Kimberly Bakker is a San Francisco Event Party Planner and busy “Momtrepreneur”. Gazette Day recently published a feature on Kimberly Bakker titled “Kimberly Bakker: Momtrepreneur with a Purpose”. The article was written by Erica Smith to highlight the businesswoman and her dedication to her business. She brings over 15 years of experience as an event planner, fundraiser and PR account executive. In addition, she was a Founding Partner of the well-known Le Colonial restaurant and worked on its successful launch, resulting in over $5 million in revenue in the first year. Kimberly is currently running her own firm as the CEO of Kimberly Bakker Events.
Kimberly Bakker’s specialty is private family parties that people remember for years and she is sharing some tips to make your private family parties just as exceptional.
First and foremost create lists. You’ll need a list of who you’re inviting, what you’ll be serving and anything that needs to be done leading up to the party. Be gracious and don’t allow your guest to see you flustered if something isn’t going as expected Showcase your family heirlooms and traditions, it will bring back memories and leave the guests with a warm feeling. See This Page for additional information.
Encourage conversations with family members. Music is great as a background, but when it’s too loud it becomes the focal point. Encourage everyone to get along, but in some cases when you know that 2 people won’t be able to keep the conversation peaceful and light it’s okay to ask another relative to help keep the peace between them and help you limit their interaction. It’s okay to delegate certain tasks to help the party run smoothly. You don’t have to be a bartender all night.
According to Kimberly Bakker, an easy solution is to make one or two signature punches that the guests can help themselves too. Use soft lighting to create an intimate feel. Don’t overspend, that will just lead to you being more stressed out. Prep as much food ahead of time as you can. Make sure to leave time for yourself to get ready. Take photos and encourage others to as well.
Give gentle hints when the party is ending. Have a variety of foods available from the sophisticated to kid friendly options. Finally (and most importantly) remember to have fun. It is a party with the people you care most about.
More about Bakker on https://www.theprojectforwomen.com/the-moms/kimberly-bakker/