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This is the story of the ivy social girl

If you don't get what my title is referencing then we probably wouldn't click because I live for early 2000's alternative music. Here is a link for my less knowledgeable readers -


The number one thing people ask me about my business is how it all started and what qualifications do I have to have an event planning business. This is what happened -

My bff (incredible hair stylist/mama goddess to be/creativity queen/fashionista/hostess with the mostest), @coffeecutsandcurls, and I hosted my 24th birthday party together. The theme was boho picnic and I remember texting her and saying, “So I know this sounds really extra but this is what I want to do for my birthday”... and without missing a beat she was down. With the help of her husband we set up a dreamy boho picnic for my girls with bruschetta, rosé, and birthday cake. The party was amazing and intimate, and insta/pinterest worthy, and honestly the best thing I had ever done up to that point.

It was also very extra.

After that party, people seemed to be impressed and started to tell me I should start a business. I went back and forth on it and then one night right before bed and I thought, “Okay what the hell, i’ll do it.” Like every basic millennial girl would I started an Instagram.

To make a long story short - I really had no prior experience or formal education (Other than a 93% in my Intro to Business class at MCC) before starting this business. All I had was passion, determination and the most supportive people around me (my greatest advantage). I want to also say that while I think in this industry it takes experience, dedication, and raw talent to really be successful, it is still important to me to finish school....saying it louder for my mama in the back - I WILL FINISH SCHOOL. I believe in higher education but I also believe in myself and I think there’s something to be said about that. While The Ivy Social isn’t paying da bills yet, I have never felt more accomplished and tired in my life. Each and every event I surprise myself with what I did and each event I try to think how I can do more.

If you have a dream or a talent use it, the world will be better because of it.

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure.”

-Suzy Kassem

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