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Meet Our Members – Rachel & Kristen

Meet Our Members – Rachel & Kristen

Rachel Lampen & Kristen Mitrakis are both New Canaan Moms who joined the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce in 2018 when they started their party planning business, Rock Paper Scissors Custom Events.

Rock Paper Scissors offer one-of-a-kind parties: from specialty trivia, forensic mystery parties and murder mystery dinners to Family Feud, Fear Factor, Scavenger Hunts and Escape Rooms. Both owners realize that people are capable of planning their own party, but with life’s demands you don’t always need to. They offer a complimentary consultation to gather detailed information so on the day itself you too can join in the fun.

They offer a complimentary consultation to ensure a good fit and to uncover fun ways to incorporate family members and friends. Most recently at a Chamber new members’ breakfast Rachel and Kristen were thrilled to be approached by another member to create and facilitate team building events.

Rachel is British and arrived in New Canaan seven years ago. Coming from a corporate background at American Express in London she has lived and breathed the hospitality industry for more than half her life. She has run her own PR, Marketing & Event Company for 13 years.

Kristen grew up in Austin, Texas and lives in the Silvermine area of New Canaan. She uses her extensive graphic design skills, honed over a 16-year career, to create outstanding party props and swag that deliver personality to every party.

She and Rachel met and recognized each other as kindred, fun-loving souls in 2014. They now harness their combined creative power to constantly dream up new and wildly fun parties tailored to exceed your wishes.

Rachel and Kristen agree that for small businesses like Rock Paper Scissors, being a Chamber member is a huge advantage, delivering a great organic reach with both Tucker and Laura always available to facilitate helpful connections.