Party Chella: The Ultimate Guide

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Okay everyone, it’s officially that time of the year, COACHELLA!  As most of you who have followed me since the very beginning know I adore festival season in Palm Springs, there is such an incredible buzz and so much going on in and around Palm Springs.  Typically I recap all the fun after the festival but decided to do things a little different this year and will continue to update this post with all the latest party & event information.

If you have never done Party Chella you may not even realize the number of music and fashion sponsored VIP parties that take place across the Valley the first weekend of Coachella (and a few weekend two).  Everyone from Revolve to Victoria’s Secret to dating app Bumble have jumped on the party train and have over the top events planned for those lucky enough to score an invite!

Friday April 14:

Victoria’s Secret Angel Oasis

Private estate in Indio, Invite Only.

Five Angels (Alessandra Ambrosia, Martha Hunt, Jasmine Tookes, Taylor Hill and Joanna Skiver) will be hosting their closest VIP friends for a poolside soiree.

Desert Oasis by Foray Collective

Secret Indian Wells Location 2-6pm, Invite Only.

Boohoo.com and L’oreal have teamed up with Foray and Emily Ratajkowski to host one of the most popular events of the weekend.  Guests can expect plenty of cocktails and Brody Jenner spinning poolside.

Funboy x Smashbox Pool Party

Private Palm Springs Residence 2-6pm, Invite Only.

Funboy, the company responsible for all the Insta-worthy pool floaties, is teaming up with Smashbox to host an invite only pool party.  I’d take a safe bet that there will be no shortage of inflatable swans, flamingos, and donuts!

The Hyde Away

Secret Palm Springs location, 3-6pm, Invite Only.

Hyde & Who What Wear are hosting an uber chic, VIP pool party sponsored by Hudson.

Nylon Midnight Garden Party

Bermuda Dunes 10pm – late, Invite Only.

A late night party to keep the day 1 vibe going into the morning.  Brands include Batiste Dry Shampoo, Guess, and Johnny Walker.

Saturday April 15:

ZOEasis

Unannounced Palm Springs Location 1pm, Invite Only.

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A coastal Italian inspired event featuring specialty cocktails, gelato carts, and a style marketplace.  Not to mention the ever so stylish Rachel Zoe herself.  Bow down.

Winter Bumbleland

Private Estate in Rancho Mirage 1-6pm, Invite Only.

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Kendall & Kylie host an “Aspen chic meets Desert heat” party that includes tubing, snow angels, and I am guessing plenty of cocktails.  If you are a Bumble user check out the app in the days leading up to Coachella for an invite code!

Pandora Indio Invasion

Cree Estate 1-4pm, RSVP HERE.

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An annual Coachella weekend pool party from Pandora Radio and sponsored by T-Mobile.

The Hyde Away

Secret Palm Springs Location, Invite Only.

Day two will feature Joe Jonas spinning poolside and food from Umami Burger…yum.

American Express Platinum Hotel

The Parker Palm Springs 11 – 5pm, Amex Platinum Cardholders Only.

The Amex hotel will feature plenty of boujee amenities including SoulCycle classes, poolside DJ sets, and a performance by Bebe Rexha.

Lucky Lounge

Ingleside Inn 12-6pm, Invite Only.

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Another of my favorite events each year has to be BMF’s annual party.  Gorgeous poolside setting, yummy drinks, great brand sponsors, and plenty of celeb spotting.

PopSugar’s Cabana Club

Colony Palms Hotel 1-5pm, Invite Only.

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My favorite event of the year has to be Cabana Club!  This year’s activations include Nordstrom, Ulta, and Three Olives Vodka.  There is also an invite only CFDA Brunch before hand featuring Emily Current & Meritt Elliott of The Great & accessories maven, Clare Vivier.

Bootsy Bellows Estate

Private location in Rancho Mirage, Invite Only.

Annual celeb packed pool party sponsored by Chevy & PacSun.

Moschino hosts Jeremy Scott’s Annual Bash.

Invite Only.

Another uber chic pool party where the guestlist and the performers are kept top secret.

#REVOLVEfestival

Private La Quinta Estate 1-7pm, Invite Only.

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In my humble opinion this is one of the coolest, most fashionable, and most in demand parties during Coachella.  A gorgeous setting, hosted bars, celeb and top influencer sightings, and plenty of gifting. Sponsors include: Bai, Joico, Drai’s, and Schutz.

Revolve Desert Nights

Undisclosed Desert Location, Exclusive Invite List.

An uber top secret after party alternative to Neon Carnival.

Levi’s Neon Carnival with Don Julio

Jacqueline Cochran Airport 10pm – 4am, Invite Only.

The ultimate Coachella party has to be Neon Carnival!  Celebrities, cocktails, carnival games & rides, and an energy that keeps festival goers partying until the wee hours.

Sunday April 16:

Winter Bumbleland

Day 2 is hosted by Ashley Graham.

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Private La Quinta Estate 1-7pm, Invite Only.

Day 2 is just as epic as day 1!

All Weekend Long:

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The Arrive Palm Springs, Open to the Public.

Basecamp

Thermal, Reservations available HERE.

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Camping, music, pool party, and plenty of energy.  Basecamp is an alternative to camping at Coachella and is open both weekends of Coachella and Stagecoach.

Vestal Village

Lake Cahuilla, Invite Only.

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Another alternative to Coachella camping bring your tent or RV and relax at a lakeside desert oasis.  If a day party is more your speed Vestal Village has you covered with live music, DJ sets, food and hosted bars. Another personal favorite of mine 🙂

Desert Gold

Ace Hotel & Swim Club, RSVP HERE.

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The Ace always offers a variety of day and evening events for festival goers and those who just want a piece of the energy to enjoy.

The Do Over

The Ace Hotel & Swim Club, RSVP HERE.

Another Ace mainstay sponsored by Adidas.

The Saguaro

The Saguaro Hotel, RSVP HERE.

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Three days of three different pool parties.

Day Club

Hilton Palm Springs 12-6pm, Tickets available HERE.

Three days of poolside sets by big name DJS including Nicky Romero and Skrillex

Pool Parties at The Riviera

Riviera Hotel, Free to the Public

The Riviera is opening up its pool for weekends 1 & 2 of Coachella and .all weekend for Stagecoach.  Daybeds and cabanas are available to rent

And let’s not forget about Weekend 2…

Friday April 21:

Belvedere x Noisey Party

Ace Hotel 10pm – 1am, Invite Only.

Beleveder Vodka has a new platform of music and they are kicking off with a VIP event at The Ace with DJ Esco.

Desert Splash

Miramonte Resort 12-5pm, RSVP: adele@kiarahorwitz.com

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Popup shop with Mixology Clothing and Nomad VII by Anne Bowen, beauty products by Ricky’s NYC, and drinks by Pau Vodka.

What are your favorite Coachella weekend parties?

XO, Niki

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