Innovative Party Planners is passionate about your total event experience. They enjoy working directly with you to personally oversee the design, coordination, production and set up of your event; incorporating their unique design, decor elements and innovative details. From concept to delivery, their innovative style and creative approach to every detail results in an enjoyable and successful experience. They create event décor products right here in Maryland in their 3,000 square foot warehouse and design studio. Whether they are producing a corporate gala or celebration, planning your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah, a wedding, or preparing an intimate gathering of your family and friends, they give your event an innovative style filled with creative details; all of which results in an enjoyable and successful event experience for you and your guests.
Industry awards include "Best Meeting of the Year" , Baltimore NACE 2015; "Most Creative Table Designer" , The Family Tree Great Chefs Dinner 2015; "Event Production of the Year, Budget $50,000-$100,00" , NACE National 2014; "Best Overall Neighborhood Designer" , Baltimore NACE Uncorked! 2013.
Heidi Hiller enjoys working closely with each client to create a unique event experience. Heidi tailors the decor to the goal, theme, personality, budget and vision of her clients. Clients have included Merkle Inc., Brick Bodies, Family Tree, ECAN, Q.A.I., Builders Mutual, Howard County Library, and countless private and even a few celebrity clients. Heidi’s knowledge of Jewish life cycle events allows her to plan everything from Bris’s and Baby Naming’s, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, to Weddings and milestone Birthdays with grace and expertise. Heidi has been recognized by her peers for her talent in design competitions, including top designer of Baltimore NACE Uncorked! 2012 and 2013, Family Tree’s 24th Annual Great Chefs’ Dinner Most Creative 2015 and winner of two Addy Awards. She often lends her extraordinary talent to non-profit organizations by assisting with event design for their events and galas.
Heidi began private art lessons at the age of seven and continued studying art through college earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Washington University in St. Louis with a concentration in Graphic Design and Advertising. As early as elementary school, Heidi began making decorations for school events, parties and dances culminating in her senior year of high school when she served as her class’s Prom Co-Chairperson. Her professional career unfolded in the field of advertising, graphic design and eventually environmental graphic design; experiences that have shaped her event design career.
Hiller has served as President of the Beth T’filoh Parents Association, Vice President of the Carver Center for Arts and Technology Foundation, and is currently a board member of the Pearlstone Center Board of Directors. When Heidi is not planning, decorating and setting up parties, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 35 years and 3 children traveling, volunteering, crafting, and reading.
Under the creative direction of Heidi Hiller, our event designers oversee a team of reputable and creative industry professionals, including the area's top floral designers, lighting experts, entertainers, furniture and prop rentals, linen rentals, caterers and bakers, photographers, videographers and more, all adding their expertise and industry knowledge to your event. We handle all your event details, overseeing the design, coordination, production, fabrication and set up of all your event décor. Innovative Party Planners makes the planning of your event as enjoyable as the celebration.
With more than 15 years of event planning experience, Zozzie works with clients throughout the entire party planning process. She also enjoys researching unique and creative event materials and working in our expansive art studio. Her experience as an art teacher, a fundraising volunteer in the community, as a mother and now grandmother, enables her to handle each client with a personal touch...!
Sheryl oversees our art studio, which creates custom event decor, from creative centerpieces to unique place cards. Sheryl has been crafting and creating original art her entire life. She began working in the event design field in 2003 when she planned and decorated her daughter’s Bat Mitzvah and continued creating original party decor for other events before joining Innovative Party Planners...
Rebecca Hiller has been working at Innovative Party Planners for over 15 years. She is often found at events helping to produce all the details, oversee the vendor team and guide guests during the events. Her charming and personable disposition allow even the most nervous of all hosts to relax and enjoy their event...
Kelly Kicherer began working with Innovative Party Planners in the summer of 2017. Kelly has a bachelor’s degree in Women & Gender Studies and Art History from Towson University. She is passionate about food, entertaining, and guest experience. Kelly has worked in hospitality for 8 years...
Liza works closely with our event planners and art department, making sure every event has a unique look that fits our clients’ needs exactly. Liza has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art, and has worked with many Baltimore businesses and restaurants....
Ben is the organizer of creative chaos! He manages our vast warehouse of event inventory. He created an inventory system so simple even we can use it. Ben graduated from UMBC with a 4.0 in Political Science, and has a mind like a steel trap...
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the advantage of working with an event planner?
By hiring an event planner, you not only save time and money, but you can enjoy the process of planning your event with an experienced professional guiding you along the way. A planner can suggest ways to stay in budget and assist you with organizing all the details.
Why choose Innovative Party Planners?
We listen closely to your event goals and offer advice and guidance based on our expertise and extensive knowledge of event logistics. Innovative Party Planners has built a reputable network of vendors and resources. As our client, you benefit from these relationships.
How do we get started?
The first step is to contact us; by calling or filling out our Plan My Event form. One of our planners will be in touch, so be sure to give us your phone number or e-mail. We begin with an understanding of your event goals, priorities and budget. We offer an initial one hour free consultation, by appointment, to discuss your event details.
Can I come to the studio and see your inventory?
We invite you to come to the studio and meet with a planner and be introduced to our team. Explore our graphics department, art studio and view our extensive inventory full of table top décor and props. All meetings are by appointment.
What event design services do you offer?
Our design services encompass every aspect of your event offering you guidance in selecting all your event elements. Our event designers create unique event experiences styling elements such as lighting, draping, linen, floral and non-floral centerpieces, furniture, backdrops, and more to create a total and personalized look for your event. We present our ideas on a series of style boards which are a visual representation of our concepts. Our style is colorful, clever and memorable.
What graphic design services do you offer?
Our graphics department works closely with out event planners to design your party logo, save the dates, event invitations, welcome and food station signs, place cards, table numbers, gift tags and more. For our corporate clients, we offer complete event branding, including designing your advertising and social media campaigns as well as design all your event graphic details.
What do your planning services include?
We can take care of all your event needs, from the selection of your event location, to the party favor your guests leave with. Our planners can recommend experienced vendors including caterers, entertainment, photographers, transportation, and lodging as well as put together a reliable team to produce your event. If you have already assembled your team we can plan your event day beginning with a production timeline to orchestrate all the vendors as well as prepare and oversee your event timeline. In addition we prepare a detailed floor plan to scale to guide you and the event team.
How do you charge for your design and planning services?
Our design and planning services are billed hourly. Once we have a sense of the scope of your project, we can estimate how many hours your event design and planning process should take. We are flexible, which allows you to be as involved as you want or as your time allows. Hence, we do not offer any packages. We will begin with a retainer agreement outlining all our services and your event elements and request a deposit to begin.
Do you attend the events?
We offer on-site party management to all our clients. Our event planners oversee the flow of your event and are prepared to troubleshoot the unexpected.
Do you have references?
Yes, references are avaliable upon request.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check, or credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express) via Square. We do not keep your credit card number on file. Please note that credit card payments will incur a 3.5% transaction fee.
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