Hello! My name is Andrea and I am the Chief Bookworm and Party Planner for Literati Party.
Literati Party was created by combining my two favorite hobbies....reading and party planning. It is a place to celebrate imagination in the everyday and life's most important chapters. It is where my passion and creativity combine with my experience to provide you with unique party and gift items plus ideas and inspiration.
About me...I live right outside of Orlando, FL with my husband, 2 kids and 5 cats. And before you ask, yes, we do love an occasional visit to the theme parks…we are so lucky to live that close, but life for us is about so much more. As you can imagine, being a mom I am the official chauffeur to school, basketball practice, dance class, scout meetings, play dates and Target (because there is ALWAYS something we need at Target!) I originally moved here for college (Go UCF Knights!) and never left. Central Florida is such an amazing place to live. Also, having worked in the hospitality industry for many years, there were always great job opportunities. Then eventually there was a guy, yep THE guy. Then came the house, the kids, the cats, the chaos and when I settled into all of that, owning my own business was a great option and so here we are.
Why Literati? I have always been a bookworm. I grew up on the West Coast of Florida in a small beach town named Venice. I was kind of an awkward kid (weren’t we all in the 80’s???) and tried a lot of different hobbies - sports, piano, theater, dance - but nothing really stuck, except reading. I was the kid reading under my blanket with a flashlight until all hours of the night (or I got in trouble with my parents) and books have been the one constant throughout my life. Heck, my happy place is still under the covers with a book! Now, as a mom, I get to pass on my love for reading and enjoy children's books all over again with my two little bookworms.
Why Party? Party planning has been both a professional career for me and a passion. I love creating parties that delight all of the senses. I believe that little details make a big difference and that one amazing focal point is all you need to carry a theme home. My kids are spoiled rotten with amazing parties but secretly, I think I enjoy them more than they do. Shhh…don’t tell. In fact, everything is a celebration in our house and my entire family has come to embrace it, or at least humor me and tolerate it. Ha!
I would love for all of you to get to know Literati Party a little more by connecting with me on social media. You can follow me on Instagram @literatiparty, like my page on Facebook and save my pins on Pinterest. Of course, please read the Literati Party Blog and let me know what you think by commenting or sending me a message. Lastly, take a look at the unique items in the Shop! There are some really adorable supplies for kid's birthday parties and cute books and other items to give as gifts, Plus there are great ready-to-party boxes that make planning a play date or party easy and fun!
I look forward to connecting with all of you soon and think this is the beginning of a wonderful story!