APC Party Consulting

Let me help you make your event a success!

YOU + APC = an amazing Mitzvah event.

Atlanta Party Connection (APC) provides complete event planning services, partnering with you to fulfill your family’s Mitzvah dreams! I’m Shelly Danz, founder and principal of Atlanta Party Connection. I’ve been a professional event planner for more than 15 years, and my experience includes the creation and management of the semi-annual Atlanta Bar & Bat Mitzvah EXPO, now in its 7th year. I’m passionate, creative, organized, anticipatory of your needs, and I’ve got unsurpassed knowledge of the Atlanta Mitzvah vendor market. Plus, we’ll have fun together!

I know Mitzvahs. In fact, my business was born because of my extensive knowledge of the Mitzvah planning experience, from venue options to entertainment choices. I’ve helped hundreds of Atlanta families create a memorable Mitzvah weekend, and I’d be thrilled to do the same for you.

Why Shelly and Atlanta Party Connection?

My knowledge of Atlanta area Mitzvah vendors is unmatched, and my vendor relationships -maintained and expanded through Bar & Bat Mitzvah EXPO – ensure wonderful results for you. My unique planning tools help you with every element of the Mitzvah weekend, and I’m invested in your family’s experience. I’m always available for consult or questions and my Mitzvah families engage me again and again because I make planning fun and my Mitzvah parents enjoy their celebrations rather than worrying about details. It’s a simcha! I’ll help you stress less and savor this once-in-a-lifetime milestone.

Why an Event Planner?

Event planners have the experience to help you translate ideas into reality. They provide BIG PICTURE thinking to guide you from vendor and venue selection to all the minor details that make a huge impact. From advising on big decisions to reviewing contracts to ensuring you stay on timeline and on budget, a planner ensures you don’t get overwhelmed and can enjoy this special family time.

Mitzvah Planning Services

We partner to produce your ideal Mitzvah celebration.

5-Hour Mini Mitzvah Package

What I Offer:

• 3 get organized/stay on track meetings
• APC Organizational Resource Binder
• Timeline and Planning Tools
• Venue and vendor recommendations
Day-of event managers available for an additional fee.

Mega Mitzvah Package (Without the Mega Price Tag)

What I Offer:

• Unlimited phone or in-person planning/stay on track meetings
• APC Organizational Resource Binder
• Timeline and Planning Tools
• Theme, menu and creative concepts brainstorming sessions
• Venue site visits with professional review and recommendations
• Vendor recommendations and introductions
• Vendor/venue contract review
• Vendor meeting support (as needed)
• Anything Mitzvah-related you need!
Day-of event managers available for an additional fee.

What You Do:

• Following each meeting or conversation, you’ll know exactly what next step to take, whether it’s finalizing a contract, reserving a hotel block or ordering kippot.

Let’s work together! Contact me for an event planning quote.

What THEY Say!

“I cannot say enough positive things about my experience with Shelly! She guided me effortlessly through the Bar Mitzvah planning process – connecting me with vendors, keeping me on a timeline, establishing a budget, reminding me of details I would have otherwise forgotten, and most importantly, keeping me sane and relaxed throughout so that I could enjoy my son’s big day!! Bottom line – I would recommend Shelly to anyone planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. She ROCKS!!!”
– Kim Hockstein, Atlanta

“Shelly is the “Total Package.” She gives you the tools and guidance to plan the perfect Mitzvah weekend. Then she checks in with you along the way to make sure everything is getting done on time. She always responds to questions quickly, and she’s so full of positive energy that it makes the whole experience fun! She is a Mitzvah mom’s gift!!!”
– Julie Altmann, Dunwoody

“Working with Shelly on two Bar Mitzvah’s has been great! I can honestly say that I felt confident working with Shelly each time rather than overwhelmed. She helped guide me through the “to do” list and helped keep everything on track.  Basically, Shelly was there from start to finish with her guidance. Most importantly, I appreciated her being available when I needed her and making sure we were ready for our big weekend. Now with two down and one to go, I’m excited to work with Shelly again on our final Mitzvah.”
– Elizabeth Glass, Sandy Springs

“As we gear up to plan our son’s Bar Mitzvah in early 2017, we may change some things, but one thing we know will remain the same is using Shelly Danz of Atlanta Party Connection.  She is our “go-to guide, Bar and Bat Mitzvah therapist, and friend – all in one.”  Shelly is amazing, knowledgeable, friendly, and kind.  She gives you her personal attention and helps guide you in making informed decisions.  No matter what your vision, plan, or budget for your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah, working with Shelly will ensure you will have an event you will remember with love.  I know our son will have his weekend of a lifetime with  Atlanta Party Connection by our side.”
– Charla Weinsier, Alpharetta

“I can’t imagine doing this without Shelly. Her to-do lists, regular coaching and homework and suggestions for vendors were essential to planning my Mitzvah. I NEVER would have gotten all the details right with out her. Work with Shelly! She makes it easy.”
– Marcia Nuffer, Atlanta


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