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Who We Are

...a full-service event planning company specializing in kids (ages 1-120)...we can do as little or as much as you'd like...

Established in 1991 by renowned performance artist, Marla Mase, PARTYpoopers was launched out of a raw downtown-Manhattan loft in TriBeCa.
This theatrical venue was the first (and last) of its kind - with an over the top dress-up area filled with hundreds of costumes, face and body paint, boas, gloves, make-up fit for thousands of princesses, hand-crafted backdrops designed by local Tribeca artists, as well as a Haunted House 'stolen' from an off-Broadway show.

Yet, it was the performers who brought our venue to life - fusing a passion for entertaining along with a fearless commitment to making "it" happen. These clever and sophisticated actors enchanted both children and their parents, and eventually the PARTYpoopers vibe expanded out of its venue and into a full-service event planning company, and the creation of our adult division, partySWANK.com.

MARLA’S BIO

Marla Mase has produced over 2,500 parties since founding PARTYpoopers in 1991. She is a playwright, performer, producer, poet and songwriter. She recently launched True Groove Records with legendary guitarist and Global Soul Pioneer, Tomás Doncker. She holds an MA from NYU in writing/performance and performs around the world. Most importantly, she is the mother to two beautiful souls.

It's Marla’s love for theatre that has made PARTYpoopers one of the premier children's party companies in NYC; it is also what gives partySWANK.com parties their dramatic flair. She has an astute eye for casting entertainers that love what they do, and therefore, excel at what they do.

The PARTYpoopers philosophy is that "a party needs to be dramatic. Not necessarily in a 'big' way; it can be subtle. Every party has its own energy, and every event is a story that we try to tell or let unfold. The parties I do are entirely about the client’s vision and the event itself, each with its own heart, mind, and individual flavor. Of course, that means, they can never be replicated." Marla believes that first and foremost parties are about "FUN." When clients are stressed, she reminds them, "It's all good. It's a PARTY!"

How We Work It

...we TRANSFORM any space into a magical and whimsical backdrop for you to play in...

