I’m excited to introduce you to Angie Vorse, the owner and founder of Party Haus Event Stying.
Angie’s themed parties and events are full of imagination and fun. She effortlessly weaves together her concepts with fun food and clever decor. You are going to love her creative styling ideas. See more here.
Angie Vorse – Owner and Founder
Welcome, Angie! Thanks for joining us!
For starters, what is the best way to contact you to plan an event?
The best way to reach me is through social media. You can message me on Facebook (Party Haus) or Instagram @partyhausevents
Please, tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I grew up in St. Paul, MN, and moved to Florida in 1998, right before starting high school and met my husband, Rob, in 9th grade. We married in 2013 and now have two kids, Harper, who is 8, and Jack, who is 6.
We love spending time with the family, going out on the boat, going to the beach, and having big family dinners with aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
I taught 8th-grade science for almost 14 years and just recently resigned in December 2021. I always knew in the back of my mind that teaching was not what I was meant to do, and to be honest, I was pretty miserable for the past several years, and it was really affecting my overall mood and attitude and home, so I had to make a big change.
It’s super important to me that I do things that I enjoy and that make me happy every single day, so I make sure that I carve out time to work out and keep myself healthy so that I can be a better mom and a better wife.
Party Haus Event Styling is Born
How did you start down the path of event styling services?
I’m a Pinterest fanatic, and I can spend hours and hours browsing and pinning inspirational pictures that I want to recreate in my home or for a party.
For years, I have been “stealing” ideas from Pinterest and finding ways to bring them into any event I’m decorating for.
I’ve been putting together parties and decorating for my kids’ birthdays, my niece and nephew’s birthdays, and every holiday event.
I found that I really love taking inspirational photos and turning them into reality, adding my own little touches.
People were always telling me that party decorating was “my true calling,” and I knew that it made me happy, so that’s where it started.
I wasn’t interested in being a full-on party planner, so just focusing on the decorations as an event stylist made more sense. I chose the name Party Haus (pronounced ‘house’) because my house is basically a party house.
From birthday parties to holidays, to weekend pool gatherings, and family dinners- almost always occur at my house, and I love it!
A Creative Journey
How have you used your creativity in other ways throughout your life?
I have always been really into interior design, so I try to be creative when decorating my home. I love to frame my kids’ artwork and find fun, new ways to display the projects they bring home.
Home organization is another way I have to be creative. I have very little storage in my house, and the space I do have for storage is full of party supplies, so I have had to come up with some unconventional storage methods.
I also use my creativity when it comes to making decorations for my parties. I’d much rather go to the craft store and buy the supplies I need to make a certain table decoration or prop than simply buy it from someone else. This allows me to put my own creative spin on things, and it makes it more personal for the customer.
How has this business stretched you, and what are the most significant things you’ve learned so far?
I have learned so much in just the few short months since I started this business! From business licensing to spreadsheets and accounting, to managing customers’ needs and wants.
The most significant thing I have learned so far would be to keep reminding myself of why I started this business in the first place.
Whenever I run into a snag with a customer or a vendor, or when setting up a party, something isn’t working the way I wanted it to, I just have to remind myself that this is supposed to be fun and a creative outlet for me. Not something that should stress me out or make me question myself. So whatever I need to do or tell myself to remind me of that, I do it.
Event Planning Services
What do you love most about your work and business?
My absolute favorite part is the final product. Seeing everything put together, looking picture-perfect, and seeing the happiness on the customer’s face is the best part!
What advice would you give others who want to start a creative or an event styling business?
Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. I am still working on this myself because it can be really difficult not to come off as “sales-y” to people when you’re sharing your services on social media.
I have to accept that some people just don’t get it; they don’t have an appreciation or understanding for how or why spending money on silly party decorations can make people feel special or why it’s a big deal. That’s ok! Not everyone gets it, and you have to be ok with that and not let it shift your confidence in what you’re doing.
Planning an Event
What is your favorite part of the creative and party planning process?
It’s so fun for me to browse Pinterest and hoard a bunch of ideas for a party. Once I’ve found a ton of ideas, I decide exactly which ones I’m going to use. I decide this based on what I know I’ll be able to obtain within the budget or what I can actually create myself.
I make a big list of everything for the party- backdrop, table decorations, color scheme, balloon style and colors, food and dessert ideas, photo-op decorations, and any other props I will need.
Once I have my list complete, and I feel confident in my plan, I sketch out how I’ll have everything set up and displayed, like a blueprint for the party, and I love this because it makes me feel like I can pull it off and I know it will look awesome!
How long does it take to plan and implement an event?
The planning process could be done in a few hours, but I tend to do a little bit here and a little bit there, over a few days.
Depending on if I’m doing any craft projects and making decorations for a party, I can spend an entire day doing this. The actual setup for a party takes about 2-3 hours.
Hiring a Stylist
What should people look for in an Event Stylist if they live far from you? What questions should they ask?
I would most definitely send photos of the area where the party would be held so that the stylist can plan out where everything will go.
I like to go and see the event space in person or have my clients send me pictures of the space so that I can get a visual and start deciding where the cake table will go, how I’ll hang the balloon garland, and so on.
If the stylist isn’t able to physically go and set up the party for you, then I’d make sure they can give you clear directions on how to hang balloons, provide you with a sketch or description of where everything should go, and how to set up the table.
Tips for Event Planning
Do you have any tips for the DIYers hoping to plan their party?
Having a list is everything. Make a list of everything you will be buying for the party and everything you’ll be making for the party.
Then I like to break it down further by where I’ll buy everything from. I know I can get certain things from certain stores or Amazon, so I break it down by store, and I cross things off as I purchase them. That way, I know I won’t forget anything.
Make sure you leave yourself enough time to make changes if needed. Open packages and check the inventory as it comes in because if you need to exchange anything, you want to have enough time.
Anything you can do ahead of time, do it. When I have parties at my house, I have everything decorated and ready to go the day before.
It makes it much less stressful when you have the bulk of the work done, and then you can focus on things that must be done the day of.
What are your dreams for Party Haus?
I plan on expanding my business by opening an Etsy shop under the Party Haus name and selling “Party in a Box.”
Each box will have all the needed supplies for a variety of themed parties. I’ll do customized boxes for any requested theme. I also hope to expand the charcuterie part of my business because that’s something I’ve found that I really enjoy doing, as well.
Thanks, Angie, for sharing your creative work and story. I know it will inspire others in many ways!
If you are located in the great state of Florida and looking for an event stylist, message Angie on Facebook (Party Haus) or on Instagram @partyhausevents
Party Haus serves Palm Beach County or Martin County, including Stuart, Tequesta, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton.
Check out their website HERE.
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