Former New Jersey Housewife and event planner/interior designer Dina Manzo throws a launch party for two stay at home moms, Pamela Schuckman and Denise Goodbar, who started their own handmade accessory line, Oak Lane Designs. At Pamela's home, Dina beautifully incorporates the vintage spirit of their line into the party design that perfectly showcases their products. The home is transformed as Dina clears out Pam's furniture and brings in rented vintage pieces, creating a cocktail area in the living room, a mini ballroom in the dining room, and a buffet/jewelry display in the sunroom. In addition to the elegant party, Dina surprises them by turning an unused attic area into a home office for the women to work on their accessories.
Former New Jersey House Wife and event planner/interior designer Dina Manzo throws an unconventional baby shower for expectant parents, Alexis and Kevin. After struggling to have a baby, news of the pregnancy was especially joyful for Alexis and Kevin who decided they wanted to share the event with all of their friends and family... women AND men! Dina's challenge is to please both sexes and make the men feel at home at a baby shower. She converts their basement into a sleek lounge, including luxurious fabric-draped walls and columns of sparkling baby blocks. Dina finishes off the co-ed party with an outdoor "man cave"complete with a whisky bar and cigar roller. Let the toasts begin!
Former New Jersey House Wife and event planner/interior designer Dina Manzo plans a Copacabana house warming party for new homeowners Eva De Oleo and Omar Linton. They want an old Hollywood inspired party to show off their new place to friends and family. Dina transforms the home, bringing in the glamour of old Hollywood with over the top Copacabana elements like a walking Carmen Miranda table, feather centerpieces and custom banana trees. As a surprise, she throws a Jamaican after party in the basement with a custom built bar for a house-warming gift.
Former New Jersey Housewife and Event Planner/Interior Designer Dina Manzo plans a spaghetti western-themed bon voyage party. Anthony, a Broadway actor, wants to surprise his partner, Ron, a news anchor. Ron is relocating for a great new job in Dallas, and Anthony wants Dina to throw him a going-away party at his mother's house in Staten Island. Dina saddles up and wrangles an amazing party, transforming the house into the Wild West by outfitting it with unique western props and facades. The party rooms include a saloon in the dining room, cowboy food troughs on the patio, and an Italian chuck wagon in the great room. The backyard has its own flair, complete with a mechanical bull.
Former New Jersey House Wife and event planner/interior designer Dina Manzo plans a backyard wedding for a true New Jersey bride and her Armenian-American groom. Stacy and Avo want to wed at his parent's home, but tight quarters and sloping backyard are only part of the challenge. Dina works hard to overcome the obstacles, while mixing elements of Avo's Armenian culture with Stacy's desire to have a Jersey-style hot pink, gold and leopard-print wedding. Dina's mission is to create a sophisticated version of Stacy's over-the-top vision as well as her traditional, mother-in-law to-be. Dina wins rave reviews from everyone with a reproduction of the Armenian alter, a tent awash in hues of pink and overflowing with flowers, an outrageous Armenian dance group... and a little bit of leopard!
Johnny and Marie San Pietro's original wedding 12 years ago was struck by misfortune; Johnny got food poisoning, an earthquake ruined their wedding pictures at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, and Johnny didn't get to attend his own reception. Event planner Dina Manzo captures the feel of the original wedding venue by recreating the Palace of Fine Arts in their New Jersey backyard! To achieve the look, Dina has a faux dome build in a beautiful tent strung with wisteria vines and elegant flower boutiques. She also rearranges their living room furnishings, creating the perfect party lounge for their family and friends.
Kerry Matlosz forgot to throw her husband Ben a 40th birthday party last year and feels terrible about it. Event planner Dina Manzo will help her make it up to him with a phenomenal high-end Las Vegas themed birthday party. Inspired by the latest in chic Las Vegas luxury hotels, Dina recreates the look with a faux blown glass ceiling installation, crystal curtains, gaming tables, slot machines and poolside cabanas. What happens at this Vegas party stays at the party!
Event planner Dina Manzo and her prom committee have the challenge of throwing a prom party, for adults only! Jim and Antonella O'Day want to throw a nostalgic prom themed party at their home in New Jersey that incorporates their European wedding anniversary trip. Dina creates a memorable prom with extravagant balloon arches, sparkly back-drops, a European outdoor cafe, high school gym dance floor, and the classic photo op area.
Sisters Lissa and Claudia want to co-host a fabulous clothing swap party. Event planner and interior designer Dina Manzo transforms Lissa's bland family room into a stylish contemporary boutique. She paints the room's feature wall a bold green with pearlized stencils and has her team design a unique changing room screen. The centerpiece of the room is a custom wall unit that not only displays the clothes for the party but afterwards will be a great addition to the room. On top of this, Dina brings in celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch once she realizes that Lissa needs to purge her closet with a fashion intervention.
Socialite and magazine editor Devorah Rose throws big yet impersonal parties in the Hamptons, and she wants to change it up with a more intimate gathering. Designer and event planner Dina Manzo throws an outdoor dinner party with an organic feel using flowers and produce for the tablescape, a classic Hamptons clam bake, and incorporates Devorah's favorite charity with a canine corral for pet adoptions.
Designer/Event Planner Dina Manzo is hired by the children of one of her good friends, Diana. The kids want to throw their mom a birthday party she'll never forget. After breaking the news to Diana, Dina decides to create a party that features all of Diana's favorite, iconic New York City people and places. Dina brings the soul of the city with a classic Brooklyn stoop in the foyer, a Studio 54 disco dance club, a Breakfast at Tiffany's dining room and a 5th Avenue Window display. As a special gift, Dina gives Diana a master suite makeover that turns the space into an oasis.
Designer/Event Planner Dina Manzo helps TV personality/philanthropist Joumana Kidd throw a sports themed benefit event in her backyard. This event will host high profile athletes and celebrities, and raise money for an important cause. Dina mixes sports with elegance with a tented dance floor area, club inspired day beds, and sport themed floral centerpieces. And as a gift Dina has a custom giving tree made for Joumana to use for feature benefits.
Event planner/designer Dina Manzo turns an opulent, gold-gilded, estate into an understated, yet elegant, winter wonderland. Dina's dresses down their marble foyer, gold columns and double height living room while giving them a little bit of the sparkle that she knows they love. Dina wraps the first floor in white fabric, strings fresh garlands from the stairs, creates centerpieces from red roses and reams of crystals and even fills the air with real snow. And as a gift, Dina has a custom sleigh for future holiday parties.
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