What Is Party Book?

Party Book is an online catalog of social events exclusively for members of the Buckley Community, hosted by the Buckley Community. Now more than ever, we understand the importance of connection and want to offer our community different ways to engage, interact and have a little fun along the way!
Parties will be fully hosted by Buckley families and any proceeds generated from Party Book will go directly back to the school. 

We understand everyone may feel differently about how and when coming together is appropriate, so with that in mind, Party Book has been built to include a number of different options for connection. We will offer both in-person and online parties and we have parties for Lower, Middle, and Upper School students, adults, and families. We will be adding to the Party Book catalog throughout the year so there will always be something new and exciting to take part in.
Attending these events is a great way for you to have fun, build community, and strengthen bonds while supporting The Buckley School! Parties will include baking lessons, movie nights, wine tastings, holiday crafting, and SO MUCH MORE! 

We are so grateful to so many families who are willing to share their homes, hobbies, and special talents with us – all in the spirit of community and connection. We hope you have fun spending time with old friends and making new ones while supporting Buckley!

Parties Coming Soon!

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  • Buckley X Barry’s | Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 12:00-2:00 p.m.

    Host: Jodi Elhami
    Date: December 2
    12:00-2:00 p.m.
    Address: Barry's Bootcamp, 12950 Ventura Blvd, Studio City 91604
    (Located in the parking lot of the center at Coldwater)
    For: Adults
    Capacity: 36

    Have you always wanted to try Barry’s but just can’t seem to make it happen on your own? Party Book to the rescue! Grab a water bottle, and a fellow Griffin and join us in the Red Room for a private outdoor class. Barry’s, known as the greatest workout in the world, is waiting for you! This high-intensity interval workout will help you tone muscles AND maximize fat loss, with a combination of running and weights. We can celebrate after the sweat together with yummy healthy refreshments for all. So don’t be scared - you've got this! (Note: If you would like a "double floor spot" instead of floor and treadmill time, please email partybook@buckley.org to reserve that limited option. At this point, there may ONLY be "double floor" spots available, but this workout will still kick your booty!)
  • Wreath-making | Friday, December 3, 2021 | 3:30-5:30 p.m.

    Hosts: Katherine Klunder and Lorena Costino
    Fee per person: $50.00
    Capacity: 12 - all ages
    When: Friday, December 3, 2021
    3:30-5:30 p.m.
    Klunder Residence 

    Wreath designer and Buckley Parent Katherine Klunder is giving Buckley families an opportunity to learn the art of wreath making. We'll supply all the materials, if you supply the joy! During this master class, you'll learn how to make your very own fresh wreath with all the perfect accoutrements... to be hung in your home, of course! Friends, flowers and refreshments. Everything you need to welcome the holiday season.
  • Backyard Yoga Brunch | Sunday, December 5, 2021 | 10:00-11:30 a.m.

    Hosts: Emma Amel, Marina Gordon Afshar '99, and Jen Rochkind
    Fee per person: $30.00
    Capacity: 15 adults
    When: Sunday, December 5, 2021
    10:00-11:30 a.m.
    Emma Amel's home
    14205 Valley Blvd.
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

    Ommmmmmmm. Breathe in. Breathe out. Feeling relaxed? Join 3 of Buckley’s favorite Yogi’s Emma Amel, Jen Rochkind, and Marina Afshar for a morning of pure relaxation. All that's required is a yoga mat and a chill attitude! If you love to move, then this dynamic Yoga flow class led by Buckley parent Jen Rochkind from Core Power Yoga is perfect for you! We will mindfully connect Yoga postures to breath which will melt away stress, increase stamina and zap away foggy-brain. This moderately-paced class will be set to music and emphasize proper alignment. The class is perfect for students of all levels, including beginners. And when you’re done? We’ll treat you to breakfast. What better way to enjoy your weekend! 
  • Emsculpt NEO Saturday with Dr. Sherly Soleiman | Saturday, January 15, 2022 | 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    EMSCULPT NEO Saturday with Dr. Sherly Soleiman
    Host: Dr. Sherly Soleiman
    Date: January 15, 2022, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    Location: Cosmetic Injectables Center, 14460 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
    Capacity: 15
    Cost: $150

    REGISTER HERE: https://buckley.myschoolapp.com/podium/default.aspx?t=36644&rid=40746

