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Meet Sharri Earnest of Los Angeles Party Designs

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sharri Earnest.

Sharri, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Los Angeles Party Designs is a distinctive event production company, founded in 1983 by Rodger and Nancy Karrenbrock and family. The company was started after the Karrenbrock’s two oldest daughters were married within 3 months of each other. With the family having a strong balance of business and design we started the business. We hired a renowned event designer who helped us get a leg up in the industry. Since this was before modern technology clients were acquired via word of mouth as well as a lot of industry networking.

As the internet and technology evolved so had we and our reputation. We have been able to keep many of our clients over the years as well as constantly adding to our list of clients.

Networking is key as well as staying hip to current standards and practices in the industry.

I am now the current owner and creative director. My background was interiors and theater where I learned the element of design, props and lighting.

Trending now is a way to blend a giving back / purpose to events as well as brand the event’s look. Theme parties are still in our repertoire as well as galas etc… The art of celebration will always be a part of our social structure. It is our goal to blend current trends, with creative fun memorable looks and experiences that are cost effective and environmentally safe.

Great, 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?
Three specific events have occurred which have effected how we do business.

1. After the MGM Grand burned in Las Vegas, fire marshals become a key component when planning and making sure events were safe.

2. After 911 contract law changed.

3. After the bank’s bail out, everyone had to adjust and downsize to address the economic concerns that were occurring.

As business ebbs and flows we need to be sensitive to the things that effect business and our clients in order to be prepared to adapt to the changes that evolve. We have been able to stay strong since 1983.

Please tell us about Los Angeles Party Designs, Inc.
We are a complete design studio with a multifaceted warehouse and a full in-house design team. By providing or clients with exceptional event coordination and management, Los Angeles Party Designs, has become a benchmark in the event industry. We are one of California’s top, award-winning, special events companies due to an outstanding blend of creativity, professionalism and reliability. At Los Angeles Party Designs, we make the task of event production easier by custom-designing and executing fully-managed and comprehensive events in direct response to our clients’ unique needs.

Experienced event designers and planners will work with you to create effective and memorable events, designed to thoroughly impress your clients and maximize your budget. We provide a full range of services including props, decorations, flowers, entertainment, lighting, ceiling treatments, signage, staging, linens, plants, special effects, photography, interactive activities and more. What makes us stand out is our 150+ accumulative years of experience in the industry and our professional and creative background. We don’t just create ideas; we execute them.

As a full-service event planning and décor company, we have had the pleasure of serving over 1000 discriminating clients, including many of Southern California’s most prominent corporations, destination management companies, hotels and incentive houses. We have provided our services at many unusual locations including every “five star” venue in the area.

What makes us unique is our hands on capabilities, in house inventory and how we work with our clients. We do not pass our clients “around” but do our best to limit how much communicating is done. We keep the process simple and enjoyable….

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I always have loved the outdoors and nature. My favorite memories had to do with traveling, gardening, pets and experiencing new and different things. I cannot isolate one moment in time…

Contact Info:

  • Address: 9620 S. La Cienega Blvd.
    Inglewood, CA 90301
  • Website: www.lapartydesigns.com
  • Phone: 310 410-2650
  • Email: sharri@lapartydesigns.com
  • Instagram: @lapartydesigns
  • Facebook: Los Angeles Party Designs

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