They Wrote the Book on Event Planning – Literally


CHICAGO _ Dread the thought of planning an event for your company, club, charity group or family? Fret no more.

Event Planning Made Easy

The industry leaders in corporate event production – Chicago-based Paulette Wolf and Jodi Wolf – are sharing their secrets in “Event Planning Made Easy.” The 256-page, hard-cover book (McGraw-Hill), was released in May 2005, is written with Donielle Levine, the company’s vice president of special projects, based in Los Angeles.

The comprehensive guide, with 90 gorgeous photos from events they’ve produced for clients like the Oprah Show, the Michael Jordan Celebrity Golf Tournament, Disney and the Super Bowl, visits every step of the party planning process, from theme development and budgeting to contracting with experts and problem-solving.

The Wolfs share time-tested tricks of the trade on how to choose the right venue at the best price, create an effective event project blueprint, develop an ideal menu, negotiate with entertainment and caterers, and manage the behind-the-scenes operations and security issues. The book includes forms which can be customized for individual use to help develop event timelines, budgets, menus, staffing, floor plans, etc.

Paulette Wolf Events & Entertainment was established nearly 30 years ago by Paulette Wolf, an interior designer by trade who turned a special flair for parties into a serious business when she was hired to produce special events nationwide for McDonald’s. Her daughter Jodi joined the business after graduating from the University of Southern California and was named president in May 2002. Paulette is CEO.

Over the years, the company has handled numerous grand opening events for prestigious organizations such as the Lincoln Presidential Library, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Museum of Contemporary Art. In 1996, the Wolf company was hired to handle the corporate hospitality in the Athlete Village for the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta.

Paulette Wolf Events & Entertainment is located at 1165 North Clark Suite 613 Chicago, IL 60610. Their phone number is 312.981.2600, and the company’s Web site address is
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