Our consultants are available by appointment and you can also stop in for a visit at your convenience.


  Photo Credit: Freed Photography

Photo Credit: Freed Photography

Tracy Bloom Schwartz, Owner and President: Second generation owner of this family business, Tracy has been managing the operation since 2000.  She returned to the area after a very successful career in the corporate world for the opportunity to work in her own business in the community she grew up in. She wants Creative Parties to be the place for you come to for every celebration and special moment for you and your family.

As a Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP), Tracy has extensive knowledge in all aspects of the business.  She is very active with the local industry and business community.  You’ll find her daily in the showroom where she supports the planning staff and runs the Boutique helping clients with invitations and other printed events items.  Tracy and her husband Alan, Creative Parties' CFO, live in Potomac, MD.  When they are not working they love to play golf and go to games where they support all the local teams!


  Photo Credit: Freed Photography

Photo Credit: Freed Photography

Marci Etman, Consultant:  Marci began her career at Creative Parties in 1995.  Her experience working with clients and partner services translates into great relationships throughout the area with all of the people and places that she brings together for small gatherings, corporate events and weddings. From beginning to end she is great with creative ideas and all the details.  She lives in Potomac, MD with her husband and three children. 


 Photo Credit: Freed Photography

Photo Credit: Freed Photography

Blair Peterson, Consultant: Blair joined our team in 2009 working in our boutique where she pursued her avid interest in helping clients to make events be dreams come true.  A great organizer, she keeps everyone on budget and on time.  Her sense of design and space usage, assures each event looks great and flows smoothly.  Blair lives in Potomac, MD with her husband. 


Erin Gormley, Graphic Designer:  This is where the magic happens! Erin takes your ideas to create a concept that turns them into a visual masterpiece.  Her sense of design, dimension, and color use are outstanding.  Your invitation and every printable piece of your event will have a truly unique design that carries through from beginning to end.  Erin has a keen sense for the timing of production, the necessity for attention to detail, and she loves the excitement of coordinated elements that come together to make your event memorable.  She joined the Creative Parties team in 2012 where she brought her design experience from Revolution Events.


Lisa Roberts, Graphic Designer:  Lisa works with you to create designs that communicate your personal style and taste.  Using colors and textures, font styles and patterns, Lisa will take any idea and turn it into a design that suits the event and works with every printable accessory produced for the event. Mitzvahs, weddings, or corporate events, Lisa captures the mood and creates the vision that guides your event creatively.  Lisa has been a part of the team since 2005.


Alan Schwartz, Owner and CFO:  Alan makes it all happen behind the scenes so Creative Parties runs smoothly and efficiently.  His work allows our consultants to focus all their attention on our clients.