Party Like a Royal

Abo​ut the Team        

Kathleen        Chief Party Officer          #Mom-boss

For over 30 years Kathleen has been making events sparkle with her insightful planning, savoir fare and attention to every detail.

Kathleen operated "Chez Kathleen", a French Bistro & catering business for 15 years, in upstate New York. She was fortunate to have worked with mentors Julia Child, Emeril Lagasse, Jacques Pepin and Rick Bayless. She and her family moved to Ithaca, New York 2 years ago and decided to do what she does best...plan and execute amazing weddings and milestone events for others!

Elizabeth       Marketing Manager        Web Guru

Elizabeth enjoyed helping her mother in the kitchen from a young age and learned skills that would last a lifetime.

Elizabeth brings her upbeat personality, go-getting attitude and organizational skills to Party Like a Royal.

She creates social networking, works to keep everything on schedule and is an integral player in planning and executing events. Elizabeth knows many of her girlfriends and peers want to have a one of a kind event but are unsure on how to execute that special occasion. Call Elizabeth and meet her for coffee and learn how easy it can be for us to assist you!


​​ Kathleen has been collecting vintage china, linens and antiques for years while traveling to Europe, Asia and Canada. Since rentals have become a large part of event planning Kathleen decided to use her beautiful collection and open Party Like a Royal.

"Professional gratification is that much better when you can share it with your family."

 ​L​o​cal Partners

  • Quinta Rosa Estate
  • Dolce Delight
  • Chez Kathleen
  • Elegant Expressions
  • Lindsay Photography
  • Romance in Blooms
  • and many more

*if you wo​u​ld like your business to be a partner please contact us

Thank You's

 Since our parent's anniversary party,  all of our guests have raved about what an amazing time they had!  You exceeded all of our expectations and we will definitely recommend you to anyone wanting to plan the perfect vintage evening.  

- Sue & John

Working with Kathleen was so much fun and her ideas were very fresh and creative!  Our wedding planning came together quickly and the stress of such an important day was eased with Party like a Royal!

-Lauren & Ted


​Pa​rty Like a Royal believes in paying it forward to those in need. By working with us, a portion of your payment will be used to help local women and children's organizations

*If you have a special cause you'd like  the donation to go let us know.


We reuse, recycle and believe in being a ​"green" company.

Creating Memorable Occasions!