Founder of Riva Events * TV Personality * Mom

With more than 10 years of experience in event planning and having been
featured on talk shows such as NBC’s Today Show, The Tyra Banks Show and Discovery Channel’s “Party Girl”, Emmy nominated, Cathy Riva, founder of Riva Events, is an expert at creating celebrity events.

Some recent Riva events included a baby shower for Charlie Sheen and The Diamond Aquifer Pre-Oscar Suite at Soho House, LA on behalf of Diamond Information Center (attended by celebrities such as Felicity Huffman, Teri Hatcher, Terrance Howard and Phillip Seymour Huffman).

Now as a working mom, she has aimed her party skills at something that can help us all... turning everyday tasks into fun, cost effective, crafty celebrations that you can share with your family. Laundry, Dusting, Cleaning, Cooking… come along as she vlogs at (launching in September) about how she makes these daily activities, well, fun. Cathy includes her two-year old in the process. See if any of her tips inspire ideas to ease your workload, shift your focus and help you enjoy your loved ones in new ways.

Ask Cathy 'why events?' and she’ll tell you “life should be a celebration and for me, creating something that helps bring people happiness is such a reward”.

Cathy’s offers party planning features and tips for print and broadcast, and has
recently been a guest speaker for UCLA’s Marketing Class. She is also a regular
speaker at the Learning Annex’s “How To Get Into Event Planning” seminar and a spokesperson for Splenda.

Cathy lives in Manhattan with her husband Marc who is a film director and daughter Riley.