Ramona Singer

Ramona shares Avery's role in the Sweet 16 planning and her thoughts on the shindig.

on Jun 26, 2011

What a week it was! Or should I say month?? If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you'll know why LOL. I am off to spend the next twelve days on vacation with Mario and Avery at our home that we have owned since Avery was a baby! It will be bittersweet as Avery will be off to Oxford University in England (taking finance courses) the day we return.

I cannot believe how well she has turned out and we are so proud of her.
She is my best accomplishment in life. I am lucky enough to own my own businesses with Ramona Pinot Grigio, HSN, True Faith, and Tru Renewal.
All of these businesses allow me to work from anywhere and make flexible schedules to work around my family. It is because of this that Avery has seen me in action. She has seen me making deals, negotiating, designing, and merchandising. She now has a strong sense of how to create, organize, and accomplish. She has used all of these skills and more with creating her party.

My husband and I have never had a party this size before. Avery organized the list, sent out the lovely Paperstyle invitations to 200 plus friends (everyone came except the ones that were not allowed to leave their boarding school), and controlled the RSVPs. It didn’t stop there! Avery designed the food menu, which included a sushi bar, and the dessert menu. Working with our party planner Stephanie of Seasons of Southhampton, she even created her own playlist for the DJ!

Avery had very specific look that she wanted to create and what a room it was! It was beyond spectacular! Icicle chandeliers from the ceiling, frosted tress, and even a snow machine! Vibe Productions took 16 hours to set up the space. They did a fantastic job. Avery even designed her own dress with the designer, Kimberly Towers. She did not miss a single detail.