As a professional event designer, cocktail parties are my favorite get-together's to host. Cocktail parties are easy to plan, glamorous and relatively inexpensive. For the busy host, a cocktail party is a convenient way to entertain any kind of guest list ranging from friends to business associates. I use life experience as a source for new ideas and traditions. As a teenager, I’d watch friends and relatives gather for dinner parties and this is what enhanced my love of entertaining."
---Shandra Ward, Creative Director and Founder of Party Elements by Signature Designs, a custom party decor & design shop
BEHIND THE BASH
Shandra Ward is a multi-talented designer in interiors and special events. She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Houston and has an extensive background in art and design. Her passion for design prompted her to start her own line of party decor and design products, Party Elements. She started Party Elements on Etsy in 2010 offering party printables and custom event stationery.
Ms. Ward believes every special occasion should exude personality and style. Shandra has a passion for creating stylish, colorful and contemporary designs that are original and on the cutting edge. Her artistic ability and instinctive eye for design has played a key role in making Shandra the successful designer she is today. Working as a multifaceted designer for over 15 years, she has achieved a broad range of design experience that she writes about on her blog.
When she's not designing parties, Shandra is spending time with her son trying new recipes, shopping, hanging out with her BFF's, traveling the world or creating new ways to take Party Elements to the next level. Her favorite colors are pink, gold and black & white stripes! She loves a great Vodka cocktail and she is a fanatic about James Bond.....shaken not stirred!