera with FantaSea Yachts

Posted April 13, 2017 by Fantasea Yachts Team

Planning a Quinceanera? As our general manager Jasmine Lee reflects on her career at FantaSea Yachts, she shares the significance of the cultural celebration.

As I approach almost 20 years at FantaSea Yachts, I can’t help but think about the special events I’ve helped planned.  There are so many reasons why I love my job, but the best part is seeing all the different cultural traditions of celebrations.   One of my favorites is the Quinceanera. We all know the transition to womanhood is such a precious and emotional journey.  Celebrating that journey with a Quinceanera ceremony and reception is such a fabulous way to mark the moment with loved ones.

Intimate or opulent, such an event should be celebrated in a way that captures the wonder and excitement of this major milestone. I often tell my clients that vision is key—that this is a time to be so uniquely you. Whether your style falls into the land of an enchanted forest or the pages of a storybook romance, or you choose to celebrate with a vibrant fiesta or pay homage to your favorite time era with a 50s throwback or renaissance theme, remember that your quinceanera is your fairytale and that you are the princess.

Celebrating your quinceanera on one our luxury yachts takes it to the next level. With over 35 years of event planning experience, we mean it when we say parties are our specialty. Add the company of our your loved ones, a dance floor, VIP hospitality AND a cruise in the Marina del Rey harbor? You simply can’t go wrong. Best of all…we help with all the planning and details.


In thinking about quinceaneras celebrated aboard our yachts, one of my most memorable moments was a father-daughter dance on the skydeck of FantaSea One…surrounded by gorgeous blue skies and the onset of a beautiful sunset with Santa Monica bay as the backdrop…it was impossible to forget.  I loved the lavish princess gowns, the choreographed waltz with the court, the special toasts and speeches to family and close friends. I love that these traditions are continued generation after generation, and I think it’s so important to celebrate young girls and make them feel cherished as they are queens for the day.

Quince Celebration aboard FantaSea One
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nvite you to consider FantaSea Yachts as a quinceanera venue. Our experience goes beyond work…we LOVE what we do at FantaSea Yachts. Planning and executing life’s special moments is at the heart of our company and each event is treated with such honor. To learn more, please call us at 310-827-2220 or submit an event query. We’d love to hear from you!


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How to Throw the Ultimate Mardi Gras Party

Posted February 25, 2017 by Fantasea Yachts Team

Mardi Gras is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by throwing the ultimate bead-filled bash! Since we specialize in parties, we couldn’t resist sharing some of our favorite tips for planning your very own “Mardi Gras Mania.”

Make a Splash with Color: Color makes everything better, so why not add a pop or two with your decorations? There’s no question that purple reigns supreme with the Mardi Gras color scheme, but other shades like green, gold, and blue are also celebrated accents. Get creative with your decor and incorporate these festive hues where you can. From napkins and table linens to centerpieces and balloons, there are so many ways to ring in the Mardi Gras spirit.


Masks & Beads: It’s a 99.9% guarantee that party-goers associate NOLA’s famous beads and masks with Mardi Gras, making these an absolute MUST for your soiree. Display them on your table. Pass them out to your guests. Incorporate into your decor. However you choose, share them LOUD and PROUD as they are iconic showpieces of the festivities.

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Decor from Party City

Food Overload: Mardi Gras is often referred to as “Fat Tuesday”…with good reason. This is the day to load up on all of your favorite treats. Cupcakes? Go for it. Chips & dip? Coming right up. Pizza? Yes, please. If there ever was a day to eat without guilt, this is the day to do it!

Recipe from Southern Living

Recipe from Southern Living

For the ultimate Mardi Gras feast, please your guests with traditional favorites like King Cake and Gumbo. Other classics include Beignets, Jambayla and other Creole-inspired dishes.

For that extra WOW factor, test your baking skills (and sweet tooth) with these Mardi Gras Mask Cookies from Sweetopia or this Mardi Gras Macarons found on HGTV!

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Cocktail Swilling: Enjoy your feast to the max with two cocktails that are synonymous with the spirit of the Big Easy…Hurricanes and Sazerac. Two very different drinks, each a very quintessential NOLA experience.

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Jazz it up with Music: To put it simply, a party isn’t party without M-U-S-I-C. Fill your celebration with sounds of the South. Crank up some funky jazz. Blast some classic NOLA tunes. Or share your favorite party playlist. Just make sure the volume is turned up!

With these party planning tips, your Mardi Gras will be rockin’. Do you have a favorite way to celebrate? Sound off in comments below!

~ The FantaSea Yachts Team


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2016 Holiday Trends

Posted November 15, 2016 by Fantasea Yachts Team

Holiday parties are here!

Holiday parties are here!

It’s no secret that fall is upon us…a most glorious season that means different things to different people. September signals the start of football mania…helllooooo Sunday games and fantasy teams. October tends to welcome the highly-anticipated pumpkin spiced everything. November practically begs you to break out that perfect pair of boots you’ve waited so patiently to wear. For us at FantaSea Yachts, fall typically means one thing…holiday party planning!

For us, this IS the most wonderful time of the year. We like to think of ourselves as little party elves working away to deliver the MOST amazing experience for our clients. And it varies with each event…from our clients who return year after year to Silicon Beach start-ups and corporate LA biz. Each party brings a different style and we LOVE executing each vision. Another thing we love? Taking note of popular trends that emerge during the party planning process.

With that, our general manager, Jasmine Lee, is sharing the top three “must dos” our team has noticed with this year’s holiday parties.


Our GM, Jasmine, shares top holiday trends!

Speciality themed cocktails: This is such a fun, personalized detail that I don’t think will ever go out of style. It’s a given that the bar will be the party hot spot, so why not personalize the  experience by creating a signature cocktail or two?  Name one after the company CEO. Find a way to incorporate your company slogan or other aspects of your office culture. It will be the buzz  (pun intended) of your soiree. 

Lighting: This year, we’re seeing a lot of our clients have fun with their lighting. As they should!  Lighting is a fantastic way to dazzle your guests. Some trends we’ve seen making a big statement  are different variations of uplighting. But it doesn’t always have to be so grand. Smaller touches, like adding fairy lights to your centerpieces, can really make your event glow, creating a  somewhat  magical ambience that  your guests will love.

Unique venues: It’s no secret that people choose FantaSea Yachts because they are looking for something different. A unique venue that will impress their guests…that WOW factor. But it’s more  than just  choosing FantaSea…it’s FUN to try something new. With a unique event space, your team will feel like they were honored with an exclusive experience…that inside scoop…making them feel  like a true VIP. 

So there you have it! Our top picks for 2016 holiday trends…thanks, Jasmine! Have you noticed any patterns or anything interesting as you’ve started your event planning? Share with us below!

 ~ The FantaSea Yachts Team


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