What is Kith & Kin?


Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.

— Maya Angelou

Parties 16. Polka Dot Thrive Cake

Kith and Kin means “friends and family” in Old English.  It seemed like the perfect name for a business that is all about bringing family and friends — be they newly-minted or held dear for years and years — together to share important moments.

I know  what makes a party flow and how to show guests they are appreciated and loved.  Whether it’s an elegant dinner party for two or a full-on bash for two hundred, you can have a gathering that is beautiful, authentic and unique. I would be honored to help you create your event.

Kith & Kin starts at the very beginning. We’ll meet to talk about what you have in mind, your dates, your budget, etc.

Once booked, we’ll map out a ‘backwards calendar’ from the day of our first working meeting through to the day of the event and afterwards, sketching out deadlines for decisions and book-by dates to ensure that you get the venue and vendors you want.

From there, we’ll create a personalized binder to collect colors, images and ideas that will be the jumping off point for your event and be used as a reference throughout the planning process. We’ll gather samples for you to consider. If you have a firm budget, we’ll map out a hierarchy of must-haves. And if you already know what you want, we can jump right into timelines and activities.

I love nothing more than to craft exceptional, unique and memorable occasions, and I look forward to working with you.

About Jane

Jane Ackerman is a writer of poetry and prose, and an event designer extraordinaire. She the creative director and CEO of Kith & Kin

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