What Is Party Book?

Party Book is an online catalog of social events for members of the Buckley Community, hosted by the Buckley Community. Now more than ever we understand the desire and need to connect. We also know and respect that we all may feel differently about how and when coming together is appropriate.

With that in mind, Party Book represents a calendar of events that we hope addresses everyone's needs. We have both small in-person parties and online parties. Likewise, we have parties for LS/MS/US students, adults, and families. Attending these events is a great way for you to have fun, build community, and strengthen bonds while supporting The Buckley School! Parties include:  baking lessons, wine & cheese tasting, exercise classes, movie nights, dance classes, tie-dying and SO MUCH MORE! The cost to attend many of the parties has been set to cover any associated material costs and support our local businesses. 

Thank you for keeping an open mind!  We are so grateful to so many who are willing to share their talents, homes, and passions. We hope you have fun spending time with old friends and making new ones while supporting our community!  

Upcoming Parties

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  • KIDS BAKING WITH BEA - Kids’ Class | Monday, November 23 | 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    Have you heard the news? Resident baker extraordinaire, Bea Riley, has agreed to share her baking secrets... but only if you attend her online baking party! If you've been lucky enough to sample any of Bea's treats, then you know she's not messing around when it comes to baking. In advance of the party, Bea will provide would-be-bakers with a list of ingredients, then we'll come together to bake, laugh and enjoy each other's company! Bea is gracious enough to offer two baking classes. Holiday bread pudding with a whiskey sauce for the adults, and holiday rolls with a compound butter for our younger bakers.

    Host: Bea Riley
    Capacity: 10 Children
    Date: Monday, November 23 | 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    Suggested Donation: $10.00
    Buy your own ingredients. Bakers will receive Zoom information and a list of ingredients and supplies needed on 11/22. 
  • KIDS HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING @mulberryrow | Tuesday, December 1 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.

    Mulberry Row, named one of LA Weekly's best florists in Los Angeles, is giving Buckley families an opportunity to learn the art of wreath making. They'll supply 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! The class will take place outside, behind the shop at socially distanced tables. Party guests will also receive 20% off all store merchandise. Two classes offered. One for students of all ages, and one for adults.

    Kids' Class
    Class capacity: 10
    Date: Tuesday, December 1 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.
    Registration Fee: $26.00, please register before Wednesday, November 25
    Location: Mulberry Row 13327 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks
  • LET’S DANCE with Middle School! | Tuesday, December 1 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.

    Join dance enthusiasts Avi & Zev Brown for in person, socially distanced, outdoor dance lessons. This new to Buckley brother and sister duo want to share their love of dance with all their fellow Griffins. 2 classes. 2 options. Each taught by the best of the best in the dance world. Get ready to MOVE… It’s going to be insane!!!

    Middle School Dance Class: This class will be taught by Nick Gilligan. Dancers will learn choreography, whilst incorporating many different hip hop foundation styles within the set choreography. His passion and dedication to dance and his students is his priority and It’s his combination of his style, his personality and energy, his eye and his creative outlook that sets him apart and brings out the best in his classes. @nickgilligan

    Host: Avi, Zev and Rebecca Brown
    Capacity: 10
    Date: Tuesday, December 1 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.
    Registration Fee: $30.00 
    Location: 15509 Collina Strada, Los Angeles
    Registration Link (Middle School): https://buckley.myschoolapp.com/podium/default.aspx?t=36644&rid=36182
  • HOLIDAY WREATH MAKING @mulberryrow | Sunday, December 6 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.

    Mulberry Row, named one of LA Weekly's best florists in Los Angeles, is giving Buckley families an opportunity to learn the art of wreath making. They'll supply 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! The class will take place outside, behind the shop at socially distanced tables. Party guests will also receive 20% off all store merchandise. Two classes offered. One for students of all ages, and one for adults.

    Adult Class
    Class capacity: 10
    Sunday, December 6 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.
    Registration Fee: $50.00, please register before Tuesday, December 1
    Location: Mulberry Row 13327 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks
  • Let’s Dance with Lower School! | Tuesday, December 8 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.

    Join dance enthusiasts Avi & Zev Brown for in person, socially distanced, outdoor dance lessons. This new to Buckley brother and sister duo want to share their love of dance with all their fellow Griffins. 2 classes. 2 options. Each taught by the best of the best in the dance world. Get ready to MOVE… It’s going to be insane!!!

    Lower School Dance Class: This class will be taught by Mikayla Whaley. Her main style and focus of teaching for this class will be Hip Hop. Growing up, her dance mentor taught her how to remain focused and dedicated to her goal, as well as providing a safe and positive learning environment. Mikayla is dedicated to her craft and creates a positive learning environment for anyone who enters her class. @mikayla.whaley

    Host: Avi, Zev and Rebecca Brown
    Capacity: 10
    Date: Tuesday, December 8 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.
    Registration Fee: $30.00 
    Location: 15509 Collina Strada, Los Angeles
  • BAKING WITH BEA - Adult Class | Friday, December 11 | 7:00-8:30 p.m.

