Owner & Creative Director, Soiree Event Design
Hey party peeps! I am a BUSY mother of 5 and LOVE LOVE LOVE design & events! I’ve been an entrepreneur in the entertainment business for over 20 years with a very successful graphic design studio and I have been styling and producing events for the last 9 years. I launched Soiree Event Design which is a fusion of my graphic design and event planning skills so I can have the best of both worlds — all with a supportive hubby, 1st grade son growing up before my very eyes, 5th grade daughter who is on her way to middle school (be still my heart), 10th grade daughter who is passionate about art, 22 year old son in art school and our oldest son living his best life as a rapper in LA! WHEW!
To all my fellow moms and girlfriends out there who are swamped and busy with work and “mommyhood” but want to throw FABULOUS events but have NO IDEA WHAT TO DO AND NO TIME TO DO IT… my BLOG IS FOR YOU! Soiree-EventDesign.com/blog has become a must-have resource where I provide my signature home entertaining “Girlfriend Tips”, DIY projects, styling ideas and event plans to busy moms. It’s like having a pro party planner “girlfriend” at your fingertips so you look like a rock star at your events!
Tonya Coleman is Owner and Creative Director of Soiree Event Design — an event planning & graphic design studio specializing in planning/styling events, branding & content creation. Visit our blog for party inspiration and our signature “Girlfriend Tips” to help you host FABULOUS parties in your home! Our designer printable party collections and Party Planning Business Book & Organizer are all available in our shop.
As a professional event planner, Tonya has planned and coordinated many events including the UNCF Twin Cities Masked Ball, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter’s Inauguration and Inaugural Ball, THOR Construction Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Block Party, BASH Conference for party planners, Moms Rock! Expo, UNCF Empower Me Tour, UNCF Leaders Luncheon on Education, Girl Scout Events (Central Coast of CA) and many baby showers, dinner parties and kids parties.
CONTENT CREATOR & BRAND STYLIST
Tonya is a premiere event and product stylist and was a guest contributor for many years on the #1 party site – Hostess With The Mostess – HWTM.com, writing & styling the popular “Look for Less” and “Trend Alert” series. She currently is one of Oriental Trading’s Fun Squad content creators for their new party site FUN365.com. She’s worked with major brands including Oriental Trading, Mattel, Cricut, Evite, Target, Disney, Marvel, Jelly Belly, Birthday Express, Koyal Wholesale, PBteen, Pottery Barn Kids, Candy Warehouse and more!
Styling parties is a passion for Tonya and one of the largest toy companies – Mattel noticed! Tonya landed a deal with Mattel as a content creator to style parties for their Monster High and Ever After High brands. She was the first ever contributing blogger on Mattel’s MonsterHigh.com blog “Beyond The Screams”.
Her styling work has been featured on: Hostess With The Mostess, Plush Little Baby, Catch My Party, Celebrations at Home, Baby Lifestyles and Pizzazzerie. She’s also been published in BlackEnterprise.com, Bird’s Party Magazine, Carousel Magazine, Tots to Teens Magazine and Mingle Magazine.
Tonya has done graphic design and branding work for many including: Mariah Carey, Jamie Foxx, Magic Johnson, Macy Gray, House of Pure Vin, Warner Bros. Records, UNCF, Bryan-Michael Cox, Kenny Burns, Noontime Recordings, SoSoDef, Laface Records, Bad Boy Records, The Alma Awards, Farmworker Justice, Ingenuity, The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Cynthia Bailey, and more! She was the first graphic designer ever to team up with Jelly Belly to offer personalized designer party printable collections on JellyBelly.com.
AUTHOR & PUBLIC SPEAKER
Her eBook, “Soiree Event Design’s Guide to MY Party Planning Biz!” is a behind-the-scenes look into the kids party planning part of her business giving new party planners the tools and tips she used to create a successful and profitable kids party planning business.
Tonya has shared her party styling and design tips on on NBC’s Kare 11 and ABC’s KSTP-TV. She was a guest speaker and taught a class, “The Girlfriend’s Guide to Party Planning”, based on her popular ebook at the BASH Conference two years in a row.
For speaking engagements, features, press opportunities, joint ventures, or collaborations contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org I’d love to hear from you!