Chris speaks with Marisa Collazo, owner of My Little Party Place in Berkeley Heights. Marisa worked for years as an event manager at a private club on NYC's Park Avenue and as catering manager at Fordham University. However, the hours were grueling and Marisa wanted to be able to spend more time with her son. She found the perfect spot to open her own business in Berkeley Heights and now plans parties for the most important people, kids. She throws fabulous themed birthday parties for local children and no theme is off limits. If you visit their Instagram page, you will see that the attention to detail is unmatched. Parties have featured Mary Poppins, Harry Potter, Frozen, Spider-man, Wonder Woman, and Jojo Siwa. In addition to parties, they offer half-day summer workshops with fun activities like cooking and STEAM.
Year Established: 2018
Type of Business: Kids Activities
472 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Local ties: We purchase the pizza & baked goods for all of our parties from Berkeley Heights businesses, and all of our party helpers are Berkeley Heights residents. We also refer all custom cake and cookie inquiries to 2 great Berkeley Heights residents.
Best moment as a business owner: When the birthday child says it was the best party they ever had. This past weekend one of my birthday girls came in and truly could not contain her happiness. She brought each of her guests in to the party room addressing me and the décor saying, “Look at what she did for me! You didn’t have to do this, I can’t believe it. This is so beautiful, this is the BEST DAY EVER!” This warmed my heart and was a great reminder of why I love doing what I do.
Favorite activity in New Jersey: Dining at great, quaint BYOB restaurants.
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