Tell Whoever’s Throwing Your Engagement Party or Bridal Shower About Philly’s New ‘Party Host Helpers’ 

Photo by Lauren Driscoll Photography.

Photo by Lauren Driscoll Photography.

Event planner Renee Patrone of Manayunk’s Events by Renee (she’s located inside Pineapple on Main!) has been putting together parties and weddings in the Philadelphia area for over ten years—and she’s recently launched a new service that you and your peeps will definitely like to know about for your pre-wedding events, as well.

Through her company’s new arm, Party Host Helpers, your favorite aunt, mom or sister (or whoever is throwing you an engagement party or bridal shower!) could have the opportunity to actually enjoy the lovely soiree she’s put on for you, because Renee’s helpful helpers will show up and do all the stuff that would normally keep her from ever sitting down, watching you open your new roasting pan, and nibbling on the tomato and mozzarella salad she so meticulously put together that morning: They’ll show up early to help set up, greet guests, take coats, refill drinks, clear dishes, tidy up the kitchen as the party moves along, and leave with everything packed up and wiped clean.

Renee can staff your party throughout the Philly region—in the city, in Bucks County, South Jersey, on the Main Line, at the Shore—and can do as much or as little as you need (there’s no minimum of hours, for instance). You just tell her the kind of help you think you’ll need on that day, and she’ll tell you how many helpers she suggests you have; prices are at $30-$40 per hour, and you won’t get your bill until the Monday after the event so that you don’t have to worry about searching for your checkbook as guests are saying goodbye.

Sounds like just the kind of relief the person who spent three hours packaging pastel macarons into cellophane bags tied with the most darling scalloped ribbon could use, yes? Direct her here so she can stop wondering what in the heck she’s gotten herself into.

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