  • confections

    confections

  • decor

    decor

  • ENTERTAINMENT

    ENTERTAINMENT

  • CATERING

    CATERING

  • DANCE PARTIES

    DANCE PARTIES

  • MUSICIANS & MERMAIDS

    MUSICIANS & MERMAIDS

  • CENTERPIECES

    CENTERPIECES

  • INFLATABLES & GAMES

    INFLATABLES & GAMES

  • PAINTS & CRAFTS

    PAINTS & CRAFTS

  • SPA & SLUMBER PARTIES

    SPA & SLUMBER PARTIES

  • FOOD TRUCKS

    FOOD TRUCKS

  • CONTORTIONISTS & ACROBAT

    CONTORTIONISTS & ACROBATS

  • CAKES

    CAKES

  • BAR MITZVAHS & BAT MITZVA

    BAR MITZVAHS & BAT MITZVAHS

  • FLOWERS

    FLOWERS

  • STAFFING

    STAFFING

  • FAVORS

    FAVORS

  • AIRBRUSH T-SHIRTS

    AIRBRUSH T-SHIRTS

  • SPECIALTY ACTS

    SPECIALTY ACTS

  • BUBBLES

    BUBBLES

  • COSTUMES

    COSTUMES

  • PRINCESSES

    PRINCESSES

  • A WEEKEND IN NYC

    A WEEKEND IN NYC

  • LASER TAG PARTIES

    LASER TAG PARTIES

  • LASER TAG VENUES

    LASER TAG VENUES

  • CLOWNS & CHARACTERS

    CLOWNS & CHARACTERS

  • CUSTOM CENTERPIECES

    CUSTOM CENTERPIECES

  • HALLOWEEN

    HALLOWEEN

  • ARTS & CRAFTS

    ARTS & CRAFTS

  • TENT & FURNITURE RENTALS

    TENT & FURNITURE RENTALS

  • STILT WALKERS

    STILT WALKERS

  • PHOTOGRAPHY

    PHOTOGRAPHY

  • FACEPAINTING & TATTOOS

    FACEPAINTING & TATTOOS

  • CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

    CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

  • AERIALISTS

    AERIALISTS

  • CAKE POPS

    CAKE POPS

  • SPEED PAINTERS

    SPEED PAINTERS

  • FAIRYTALE PARTIES

    FAIRYTALE PARTIES

  • CANDY BARS

    CANDY BARS

  • DESSERT TABLES

    DESSERT TABLES

  • DANCE ACTS

    DANCE ACTS

  • PERFORMANCE ARTISTS

    PERFORMANCE ARTISTS

  • LIL' PIRATE PARTIES

    LIL' PIRATE PARTIES

Check out a PARTYpooper Alice in Wonderland Party

Services

FULL-SERVICE EVENT PLANNING

From set-up to clean-up, and everything in between.

A LA CARTE PLANNING

Just need us for a piece of the puzzle?  That's great. Tell us which piece and we're on it.

EVENT CONSULTATION

We are happy to help you flesh out your vision and make it happen.

DÉCOR/DESIGN

We work with boutique and name brand designers. From total room transformations to kid party tablescapes, our team can create custom centerpieces, backdrops, invitations, posters, banners, etc. We handle furniture and tent rentals, lighting, and custom gobos. WE ALSO LOVE FLOWERS, BIRCH BRANCHES and other natural effects.

ENTERTAINMENT BOOKINGS

We have an extensive roster of performers representing the best there is to offer. Facepainters, balloon twisters, magicians, kiddie bands, characters, DJ's, dancers, clowns, circus acts, jugglers, stilt-walkers, animal shows, singers, storytellers, inflatables, carnival games, temporary tattoos, caricaturists, airbrush t-shirts, airbrush hats, henna art, fortune tellers, and on and on and on.

CATERING

From pizza deliveries to sliders and fries. Six-course sit-down meals to food carts and food trucks. Candy bars and dessert tables, custom cakes, cupcakes, cake pops and more!  It's Guaranteed Yumminess.

STAFFING

Hosts, event managers, set-up/clean-up assistants, waiters, coat check, security, bouncers, private bus service.

VENUES

We work with and know a lot of great spaces - let's discuss!

RESOURCING

Let us resource and shop for you - favors, paper goods, party supplies, piñatas.

PHOTOGRAPHERS AND VIDEOGRAPHERS

candid, portraits, albums, moving images

PHOTO BOOTHS

traditional, modern, green screen

THEMES

...we can do ANY THEME your heart desires…no theme too difficult, too obscure… we love to mix and match…

The Classics:

Pirates

Fairytales

Princesses

Medieval quests

Space adventures

Wizards

Dance parties

Sports /Olympics

Arts & Crafts

Theatre games

Circle Time/Sing-A-longs

Spy capers

Murder Mysteries

Mother Goose

Puppies

Game Shows

Lasertag

Petting Zoos

Pony rides

Educational lizards

Exotic animals

Alice in Wonderland

Slumber Parties

Tea Party

Spa

Science Projects

Movie Parties

Storytelling

Scavenger/Treasure hunts

BAR & BAT MITZVAHS!!

Bar Mitzvah in Long Island City http://vimeo.com/68234674

PARTYpooper Exclusives:

Pirates on the Peking

A real pirate adventure aboard the only real pirate ship on NYC shores

Manhattan Laser Tag

We offer the only Laser Tag Parties on the Island! Starts with kids 8 and up. Call for packages and rates. Mobile Tag available too!

Pop/Rock Star parties

Come to a world class recording studio where the kids write a song, perform it and record it. All go home with an MP3!

