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.
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.