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Tara Cannon, owner of Party Like A Mother


has been in the event business for almost 30 years and is bringing that experience and love of creating one-of-a-kind events to Lake Tahoe and its surrounding communities.

Most recently she was the Chair for the Incline High School Crab Feed, which raised over $437,000 for the students of IHS, and she was on the committee for the Lake Tahoe School Gala 2022 and for their Celestial Ball 2023.


It all started with a leap of faith.

In August 2021, Tara and her daughter, Noah, and son, Sawyer, took a leap of faith to start a new path in their lives – packing up from Southern California for Lake Tahoe. After some family tragedy and when Covid tested personal limits, Tara knew the best thing to teach her kids was that if something isn’t working and there is a possibility of happiness around the corner, you gotta try for it.
Tara Cannon, owner of Party Like A Mother, with daughter Noah and son Sawyer
After obtaining her B.A. at California State University Long Beach, Tara was a Talent Manager for different television talk shows, and eventually left the television business to become a large-scale event manager. Her list of events is lengthy and exciting. Just a small number of the many events she managed over the years are Elton John, U2, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Hockey, WWF events, and Rent.
Tara Cannon, owner of Party Like A Mother, with Phyllis Diller in 1997

Fast forward to the end of 2022,

Tara organized a “Bad Moms” movie night and after party. Within 20 hours, there were over 200 women signed up. Word spread rapidly over group texts and it quickly became apparent that Incline Village was ready to “Party like a Mother” – all it needed was someone with the vision, connections and know-how to make it happen.

Tara Cannon, owner of Party Like A Mother


Party Like a Mother is designed to bring North Tahoe and the surrounding communities together with fun and imaginative events. From the initial idea and vision to successful execution, our passion, commitment and love for Lake Tahoe can be seen and felt in every event we create.

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What makes Party Like A Mother different than other event companies is that Tara creates and produces her own events, not other people’s events.

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