Adele Adams, has been the owner of Life of the Party since 1988. Adele's entire working
life has been dedicated to the hospitality industry. She has worked for catering
companies, restaurants, hotels and wedding facilities before starting her own event
planning company. In 1988, Adele took her many years of hands-on experience and
began her own special event company. During its beginnings, Adele would supply
bartenders and serving staff to parties. From there, she began booking party rentals,
entertainment, catering services, etc. From 1991 to 1993 Adele served as a board member
for the Association of Special Event Professionals, a high quality group of special event vendors who would learn and grow from each other. It was there that Adele made many useful contacts and friends in the industry which helped to make her business the success it is today.
Besides her business education she has attended many classes, seminars and conventions related to the special event industry but there’s nothing like “hands-on” experience. To further her education she continued to work at four different wedding and special event locations in Orange County, CA while still running her business. It was there she mastered the skills of organization and management. While working as a wedding and special event coordinator, she worked four to five events a week and also coordinated “Open Houses” for the locations. This enabled her to meet and work with numerous caterers, DJ’s, live bands, photographers, videographers, limousine companies etc. She was also able to see “first hand” many wedding cakes, specialty linens and chair covers, bird releases, etc. She kept notes (and business cards) of the best and most reputable vendors in the industry. She realized that the vendors you choose will make or break your special event. She has an excellent preferred vendor list in all price ranges. She has worked with these vendors many times and knows she can count on their excellence. She also enjoys working with new vendors that the client may have selected and has received many compliments on her organization, direction and friendliness from them.
“We are all working together as a team with the same goal…
to produce a spectacular event,” she says.