Event Planning

I’m proud to say I’ve been in the event planning industry for the past 30 years.

In that time, I’ve helped plan some of the most successful events in the area. From weddings to corporate events, I’ve seen it all and I’m so proud of my well-rounded expertise.

When you hire me, you know you’re getting the best of the best in event planning. With 30 years of experience, I’m well-versed in the ins and outs of the industry. I have the expertise to make your event perfect in every way. 

Here are some of the events:

1995 – First Chico State Women’s Conference for 250 participants

2007-2018 – Annual Spring Fling Fundraiser at the Sierra Nevada Big Room

2010 – River Partners Mud Run Fundraiser (Colusa and Modesto)

2010 – River Partners Anniversary Party at the Sierra Nevada Big Room

2019 – Neverland Ball Fundraiser at the Sierra Nevada Big Room

2023 – Celebration of Life (private)

2023 – Wine Tasting & Live Music Event for Tomfoolery Gifts & Gadgets

2023 – Walk Woof Wag fundraiser for the Chico Animal Shelter



Wednesday, October 4 – 6 pm

Tri Counties


Friday, October 13 5-8 pm

Tomfoolery, 126 W 3rd, Chico


Saturday, Oct 28 – 9 am-12pm

Bidwell Park – Sycamore Field


Sunday, Nov 19 – 4-9 pm

Tomfoolery, 126 W 3rd, Chico

Frequently Asked Questions

What event planning services to you offer?

Preplanning including, but not limited to: venue, entertainment research/booking, design ideas/concepts, lead team meetings for large events, etc. Also, execution on the day of the event including but not limited to: provide key players time table and detailed layout of event, manage set up, handle all details of the event, manage clean up and breakdown.

How much do you charge?

Depends on the event and what is needed. Call for more information.

What type of events do you plan?

Fundraisers, weddings, concerts, corporate events, conferences, holiday parties, business marketing events, private events, funerals/celebration of life, and many more.

Would you help with just the preplanning/idea stage?

Absolutely! Depending on the event, it’s helpful if you contact me months in advance so I can come with ideas, tips and help with the pre-planning of your event.

Celeste is so easy to work with! Very much a jack of many trades as well, so what she can offer is quite diverse. She was quick to respond to our needs, professional, adaptable and flexible. Celeste always came back with creative ideas, beautiful designs, and creative marketing strategies. I would highly recommend working with her!

– Kim Humble, Owner of Supportive Conceptions Surrogacy Agency


Branding is critical to your customers recognizing your business or organization. It should be used consistently through out all your marketing.

Included, but not limited to: simple logo, color scheme, typography selection, and some design.

All branding would be designed based on your clientele demographics and after understanding your customer to make sure it aligns with their values.

Pricing varies but is around $300

Website Design

Your website represents your business and is the first thing people see when searching for products or services. It should represent you and be attractive and easy to use for your client.

Included, but not limited to: building out each page of your site, SEO (search engine optimization), forms or other features, and training to staff on how to update the website as needed.

Pricing varies but is around $600 for a 4 page simple website (see examples below)


Celeste has a positive attitude that makes her a pleasure to work with and she is talented at developing all kinds of computerized forms, spreadsheets, databases, or anything that a business needs to get organized and to track data. She collaborated with me regularly, always had bright ideas, and contributed to the safety and healthy structure of our team. One of Celeste’s strengths is her ability to hold employees accountable while remaining supportive to their needs.

– Charlene Nansel, Supervisor at Butte County Behavioral Health


Marketing is the key to spreading the word about your business or organization and should match your branding and website.

Marketing can include almost anything that has to do with bringing people to your business or organization. Meeting with you to talk about your business and your vision in the years to come can help decide what you might need.

Marketing services include, but are not limited to:

  • Social Media Campaigns
  • Events
  • Ad Designs
  • Creative Strategy Plan

Pricing varies but all includes a strategy meeting

Celeste is well known for her strength of character and her ability to challenge individuals and organizations to be better, to do better. Her ability to calmly problem solve is unsurpassed and she excels in high stress environments. I would highly recommend Celeste as she would improve upon any business or organization.

– Deana Ward, Director of Crisis Services, Butte County Behavioral Health

Business Development/Consultation

Whether you are starting a business or organization and want to get started on the right path or you are an existing business/organization and you have certain problem that needs to be solved or you want to consult about how your customers see you and how to increase business, I can help you.

Marketing can include almost anything that has to do with bringing people to your business or organization. Meeting with you to talk about your business and your vision in the years to come can help decide what you might need.

Range of services:

  • Consult about a start up business
  • Consult about a specific problem that needs to be solved
  • Onsite evaluation with report on recommendations
  • Trainings for staff on team building, customer service, or any other training.

Pricing varies – please contact us for a quote

If you are losing your top talent, it’s a sign something needs fixing. I can help advise you on all your options to improve your business.

Celeste is an amazing person to have on your side. Her ability to see the bigger picture AND skillfully zoom in on the fine details is enough to benefit any organization, but she doesn’t stop there! Through Celeste’s leadership in event planning, marketing, web design, and her focus on customer service — I’ve witnessed her put organizations and businesses back on the map, time & time again. The best part? You’re getting a consultant that genuinely cares about your businesses’ needs & success. She brings an authentic, human, touch to everything she does.

– Sandii Buckman, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Chico State University

providing business and organization support for 30 years

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