Dear Party Planner
Dear Party Planner

Dear Party Planner

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Introduction: Every event in your life should be special, unique and stress free. Let us take care of all the important details so you can spend your time with family and friends. Keep in mind, letting someone else plan for you shouldn't cost a fortune and we are happy to work within your budget to meet all of your entertaining needs.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 10 times

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1 employee

8 years in business

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  • Winter Wonderland Sweet 16

    Event Planning

Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

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Checkey B.
Sep 28, 2023
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Dear Party Planner arrived BEFORE our scheduled time which is always an amazing way to kick things off! She met with the space manager and got to work before I even arrived! I wanted to handle most of my son’s party myself but also wanted to enjoy it. So I hired Dear Party Planner to help with day-of setup. She went far and above! I had trouble applying a decal to my balloon arch drop so I texted her the day before the event and she was full of ideas that saved the backdrop! Then, on the day of the party she not only helped set up but helped the party run smoothly, thinking of solutions to problems before they even arose. She was genuinely committed to making sure everyone had a great time! Even sending me loads of pictures and videos she took that I was too busy enjoying myself to remember to. I can’t imagine what the day would have looked like without her. She’s truly the best at what she does!

Details: Child's birthday party • 25 guests or fewer • Partial planning (help in select areas) • Setup • Less than one month • My home, venue, etc.

Dear Party Planner's reply
Hi Checkey - thank you SO much for such a wonderful review!! It was such a pleasure working with you and helping you organize Elle’s birthday. Your family is wonderful and I hope we get to work together again!
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Sonia K.
Dec 21, 2023
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Hired on Thumbtack

Suzanne was excellent party planner. She was helpful in every step of the way and the party turned out great. The whole experience was very good.

Details: Teen birthday party • 51 - 100 guests • Partial planning (help in select areas) • Setup • Decor rental • Chairs • Centerpiece(s) • Less than one month • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Dear Party Planner's reply
Thank you so much Sonia!! It was wonderful working with you and thrilled to be able to execute the vision for the Winter Wonderland Sweet 16!
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Katie R.
Dec 18, 2023
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Wow!! I cannot thank Suzanne enough for her help. I truly have never been able to enjoy my own parties and Suzanne made that possible. She arrived at my apartment when it was in a complete state of chaos 1.5 hours before my party and quickly got to work and put the place back together. Throughout the party she kept everything clean, was super creative in figuring out needs (made an ice bucket from a pot!) and kept my guests well taken care of mixing incredible martinis. Suzanne was the highlight of my party. Thank you so much for all of your work and for making everything just perfect!!!

Details: Adult birthday party • 26 - 50 guests • Partial planning (help in select areas) • Cleanup • Setup • Less than one month • My home, venue, etc.

Dear Party Planner's reply
Katie - thank you so much for trusting us with your holiday party! It was so wonderful working with you and thrilled we could help make it a success! We hope to work with you again in the future! :)
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Alison K.
Aug 25, 2023
My family worked with Dear Party Planner to put together our son's birthday. We were busy with a house renovation and a toddler and Dear Party Planner came in and allowed us to be guests at the party we were hosting. The theme was super heros and she pulled together such a wonderful family and kid friendly Party complete with a hulk smash wall, super hero photo shoot with props, aqua man water baloons and super hero capes/masks for all the kids to enjoy at the party and after. For the food and dessert, she worked with a local restaurant (we love to keep it local) to provide food for all tastes and topped it off with a curated super hero cake! You want and NEED Dear Party Plannrr for your next event (big, small and everything in between). Thank you thank you thank you Dear Party Planner!
Dear Party Planner's reply
What a dream it was to plan the Super Hero party for your son! I'm glad you & your family had a such a great time. I hope I get to work with you again in the future!
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Ben m.
Jun 26, 2023
What a truly excellent experience, she handled the planning from start to finish with the utmost professionalism. She spoke to us and got her exact design concepts that we wanted, she cater to our extremely particular taste, and the whole of what was made was far greater than the sum of its parts, this added up to a truly unique and amazing experience, THANK YOU so much for an amazing party for my wife's 40th!
Dear Party Planner's reply
Thanks Ben! It was really wonderful working with you and thrilled we were able to meet your expectations!
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Suzanne Woodrow

FAQs

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    After many years of planning parties for Friends & Family and receiving compliments and words of encouragement - I knew this was my calling. In 2016 I decided to launch Dear Party Planner to actualize what I thought was only a dream! It has been wonderful to be a behind the scenes part of someone's special day and ensure that all of the details are executed flawlessly.

  • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

    Top 5 reasons for hiring Dear Party Planner: 1. Expertise and Experience - we are professionals who specialize in event planning. We have the expertise and experience to handle all aspects of event coordination, from selecting the right vendors to creating a seamless timeline. Our knowledge ensures that your event is executed flawlessly and meets your vision. 2. Time and Stress Savings - Planning an event requires a significant time investment. Dear Party Planner takes care of the countless details, leaving you free to focus on other priorities. We handle logistics, vendor communication, and coordination, relieving you of the stress that comes with event planning. 3. Creative Vision and Design - we are skilled at turning ideas into reality. We can help you conceptualize and design your event, providing creative input, suggesting themes, and ensuring that the decor and ambiance align with your preferences. Our creative touch enhances the overall experience for you and your guests. 4. Vendor Relationships and Negotiations - Established relationships with vendors can make a significant difference in the success of your event. Dear Party Planner has a network of trusted vendors they work with regularly, which can lead to better deals, high-quality services, and seamless collaboration. We handle vendor negotiations, contracts, and logistics, ensuring a smooth working relationship. 5. Seamless Execution and Problem Solving - On the day of the event, we shine from behind the scenes. We manage all the moving parts, from setup to breakdown, ensuring that the event runs smoothly. If unexpected issues arise, we're equipped to handle them swiftly and discreetly, keeping the event on track and minimizing disruptions. Overall, hiring Dear Party Planner grants you access to a professional who brings expertise, creativity, and organizational skills to your event. We save you time, reduce stress, and enhance the overall quality of the event, leaving you to enjoy the occasion without worry.

  • What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?

    When contacting an event planner, whether it's for a wedding or any other type of event, it's important to come prepared with relevant questions and information to ensure that you find the right planner who can meet your needs and vision. Here's a list of topics, questions and information you might want to ask and should have available: Event Details - Have a clear understanding of your event's basics, including the type of event, date, time, and location. Budget - Have an estimated budget range in mind, as this will help the planner suggest appropriate options and make recommendations. Event Purpose and Vision - Be able to describe the purpose of the event and your vision for how you want it to look and feel. Guest Count - Provide an estimated number of guests who will be attending. Preferred Services - If you have specific preferences for certain services (e.g., catering style, entertainment type), be ready to discuss them. Venue - If you already have a venue in mind, share this information. If not, let the planner know if you need assistance finding a suitable venue. Logistical Needs - Identify any specific logistical needs, such as audiovisual equipment, seating arrangements, transportation, etc. Timeline - If you have a preferred timeline for when the event should take place, share this with the planner. Backup Plan - If an outdoor event, do you have an alternate location? Coming prepared with these topics, questions and information will help you have a productive conversation with the event planner and determine if they are the right fit for your event. It's essential to establish clear communication and mutual understanding from the beginning to ensure a successful collaboration.

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