Party Planning Guide


 Whether you’re hosting an intimate family birthday party, a huge graduation party, or an office get together, planning an event can be time-consuming and nearly exhausting. But lucky for you, Our Town Crier created a list of where to get all your party planning supplies and needs. All services are either located in Fairfield County or able to travel to Fairfield County. 

 

 

BAKERIES / CAKES 

The Cake Box

Located Ridgefield and Westport, The Cake Box can make the perfect customized cake or cupcakes for your special occasion. Fun cupcake flavors include "Fruity Pebbles," "Mochachinos," "Mint Chocolate Chip" and "What's up Doc." The Cake Box is completely nut free and has gluten free options as well. 

 

Mathew's Bakery 

If you need more than just a cake for your event, Matthew's Bakery is your go-to. They bake cakes, pasteries, cookies, bread, and much more with the finest ingrediants. There are two locations in Stamford: one on Broad Street and one on Selleck Street! 

 

Sweet Cakes 

Sweet Cakes is best - known for their wedding cake flavors and sweet fondant.  Along with the "classics," they also bake pumpkin spice cakes, coconut peacan cakes, and chocolate chip cakes. Sweet Cakes can create a cake for any occasion and will work with you to bring your ideas to life.  

 

CATERING

Gold's Delicatessen

Serving the Westport community for 50 years, Gold’s Delicatessen is an authentic New York style delicatessen. Old time favorites include sour pickles, hot pastrami, corned beef, or homemade matzo ball soup! Call to inquire more details on platters and delivery options.

 

DaPietro’s Restaurant

Voted “perfection” by Zagat and “excellent” by the New York Times, DaPietro’s has received rave reviews since its opening in 1988. With endless appetizer, lunch, dinner, and dessert options to choose from, your event will have the finest Italian cuisine in Fairfield County.

 

Fortuna’s Deli and Caterers

Family owned and operated for over three decades, Fortuna's Deli & Caterers of Westport offers a variety of buffet and catering services for your next event. While most known for their classic Italian dishes, Fortuna’s also offers seafood, chicken, and vegetable trays, and will work with you to design your next big group meal.

 

Freshii

Catering to almost every food preference and dietary restriction, Freshii serves all natural and non-GMO food so your next event can be guilt-free. Entrees are predominantly vegetarian to start, with the option of adding proteins: chicken, steak, tofu, shrimp, or falafel.

 

DECORATIONS

Party Hardy

For over 20 years, Party Hardy has been helping clients plan their dream event! Party Hardy can plan your Sweet 16, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, wedding, or corporate event. Services include party hosts, entertainment, lighting, lounge decors, dancers, live music, video/photo and more.

 

Party Party

Located in Fairfield, CT, Party Party offers paper invitations, stationary, save-the-dates, and party-planning services. They also carry a wide selection of gifts for any celebration, and can work with you to monogram or customize your party supplies.

 

Great Event Decorations

Great Event Decorations can bring balloon arches, centerpieces, dance floors, floral arrangements, signs, sculptures, and even more to your next party. They also have a variety of packages and can work with you on particular color schemes.

 

DJ’s/MUSICIANS

Celebration Entertainment Disc Jockeys

Founded in 1996, Celebration Entertainment Disc Jockeys pride themselves on not being your typical “cookie cutter DJ.” They strive to create a customized plan and soundtrack with you to ensure your event is personalized. They are also a top-rated wedding vendor on Brides.com.

 

DJ MCK

DJ MCK is a popular DJ in Fairfield County and specializes in top 40, hip-hop, house, and techno music. He typically DJ’s at sweet sixteens, bar and bat mitzvahs, graduation parties, and high school and college parties. He also offers sound and lighting packages upon request.

Frantic City Band

Hailing from Shelton, CT, Frantic City is a rock trio (or quartet) playing all your favorite songs from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and today. They can play a wide variety of styles such as jazz, hip-hop, or classical music. Upon request, they can provide DJ services in between live music breaks, and can provide full DJ sets of the music that you select.
 

Flying Ivories New York

Flying Ivories brings the show right to your door: music, lighting, sound, and two custom-built black pianos. From Billy Joel to Aretha Franklin, from Sinatra to Metallica, from Garth Brooks to Madonna, Flying Ivories can play a wide variety of tunes, and always hand picks their players to ensure a perfect match for your event.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Let’s Have a Party

Let’s Have a Party is a professional entertainment, singing telegram and balloon company located in Stamford, CT. They provide costumed characters as well as princesses, pirates, DJ's, caricature artists, face painters, balloon twisters, inflatables, and more. They can also offer entertainment for the adults, too!

 

Mr. Bungles – Party Talent LCC

Mr. Bungles is a clown entertainer who performs a high-energy and fast-paced magic comedy show. His show includes juggling, music, games, balloon sculptures and an indoor bubble hoop that kids get to step inside of. He also offers an outdoor bubble option, where kids can create bubbles bigger than themselves.

 

 

INFLATABLES/BOUNCE HOUSES

Bounce Party Express

Bounce Party Express is an event planning company with a focus on renting bounce houses, moonwalks, inflatable water slides, boxing rings, obstacle courses, dunk tanks, and concessions.

