Donna Pilato

Donna Pilato has been an entertaining expert since 1999. She's written articles for many different outlets, providing helpful information around planning parties and other events. 


  • Has had event planning advice and quotes featured in multiple publications
  • Follows, compiles, and reports on developing entertainment trends


Donna Pilato wrote about entertaining for The Spruce from 1999 to 2015. She has been quoted in Reader's Digest, New Jersey Star Ledger, Disney, and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She has contributed articles on parties, entertaining and other lifestyle topics to various other publications and is on a quest to build memories for family and friends, one meal at a time. 


Donnas received a bachelor's degree in Latin and English from Vassar College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Expertise: Event planning
Education: Harvard Business School, Vassar College
Location: Philadelphia, PA

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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