    Have you heard the news? Resident baker extraordinaire, Bea Riley, has agreed to share her baking secrets... but only if you attend her online baking party! If you've been lucky enough to sample any of Bea's treats, then you know she's not messing around when it comes to baking. In advance of the party, Bea will provide would-be-bakers with a list of ingredients, then we'll come together to bake, laugh and enjoy each other's company! Bea is gracious enough to offer two baking classes. Holiday bread pudding with a whiskey sauce for the adults, and holiday rolls with a compound butter for our younger bakers.

    Host: Bea Riley
    Capacity: 15 Adults
    Date: Friday, December 11 | 7:00-8:30 p.m.
    Suggested Donation: $10.00 
    Buy your own ingredients. Bakers will receive zoom information and a list of ingredients and supplies needed on 12/10.
  • PARTY WITH A PURPOSE @lindzala | Saturday, December 12 | 1:00 p.m.

    Second grader Lindsay Wallach is a true animal lover with a heart of gold. Over the summer she decided it was time to make a difference and started making mask chains, donating 50% of her profits to local animal shelters. Now she wants to share her passion project with her fellow Griffins. Lindsay's family will supply the materials for an in person, socially distanced get together where party goers will get to make their own personalized mask chain, as well as make a mask chain to be sold and support her cause. Thank you Lindsay!

    Hosts: Lisa, Scot & Lindsay Wallach
    Capacity: 10 crafters
    Date: Saturday, December 12 | 1:00 p.m.
    Suggested Donation: $10.00
    Location: Wallach Family Home | 4231 Goodland Avenue, Studio City
  • MIX AND MINGLE, WITH A LITTLE BIT OF JINGLE... AT MISTER O’S @misterosla | Sunday, December 13 | 5:00 p.m. ARRIVAL

    In need of some holiday cheer? Join fellow Buckley families in the Mister O's parking lot for an evening of food and entertainment under the stars. Mister O's will be serving a delicious family style prix fixe dinner, while families screen the holiday classic "Home Alone." Join us in supporting this local Buckley owned business serving up all the love, but none of the headache! One family per reservation, at socially distanced tables. Price includes appetizer (from choice of 3), entree (from choice of 3) and dessert for the table, from their current menu. Cocktails will be charged a la carte.

    Hosts: The Ostrow Family
    Capacity: 27 families
    Date: Sunday, December 13, 5:00 p.m. ARRIVAL
    Registration Fee: Adults $45.00, Children $16.00. Gratuity and tax included.
    Registration for this event will close on Thursday, December 10 at 12:00 noon. 
    Location: Mister O’s | 11838 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
     
    Registration for this event will close on Thursday, December 10.
  • MARGARITAS & MANDALAS | Tuesday, December 15 | 7:00-9:00 p.m.

    As much about art, as an opportunity for togetherness, join Buckley father and alumnus Ponti Lambros for an evening dedicated to connection and conversation, while working on your very own mandalas. This ancient form of meditation will provide you with an opportunity to disconnect from the details of everyday life, live in the moment, and find solace in your Buckley community. Hosted by our dedicated Parent’s Association President, Lorie Lassner, this event will take place socially distanced under the stars. Intrigued? We hope so! Guests will also be treated to margaritas, and will leave with a CUSTOM ART KIT, specially crafted by Ponti, to continue this art form at home. 

    Hosts: Ponti Lambros ‘89 and Lorie Lassner
    Capacity: 8 people
    Date: Tuesday, December 15 | 7:00-9:00 p.m.
    Registration Fee: Adults ONLY $50.00
    Location: Lassner Family Home | 13548 Valley Vista Blvd. Sherman Oaks
  • SIPS AND SHAKES @lagree213 | Sunday, January 10 | 11:30 a.m.

    Buckley parent and super instructor Lisa Goldman is ready to teach you all about the famous pilates Megaformer at her studio, Lagree213! Pilates sure has come a long way! Located right outside her studio, Lisa is offering a socially distanced, 45 minute open-air class. This powerful workout will target every part of your body, resulting in a lean and toned physique. Always low impact and focused on improving endurance, this is the perfect class for all fitness levels. And when it's all over? Reward yourself with a sip of champs and kudos from your friends!

    Hosts: Lisa Goldman
    Capacity: 8 
    Date: Sunday, January 10| 11:30 a.m. 
    Registration Fee: $25.00 Adults ONLY 
    Address: 835 South Hill Street, Los Angeles
    Registration link: https://buckley.myschoolapp.com/podium/default.aspx?t=36644&rid=36163
  • YOGA, MIMOSAS & MUFFINS | Saturday, January 23 | 10:00 a.m.

