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We are a boutique company representing emerging talent in every milieu of event planning. We are dedicated to keeping “it” fresh and are passionate about introducing NYC's diverse and eclectic artists to our clients. Our foundation is built on our belief that parties are an expression of PLAY — creating an environment that invites interaction, conversation, and laughter — Our selective resource editing, our keen eye (and ear) for cutting edge style, and our commitment to our client’s vision will help you create an event that shows off your own personal edge of SWANK.
Founded by renowned performance artist Marla Mase, partySWANK arose out of Marla's sister company, PARTYpoopers.com (est. 1991), a pioneer in children's parties and entertainment . Since the inception of PARTYpoopers, Marla has produced well over 3000 events. She is a playwright, performer, producer, poet and songwriter. She recently launched True Groove Records with legendary guitarist and Global Soul Pioneer, Tomás Doncker. She holds an MA from NYU in writing/performance and performs around the world. Most importantly, she is the mother to two beautiful souls.
It's Marla’s love for theatre that gives partySWANK parties their dramatic flair. She has an astute eye for casting entertainers that love what they do, and therefore, excel at what they do. The partySWANK philosophy is that a party needs to be dramatic. Not necessarily in a 'big' way; it can be subtle. Every party has its own energy, and every event is a story that we try to tell or let unfold. "The parties I do are entirely about the client’s vision and the event itself, each with its own heart, mind, and individual flavor. Of course, that means, they can never be replicated." Marla believes that first and foremost parties are about FUN. When clients are stressed, she reminds them, "It's all good. It's a PARTY!"
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“Marla and her team coordinated our entertainment and décor for Pajama Program's last two annual fund raising dinners at Capitale. Marla transformed our ideas into reality even when they seemed quirky and undoable. Our events wowed our crowd and people still talk about them. Marla is a true professional- she eliminated the stress normally associated with party planning. partySWANK made our party ‘dreamlike”
- Susan Brown, Board of Directors, PajamaProgram.org
“I hired Marla and PARTYpoopers when my eldest son was turning five. It was pirate themed and they transformed our space into a genuine Pirate’s Lair; the entertainers were so funny and engaging that people talked about it for years. So when it came time to do his Bar Mitzvah I knew immediately who to call. Marla and her partySWANK team did both of my sons’ bar mitzvahs, each one was completely different and reflected the personality of the boy. Both had impeccable design, world-class entertainment and a great energy of fun and sophistication that cannot be surpassed. Once again, people are talking.”
- Natalya Batash, attorney and entrepreneur, Duet Brasserie
“I’ve been using partySWANK for nine years now. They are easy and fun to work with and have a great understanding of the clients needs and desires. I would recommend them to my best friend…Oh and I have!”
- Sandy Tabatznick, Board of Directors, LaLeLaProject.Org
"partySWANK is exceptional. I use them every year to book entertainment for the Holiday Party at a homeless shelter I volunteer for. Their performers are top-notch: brilliant, fun, and sensitive. I have also hired partySWANK for my husband's surprise 40th, for a girl's night out, and various other personal occasions. They are batting 1000."
Yvette Vargas, Human Resource Executive
"I''ve been using PARTYpoopers ever since my kids were babies. They do the best parties, hands-down. And I continued to use them as partySWANK for my grown-up parties- Work parties, networking parties, my 40th, my 50th, holidays, you name it -- creative, easy-going, and stream-lined -- what more could you want?"
Venessa Merrin - mom, entrepreneur, business executive
“Marla Mase from partySWANK always delivers top-notch entertainment at prices for many of Sikorsky's events. It is a pleasure to do business with this company.”
- Lynn Leach, Sr. Manager, Trade Shows and Customer Relations, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
“Leave it to the professionals I always say. Why reinvent the wheel? I have known Marla Mase for a very long time and I highly recommend her company for all your parties because she is the professional you want. I have used her services and have recommended her countless times and have always been extremely happy. I am a chiropractor and whenever i have a patient stressed out about planning a party I always give them Marla's number.
You can't go wrong.”
- Lisa Kirsch, DC Tribeca Chiropractic, PLLC, Dr. Lisa Kirsch, 249 West Broadway New York, NY 10013
“Marla Mase is one of those people that really listens to the client, and as a result is able to help you create exactly the kind of party you envisioned. She is incredibly easy to work with and knows all the best resources for any budget.”
- Ellen Bari Co-Funder, Momasphere www.momasphere.com
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