Event Coordination, Party Service/Wait Staff & Bartending
*Party Service and Bartending
*Day-of Wedding Coordination
*Wedding and Special Events - Customized to Your Needs
In your home or event location.........we work all over the Treasure Valley area(mileage/travel/parking charge may apply)
I have professional bartenders and waitstaff available for your party. (We are NOT licensed liquor caterers)
My staff is reliable, hand-picked professionals that would love to help you with your event!
Make sure you are hiring professionals with references!
Trust your event, party, or wedding to professionals who care - call Make It Special and book your event today! (35 years experience)
Laurie knew how to setup and run a buffet line, which was the bulk of her responsibility. Unfortunately, she marked my wedding down on the wrong day, and wasn't able to provide the two additional servers I paid for. To add insult to injury, she threatened to cancel altogether because I wasn't responding a few hours before the event. As I was at the venue, and there was no service, and we'd confirmed the date previously, I had no reason to believe anything may be amiss.
I'm lucky my guests and family were so willing to step in and cover... but considering I had stressed to Laurie that this was the one thing I wouldn't tolerate, I was more than a little upset.
To her credit, she still showed, albeit late and grossly ill-prepared. She had also promised to bring (but didn't) knives and extra canopies, which I had planned for, but luckily, didn't need.
I would not hire her again, and would strongly caution others against assuming her administrative skills were on par with her catering abilities.
I only wish she was there earlier to set up.
My guests had to wait a longtime for the bar to get set up.
I had asked her to be there at 3:00, because the event started at 4:30. She showed up at 4:30. The ceremony was over at 5:00 and the bar was still not opened. We had to wait about another half an hour or more for her to open the bar.
Price Range: $15 and Up Per Hr/Per Staff - 4 hr Min
Gig Length: 240 - 720 minutes
Unions: SAG, AFTRA
What to Expect
My staff are professional, personable, presentable, and well-mannered. Our clients say they will will never have another event again without us. The majority of my clients are repeat clients or referrals. Make It Special looks forward to making your event special too!
Hello, My name is Laurie Wittges-I am a Special Event & Meeting Planner professional with 25 years experience.
I worked my way up from a server to a Catering Director/Meeting Manager for some of the most prestigious Hotels and Caterers in the SF Bay Area and gained invaluable experience.
I moved to the Boise area about 5 years ago and am excited to pioneer this business in the Treasure Valley.
I started this business because I saw a need for Party and Event Coordination, Party Service, Wait Staff, and Bartenders for private parties & events/corporate off-site events. My clients just want to enjoy their party for a change - so they called Make It Special Events!
We customize the event to the client's needs. We can do as much or as little as you want.
This is your event, it should be, well...Special!
We do Private & Corprate Events, Weddings, Meetings, even Tradeshows. We come to your venue or location.
We do not Cater, but I can help you find or source the food, provide a Private Chef's, do Prep and Display your Food, Set your Buffets, Decorate your venue, provide outstanding service, and best of all do an excellent clean-up job for you! Most of our client's say the clean-up is worth the cost - no messy kitchen to wake-up to in the morning.
Look for our ads on craigslist and our facebook page. Website to be coming soon.
We will travel anywhere within reason and with accommodations (mileage and overnight rates apply).
Additional Booking Notes
We have many vendors that we work with - Caterers, Bakeries, Florists, Decor, Rentals. You name it - we will find the right resource.
We have done: Weddings / Funerals / Bat/Bar Mitzvahs / Religious Ceremonies / Corporate Events...just about everything!
We have done:
All Holiday: Christmas, New Year's, Passover, Easter, Mother's/Father's Day, Halloween
Asian, Hispanic, Indian, Filipino, Hawaiian, Middle Eastern, French, Italian
Fundraiser, Foodie, Costume, Adult/Lifestyle, LGBT events (parties, fundraisers, and weddings)
Past Booked Events
|June 06, 2020 • 3:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|January 31, 2020 • 4:30pm - 7:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|January 24, 2020 • 4:30pm - 8:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|September 28, 2019 • 3:30pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
|September 14, 2019 • 4:30pm - 9:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|June 29, 2019 • 5:30pm - 10:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|April 09, 2019 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|February 04, 2018 • 3:30pm - 9:30pm||Holiday Party|
|June 28, 2014||Private Party|
Influences & Inspiration
I am a big foodie, so I keep up on trends and am always looking for inspiration and new ideas.
The best events are the ones that become a collaboration of ideas :)