2019 was filled with so many incredible milestones for the Make It Mariko team. This was a special event for us because it was a celebration of the new decade, Gina’s birthday, and the 4th anniversary of Make It Mariko. On her 30th birthday, Gina created Make It Mariko as a gift to herself. Over the years, the team has grown and evolved and we’re excited to see what this new decade has in store for us!

To celebrate the start of a new decade, we threw our first ever New Year’s Eve party! We collaborated with our Undiscovered event partners 7th West and Creative Transit Agency plus Full Out Studios to pull off this amazing celebration. 

We channeled a disco and funk vibe for this glamorous and fun NYE theme to celebrate with 150 of our closest friends, family, and community members. Big thanks to Full Out Studios for hosting us in their beautiful and versatile dance space in Oakland for the night!

Thank you to all of our amazing event partners who helped us ring in the new year: 

Event Planning & Design: @makeitmariko
Promo Design: Eduardo Taylor @et_iv
Venue: @fulloutstudios
Rentals: @stuarteventrentals
Bar: @7thwestoakland
Dessert: @sweetcondesapastries
Photographer: Eduardo Taylor @et_iv
Stage & Sound: @creativetransitagency

Check out all of the photos by the talented Eduardo Taylor @et_iv: