Desirée Adams, CMP, CSEP
Hello and welcome to Preperie! My name is Desirée and I’m a certified special event and meeting planner who specializes in event design and logistics. My event + design journey began in school when I created marketing materials for Colgate University’s Activities Board. It was the perfect marriage of graphic design and events. In fewer than 10 years, I had planned an inaugural ball (no, the president thankfully didn’t attend, but Jamie Foxx did!), multiple shows and events at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, including one attended by former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and countless others. I’ve worked with amazing entertainers, including Jordin Sparks, Andy Grammer, Natasha Bedingfield, Jo Dee Messina, Gary Sinise, Denyce Graves, and Jaclyn Smith. In addition, I have stage managed a number of public figures and emcees including former President Bill Clinton, General Colin Powell, Wolf Blitzer, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Deborah Roberts, Andrea Mitchell, and Bob Schieffer. Most recently (and importantly!) I am Mom to a spunky little girl and launched the Preperie Etsy shop combining two great passions of mine: events and all things printed.
I launched this blog to serve as a resource for anyone planning events to benefit from the knowledge I’ve gained over the past decade having worked with major corporations, associations, and nonprofits. I generally every Wednesday and cover what I’m working on design-wise in the Etsy shop as well as how-to posts on specific event themes.
In the Preperie Etsy shop, I design preppy party stationery and decor shortcuts that allow you to spend more time with your loved ones while still throwing a fun and memorable event.
Since launching the shop, I feel very blessed and fortunate I get to work with mothers and moms-to-be, sisters, grandmothers and other wonderful people as they add special details and touches to their family’s special celebrations.
Born: Manila, Philippines but I mostly grew up in Southwest Virginia
Loves: my family, fonts, fresh flowers, food…and spreadsheets, so many spreadsheets!
Dislikes: incorrect grammar and white tile (the tile is impossible to keep clean!)
Current Pandora Play Lists: Pitch Perfect and Pentatonix