Episode 122: How To Host A Fabulous Party Or Summer BBQ, with Amy Shey Jacobs

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Do you plan your parties backwards? We’ve got the owner of Chandelier Events here with great advice on planning, budget, and how to create a party your guests will never forget!

Amy Shey Jacobs of Chandelier Events
Amy Shey Jacobs of Chandelier Events

We’re thrilled to be joined by event planner extraordinaire Amy Shey Jacobs of Chandelier Events, a premier event planning company in New York City. Amy sits down with us and lays out the nuts and bolts of where to start planning, how to make a party special and personal, and which pitfalls to avoid. She even gives us some great product recommendations! Plus our Bytes of the Week.

Nice outdoor table setting on the backyard on a summer day

Episode Links

Chandelier Events

Task Rabbit

VerTerra: Beautiful, Earth Friendly, Single-Use Tableware

Hammered Stainless Steel Beverage Cooler

Clear Plastic Party Tub

Kiddie Pool for Drinks and Ice

Unbreakable 3.5 Gallon Beverage Dispenser with Removeable Ice Cone

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning, by Mario Vittone – Slate


Bug Spray

Solemates Heel Protectors

Flip Flops

Pyrex Bakeware

Reynold’s Disposable Bakeware

Fuji Instax Instant Camera

Amazon Dot

Amazon Echo

18-Bottle Free Standing Wine Refrigerator

Don’t Put The Apostrophe In The Wrong Place, by Rebecca Shapiro – Huffington Post

Cobra JumPack

Cobra JumPack XL H2O

The Great British Baking Show on PBS

Chef’s Table on Netflix

Bendiware Silicone Wine Glasses

Crème de Pamplemousse Rose

Restoration Hardware’s Flameless Candles

Summer Entertaining Tips From New Yorkers Who Throw Great Parties, by Jordi Lippe – Gotham

A ton of entertaining and how-to articles in InStyle Magazine, by Amy Shey Jacobs

How To Plan An Epic Camp Wedding, by Maggie Seaver – The Knot

Six Ways To Wow Guests At Your Wedding Reception, by Alix Strauss – New York Times

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