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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  • Dumpling Masterclass with Celebrity Chef Katie Chin | Friday, March 5 | 7:00 p.m.

    Experiencing dinner-time burnout?  Look no further!  We’ve got the perfect Party Book solution!  Join celebrity chef and award winning cookbook author, Katie Chin and learn all the tricks of her trade to make delicious Chinese Dumplings. During this virtual cooking class, Katie will share wonderful stories about cooking with her mom while taking you through the step by step process of dumpling making. Katie is an Asian food expert and a busy mom who knows what it takes to get dinner on the table in a busy household. Parents and children can enjoy this class together, and the ingredient list will be provided well in advance to help make this party book as stress free as possible!
     
    Host: Chef Katie Chin
    Date: Friday, March 5 | 7:00 p.m.
    Price: $30.00/person
    Capacity: 30
    Registered guests will receive Zoom information in advance of the event. 
    Registration Link:
  • RESCHEDULED: LET'S DANCE LOWER SCHOOL DANCE | Tuesday, March 16 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.

    Join dance enthusiasts Avi & Zev B. for in-person, masked, socially distanced, outdoor dance lessons. That's a mouthful! This new to Buckley brother and sister duo want to share their love of dance with all their fellow Griffins. The LS class will be taught by Mikayla Whaley @mikayla.whaley. Mikayala's 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. Come on Lower School, let's dance!! 

    Host: Avi and Zev B.
    Capacity: 10 Lower School students
    Date: Tuesday, March 16 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.
    Registration Fee: $30.00 
    This is an in-person event. Masks and social distancing is required. Individually packaged snacks will be served. 
    Avi and Zev’s home address will be shared in advance of the party.
    Registration link: 
  • RESCHEDULED: Middle School Dance | Tuesday, April 6 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.

    Join dance enthusiasts Avi & Zev B. for in-person, masked, socially distanced, outdoor dance lessons. That's a mouthful!  This new to Buckley brother and sister duo want to share their love of dance with all their fellow Griffins. The MS hip hop class will be taught by Kanec @klassikkanec, born and raised in the Bronx, the birthplace of hip hop! Kanec trained vigorously at New York's prestigious School of American Ballet and even toured with Justin Bieber.  Need we say more?

    Host: Avi and Zev B.
    Capacity: 10 Middle School students
    Date: Thursday, April 6 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.
    Registration Fee: $30.00 
    This is an in-person event. Masks and social distancing is required. Individually packaged snacks will be served. 
    Avi and Zev’s home address will be shared in advance of the party.
    Registration link:
     
  • RESCHEDULED: MARGARITAS & MANDALAS | Tuesday, April 13 | 7:00-9:00 p.m.

    As much about art, as an opportunity for togetherness, join Buckley father and alumn 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, April 13 | 7:00-9:00 p.m.
    Registration Fee: Adults ONLY $50.00
    Location: Lassner Family Home | 13548 Valley Vista Blvd. Sherman Oaks

On Hold

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  • ON HOLD: 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.
  • ON HOLD: 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
  • ON HOLD: 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.

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. 

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
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.