Sherri Foxman (aka "The Party Girl")
Sherri Foxman is the ultimate party girl. Starting 25 years ago with unusual comic performance art events where she made news and donated the proceeds to charity, she eventually "fell in" to the party business coordinating private, non-profit and corporate events. There isn't a theme she hasn't tackled, an industry she hasn't graced nor a party she hasn't blown out (if requested)!
Favorite party moment: My favorite party moment is always the same: when we've decorated the table with themed whatevers and there's not one thing left on the tables when the night is over! Or when the guests start dancing with the centerpieces on their heads (which happens more times than you can imagine)--then I know I've done my job.
Amy began planning events while in college at Brandeis University. After planning a few large events on campus, she was hooked and when a friend suggested she could pursue event planning full time, she knew she had found her calling. An old friend introduced Amy to The Party Girl and she hasn't left her side since. She has been at Party411 for 7 years planning local private parties. You name a Bar or Bat Mitzvah theme and she's probably planned that party!
party moment: Planning
an important family event can be very overwhelming for people. After
planning events for 10+ years, my favorite party moment is always when the
client walks in and gets to see their party for the first time. I love
helping with such important family moments and I love seeing their faces
when the planning is done and the decorations are out and they can finally
relax and have a great time!
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Jim is not a professional party planner but he has hosted plenty of parties at Casa D’Orazio. Jim is the token male and token Italian in the office. The male in him likes parties that are less than formal. Give him some food, beer and friends and he can have a party anywhere! The Italian in him thinks food and conversation are the keys to a great party (and music doesn’t hurt). After having spent over 30 years in the restaurant industry he puts out great groceries at every party and he can tell a story (it’s that Italian thing again).
Favorite party moment: To me the noise level is a sure sign of how the party is going. At every party, I take a minute to “listen” to the party. I can tell how it’s going. At this year’s holiday party we had 40 people in the room. I listened (it was loud). I looked around (every single person was involved in a chat). It doesn’t get any better than that.
Kathleen is the ultimate DIY-er. From tackling home wiring to making homemade dog shampoo, there isn't a project she has shied away from. This "if you want it done right" attitude extends into the multiple parties she plans every year, and she tries to incorporate new fun projects into each gathering. No project is too large or too time consuming (individually personalized gingerbread people anyone?) to rock one of her parties.
Favorite party moment: Sending out a wild invitation that gets people talking about my party! One year for the invitation to my annual sledding party I sent out a tiny wood sled in a padded envelope full of fake snow. Several guests let me know they had made a huge mess opening it, but they were excited to get such a unique invite and could not wait for the party!
Brian, The Intern
Brian is the new web intern, which makes sense because he majored in History and Spanish :) He is not a professional party planner, but has attended many during his twenty plus years of life experience. Brian is the token representative of the 18-24 male demographic. Brian enjoys blowing up the balloons his boss foolishly gave him and leaving them across the office. He learned quickly that putting any face on a balloon is a surefire way to have the balloon popped, immediately.
Favorite party moment: I remember when I was growing up; Santa Claus would always show up to my parents’ holiday party. And he always brought some of our gifts early. I distinctly remember how everyone enjoyed when Santa arrived, even the adults. I just think it makes a party better when a special seasonal guest arrives, like Santa at the Thanksgiving Parade. When the guest arrives the party takes on a new exciting life. I’ve been Santa for a couple years now and I have to say it’s worth the hot suit and itchy beard to see the little kids smile at jolly old Santa Claus.