The Party Planner draws on the finest local sources of furniture, lighting and accessories to transform community center gyms, parks, rustic lodges and mountain tops into magical settings.

Who We Are

Cheryl Bowdridge, Owner

Cheryl has been event planning for the past seven years. From 2010-2012, she worked as the Program Coordinator for the Ross Aragon Community Center in Pagosa Springs, CO and as its Executive Director from 2012-2014. There she planned multiple community events, such as dances, Halloween parties, New Year's Eve parties, and The Festival of Trees fundraiser. In 2014, Cheryl began planning events for the Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce where she coordinated annual community events - The Pagosa Springs Car Show, the Park 2 Park Craft Fair, Winterfest, and Colorfest, Pagosa's annual hot air balloon festival. She also began working in 2014 as an independent contractor and assisted the event coordinator in charge of the 2014 Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days held in Pagosa and a local wedding planner on many weddings from 2015-2017. 

Cheryl lives in Pagosa Springs with her children and husband. Her family moved to Pagosa from Las Vegas in 2006 to provide a wonderful small-town environment for her children. Her oldest two children are now grown and one is in the Army and the other is in college while her youngest is in high school. She and her husband continue to grow their businesses in Pagosa while enjoying all its beautiful surroundings and attending all their son's sporting events. 

The Party Planner is an event planning company in Pagosa Springs, Colorado and founded by Kristi Smith in 2014. Cheryl Bowdridge took over the business in 2017.  


The Party Planner has become known for events that transport participants away from their everyday lives.



The Party Planner will follow you anywhere. Ask us about destination weddings!

Pagosa's Party Planner Professional

The Party Planner orchestrates every element of the event, starting with  invitations through linens, lighting, flowers and table service.