Big news!

For the past six months, I’ve been working to transition Everybody’s Invited! from a simple blog to a full-fledged event design and production company. My dream has always been to spread the gospel of play, surprise, and adventure far and wide, and an events company will be the real life manifestation of that dream.

Though I’ve had a lot of personal energy around this idea, I’ve often felt that I needed a partner in this endeavor in order to make it a reality. (Ever since I joined the 7th grade Math Olympiad squad, I’ve loved working on a team!) After months of quietly sulking while working alone, fate has finally intervened in the form of two awesome colleagues.

Today I am more than thrilled to introduce my new partners-in-fun, Chris Machuca and Tara Dawkins. Chris and Tara bring bucketloads of event planning experience, creativity and kindness to the mix, and I’m overjoyed to be working with them as we expand the offerings of Everybody’s Invited!

Chris is a professional event planner whose expertise ranges from large-scale nonprofit events to memorable small-scale “moments.” Oh, and he kills it at karaoke night. Tara is a communications professional, new mom, and probably the best-dressed person I know. She and her husband’s first wedding dance was to “Earth Angel,” in honor of the Enchantment Under the Sea dance from Back to the Future. Respect.

In the coming weeks and months, we’ll share more about our expanded offerings, and in the meantime, you may see Chris and Tara’s names pop up in the bylines of this here blog.  It’s so fun to be three!

Welcome, Chris and Tara. You guys are my density!