 

Super Fun Inflatables

Super Fun Inflatables rents clean and sanitized inflatables, concession and fun food machines, carnival games, dunk tanks and other fun related party rental equipment and supplies for all ages and events throughout Fairfield County, CT.

 

Bounce Party Express

Bounce Party Express is an event planning company with a focus on renting bounce houses, moonwalks, inflatable water slides, boxing rings, obstacle courses, dunk tanks, and concessions. They specialize in private and corporate events, school and church picnics, summer camps, themed events and so much more.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Miggs B Design

Miggs Burroughs is a life-long resident of Westport, and a full-time graphic artist and photographer. Miggs has designed hundreds of logos, ads, brochures, and websites, and has photographed many families and events throughout Fairfield County since 1972.

 

Pam Barkentin Photography

To Pam Barkentin, all of Fairfield County is her studio. She especially loves to document families as they grow, and her photographs are treasured keepsakes of children becoming teenagers and then young adults themselves. Pam shares a few tricks of her trade. "As a model myself, I know what people feel like when the camera is pointed at them," she says. "I feel their comfort level. Everything I do flows from that."

 

John Vidler Photography

Professional, courteous, and a Westport local, John has a wide array of photography experience and is fun to work with. At a young age, he began working at his parent’s studio in Westport and shot weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, corporate events, family pictures, executive portraits and even passport photos. His expertise includes architecture, interiors, jewelry, and much more.

 

Premier Photo Booth CT

Premier Photo Booth CT has photo booth rentals available for your next event! All packages include props for your guests, unlimited photo strips, and a memory book. Each time your guests enter the booth, you and your guests will receive high-quality photo strips.

 

 

TENTS

Abbey Tent and Party Rentals

Since 1956, Abbey Tent & Party Rentals has been a one-stop shop for special events in Fairfield County. Tent rentals range from pole or frame tents, and can be customized to include a dance floor, lighting, heaters, and more. They also offer rentals such as China, glassware, cooking equipment, coffee makers, and bar accessories.

 

Durkin’s Tent Rentals

Durkin’s provides residents of Westport with quality rental tents for weddings, graduation parties, festivals, and other large-scale events. Caterers, dishware, linens, crystal, and floral decorations, special lighting effects, electrical generators, and bathroom facilities are just a few of the services you can add on to your package. They can also install awnings and solar screens for your home.

 

Kids On The Moon

Kids On The Moon offers it all! From tents, tables, chairs, and stages to mobile kitchens and obstacle course rentals, Kids on the Moon has everything you need to host an event. They also offer a variety of wet and dry slides for the summer and concession products.

 

VENUES

Branson Hall

Located at 75 Church Lane, Branson Hall at the Christ and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is available for rent for occasions. Call (203) 227 - 0827 for more information. 

 

Catering Halls at the American Legion, Post 12

Venue rentals are available to the public at the Catering Hall at the American Legion, Post 12 for your very own private event. The downstairs lounge can seat up to 80 people and is primarily used for birthday’s, anniversary parties, and other intimate events. For larger parties, the upstairs banquet hall can seat up to 220 people and can be transformed for a corporate event, dance, or seated affair.

 

Westport Woman's Club

The Westport Woman's Club can host any event you have in mind! Multiple venues are available in the Sidney Watts House (the main clubhouse). The Sidney Watts House is a beautifully restored, gracious old home with an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere to entertain. The first floor includes a banquet room (Bedford Hall), living room, dining room, kitchen, and more. A bridal room with a grand staircase is on the second floor. 

 

 

The Longshore Pavilion (The Inn at Longshore) 

 

Located at Norwalk Cove next to Calf Pasture Beach, The Longshore Pavilion boasts views of the Long Island Sound, Norwalk Islands and a gorgeous sunset. It is available for rent for any occasion: a wedding, sweet 16, or a mitzvah. Host a clambake for your extended family and friends or play mini golf and other lawn games. Cap off the night with a fire pit and roasted 'smores. With OnTheMarc as the exclusive caterer, expect all of your events to be enhanced with modern and tasty beach side fare.

 

The Westport Inn

The Westport Inn can host any event, big or small. Options include the Westport Ballroom, the Westport Ballroom Foyer, the Saugatuck Room, and more. The Ballroom features a wall of glass windows, a glass ceiling, a garden, conservation land views, a dance floor, white chiavari chairs and full catering. 

 

Fairfield Penfield Pavilion

If you're looking to host a party on the beach, Penfield Pavillion is the perfect spot. Venues include the Penfield Pavilion Banquet Facility (holds up to 180) and the Jacky Durrell Banquet Facility (holds up to 125). Reservations for the Pavilions at Penfield Beach are done on a first-come, first-served basis up to two years in advance.

 

The Scandinavian Club

Located on 2+ acres of land with a wooded backdrop close by the beach, the Scandinavian Club has two rooms available for your party or event. The Main Hall is perfect for weddings, bat mitzvahs, bar mitzvahs, fundraisers, dinners, and birthday parties. It can hold up to 200 people. The Members Room is perfect for the quaint smaller daytime rental events, like a baby shower, small meeting. This room can hold up to 50 people. 

 

 

 

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Reviews

1 Review
Meghan
Westport, CT
Everything you could ever need!

Great list for everything you could possibly need for a party!

July 2018

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