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Community Highlights: Meet Taryn Mitsunaga and Michelle Kelley of A Pop of Party

Today we’d like to introduce you to Taryn Mitsunaga and Michelle Kelley.

Hi Taryn and Michelle, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Bringing joy and creating special memories for our community is why we do what we do! After 20 years of combined experience in full-service event planning throughout Los Angeles, we wanted bring even more party dreams to life! We wanted to find a way to streamline party planning that still felt customized, unique and effortless for each client. Spending time together and soaking in life’s moments is what it’s all about. For these reasons and countless more, we created A Pop of Party. We still offer full-service event planning through Taryn + Co (@tarynco_) and we are so excited to introduce our newest venture of A Pop of Party to Los Angeles + beyond!

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Business is never a constant, smooth road but for both Taryn and Michelle creating A Pop of Party was as smooth and as easy as it could have been. While the events industry (Taryn + Co included) was shut down, we knew that gathering and celebrating wasn’t going to go anywhere and neither were we. The idea of A Pop of Party gave us an opportunity to create a service where our community could gather in an intimate way but still not lose the special touches and joys that goes into celebrating with the people you love! We are forever grateful for the rocky roads that always teaches and leads us to new growth.

We’ve been impressed with A Pop of Party, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Your party is set! You have booked the catering and have the entertainment lined up. Now, you need that extra pop to bring your party to life.

Welcome to A Pop of Party!! A streamlined party design experience customized to your vision. We bring the balloons, flowers, tablescape + decor accents. Our goal is to free you from the stress and time it can take to put those special touches together, allowing you to sit back and show up ready to party!

Let’s get your party poppin’

Taryn Mitsunaga and Michelle Kelley – Founders

What would you say have been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned?
Be flexible, open to change and trust your own knowing and worth through it all.


  • Packages begin at $1975

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Image Credits
Photos of the tablescape with flowers: Laura Isé

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