Plan the Perfect Event

Camille Styles has written a planning guide to host a party or event. The article emphasizes staying organized throughout the process and deciding on the theme, the type of invitations, having a self-serve bar, the type of appetizers, and a possible kids’ table, amongst other considerations.


Camille has provided a downloadable planning list that she recommends using. This list includes a master list for tasks, a shopping list and a guest list with helpful information. The guest list can include food restrictions, contact information and whether they’ve indicated attendance.


Decisions such as using a theme should be considered, as well as thinking about adding a specialty drink to suit the occasion, even if providing a bar. Providing appetizers instead of a sit-down meal is discussed for a simple and less-formal atmosphere, which can promote the guests mingling.


Camille recommends simple table settings with some creative ideas, like using bare branches with white candles or providing fruit with handwritten names of the guests. Party favors can be affordable and easy to design, and they can be used as table centerpieces.


Lastly, don’t forget to stay relaxed! She suggests taking an hour before the guests arrive to get dressed in party clothes and to light some candles, making sure to appear at ease when greeting guests.


Twenty Three Layers is one of the more well-known corporate event planners in New York and was founded by Jessica Boskoff, a veteran of event planning for firms such as Soho House New York and Four Hundred. Coupled with her interest and talents in design, this extensive experience in the fields of hospitality and event planning naturally pointed Ms. Boskoff to start her own company.


There are many event planning companies in New York City; however, Twenty Three Layers offers a unique combination of a dedicated design and planning team and the additional assets of having relationships with well-known venues and desirable vendors. These design and event specialists will direct all their creative energy toward designing the event. Clients are sure to receive complete value for their partnership with Twenty Three Layers in creating the perfect and enjoyable event.