With a 15 year career in corporate HR + Recruiting, launching a creative business and new career was not part of this self-proclaimed late-bloomer’s plan.
After hosting elaborate birthday parties for her children, Katie discovered a hidden passion and creative talent. Inspired to share her love for entertaining and belief that all of life’s happy occasions, regardless of size or budget, deserve a stylish celebration, Petite Social was born.
Since 2011, Katie has built an impressive portfolio and has received rave reviews for her creativity and styling aesthetics. Katie has been described as being ‘incredibly talented’ with ‘ridiculously cute and clever events’. Her work has garnered attention locally and nationally and she was selected and featured as a ‘Dreamer Into Doer’ on MarthaStewart.com.
Always on a ‘treasure hunt’ for unique styling props, Katie can often be found scouring flea markets, yard sales, and roaming the aisles of various retailers seeking inspiration for her next project. When she’s not ‘working’, Katie can be spotted at local parks with her children Cole (6) and Lila (4), dining out with her husband John, or sipping Prosecco with her girlfriends in and around Old Town Alexandria, VA.
ABOUT PETITE SOCIAL:
Launched in 2011, Petite Social is a boutique event styling service based in the Washington, D.C. area. Catering to a niche clientele, Petite Social specializes in smaller scale, custom-designed events to include Bridal + Baby Showers, Children’s Parties, Engagement or Rehearsal Affairs, Dinner + Cocktail Parties, and all other special celebrations in between.
Petite Social also offers styling services to brands and retailers and has collaborated with a number of local and online businesses on Anniversary Celebrations, Launch Parties, Promotional Events, and Editorial and Photoshoot styling. Their clients include Bloomingdale’s, Little Choux Children’s Boutique, ShopBelle, The Bean’s Closet, and Urban Chic Boutique.
Earning a reputation for ‘taking your celebrations up a notch with big style’, Petite Social has been recognized and featured on notable lifestyle and entertaining publications and blogs, including Amy Atlas, Pizzazzerie, Project Nursery, The Party Dress Magazine, and Alexandria Lifestyle, to name a few.
With style, sophistication, and playfulness in mind, Petite Social’s charming events have quickly gained a loyal and steadily growing readership from industry peers and party and entertaining enthusiasts who are looking for fresh and modern inspiration.