- Sophie &Friends
I drive a lot. Granted, I live in California where car culture is king. But it seems I drive more than most. Part of being a personalized party planner is that I "bring the party to you". Meaning I come to your house or event space - often in a van filled to the brim with supplies and decor. Since the inception of my business I have driven everything from hatchbacks, to a pickup truck, small van, full size van, on up to 16
I have always loved to play games. It has been a huge part of my events for as long as I have held them. Games allow for all sorts of expression. They allow shy guests to open up, everyone to get to know one another and in the case of large groups of rambunctious boys, it allows them to burn
One of my favorite pre-COVID parties was my Iron Chef party. You would be amazed by the level of cooking skills 11, 12 and even 10-year-old kids possess. I credit YouTube and the Food Network. Some of these kids had better knife skills than me, and I chop chicken breast into tiny bite-size pieces for a finicky dog every day.
As an event planner, I am regularly asked questions regarding party etiquette and protocol. When should I send the invitations? Do I have to invite the entire class? Where do I sit Aunt Bertha? And what about thank you notes?
When I was a kid I was an insufferably picky eater. I was one of those kids who would sit at the table gagging over any offering that did not include white bread, peanut butter, or pasta. I confess I am single-handedly responsible for my mother’s ongoing hatred of having to design meal plans. I really should be paying for her th