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The Party Palooza

Life's A Party, Make It Fun!

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Project Description

Calling all Party Enthusiasts to help us curate joy, laughter and magical memories that will be woven into the patchwork of people's lives.

THE DEETS:

We celebrate EVERYTHING - Life's A Party, Make It Fun! That's our motto here at The Party Palooza, so we mark milestones and special occasions with fun CELEBRATIONS. Our specialty is children events and what better way for them to share special moments then with their family and friends.  When special occasions arise, some may not know how to plan the perfect party, have the time to pull it all together, nor have ample space.  That is where we come in!  At The Party Palooza, we know that we are not just planning a fun event but a lifetime of magical memories.

After 17 years of remotely providing premier entertainment and event decor, we are lying down some roots in East York, PA.  We have found a brick and mortar home! While we will continue to offer our services remotely, we are merging the current entertainment brands, and leasing a space to better serve our immediate community.

THE ISSUE:

It's challenging to locate PRIVATE venue space to host social events in York County, PA.  Albeit, one's home is an option, the burden of cleaning, prepping, creating ample space for their guests, and then cleaning again, is stressful and time consuming.  Furthermore, locating a venue that will permit one to bring in their own food, is difficult because most banquet halls only permit food selection from their catering menu. Finally, it's challenging to rent a private venue that provides full-service event planning, setup, decorating, entertainment and cleanup.

THE FIX:

The Party Palooza is a convenient solution for anyone planning a milestone celebration or special occasion - birthday, graduation, baby shower, etc.  A once stressful occasion is now effortless, festive, and FUN! Hassle-free events will make planning celebrations an epic and memorable experience. Moreover, our clients may now be guests at their own parties so they may sit back, relax and enjoy the fun too!

Just think about it, wouldn't it be great to attend your own event and actually enjoy it? We simplify lives by planning, arranging and handling the details.  We assist with as little or as much as our client desires by tailoring our services to meet their precise needs. Finally, we have a network of the best event vendors and entertainers in the area.

OUR LOCATION:

We will be conveniently located in The York Galleria Mall which is an enclosed, indoor shopping mall located just northeast of York, Pennsylvania with ample parking.

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CRED:

We are launching this iFundWomen campaign because we know that our community, family and friends will have a real interest in sharing in the enthusiasm and empowering our success. We have amazing reviews from our current customers that have experienced first hand our remote entertainment and party decor services. So don't take our word for it, read what they have to say, as they say it best!

Read our testimonials

MILESTONES: 

  • Signed Lease
  • Obtained required permit for renovations
  • Beginning stages of build out to meet building code requirements
  • Renovations underway (new flooring, painting, installing chandelier)
  • Mockup for Signage
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Currently conducting interviews for team members
  • Grand Opening/Launch Party events slated for Spring 2020
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FUNDING NEEDS:

This campaign is a stepping stone to raising additional funding from donations to both help with a successful launch and support the community-oriented social projects get off the ground.  There are exuberant expenditures associated with a venture of this magnitude and achieving this financial goal will provide some debt relief while embarking upon this business expansion.

WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO, you ask?  See below:

$10K Goal - Launch Venture
$15K Goal - Community Project

MORE INFO:

Q: Why now?

A: Why not now - thanks for being curious enough to ask that question.  It’s about instilling a sense of meaning and significance in my life and others. The celebrations that highlight important milestones such as birthdays, baby showers, and graduations, all serve an important purpose. It’s about connection and it instills a sense of reverence and appreciation for the precious GIFT OF LIFE.

Life is short and the recent deaths of both my sister and best friend, of 33 years, propelled me to live my best life and take risks – DREAM BIG! The last fondest memories I shared with my sister was at my 50th birthday celebration and, with my bestie, at her 49th birthday celebration – MAKE SENSE!!? My bestie's message was, "live your life to the fullest, because you never know which day will be your last." It’s a DEDICATION …. and yes, my bestie was a PARTY ANIMAL!

Priceless Memories

Q: Do you have any additional goals?

A: Yes, there are three STRETCH GOALS (community-oriented social projects):

  • Youth Internship Program - Launch internship opportunities for high school youth and college students interested in entrepreneurship.  An opportunity for creatives to demonstrate their creativity and natural acumen for business.  The goal is to inspire and nurture their ability to identify entrepreneurial opportunities for themselves, utilizing their talent, within the celebration industry.
  • Foster Care Birthday Celebrations - Communal birthday celebration for foster care children and their SIBLINGS because oftentimes they live separately from their siblings. The opportunity to reconnect with siblings is significant, especially on a birthday.
  • A Case For The Future Drive - A celebration to instill dignity and awareness through celebration. A Case For The Future is a community initiative to collect suitcases for distribution to children transitioning into the York County and Baltimore City Foster Care Systems.

Karen Sawyer, founder and creative director of several celebration brands, is an award-winning artist and certified event planner that specializes in entertainment and event décor with a degree from Morgan State University. A portfolio of private and corporate clientele has allowed Karen to pursue opportunities that focus on making a positive difference in communities that lack resources, funds, or know-how to lead empowerment campaigns on their own. Karen’s insistence on making a difference continues to define her brand's DNA, and professional identity.

