Novelty Events began with a friendship and a mutual love for celebrating lifes monumental occasions. Over a cup of coffee, it was suggested by a mutual friend that Tasha and Melissa start their own business. Incorporating their individual talents and experiences, they began to lay the foundation for a business that would offer seamless planned events that beautifully highlight the personal story of each client. As a well-orchestrated planning team, their heart and soul is put into each event, always aiming to exceed expectations.


Tasha Helton is known by her family and friends as the go-to expert on all things aesthetic, from home decor to DIY projects and fashion. Her own wedding sparked a love for creating well-planned, gorgeous events to celebrate the momentous occasions in the lives of those around her.
She has transformed the experience she obtained through coordinating the many showers, birthday parties, bachelorette festivities, and weddings for those she loves into a successful business. As a professional event planner for the previous 6 years, Tasha has utilized her keen eye for style and design to spin the latest trends into classic, timeless components of an exceptional event.
Through her 16 years of experience in the hospitality industry, she has fine-tuned her detail-oriented personality, giving her the necessary skills to handle the most intricate event elements and preparations.
Spending such an extended amount of time in the service industry, has given her the unique ability to work closely with clients, interpreting their vision and ideas into an elegantly designed, memorable occasion. Her favorite quote is “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – Coco Chanel


Melissa Boyd is a self-professed coffee snob who has enjoyed the creative arts from a young age. Her deep appreciation for music, dance, visual art, and theatre has inspired her unique, novel concepts for event themes and motifs. Always the extrovert, she truly finds pleasure in any opportunity to connect and engage with those she meets. Her genuine passion for people translates into her specialty in tailoring each event into a reflection of each one of her clients.
Whether it be a wedding, baby shower, or birthday party, Melissa is intentional in ensuring even the smallest elements of the celebration are a chance to share the guest of honor’s distinct story. Her attention to detail is woven into the many personal touches Novelty Events is known for.
The 12 years of experience she has obtained in the public sector planning large scale events for corporations, political officials, and charity fundraisers, has given her extensive opportunities to work with many local vendors and has provided Melissa with the resourcefulness to meet even the most elaborate event design challenges. Melissa is passionate about using Novelty Events as a creative outlet for her talents in planning well-orchestrated and remarkable celebrations.

“Novelty Events is by far one of the most professional and streamlined event companies out there. Tasha and Melissa have a clear vision for designing, producing, and executing an event — from 90th birthday parties to corporate gatherings. It has always been our pleasure to work with Novelty Events,and we look forward to many more occasions to work together.”

— Aaron Jacobs, Swing Dames, Co-Owner