Hello, my name is Donna Finley and I live in Chicago, IL. I currently work at Michael’s craft store part-time. One of my goals is to learn all that I can about this industry so that I can be an effective, productive, and well-rounded event planner. I have organized events (including two weddings) for family and friends and I have the passion needed for this business. I also want to start my own business and be confident in what I can do. This project was challenging, yet fun and informative. The course, thus far, has helped me realize the importance of social media and the internet in this business. It has also shown me that you MUST be well versed in all aspects of event planning from attire and décor to vendors and venues. My project is a 50th surprise anniversary party hosted by the honored guests’ children and grandchildren. It will be held at the Hilton in Lisle with Limo arrival for the honored guest, a tasty signature drink, delectable appetizers and entrée and a reflection time solely for the honored guest and family. The color palette used is peach, gold, coral, and white.