I’m a mom, daughter, sister, and a pretty good friend. My 9-year-old son is loving, active, inquisitive, and going on 16. He’s the absolute light of my life. This other child of mine, My Little Party Place, has been years in the making.
I worked for years as Event Manager at a private club on New York’s Park Avenue, and as Catering Manager at Fordham University, before I burned myself out, and decided to give the events space a bit of a break. I entered Corporate America by way of Citi Private Bank, where my roles in Sales and Risk Management required holding all kinds of securities licenses, and cold calling some of the most prominent attorneys in New York. Lots. Of. Fun. Not really. Shortly after my son was born I left Citi to work as Director of Operations for Pollaro Custom Furniture, a museum quality furniture maker, whose pieces reside in the homes and yachts of some of the wealthiest people in the world. Lots. Of. Fun. Seriously, this really was lots of fun. But it also required travel, sometimes long hours, and a business brain that never shut off. Stressed, tired, and feeling like THE worst working mom ever, in 2016 I decided to leave my full-time job to try to make my dream job a reality.
Over the last 18 years I continued to plan parties part-time, all the while hoping for the opportunity to open my own shop on the main street of some great little town. For 3 years I was able to put some big smiles on the faces of over 20,000 children in my dedicated party space in downtown Berkeley Heights. Due to government mandated closures related to COVID-19, I had to make the unfortunate decision to give up my retail space. I continue to work with parents on super fun virtual party experiences as I figure out what's next for MLPP. You can explore the website a bit to see all the great things we provided when business was as usual.
I look forward to speaking with you about how I can make your child's day extra special, while we work together to keep everyone safe.