Client Testimonials

"Sharlene, thank you so much for all your help and efforts in planning our son's Bar Mitzvah. At our first meeting I had no idea what my vision was for the event. Through our various conversations and meetings the vision became quite clear. Your creativity and professionalism were so evident as the various aspects of our Simcha unfolded. I am a very meticulous person and your organization skills were amazing. I loved your incredibly detailed schedule of events for the day of and you ran that aspect like a well oiled machine We really enjoyed our Simcha and felt like guests. We knew that with you behind the wheel, any last minute details and situations would be taken care of. Thanks for everything you did helping us ensure our Simcha was that much more special."

Daveda Goldenberb
November 2014

"Our school was very fortunate to have Sharlene Wilder work on our November 2014 event – RHA’s Wild Wild West Fest. Her creative flair knows no bounds and she expertly transformed our venue to create a country/western feel that exceeded our expectations. Her attention to detail is fantastic! Sharlene is not content to use the standard run of the mill décor items. As an example, she found actual barn doors that we were able to make over as signage to thank our top donors. They were so pleased, they took them home! What I appreciate most about working with Sharlene is her ability to time an event perfectly and keep everything moving according to plan. From the very first appetizer to the last signature drink, the event was seamless and our guests had an amazing evening."

Sheila H. Miller, Director of Development - Robbins Hebrew Academy
November 2014

"Working with Sharlene was a pleasure! From the start, she had creative ideas, was very organized and had contacts for everything imaginable. Sharlene was at our bat mitzvah party, ensuring everything went off without a hitch. Her calm demeanor and attention to detail allowed us to relax and have fun with our guests. Our experience with Sharlene is exactly what we wanted from a party consultant."

The Jadd Family
December 2012

"We were so thrilled with our wonderful Bat Mitzvah Bash!! Thanks so much to Sharlene for all her hard work from making great suggestions and recommendations, excellent planning, doing so many little extras in the weeks leading up to the party and for keeping us calm and so very organized. I highly recommend Sharlene and look forward to working with her in the future!"

The Fenwick Family
November 2012

"This was our second event using Sharlene as our event planner. We couldn't have been happier with how our son's bar mitzvah party turned out. Her professionalism, creativity and attention to detail were so appreciated. She helped us pick a fantastic venue, made great menu suggestions, organized a great schedule and punched it up with her artistic flair. On the night of the event she took care of EVERYTHING, all we had to do was enjoy the party and watch our son have a great time. Thanks so much Sharlene. We couldn't have done this without you!!"

Michelle Freedman and Isaac Szpindel
September 2012

"We cannot say enough as to how helpful Sharlene was in pulling together our wonderful wedding. What made it even more difficult was that throughout the planning process, I (Janny) was half a world away in France. Sharlene though took all of the worry out of this and very professionally and methodically got it done - and done well! Thank you Sharelene - it would have not happened without you."

Jay Kellerman and Janny Cohen Kellerman
April 2012

"A lot of planning went into our son's Bar Mitzvah and that began many many months ago. I wanted things to go well and run smoothly. As a detailed oriented person, it was important for everything to fall into place.  We are so thrilled that everything turned out so well. This could not have happened without Sharlene Wilder. From the very beginning and our first meeting (we interviewed a number of 'event planners')- we knew Sharlene was for us. Her enthusiasm, her creativity, her attention to those details (my kind of women) showed through immediately and it was not just in words, but in action. Every time I spoke to Sharlene, she had a new idea, a different approach, a creative spin on something- it was wonderful! Every time I got a little overwhelmed - Sharlene would just calm me down (do not ask how many emails went back and forth)!!! And then Sharlene took care of all the details - We truly did not have to worry about anything as she took care of it all!!!! We cannot thank you enough for all that you did for us!!!!!Jaren's Bar Mitzvah and party were absolutely incredible!!!!!"

Sandy, Mike and Jaren
February 2012

"Sharlene, you were incredible to work with! Everything ran so smoothly at our son's Bar Mitzvah party. We really felt confident that the night would flow and all of the details would be taken care of. You did an amazing job, quietly, behind the scenes, but still wherever you needed to be. Both Stephen and I really enjoyed working with you. We are absolutely thrilled with how the party went!  Everyone had a fantastic time, from Jonathan to our family, our friends, his friends and our older daughters' friends.  We truly felt like guests at our own party. We would be delighted to recommend you to anyone looking for a party planner."

Suzanne and Stephen Karr
January 2012

"Sharlene, we can't thank you enough for all your help to make our son's Bar Mitzvah stress free! Originally we thought we wouldn't need a planner - how wrong we were!! Without you there to deal with the last minute problems, we would have been so stressed out!!  You handled everything so professionally, you were a pleasure to deal with and you thought of everything. We really felt like guests at our own simcha thanks to you!!
We would highly recommend you to anyone planning any type of event to use you. You were awesome!! Can't wait to work with you on our next event!!"

Sharon and Irv Hochman
September 2011

"Hi Sharlene, Thank you so much for all your energy and creativity in helping execute Jonathan's Barmitzvah. He wanted something a little non traditional for a wide age group, and everyone said they had the best time - from the very youngest to the oldest. It was fun and it was different and I must admit I also really had a fantastic day. You gave us some great ideas - like having the violinist and everything fit perfectly together. Thanks for helping me negotiate my way through the maze of decisions and for taking care of every detail on the day. I didn't have to think of a thing except having a good time. And that we did!!

Thanks again!"