Coming Soon:

Yankee Stadium Parties. If interested please call.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

“Marla and her team coordinated our entertainment and décor for Pajama Program's last two annual fund raising dinners at Capitale. Marla transformed our ideas into reality even when they seemed quirky and undoable. Our events wowed our crowd and people still talk about them. Marla is a true professional- she eliminated the stress normally associated with party planning. PARTYpoopers made our party ‘dreamlike”
- Susan Brown, Board of Directors, PajamaProgram.org

“I hired Marla and PARTYpoopers when my eldest son was turning five. It was pirate themed and they transformed our space into a genuine Pirate’s Lair; the entertainers were so funny and engaging that people talked about it for years. So when it came time to do his Bar Mitzvah I knew immediately who to call. Marla and her partySWANK team did both of my sons’ bar mitzvahs, each one was completely different and reflected the personality of the boy. Both had impeccable design, world-class entertainment and a great energy of fun and sophistication that cannot be surpassed. Once again, people are talking.”
- Natalya Batash, attorney and entrepreneur, Duet Brasserie

“I’ve been using PARTYpoopers for nine years now. They have done everything from children’s birthday parties, where they have given me “soup to nuts” to a bar and bat mitzvah which I did myself, and only had them rent dancers, airbrush artists and a magician for the night. They are easy and fun to work with and have a great understanding of the clients needs and desires. I would recommend them to my best friend…Oh and I have!”
- Sandy Tabatznick, Board of Directors, LaLeLaProject.Org

“I’ve been using PARTYpoopers for both my kids parties for years. Marla always comes through brilliantly in executing all my crazy theme choices.”
- Jodi Schwartz, lawyer and mom of two

“We had a GREAT time! The kids were completely in awe of the entertainment and the adults were laughing hysterically. I received tons of compliments for the entertainment. A smashing success!”
Best, Sandra Jovicic

"I''ve been using PARTYpoopers ever since my kids were babies. They do the best parties, hands-down. And I continued to use them as partySWANK for my grown-up parties- Work parties, networking parties, my 40th, my 50th, holidays, you name it -- creative, easy-going, and stream-lined -- what more could you want?"
Venessa Merrin - mom, entrepreneur, business executive




PRESS

The Tri-State’s 10 Best Party Planners

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/guide/top-picks-for-tri-state-area-party-planners/

Over-the-top first birthdays aren't just for North West

http://www.today.com/parents/over-top-first-birthdays-arent-just-north-west-1D79949650

Bar mitzvah.0

http://www.barbatmitzvahguide.com/stories/2014/1/bar_social-media_2014_new-york-bar-mitzvah_2014_1.html

The hottest party trends of 2014

http://www.barbatmitzvahguide.com/stories/2013/12/bar_party-trends-2014_2013_new-york-bar-mitzvah.html

MANHATTAN LASER TAG CAN BRING THE PARTY TO YOU

http://www.nymetroparents.com/manhattan/article/partypoopers-now-offers-manhattan-laser-tag-birthday-parties

Venues

Your site selection will influence your choice of food and decor. Read on for sanity-saving ideas...wherever the party takes you.

http://www.timeout.com/new-york-kids/birthday-parties/venues?pageNumber=2

Get the Party Started!

http://tribecacitizen.com/2010/11/16/get-the-party-started/

A New Place To Party

http://strollertraffic.com/new-york/a-new-place-to-party/

The Ten Commandments of Party Planning

http://mydigimag.rrd.com/article/The+Ten+Commandments+of+Party+Planning/1078160/0/article.html

Soirees for swashbucklers

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/soirees-swashbucklers-article-1.253796

How to Plan Baby’s First-Birthday Party

http://pregnant.thebump.com/new-mom-new-dad/baby-basics/articles/first-birthday.aspx

WEE WAGERERS – KIDS’ GAMBLING SURGE ALARMS EXPERTS

http://nypost.com/2005/05/02/wee-wagerers-kids-gambling-surge-alarms-experts/

Observer Playground June 2010

https://www.scribd.com/doc/30849667/Observer-Playground-June-2010

Tag archive for ‘Marla Mase’

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