JOIN THE PARTY!

A price of a coffee is all we need ….. We ask you humbly, please donate by simply clicking one of our reward tiers, today.

Thank you in advance for your contribution.

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The Campaign FAQs

Fun Memories!

FAQ:

Q: You all sound alike, what is the difference?

A: Yes, you are right at first glance we do all sound alike. However, we are not alike. Firstly, we offer a full-service private venue space to commemorate milestone celebrations versus communal birthday party mills such as recreation centers, bounce houses and franchise game centers. Furthermore, we are a network of professionally trained, experienced, and highly talented party professionals who are nationally renowned, as well as being local favorites.  Secondly, our themed party packages are customizable by pairing them with premier entertainment and festive balloon decorations. Thirdly, we provide the ultimate celebration experience with a hospitable and welcoming feel, since we are a small family-owned business. Finally, we are in touch with the fine details which makes celebrations magical because we are committed to the quality of the experience and not just the bottom line.

Considering our uniqueness coupled with the full-service – plan, setup, and clean-up - you can suddenly see a BIG difference! Life’s a party and our PROMISE is to make it fun!

Q: Are you a franchise?

A: That question strikes me as funny each time I hear it. I guess we look BIG TIME …  No, not yet, but hey you never know what the future may bring … I’ll mull that around for a few minutes!

Q: I donated to The Party Palooza when should I receive my reward?

A: Thank you for your donation! And don't worry, we'll reach out to confirm and inform you of when you should expect your reward.

Q: OMG, this sounds A-MA-ZING, can you open a facility in my city?

A: Ummm, thanks for the compliment but I’m overwhelmed with the expansion of this one – BWAHAHAHAHA.  Let me get this one up and running and we will see what we can do ;)

Q: How does the reservation process work?

A: Once our website has been completed, you will be able conveniently visit  www.ThePartyPalooza.com to order one of our collection of themed pre-designed packages. In the meantime, please feel free to call and discuss a custom party package for your next event. You may build what you need - decorations, party favors & swag, and premier entertainment. On the day of your celebration, your dedicated host will be awaiting your arrival and everything will be ready – setup, decorations, and entertainment – you just bring the ice cream & cake (food and beverages are also welcomed)!  After your party you keep accessories (decorations & swag) and we will even cleanup for you!

Q: I’m local, are you accepting pre-opening reservations?

A: Yes, we are now accepting reservations for celebrations during (February thru December 2020). In an effort to avoid disappointments, reservations should be made as soon as you decide that you want a magical experience for your next event. Please note that some of our clients make reservations as early as 12 months in advance!  Albeit that may not always be feasible, we highly recommend that during our peak season (May thru August) reservations should be made at least 4-6 weeks in advance.

Q: Do you have pre-opening specials?

A: Yes, we most certainly do.  Please reach out to us via our website to schedule a free party consultation so we may determine which special best suits your particular needs.

Q: Do you donate your services for charity events?

A: We are strong supporters of the charitable organizations and causes in and around the South Central PA and Baltimore Metro areas. For-profit entertainment businesses, such as ours, we are asked to volunteer services on a daily basis and it becomes very difficult to decide which requests to accept and which requests we must decline, as we do not have the resources to provide sponsorships to all who request them.  Therefore, we are pleased to announce that, as part of our Ambassadors of Humanity program, we will eventually accept formal applications online for 501(c)(3) organizations (date to be determined). Sponsorship Applications will have a due date (no exceptions) for all charitable/ fundraising events (there will be a clickable fundraiser tab on our website to retrieve an online application).  Please understand that, due to the nature of our business and the volume of requests we receive, we are unable to sponsor services to every requestor.  We will notify each applicant with a formal decision by the posted date.

Q: Do you sleep? How can you manage all of this yourself? Are you doing all of this yourself?

A: Yes, I do sleep (lol) and NOPE, I will not manage this expansion all alone! Great question and thank you for your concern. Here is the 411 on that:

Team and Key Roles:

Freelance Entertainers – Current Team, Contractual Party Professionals – Current Team, Special Events & Promotions Associate (Independent Contractor / part time) – To Be Hired, Social Media Manager – To Be Hired and Event Hosts (independent contractors / part time) – To Be Hired. You will occasionally see my family helping out as well (I can't seem to get rid of them - lol).

Q: Okay, you all sound like PARTY ANIMALS – I want to get in on the fun, may I apply for a job?

A: Yes, you SURE CAN!  To see fun career opportunities, text thepartypalooza to 242424

Q: Are you going to have a Launch/Grand Opening event?

A: DOGGONE RIGHT we are ….. LOL!  We are currently planning amazing events and they are going to be a BLAST!  Food, Music, and Fun Entertainment! The exact dates to be determined; however, it is slated for Early Spring 2020

Q: Dude, I just want to Join The Party, how may I get an invite to the amazing Launch/Grand Opening Events?