August 2011

"If you want a Bar/Bat Mitzvah that will be run smoothly and without stress - then Sharlene Wilder is your only choice. Sharlene has a wealth of knowledge on what to do, where to go and how to do it. She takes care of the everyday headaches that come with planning for the special day. And on that special day, Sharlene is there to ensure that any issues that come up are dealt with right away. She is professional, caring and no nonsense. We highly recommend her!!"

April 2011
Brian Shiller, Stacy Zosky, Jennifer Zosky & Russell Levy

"Sharlene, Last night was GREAT!!!! We were so pleased with how the whole evening went! We had such a great time! You were amazing!! I'm so glad that you were there. You made it so much easier for me and our entire family, more fun for the kids, and you really stepped the whole event up many notches with all your great ideas. We got lots of compliments on the table arrangements, the bathroom baskets and the AWESOME CANDY TABLE. So many parents told me that their kids  had a blast. The kids said it was the best bar mitzvah party that they have ever been to and our oldest, and most critical said it was great, and WAY surpassed her expectations.  Most importantly our son loved it, and had a smile from ear to ear! Thanks so much for everything!!"

Michelle Freedman & Isaac Szpindel
January 2011

"Sharlene, we can't thank you enough for helping us plan our daughter's bat mitzvah. It was an absolutely fantastic evening from start to finish and I really would not change a thing. We were able to enjoy every moment, from the service to the dinner, and then dancing the whole night away at the party. It would never have gone as smoothly if it wasn't for your meticulous planning beforehand and attention to detail. You are a wonderful person and a pleasure to work with in planning such a special occasion. We'll celebrate many more simchas together!!"

Liz and Len Gangbar
December 2010

"Sharlene, thank you for everything you did for us, not only last night, but during the months leading up to what turned out to be a truly unforgettable evening for us. We are positive that last night wouldn't have been the success that it was, without you. We look forward to many more simchas with you."

Amy and Brian
December 2010

"Sharlene, We wish to thank you for making our son's Bar Mitzvah a great simcha. Your attention to detail, your innovative ideas and your enthusiasm for the event made the planning process easy and  worry free. With such careful planning, the evening flowed beautifully allowing us to enjoy the party. You are awesome!"

Debbie & Lawrence Zucker
November 2010

"As a professional event planner, my standards are very high. Sharlene Wilder is someone who you can trust to keep up those standards. Our daughter's Bat Mitzvah went off without a hitch. Sharlene was there to ensure that every detail was taken care of and she always had a smile on her face. We worked together to make sure that no detail was overlooked. I would not even hesitate to recommend A Wilder Party to do any kind of Bar, Bat Mitzvah, Wedding or Party. Thanks so much Sharlene!"

Lissie Sanders
October 2010

"Sharlene was originally hired to help out for only the night of my twin daughters Bat Mitzvah party. As the event got closer, I started to realize there was an enormous amount of planning and running around to do. I asked Sharlene for her help. Sharlene took over and made everything so easy and enjoyable! She provided all the prizes for the DJ to hand out, she worked with the venue and caterer to make sure everything was in order, including our candle lighting ceremony, and worked with me to plan out how the evening should unfold. Without Sharlene and her concierge services the process would have been quite stressful and I'm sure several important details would have been left out. On the night of the event, I relaxed and enjoyed. Sharlene made sure I had nothing to do other than dance, eat and celebrate."

Barbie Oelbaum
September 2010

"I used to attend Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and say to myself "how am I ever going to pull this off". Closer to the date I became more and more nervous.  Then I realized that I would need some help. My friend suggested that I give Sharlene a call and boy was I glad that I did.......Sharlene didn't miss a beat.....from the decor to the give-a-ways......she was there for us and was thorough with every last detail.  Sharlene had great ideas and knows many people in the industry. On the day of the event we couldn't have been happier that we had Sharlene there. She made sure everything went smoothly and we actually got to enjoy ourselves. We couldn't have done it without her!"

Jayne and Michael Elman
May 2010

"The company holiday party we held in our home was such a wonderful success we had to write to express our gratitude for your guidance and efforts.

Working with you was a sincere pleasure. It was the first time we hosted 70 people in our home, yet you made the entire process easy. We envisioned a high quality and fun evening. You ensured all our choices were consistent with that objective. We greatly valued your knowledge of the industry, experienced contacts, sourcing skills and interesting ideas. We were impressed with your attention to the details and continuous communication with us.

The party was unique and fun, the food delicious and the whole evening had a warm and classy ambiance. Sharlene, you have a real talent for event planning. You get it. You exceeded our expectations. Thank you!"

Lorne & Arlene Shillinger
December 2009

"Thank you so much for all your help with my children's B'nai Mitzvah. It was so wonderful to have your help all the way along the process. Your ideas were fresh,fun and so creative! And to have you sourcing all the items for me was a real bonus. I felt like everything was so well taken care of and the stress of the party was so much less than I expected. I could not have done it without you."

October 2009

"Sharlene, thanks again for all your support at our recent simcha. You had so many great ideas, and we really appreciate how you were able to source a number of unique items all at a very reasonable cost. You were also great to deal with, and really helped to make our party planning both a calm and fun experience.

Feel free to use Andrea and I as a reference any time - through you we learned that A Wilder Party is definitely the way to go!"

Richard Carson and Andrea Kirsh
November 2008

"I would not have been able to plan my daughter’s bat mitzvah party without the incredible assistance of Sharlene Wilder. She had many practical tips and suggestions and was so creative that the party was a tremendous success largely due to her efforts. Most importantly, Sharlene gave me complete peace of mind. I knew that I was in extremely capable hands and that she would somehow pull it all together, which she did. To recommend Sharlene highly is my absolute pleasure. She is a tremendous asset to the planning of any party.”

Francy Kussner
September 2008

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