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Daily Inspiration: Meet Thata Cinelli

Today we’d like to introduce you to Thata Cinelli.

Hi Thata, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
My name is Thata Cinelli. I’m Brazilian, living in the USA since August of 2014, with my husband, 3 kids, one dog, and a cat!

I’m an attorney by former but since December of 2016, I founded this small and local business with a new concept in the entertainment and Party-Events World (initially under another name). Since then, we have delivered more than 200 parties and events, serving the community in the best way we know: With respect and dedication to customers, dignity, hard work, creativity, and punctuality. I named it “The Perfect Party Design”.

A fun fact about me is I had lived abroad in Thailand before the USA, for almost 5 years, and there I start my love for helping people in the best way, designing and organizing the Dream Party or event for them, making an easy and pleasant process, taking all the stress out of their hands, and delivering a remarkable memory for them.

My service includes:
– ONE VISIT for the location of the Party or Event (upon Contract is signed).
– PERSONALIZED DESIGN for the party or event.
– BIG INVENTORY including everything from centerpieces to backdrops, love seats, head tables, a cake or even desserts table – where you can choose anything you dream.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
As you can imagine, the beginning was a little bit hard as I was a woman, foreign, a wife, and a mother of 3 kids who decided to bring a “new style” of service to the town. Change the “status quo” of the majority of people who DIY their parties and events.

My goal was to show all those people that when you hire a professional, a designer, and a decorator like myself, you remove all the stress and hard work from their backs, leaving them to enjoy their parties or events as THE BEST HOST, enjoying every moment with their Guests.

My true obstacle was that I needed to adjust to this American lifestyle in which I had to adapt to the world around me in a Kansan town where I didn’t know anybody and didn’t know what the American party style was and had to learn that I had the opportunity to bring the Brazilian party style to Kansas. It was really challenging at first to acquire the customers to change their ways of celebrating to be different. Parties have been planned the same way for these people their entire lives and I have to convince them that this NEW way is a BETTER way and it is not easy.

This new, different way is difficult to instill into a culture and a people in order to sell them my service, so I truly needed to ensure my clients that this new way of party planning and decorating is more efficient and stress-free for them. The biggest change was starting off the business in a world where nothing had been done before in a market that I wasn’t sure would work: But it did and all the things that were a struggle, in the beginning, have just helped my company grow.

The fact of being a Brazilian could have been an OBSTACLE for me, but, actually, turned out to be my BIG ASSET as it set me apart from my competitors:
– I brought a new concept (very common in Brazil) in which the Client does not need to buy all the decorations (or rent) and try to sell them later. I built a BIG INVENTORY with nice and high-quality pieces, that are included on my ALL-INCLUDED-SERVICE.
– I found a way to mix the Brazilian style with the American style, and people have been loving it!
– it brings me closer to some of the other foreign clients that I have.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am a very artistic and creative person. And I love knowing new people and other cultures, and I’m a good listen. I do not “copy & paste”, for sure! I can have inspiration for others, but I secure you that my work is UNIQUE and I surprise my clients in the best way,

So, I’m very glad to have chosen a job where I can put together my best skills! When I meet my clients, my focus is “read” under the lines, what are they looking for, listening to their opinions and wishes, helping them to make some important choices and decisions as colors, style, working on their Budgets, etc.

We can find a way to have what the client wants, saving money and time. In the end, the smile (and some tears of joy) on the Client’s face is unforgettable and – actually – is my goal! I would like to tell you that my work is not RENTAL, but DESIGN & DECORATION using our own Inventory, so my job is to help you think about details, put it all together, and wow your guests; what this means, I will use our own Inventory (and yours, if you want it) to plan + set up + tear down all the pieces together to your Party.

When you hire me, you are not renting pieces from a company, you are hiring a professional decorator who will work with you. We have a collection of beautiful pieces which are included on the decoration plan exclusively for our clients. Our inventory is always being refreshed and all pieces are high quality, as I mentioned before.

What kind of Party or Event?
*Bridal Shower.
*Gender Reveal.
*Baby Shower.
*Birthday Party.
*Balloon Arrangements.
*Seasonal Celebrations.

How can people work with you, collaborate with you, or support you?
I’m a very open person, so, I’m ready to learn more and more and grow my work and my life experience. For this reason, I would love to listen to your opinion, advice, and help. I work very well with other vendors, event spaces, etc.

The best compliment to me is your reference. When you leave good Reviews, nice comments, share, and like my work on your social media, etc., you are helping me a lot!

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Image Credits

Vijay Ainapurapu and Cristina Popovic Photography

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