    Join two of Buckley's favorite yogis, Jen Rochkind (Core Power Yoga) and Margaret Buckley (Black Dog Yoga) for an hour of in person, socially distanced yoga in the park. All that's required is a yoga mat and a chill attitude! If you love to move, then this dynamic Yoga flow class 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 the breakfast of champions; mimosas and muffins. What better way to enjoy your weekend!

    Hosts: Jen Rochkind, Margaret Buckley, Emily Habibi
    Capacity: 10
    Date: Saturday, January 23 | 10:00 a.m.
    Suggested Donation: Adults only $15.00
    Location: Habibi Family Home | 3054 Nicada Drive, Los Angeles
    Participants are required to bring their own yoga mat and mask. 
  • JEWELRY, TIE DYE AND SMILES, OH MY! @aridancreations | Wednesday, February 10 | 4:30 p.m.

    Seventh grade student and entrepreneur, Ari Dan, turned her passion for jewelry making and tie dye into a business this summer. She started her very own company, Ari Dan Creations. Now she’s ready to share her enthusiasm for both with you during an online class. We’ll supply everything you need to make both a bracelet and to tie dye a piece of your own clothing - then tune in from the comfort of your own home for an hour of crafting fun. Nothing says "I love you" like a home crafted Valentine's Day Gift. Come spread the love!

    Hosts: Ari and Adit Dan
    Capacity: 15
    Date: Wednesday, February 10 | 4:30 p.m.
    Registration Fee: $35.00
    Registered guests will receive zoom information and details about supply pick up in advance of the event.
  • WINE AND... NAME THAT CHEESE! | Friday, February 19 | 7:00-9:00 p.m.

    The only thing better than a Friday night? A Friday night with wine and cheese! Join fellow Buckley Moms in the quest to determine who can really NAME THAT CHEESE! Guests will be treated to a physically distanced backyard evening full of conversation, wine, and of course, cheese-identifying. Yes, there is a prize! Join us for some fun and much needed in-person female bonding. 

    Hosts: Nia Vardalos
    Capacity: 8
    Friday, February 19 | 7:00-9:00 p.m.
    Suggested donation: Adults only $20.00
    Registered guests will receive location information in advance of the event.
  • BACKYARD ART DAY | Saturday, February 27 | 12:30-2:30 p.m.

    Hello Upper School art lovers, we have a treat for you! A peaceful afternoon of art in the backyard. Guests will enjoy an outdoor, physically distanced creative space with provided art supplies, where they can enjoy a stress free afternoon painting and chatting. 

    Hosts: Nia Vardalos and Ilaria Vardalos Gomez
    Capacity: 6 Upper School students only
    Date: Saturday, February 27 | 12:30-2:30 p.m.
    Suggested donation: Upper School students only $20.00
    Registered guests will receive location information in advance of the event.

Coming Soon!

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  • SEWING WITH MISS SHANNON AND FRIENDS @missshannonssewing

    Looking for a safe, socially distanced evening of bliss for your child? Miss Shannon to the rescue! Goodbye iPads and television! This two hour party will take its guests back to the basics with an evening full of learning, connecting and good vibes. Sweet Miss Shannon will guide your little in the making of a decorative pillow to take home. Please join us! Snacks provided.
  • TWO WHEELS, LOTS OF SMILES @malibubiketours

    It's a scenic ride, on an electric bike, that ends with wine. Need we say more? Hop on two wheels and roll through the mountains, catching a glimpse of a few stellar points overlooking the Pacific Ocean along the way. Don't worry, the ride isn't too strenuous. You'll merely hop onto an electric bike to assist you on the two mile course, which culminates in a tasting of four Saddlerock wines at the end. This heavenly bike tour is an excellent option for a socially distanced ride and taste. 
  • WINE TASTING, DRINKING & ENJOYING! @flaskfinewines

    Join us as we explore Italian wines, hosted by FLASK, Studio City’s premiere wine (and whiskey!) merchant since 1962. What better way to support this local business, while enjoying yourself in the comfort of your own home. This is an interactive tasting, so comments and questions will be welcomed during this Zoom session, hosted by Peter Jarjour. Simply RSVP and in advance of the event you will be reminded to pick up your bottles from Flask. It’s. That. Easy!
  • GET READY TO RUMBLE! @fitboxworkout

    Calling all students! Here's your chance to roll up your sleeves and work up a sweat at Sherman Oak's number one boxing studio, Fitbox. The Marshall family, who are all Tae Kwon Do black belts, will teach a class where Griffins can come together in a safe, healthy and supportive space to build confidence and have fun together. Students will learn basic boxing sequences during an hour long cardio workout, all outside and socially distanced. So take a break from your regularly scheduled routine and put up your dukes!

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!
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We can't wait to hear from you!

Your Party Book Chairs
Kim Cardillo 
Jodi Elhami 
Libby Hansen 

Health & Safety

Party Book events are compliant with The Buckley School health and safety guidelines. Any event taking place in person will be outside and set up so that guests can maintain appropriate social distance from one another. Masks are required for all in-person events.