My name is Shachi and I started this site in 2010 to share my ideas and inspiration for fun, inexpensive, and effortless party planning. Before you scour the site for some new ideas, here is a little about me.
I'm a thirty-something gal who over the past decade has called Boston, San Francisco, Washington, DC and New York City home. In addition to planning and executing amazing two penny parties, I love volunteering. You'll often find me helping out at local food banks, teen after school centers, museums, and even professional networking organizations.
Now that I’ve introduced myself, let's (two penny) party.
Corporate Summer Outing
Planned and executed a summer outing for 150 employees and their families at the San Francisco Zoo. Responsibilities included: menu planning, decor (used tropical trees throughout the space to create a "jungle" theme), music and entertainment (face painting, animal photo opportunities, scavenger hunt).
Charity Champagne Tasting and Silent Auction
Planned and executed a champagne tasting and silent auction event for 75 people in a Washington, DC private art gallery with a budget of less than $5,000. Responsibilities included: menu planning, champagne selection, event website design, ticket pricing and sales, marketing, silent auction prize solicitation (donations received from companies listed here) and decor of space on day of event.
80's Themed Birthday Party
Designed and executed a 1980s themed birthday party for thirty people in a San Francisco Art Gallery using a budget of $800. Responsibilities included: menu and drink planning to match theme, invitation design, decor, 80s video montage for art gallery's projector, sourcing vintage party supplies.