The Parisian Planner is a boutique event planning company. Our goal is to organize unforgettable events. We think outside the box and work closely with you to create an experience that aligns with your creative vision and budget, whether that event is a convention, holiday party, promotional launch, graduation, retirement, birthday, anniversary, shower, or wedding!
We are committed to making your event run seamlessly so that you and your guests can focus on enjoying yourselves. From “big picture” aesthetics to sourcing, onsite management, and intricate logistical details, we handle everything professionally from start to finish.
We are also available to administer partial planning or coordinate activities on the day of your event.
Our services include:
Timeline Creation & Management
Budget Creation & Management
Event Flow, Experience & Design
Audio/Visual & Entertainment Coordination
Food & Beverage Planning
Event Operations & Staffing
- Wait Staff
Gifting & Promotional Item Procurement
Vendor Sourcing, Negotiating & Contracting
- Party Rentals
- Activities & Talent
- Photography & Videography
02. about us
Clara, Founder & Lead Event Planner
Bonjour! I’m Clara, the founder of The Parisian Planner. I was born and raised in Paris, France. My passion for event planning has been shaped by this great city’s enchantments — its history, culture, fashion, and cuisine.
I started my career thirteen years ago, planning and hosting events for the student council in my business school where I graduated with a Master’s in Business Services and Communications.
I have since worked in Paris, New York, London, Barcelona, and the San Francisco Bay Area for diverse companies and organizations, hosting events from small gatherings to large hotel openings in locations worldwide. I have covered shareholder and board meetings, hotel openings, launch parties, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, holiday parties, team building events, and more.
I moved to the Bay Area in 2016, and I have brought my passion, drive, energy, and love of challenge into my own event planning business, The Parisian Planner, to meticulously organize distinctive experiences and adventures!
Assistant Event Planner
Jiliane has been in the events industry since 2014 and her passion for being (overly) organized only benefits all of our clients that she works with. Attention to detail is very important for this Aries who loves reading fiction novels when she isn’t making timelines and checklists.
Assistant Event Planner
Alfred has been in the hospitality industry for over 7 years. Before moving to the Bay Area, he worked in New York and Miami. He is energetic and always has a positive attitude when it comes to doing what he loves. Teamwork drives this sports enthusiast who enjoys spending his free time supporting his favorite soccer team.
04. our clients
Tradeshows, Conferences, Holiday Parties, Product Launches, Employees Appreciation Events, Team Buildings, Clients Appreciation Dinners and Parties, Corporate Galas, Fundraisers, Hotel Openings, Meetings, etc.
Weddings, Birthdays, Bridal & Baby Showers, Anniversaries, Rehearsal Dinners, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Celebrations of Life, Reunions, etc.
“Thank you sooo much for all of your amazing work! Everything was magnificent and we could never have pulled this off without you. The kids (and adults!) had a lot of fun, the food was delicious, the flowers and decorations were beautiful, and everything went smoothly. We had a fabulous time, and we got a lot of compliments about everything. If we do another event, we are working with Clara!”
Juliette L, Bar Mitzvah in January 2020
“Let me say a very big MERCI for all of your efforts for our dad’s celebration of life. It went perfectly. We were delighted with your service from start to finish. You were very efficient and well-organized, you were clear about what you could and couldn’t do, and you made proactive and good suggestions. You really took all the worry off our shoulders and delivered an outstanding event. We loved it and my mother was also very, very happy with the fitting tribute to her husband. Thank you again!”
Jenny P, Celebration of Life in January 2020
“It was such a pleasure to work with you. Thank you so much for making the event beautiful, seamless and stress-free. Everyone had an amazing time and lots of people told me it was the BEST holiday party we’ve ever had – so hats off to you! The casino games were definitely a hit. We will absolutely work with you again. Thanks again!”
Heather W, Holiday Party in December 2019
“Clara is a wonderful event planner. No detail too small or idea too big! She helped coordinate our Company Christmas party with Dashe Cellars in 2018. She asked great questions, had great ideas and suggestions, and was just a real pleasure to work with. She double-checked everything we discussed and provided answers I needed in a timely fashion.”
Morgan L, Corporate Holiday Party in December 2018
“Clara was the event coordinator for our wedding reception. She was easy to get a hold of and always on time for all of our meetings. Clara went above and beyond in helping us plan, and was very patient when we were indecisive. On the day of the wedding, Clara took care of everything and it all went off without a hitch. We will absolutely use Clara again in the future. Without her expertise, tact, and hard work, our wedding wouldn’t have been the same.”