About the Owner

I’m a mom, daughter, sister, and a pretty good friend.  My 6-year-old son is loving, active, inquisitive, and going on 16.  He’s the absolute light of my life.  This new 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, I decided to leave my job to try to make my dream job a reality.


Over the last 14 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.  Now here I am in the great little town of Berkeley Heights, doing what I love, for the tiny little people that you love. I truly look forward to working with the local and neighboring moms on a wonderful birthday party, and overall memorable crafting & learning experience for their little ones.


- Marisa

What We Offer

Dedicated Space

Want to give your child a unique, memorable birthday experience but don’t have the time to plan it? Do you cringe at the thought of 15 children inside your home, running amuck? Let’s not forget clean-up!  Book your party at our dedicated space and leave the setup and breakdown to us.

All-inclusive Packages

Our all-inclusive party experience allows a parent to stop in, make selections for the special day, and book the party. That’s it! We arrange food and beverage for parent and child, completely decorate our dedicated space in your chosen theme, provide cake, cupcakes, activities, crafts, and favors for each child. It’s all included when you book with us.  

Stress-free Planning

This isn't just about them, it's about you, too!  Book with us and all you need to do is show up, enjoy yourself, and take in the joy of your little one, as they celebrate their special day with family and friends.

Weekday Fun

Our Craft N' Snack weekday fun includes all kinds of arts & crafts, including paint on canvas.  Look out for special schedules when the kids are out of school.   

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