Written by Amelia Jeffers
Photography by Big House Photography
Jessi Means and Lindsey Kauffman know how to throw an amazing party. Assembling a delectable menu, creating a memorable invitation, and decking the hall with darling decorations, the pair have produced their fair share of Insta-worthy soirees. But, they also recognize how stressful and exhausting it can be to host a killer celebration. Capitalizing on years of experience as working moms with corporate careers in retail and a bent for entertaining, the energetic duo have launched their company, Celebrated, as a one-stop shop for anyone finding themselves Pinterest-inspired but overwhelmed with the practical limitations of creating a flawless fette that doesn’t look “packaged”.
Their website, shopcelebrated.com includes a carefully curated selection of luxe party supplies organized by theme and available bundled or a la carte with accompanying tips and tricks, a party-planning guide, and menu suggestions. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill party supply store. Think picture-perfect balloon garlands (a top-seller), stunning paper products, and every little detail like cake toppers, directionals, backdrops, and banners. Among the current parties available at the site, one of our favorites is the Flamingle. In preppy shades of pink and green, options include flamingo figural string lights and pool floats, wine glasses and napkins adorned with “Let’s Flamingle”, and party games like Prosecco Pong. More subdued choices like the Beer Flight Night are offered in classic navy and gold, replete with a chalk paper table runner, pre-printed tasting placemats, wooden paddles for a sophisticated presentation, and bottle opener favors. The kids’ party packages are nothing short of precious. With over a dozen themes from which to choose, we love Adventure Awaits with sweet cardboard trees, a super-fun teepee, and fairy lights.
As their audience and channels grow and evolve, Jessi and Lindsey are passionate about helping their clients create lasting memories without the lingering exhaustion of the do-it-yourself approach. Stay tuned as they roll out new party ideas, elaborate on their party planning services (information available upon request), and launch community partnerships that engage volunteers to fundraise for their favorite cause. For this talented team, finding a truly effortless solution to the modern party-planning dilemma is something to be Celebrated.
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