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A 30 year-old bartender that has refused to grow up, I'm passionate about bringing people together to create meaningful relationships and memories, while usually enjoying a fun beverage in hand ;)

I've always lived by the motto, "work hard, party harder". First being thrown behind the bar at the age of 19, I learned the ropes quickly, working at one of the busiest bars in DFW. I was always referred to as a "deer in headlights" that first bar shift. I knew nothing about being a bartender, but I instantly knew I loved it. I loved the fast pace behind the bar, and I love having fun with everyone at the bar.

Over the years I was asked by patrons to work their kid's weddings, their holiday parties at the house, poker nights, you name it. For years, while attending college at UNT, I bartended most days and nights at the bar and worked private events on the weekends (fitting in an occasional trip to the bar or airport in between, of course ;P).

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the secret to the best cocktail?
fresh ingredients and make it with love

Hi, i'm steph

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After years of the hustle, I was approached with an offer to hop on board to run the office of a startup in construction. I jumped on the opportunity and ran with it. For five years I built processes, and helped develop and maintain the backend of a growing company and team. But then I was ready to start something of my own.

Starting Professional Partiers in 2018, after our first successful Swing Your Wood tournament, I was ready to build something I was passionate about. I wanted to build a team of motivated and talented people ready to put in some work and always down for a good time. I was determined to build a team with a passion for giving back to our community and creating sustainability within the event industry.

Besides working hard, I tend to party hard too! :) When I'm not working, I spend most of my time with my husband, Matt, and our dog, Whiskey. Always down for an adventure, the hubby and I love meeting new people and exploring new places. Finding each other by accident at the bar, we both fell in love with adventures together. In 2019, while on a last minute trip we booked with our friends to Switzerland, he asked me to marry him while clutching to the edge of a hot air balloon. Not long after, we ran off to Hawaii and secretly eloped in a waterfall. Now married for 3 years, we've learned how to juggle life together. Building a small business ran out of our garage has been nothing short of a continual learning experience for both of us the last four years, as life just seems to get busier and busier. 

As the company grows, I hope to grow our own life with and around it, always finding a happy balance of work and fun. 

If you've made it this far, I look forward to getting to connect with you and start our own party adventure together!

Cheers,

Steph

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We are Professional Partiers and we are bringing custom bar experiences to private events throughout the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex and surrounding areas of North Texas! Located in The Colony, we specialize in connecting our clients to the best bar planners and event bartenders in the industry. We consistently provide a professionally fun experience - no matter the occasion! To start off our #ProfessionalPartiers experience, we help with planning ALL the details about the bar; from the event and service timeline, menu planning, a custom shopping list, printed bar menu designs, and even custom orders for all those little details you think of (or we suggest) ;) 

After planning all the fun stuff, we will match you with the best Professional Partiers' bartender(s) for your special event. Our staff of freelance bartenders will setup the event for success, to execute all the fun details you've planned with our planning team. Taking this partying thing pretty seriously, we promise to always bring the fun and to treat your guests with hospitality. Serving up mixologist prepared cocktails, that taste just as wonderful as they look.

Combining our proven planning process with our professionally fun staff, we 're consistently bringing the best bar experience to all of the DFW area. With a variety of service collection options, varying from as DIY to as full service as you need, we can be there for all of your moments! From weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, corporate events, charity events, happy hours, holiday parties, mixology classes, liquor and wine tastings, baby showers, bachelorette pajama parties, basically anything you can dream of! If you’re down to party, we’re ready to party with you! 

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MEET OUR TEAM of planners

Hi, I’m Alexis! I am a philanthropist, cyclist, sailor, event planner, and coffee enthusiast! I’ve been with Professional Partiers since August 2021, but have bartending since 2015. My favorite cocktail to make for guests is a spicy margarita or a flavored Moscow mule. Hope to meet you soon to throw the perfect party! 

Alexis Meyer

Hiiiiiii. :) My name is Kayte. I'm a mama of two handsome little men and two giant fur babies. In my free time, you'll find me eating tacos, dancing like no one is watching, or spending my time doing all things outdoors. For me, life is about experiences, and I can't wait to be a part of your party planning experience!

Kayte Rae

MEET OUR networking and promo team

Angelica Alvarez

Hola! Una cerveza más porfavor? YOU GOT IT! My name is Angelica and I’m SO excited you came across our profile! You like to party? Well let’s grab a drink, party together and begin planning you the perfect party for you and your guest! Let me know your favorite liquor or mixer and I’ll do the rest! One shot is all it takes to get your day started! 

HI Y’ALL, I'M ASHLYN. I'M A BORN AND RAISED TEXAS GIRL, AN OLDER SISTER, A DOG & CAT MOM, A TCU NEELEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ALUM. I'M A RUNNER, A YOGI, I LOVE HIKING, CAMPING, ROAD-TRIPPING, AND FINDING ANY EXCUSE TO TRAVEL TO THE MOUNTAINS FOR MY NEXT ADVENTURE :) I'M EITHER DRINKING WATER, COFFEE, OR TEQUILA, AND AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR AN EXCUSE TO HOST SOME SORT OF GET TOGETHER, SO IF NOT MY NEXT PARTY, HOPEFULLY IT CAN BE YOURS ;)

Ashlyn Bothwell

lead planner + director of chaos

hi! My name is Desiree :)
If I'm not working a fabulous event on the weekend, I'm out brunching with my fur babies. 
Fun fact: I've watched every season of TLC's Four weddings - twice.
Not only am I a fun bartender, but I'm willing to hit the dance floor with the bride & groom.
Favorite quote "The hangover only lasts a day, but memories last a lifetime."

Desiree Butler

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If you are interested in joining in this party as a golfer, volunteer, or a sponsor, please check out our Swing Your Wood Site for more information. 

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Sometimes we like to be the host too, and when we throw a party EVERYONE is invited!

One event we have started to grow is our Annual Swing Your Wood Charity Golf Tournament. Starting in 2018, we are beyond pumped to kick off round FIVE this coming summer of 2023

because raising awareness and money for charity was meant to be fun

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In our first four years, we have raised over $7,600 collectively for the Wounded Warrior Project + North Texas Warrior Golf Association. We hope to grow that number over the years while we build up our tournament. Focused on creating lasting memories, we look to bring friends, old and new, together for one full day of shit-talking, cold beers, golf, cute girls, and raising money and awareness for our partnered charity, NORTH TEXAS WARRIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION!