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Paige Chenault - TedX Talk speaker comes to Detroit

September 20, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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The Westin Southfield
1500 Town Center
Southfield, MI 48075

We are so excited to have national speaker, Paige Chenault, at our event. Paige has been seen on Nightly News with Lester Holt, The Today Show, TedX, and interviewed in countless magazines such as Glamour Magazine. She will talk about her years as an event planner and her transition to planning birthday parties for homeless children. COTS in Detroit and HAVEN in Pontiac both have monthly birthday parties for children with the Birthday Party Project. Paige will talk about forming your "board of directors" to help you within your business and the importance of building your team.

Paige Chenault

EAT. SLEEP. PARTY. REPEAT. That’s the mantra for Paige Chenault. And boy, does she know how to throw a bash. With an arsenal of party vendors and suppliers at her disposal — a coveted black book acquired from being a wedding planner for almost a decade — the 35-year-old is literally a professional party-thrower. But these days, her clientele has gone from brides-to-be to children in need. As the founder of The Birthday Party Project (TBPP), Paige and her team of “birthday enthusiasts” host birthday parties each month at homeless and transitional living facilities. And while TBPP officially kicked off just five and a half years ago, the organization has grown to twelve cities across the U.S. (Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Kansas City, Detroit, Minneapolis, San Francisco, New York, and Washington DC.) and has celebrated more than 4,500 birthdays with the help of 30,000 birthday enthusiasts to date.


  • 6pm – Registration, Hors d’oeuvres, and Cocktail Networking Hour
  • 7pm – Dinner Served - Wait until you see the menu! Scroll down.
  • 7:45pm – Welcome, Membership Announcements and Thank You’s
  • 8pm – Guest Speaker, Paige Chenault
  • 8:45pm – Tabletop WOW! Announcement
  • 9:00pm – Event Concludes



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Summer Meets Fall

Appetizers - Micro Ratatouille Summer Squash and Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Tangy Mojo Sauce

Amuse Bouche - Watermelon Gazpacho Shooter Watermelon, Balsamic Vinegar, Basil, Sea Salt

Salad Course - Heirloom Tomato & Plum Salad with Arugula Pesto, Raspberry Vinaigrette, and Goat Cheese

First Course - Mole Braised Chicken Thigh with Tri-Colored Cream Corn, Cilantro Crema, and House Mole

Second Course - Bee Nectar Cider Braised Short with Celeriac Pureé, Natural Jus

Dessert Course - Pumpkin Pecan Pie “Brûleé” with Pulverized Candied Pecans, Bourbon Cream, Candied Bacon




$20.00 Student Ticket

$30.00 Member Ticket
$35.00 after 11:45 pm September 15

$50.00 Future Member or Guest Ticket
$55.00 after 11:45 pm September 15

$40.00 Member Ticket - Unlimited Signature Drinks
$45.00 after 11:45 pm September 15

$60.00 Future Member or Guest Ticket - Unlimited Signature Drinks
$65.00 after 11:45 pm September 15