    Get ready for our Roaring Gala with a Saturday session of the latest non-invasive medical treatment EMSCULPT NEO, with wonderful Buckley parent Dr. Sherly Soleiman. EMSCULPT NEO was created for enhancing muscle strength and reducing fat. It is a game-changer for body contouring. Each Party Book attendee will have a 15-minute treatment on their abdomen, and relax together in the beautiful facility enjoying snacks, sushi, and drinks. Don't miss out on the fun time enhancing your body with Dr. Sherly Soleiman at her Cosmetic Injectables Center, https://cosmeticinjectables.com.
  • You Got Game? Night! | January 21, 2022 | 7:30-10:30 p.m.

    Hosts: Nicholas D'Ambra and Jennifer Messer
    Fee per person: $75.00
    Capacity: 20 adults
    When: January 21, 2022
    7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
    Jennifer Messer home: 1708 Angelo Dr Beverly Hills 90212

    Attention party people! Has the competition been a little stiff out in the real world? Well, you ain't seen nothing yet! Time to roll up your sleeves and put on your game face. Come join fellow Griffins and play hosted games like Charades and Pictionary, all while wearing masks... making it virtually impossible to cheat! This is your chance to make new friends, win great prizes, drink weirdly-named-but-appropriately themed party drinks, and nibble on small bites. Sign up now!
  • Tiny Tennis Party | Saturday, January 22, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

    Date: Saturday, January 22, 2022
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Cost: $80
    Children in grades K-3rd
    Spots: 18
    Host: Pia Mehta
    Location: Tiny Tennis 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Canoga Park, CA 91303

    Register: https://buckley.myschoolapp.com/podium/default.aspx?t=36644&rid=40281

    Match! Set! Point! Tennis is so much fun!! If you've been thinking about getting your kiddo into tennis, have we got the party for you! Join top tennis pro Steve Joyner for a morning on the court with fellow Griffins. Coach Joyner especially loves working with young athletes. His number one goal is to infuse tennis, fitness and music with FUN! Partygoers will learn proper form, play games, do drills and, of course, enjoy refreshments. Let's do this! Please register your student only, that you will chaperone.
  • Tacos & Tequila | Thursday, May 5, 2022 | 7:00-10:00 p.m.

    Hosts: Liz Gottainer and Sheila Hoyer
    Fee per person: $75.00
    Capacity: 25 adults
    When: Thursday, May 5, 2022
    7:00-10:00 p.m.
    Liz Gottainer's home: 4035 Dixie Canyon Ave, Sherman Oaks

    Register: https://buckley.myschoolapp.com/podium/default.aspx?t=36644&rid=39939

    Who loves tacos? Let me rephrase; who DOESN'T love tacos?! And really, what could go better with tacos than sipping tequila? Enjoy a night out with good food, good friends, and good tequila! So mark your calendar, and book a sitter. This adult-only party book event is guaranteed to provide the perfect escape you’ve been looking for.

    *The party will be held outdoors in a covid-friendly space. Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our guests, we kindly ask that those planning to attend be fully vaccinated. Please, email a copy of vaccine or QR code to lgottainer@gmail.com. Thank you.

Party Book Chair Contact Information

Have a talent, skill, or passion you're interested in sharing with our community? EMAIL US!
Looking for a way to get involved with Party Book, but not sure how? EMAIL US!
Have an idea for a party but not sure how to proceed? EMAIL US!

We can't wait to hear from you!

Your Party Book Chairs
Lorena Costino, Dana Nussbaum, Janna Taglyan, and Tamar Keuroghlian

Health & Safety

Party Book events are compliant with The Buckley School health and safety guidelines established by LADPH. Masks are recommended for all in-person events. A face covering is not required when eating or drinking.

Starting October 4, we will ask all adults attending Buckley-sponsored events, whether on campus or off, for either proof of vaccination or evidence of a negative Covid-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 72 hours of the event. We have made this decision to mitigate the spread of the virus and ease the comfort of those attending. We suggest that you have a photo of your vaccination card on your phone or in your wallet, or that you email proof ahead of time. All documents submitted will be confidential. Details about where to submit proof of vaccination or a negative test will be sent in advance of each event. For now, vaccination cards and test results for events can be sent to covidstatus@buckley.org. These are baseline guidelines. Party Book hosts may require more.