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Meet Lou & Pepper

Andrea (Lou’s person) and Cristina (Pepper’s person) met in the halls of their children’s preschool. Their mutual love of celebrating - birthdays, summers, LIFE! - coupled with their love (obsession) for their super adorable pets spawned the beginning of Lou & Pepper.

From the very beginning Andrea and Cristina knew there was a bright future in creating fun, memorable and (most-importantly) easy parties for those around them. The best part of a celebration is the memories it brings so sit back and relax, while Lou & Pepper curates the perfect party for you.

 

Lou's person — Andrea

Fave color: Yellow Fave hobby: Reading Fave party theme: Circus  

Fave color: Yellow
Fave hobby: Reading
Fave party theme: Circus

 

Why party planning?
I have always been a planner...to-do lists are my life-line! And I've never met a paper good or decoration I didn't like. So, party planning is a perfect fit!

How'd you get into party planning?
After graduating from UCF (Go Knights!), I worked in various hotels and venues around Orlando planning anything from an intimate wedding, to a 4000-person corporate event, and everything in between.  I eventually returned to my alma mater to teach event management at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management.  But, once my party of 1 became a party of 4 (including my super hubs, Ed, and two awesome kids, Harper and Eddie) the idea of owning my own business was very appealing.

How did Lou & Pepper get started?
I found the perfect Ying to my party planning Yang in Cristina. Now I can be creative on my own terms and still have time to hang out with my friends & family.  All of which support and love my "party for every occasion" attitude (well, at least they tolerate it...ha!) Even Lou Cat, who is not much of a party animal, is involved by being one of our mascots. I look forward to an exciting future for L&P and can't wait to curate your next party!

 

Pepper's person — Cristina

Fave cake: Funfetti Fave music: Prince, early 90's R&B Fave color: Purple

Fave cake: Funfetti
Fave music: Prince, early 90's R&B
Fave color: Purple

Who inspires you?
My partners in crime are my daughter, Ava (one of L&P’s grand Party Assistants), my awesome husband, Josh, who thinks it’s cool that I plan parties for a living and our furry child Pepper, also known as our Tres Magnifique Canine Mascot.

How’d you get into party planning?
My career began in Miami where, for over a decade, I have had the opportunity to work in some of the finest Hotels in the industry. I have planned conferences, corporate meetings, social events and even dabbled in a little wedding planning.

Why party planning?
Having always been an organizer and planner (since birth and by trade), Lou & Pepper allows me to have a creative outlet for all the skills and lessons I have gained throughout my career...everyone plans their child’s first birthday party for 6 months...right? 

What I love most about planning events is that each day is an adventure bringing new and exciting challenges. Now I get to use all of that creativity and experience to help you plan for your big events so that all you have to do is enjoy the celebration!

 

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Our muses (aka the party assistants)

Our Party Assistants have been our inspiration since day one and are always more than eager to lend a helping hand...party theme guinea pigs, balloon inflators and the ever-willing cupcake tasters.

Harper
Harper is a party pro...scoping out the best parts of the party and making sure she doesn't miss out on anything fun.  She is a unique kiddo who marches to her own beat and loves to dress up for any theme!

Harper's party favorites include: Cake, Bounce Houses and Presents (especially when they are hers!)

Ava
Ava is always up for a celebration, enjoying every minute of a party to it's fullest.  She's never too shy to bust a dance move or shake a tail feather.

Ava’s party favorites include: Chocolate, Chocolate, Cupcakes and Chocolate