Collette brings a level of energy, sophistication and professionalism to every event she's done for us with The Blind Cafe. She takes our ideas and turns them into upscale events with an insanely high level of quality from all parties involved. Thanks to Collette's help we have the best volunteers, sponsors, venues, and chefs, and allowed us to increase our ticket costs over 25% in one year! When you work with Collette you never doubt that she is obsessed with perfection and will always be one of the hardest working people in the room. :)
All my wife wanted for her birthday was a big party she didn't have to plan. Fortunately, she didn't say I couldn't have help! Two of my wife's friends recommended Collette. They knew her work from a charity auction that Collette had planned. I'd attended this event and had been personally amazed a how Collette had really stepped up the excitement of the event over previous years. After an initial meeting to discuss possible themes, dates, venues, and budget, I went ahead and hired Collette to plan my wife's birthday party. One of the things that impressed me most was that Collette was happy to do everything over email, which was great for me, because usually I only had time to do things late at night. It was also great that we did most of the paperwork electronically and that I routed everything through her to make sure she was in the loop on all contracts and payments. We actually only met in person once for a venue walkthrough! And the event itself? An absolute success! Here are some quotes from our guests: "Now THAT was a party! You all really outdid yourselves! It was a spectacular evening!" "parteeeeeee!" "What a way to celebrate!!! Best party we have ever been to! We had so so so much fun." "Can we just tell you that we had the best time and loved every part of it!! Please please invite us to your next birthday celebration when the time comes. I want to see you top last night's party!!" "Such a fabulous party!!!" "What a fantastic party! Over the top and so much fun!" "THAT was a blast! Everyone who was there had a fantastic time at your party last night. You spoiled us all rotten. SO much fun - thank you!" "FABULOUS PARTY!!! Wow! What a wonderful birthday celebration! So many cool things to do, great eats, and tons of fun dancing. I could see you were enjoying the party too which is the MOST important thing." The most important thing is that my wife loved her party! Thank you Collette!
Since this is a small company, you only have to love Collette and she will outsource whatever else you need. How can you not love her energy and enthusiasm? She is the most creative planner in the area. She can even be your florist for the party! If there is a mishap the day of the event, they will always come up with a remedy or solution.
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