Debbie Kennedy Events & Design (formerly Sugar Plum Designs)

Debbie Kennedy Events & Design (formerly Sugar Plum Designs)

Scottsdale, AZ

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Bio

Debbie Kennedy is the award winning designer with over 15 years of experience as an Event Planner & Stylist. Debbie has been featured in prestigious magazines like DIY Weddings, AZs Finest Wedding Sites & Services, & AZ Foothills.

About Debbie Kennedy Events & Design (formerly Sugar Plum Designs)

hired 14 times on Thumbtack

We offer the following:

- Event Planning
- Wedding Planning: Design, Planning and Day-of Coordination
- Dessert Buffet or Candy Buffets (Cakes, Cupcakes, and Candies)
- Children's Party Planning
- Baby Showers
- Bridal Showers
- Corporate Events
- Birthday Parties
- Social Events

Debbie Kennedy Events & Design, formerly Sugar Plum Designs, is a unique event planning boutique creating spectacular wedding and social events, decadent desserts, candy tables and holiday decor. Our designers are here to bring your event to life by creating stunning, one-of-a-kind events produced and styled to perfection.

Debbie Kennedy Events & Design can lend its eclectic creativity and meticulous attention to detail to every event with design background and experience to create stunning works of art. Whether it is an elegant wedding, whimsical birthday or elaborate corporate event, we can create memorable events or tablescapes filled with gourmet candies or decadent desserts that will make for the sweetest celebration.

Candy and dessert buffets are the hottest new trend for weddings, corporate events and special occasions. A candy buffet or dessert buffet serves as a spectacular centerpiece and gets your guests up and mingling. Whether your tastes are sleek and modern or you prefer something more whimsical, we can design a candy or dessert buffet that truly captures the essence of your event.

Location

Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Reviews

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  • 5/5 stars May 5, 2015

    If you don't want to be too stressed out with all of your wedding details (because it's not like you don't already have enough to do) this is the company that takes care of all of that for you! Debbie personally was such a great help trough this whole process for my husband and myself. Such great design ideas, and help with piecing the whole day together! I would definitely recommend her if you want a beautiful experience. This is supposed to be such a special time for the bride and groom let Debbie make that possible for you too!

  • 5/5 stars April 19, 2015

  • 5/5 stars March 4, 2015

    She is a blessing..

  • 5/5 stars February 15, 2015

    I have high standards and I can easily say that Debbie was the best wedding planner I could ever ask for. She was always positive, always had a solution to everything we needed, always kept my budget front of mine and was just purely delightful to work with. I will keep in touch with Debbie just because I like her so much and I highly recommend her. Please feel free to contact me anytime if you want to discuss further, but you will be making a good decision if you go with her!

  • 5/5 stars December 22, 2014

    Debbie kennedy Events ! Did a great job on my sons 1st Birthday , it was everything I expected and more .. I will definitely be hiring her for my next event !

  • 5/5 stars May 20, 2014

    My experience with Debbie Kennedy Events & Design was absolutely phenomenal! Debbie and her team took my vision for my graduation celebration event, enhanced it, and executed the event flawlessly. Debbie stood out among all seven event planners I interviewed because of her extensive experience, professionalism, creativity, and take-charge attitude. It was a joy and pleasure to work with her. With Debbie and her team at the helm, I didnít have a care in the world. I canít wait to work with her again!

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Event Planning to include: Weddings, Birthay Parties, Corporate Events, Baby & Wedding Showers, and Engagement Parties.

Candy & Dessert Tables: Whether its a Birthday Party or a Grande Wedding we can Design a Display of Candy or Dessert to keep your guests happy throughout the event.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. Candy Buffet for the 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards.
Dessert and Candy Buffet for a Wedding
Sweet Sixteen Birthday Party and Dessert Table
Holiday Photo Shoot

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. There are different types of Event planners. Designers, Planners and Day of Coordination. At Debbie Kennedy Events we can design you entire event, handle your event from start to finish and be there for you the day of to make sure you day runs smoothly and stress free. Get letters of recommendation, check out their portfolio to see the type of work they have done and meet with them to see if they are a good fit for your event.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. First find out if the company is licensed and has proper liability insurance. Make sure to get references and ask to see their portfolio. Debbie Kennedy Events & Design (formerly Sugar Plum Designs) pride ourselves in the work we do and know are prices reflect the high end product and service you will receive.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. Its best to know how many guests you will have attending your event and your budget. Its very hard to give pricing without knowing how many people we will need to provide service for or what is involved in the work we will be doing.

For our Candy or Dessert Tables is there any limitations like do you need sugarfree candy or any special candies you would like on the table. If the event is at a venue make sure they will allow you to bring in this type of service. If you have color swatches of dresses, linens or pictures of flowers arrangements or the venue that will help us understand the decor of the wedding. Also will the event be outside and if so will a shaded area be provided..candy does not do well in the heat. We will always make sure that we visit your venue to make sure we have all the details we will need.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. Our Event Planners are designers. With design and styling background we have the expertise and creativity to make your event or dessert/candy table spectacular. For the Dessert Tables we can coordinate with your own Event Planner to pull the whole look together.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Creating a vision that the client has given me and seeing the faces of my clients when they see their Event or Candy/Dessert Table for the first time.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. How much does it cost for services. This depends on what you are looking for in our service. Do you want us to design the event and handle the event from start to finish or do you just want us to be there the day of to make sure your event runs smoothly. A consultation is great for you to get to know the Planner and also this will give the planner an idea of your needs. Then we can determine a price.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. My favorite story is for a 9 year old girls birthday party. Her grandmother surprised her for her birthday with a Candy/Dessert Buffet. To see her actually cry when she saw the table...you know you did something good. Loving what you do does help.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. I did a party for a young girl who wanted a green and orange colored table. I loved the color scheme and the table was actually featured on Amy Atlas's blog. Amy Atlas is like the Oprah of Candy/Dessert Tables so it was an honor to have her acknowledge my work.
http://blog.amyatlas.com/2011/09/citrus-sweet-shoppe-guest-dessert-feature/

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. I have an interior design background and styling experience with magazines.

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. We are excited to say that we have Changed our Name from Sugar Plum Designs to Debbie Kennedy Events & Design. We will still be providing our Dessert & Candy Tables but we will be expanding our Event Planning Division.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. Event Planning Services: We will need to do a consultation with you to determine cost for these services.

Dessert or Candy Table:
We have a set pricing per person that makes it easy for our clients. We do provide at an additional cost lots of extras to take your candy table to a full dessert table. This could include cakes, cookies, cake pops, gourmet candies, chocolate fountains, and healthy alternatives.

We can customize any table to fit your budget.

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