The Life of the Party Events is an event planning company based out of New Orleans, La. We specialize in customizing full-service planning which includes, but not limited to; weddings including destination weddings, parties, baby and bridal showers. The Life of the Party consultants pride themselves on "bringing their clients visions to life". The consultants, Amaya and Idara have a passion for working with people and a gift of creating memorable events. They chose to merge their passions and gifts together and on June 25th, 2013 birthed The Life of the Party Events. Read more about the consultants here
Amaya Hughes- Event Coordinator
Amaya has been coined "the life of the party" since birth. Hosting events at her home while living in Houston awakened a passion that until 4 years ago was a pastime and hobby. The unexpected death of her brother brought her back to New Orleans and ironically gave her the push she needed to step into her new passion and a new career. The questions that she received the most from her family and friends at first were: "Are you sure you want to leave your career in teaching?" and "You have your Master's degree, are you sure you don't want to at least try to be a Principal?". Amaya's answer has always been "I am following my dream...this is what I love to do". Amaya's experience as an educator has given her the organizational skills to manage The Life of the Party Events with ease. Therefore, her degrees and experience as a teacher has not been a total waste. Amaya strongly believes that sometimes you have to follow your passion and mute the voices from people who don't share your vision. Amaya is a member of THE Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Idara Udoka- Design Consultant
Idara is the creative genius of The Life of the Party Events. Growing up she always knew she wanted to be something great! Her first dream was to become an astronaut. That dream quickly faded and changed into a career as a lawyer. She always knew she wanted to do something to make a difference, but never in a million years thought of event planning in her younger days. In high school she was in the Creative Arts Program so creativity was embedded in her at a young age. She comes from a family that loves to party, thus hosting parties was second nature to her. Her family and friends would always tell her how talented she was, but she never thought about it as a career. Her thoughts were, "who on this Earth can't plan and decorate their own party?" Idara has admitted to praying extensively for direction. Her answer partially came when she was working for the City of New Orleans and she was unexpectedly laid off. From that day forward she vowed to never work for another company unless it was her own. Her motivation came from not only losing her job, but also from her daughter. Both allowed her to dig deep and find her passion! Idara planned her first full-service wedding at the age of 20 and has not stopped since. Never did she imagine she could find something where she can make a difference in so many lives and at the same time is something that she truly enjoys doing. Idara is a very creative force and adds just what each event needs to make it a The Life of the Party stand out event!!!
As fate would have it, both of these ladies met at the perfect time in each of their lives. It was at an event that they actually clicked and realized that they would make a great team. Many people ask them if they like having a business partner. They've heard so many horror stories. Their philosophy is that when something is meant to be, it is meant to be. Nothing can come between what has already been orchestrated before you even met.
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C · Married on 05/27/2018
Goo people, good service. They made it happen!
Davida · Married on 04/21/2018
Amaya & Idara is every bit of professional. We did not have any problems. They made sure our night was every bit of perfect and we will always love them for that. They are the BEST!!!!Sent on 06/01/2018
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Ashleigh · Married on 03/17/2018
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Amaya & Idara . Our ceremony & reception was not only GRAND, but it could not have been more beautiful. Though I knew it would be beautiful, it definitely exceeded my expectation of beautiful. Amaya was always energetic & eager to discuss the wedding with me. She was available nights & weekends... & I could also count on her to answer the phone, respond to a text or if need be return the communication in a timely manner. Idara just has the best ideas & best eyes for details. What I loved most about Idara was that she was very accommodating... never pushy...though she had the gift & ideas...she made sure I was comfortable at all times with the budget.
I am truly grateful for the experience of working with these ladies, as well as the stunning ambiance created for us & our guest, but, most of all for the countless memories they have helped us achieve on our wedding day.