Turtle’s Occasions was born out of passion for all things sparkly and shiny, an obsession with Tutus…and a love of planning parties.
We have planned, designed and decorated birthday parties for all ages, bridal showers, baby showers, anniversaries, graduations, weddings and more.
Our extensive collection of Tutus for all sizes, capes meant to empower children of all abilities and superheros, and shirts to further express our shared love of glitter is sure to bring out the child in all of us!
As every person is special, all of our creations and events are intended to be customized and unique to the individual being celebrated.
We remove the burden from you, so you can enjoy the party too! Let us help you celebrate those special moments!
What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I try very hard to accommodate and be flexible and fair with my pricing for each event and it’s specific needs. There are some relatively common things each party will expect, but there are many aspects that will be different and unique to each event. With that in mind, I have worked very hard to design and provide unique event services that are sure to entertain and please any guest and help relax and calm any event host!
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Every event is unique and requires special attention to different details. We will go over everything in the beginning so you are confident that all will go as planned. I love to schedule phone calls since it’s the easiest way to communicate all the details, however I’m more than open to texting and emails which I have found is easier for some people!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
In 2019 I earned by BA in business management. I have also been planning everything for as long as I can remember. I’m the oldest of 6 children, so instinctively I always tried to coordinate and manage my younger siblings. In our early 20’s, as my friends started getting married I realized I had a natural knack for making their weddings/bridal showers/engagement parties to run smoothly and taking on responsibilities without thinking about it because I knew someone needed to do it. In that process I realized I loved being in that role and started occasionally taking on weddings as event planner. Years later, after doing a combo birthday party for the children I was nannying for at the time, I also discovered I turly LOVE designing, decorating and planning birthday parties (for ALL ages) and have finally decided I enjoy this profession so much that I’ve been able to make it my career.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Event planning really started when I was 19…it was my best friend’s wedding day and everything was going smoothly…. until the very big balloon heart structure mounted above the cake, fell down on to the wedding cake intended for 300 people. Without hesitation, I stepped in and started managing the people who needed to fix the situation. This was a small first step in my direction to becoming an event coordinator.
Over the next 15 years, I coordinated and helped plan a few more weddings, baby showers, wedding showers and MANY, MANY birthday parties. After planning a 1st and 3rd combo birthday party (Frozen and Little Einsteins themed) for some children I was nannying for, I realized BIRTHDAY PARTIES were my absolute favorite parties to plan. Although I will still take the occasional wedding decorations work, I have found cooridating weddings is not where I do my best work.
Inevitably, issues (like the wedding cake smash) always find a way into even the most perfectly planned party. No matter what type of event you are planning and no matter what comes up, my goal is simple, I’m here to ensure you have the best experience possible!
What types of customers have you worked with?
I’ve worked with all ages birthday parties from 1 year to 80, weddings and receptions ranging from 75 people to 300 people, anniversaries, baby showers, bridal showers, bachelorette parties and book signings.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Do your research and interview as many as you can. Event planners and designers all have strong points and it’s so important to find someone you not only click with on a personal level, but also one whose work you respect and appreciate. You want to be confident they will give you their best work because that’s exactly what you deserve, no matter how small the job is.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
The biggest thing people seem to misunderstand, is how long things take to set up and take down, especially when the event is at a location outside of a persons house. A typical small birthday party (between 10-25 people) takes I and one other person a minimum of 2 hours just for set up. This includes unloading everything and the setup itself.
Also, PLEASE consider hiring for things like food service, and clean up after the event. Asking your friends and family can seem like a cost effective way to get through a big event, but in my experience, it RARELY works out well. Typically friends and family would rather be enjoying the party and not working it.