A: Our motto is the more the merrier and we would love to have you as one of our VIP guests – to receive a formal invite, please select the Launch Party Guest tier.

Come Party With Us!
02/23/2020
The Party Palooza Supporter
$35
Clarice Burke, aka CC
02/21/2020
The Party Palooza Superstar
$50
Jodi Carr
02/21/2020
Monetary Contribution
$20
Adrian Winfrey
02/21/2020
The Party Palooza Superstar
$100
Amy Tam
02/21/2020
The Party Palooza Well-Wisher
$25
Lisa Hernandez
02/21/2020
The Party Palooza Well-Wisher
$25
Marcela
02/21/2020
The Party Palooza Well-Wisher
$25
02/21/2020
The Party Palooza Superstar
$50
Brian Pham
02/18/2020
The Party Palooza Superstar
$50
02/11/2020
The Party Palooza Supporter
$35
Monetary Contribution

No Reward / Just Being Generous

Donate whatever you choose to support the mission of creating joy, laughter and magical memories. The price of a cup of coffee is all we need. Only have $1, we’ll accept it and be grateful.  Wanna donate $15,000, WOW, we’ll accept it and be grateful 🤗 🤗 🤗

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15 Supporters
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35.00 USD
The Party Palooza Supporter

Thank you for your support.

Get ready to ....

🎈Receive the same Incentives as in the above tier, 

***PLUS

🎈Be listed on the Supporter’s page on the new www.ThePartyPalooza.com website

🎈Enter a drawing for a chance to own a Pro Superstar Face Painting Kit or Filler Glitter Tattoo Kit - Sponsored by Art Factory Play Cafe & Party Place

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4 Supporters
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50.00 USD
The Party Palooza Superstar

Thank you for your support.

Get ready to ....

🎈Receive the same Incentives as in the above tier, 

***PLUS

🎈Be listed on the Supporter’s page on the new www.ThePartyPalooza.com website

🎈Choose a branded The Party Palooza colorful t-shirt (Party Animal or Let's Eat Cake)

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9 Supporters
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125.00 USD
Launch Party Guest

Oh Yeah, You Party Animal.

Get ready to ….

🎈Receive the same incentives as in the above tier,

***PLUS

🎈Receive an invitation, for two, to attend the exclusive The Party Palooza Launch Party

OR

1 Hour 101 Training via Skype (choose Face Painting, Balloon Animals or Balloon Décor)

🎈Receive a Shout-Out on The Party Palooza Facebook and Instagram pages

🎈Receive a Handwritten note on The Party Palooza Notecard

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5 Supporters
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250.00 USD
Family Grand Opening Party

This option is perfect for those upcoming Kid’s Birthday party celebrations.

Get ready to …

🎈Receive the same incentives as in the above tier,

***PLUS

🎈Choose a Themed Birthday Party Package for up to 12 kids, hosted at The Party Palooza

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0 Supporters
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500.00 USD
VIP Grand Opening Event Benefactor

This option is perfect for a family or small companies.

Get ready to …

🎈Receive the same incentives as in the above tier, 

***PLUS

🎈Choose a Party Package for up to 12 kids, hosted at The Party Palooza

🎈Receive an invitation (4 tickets) to the The Party Palooza Grand Opening Event

🎈Be listed on the branded The Party Palooza Event Banner

🎈Live Shout-out at the Grand Opening Event

🎈Added to inaugural issue of The Party Palooza Monthly Newsletter

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0 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Youth Internship Sponsorship

(Slated Fall 2020).

Get ready to ….

🎈Choose a Party Package for up to 12 kids, hosted at The Party Palooza*

🎈Receive an invitation (4 tickets) to the The Party Palooza Grand Opening Event

🎈Be listed on the branded The Party Palooza Event Banner

🎈Receive Live Shout-out at the Grand Opening Event

🎈Have your company logo imprinted on print materials

🎈Be added to inaugural issue of The Party Palooza Monthly Newsletter

*The party package may be for your children, grandchildren, transferred or used as a silent auction prize

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0 Supporters
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1,500.00 USD
A Case For The Future Drive Sponsorship

(Slated Spring 2020).

Get ready to ….

🎈Choose a Party Package for up to 12 kids, hosted at The Party Palooza*

🎈Receive an invitation (4 tickets) to the The Party Palooza Grand Opening Event

🎈Be listed on the branded The Party Palooza Event Banner

🎈Receive Live Shout-out at the Grand Opening Event

🎈Company logo included on print materials

🎈Mentioned in Foster Care Birthday Party press release

🎈Be added to inaugural issue of The Party Palooza Monthly Newsletter

*The party package may be for your children, grandchildren, transferred or used as a silent auction prize.

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0 Supporters
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2,500.00 USD
Foster Care Youth Birthday Sponsorship

This is a great option for those committed to giving back and making an impact in the community (Slated Summer 2020). Your contribution will support us in hosting a free Communal Birthday Celebration for foster care children celebrating a birthday along with their SIBLINGS because oftentimes they live separately. Supporting gives you an opportunity to help reconnect siblings on such a significant celebration – their birthday. 

Get ready to ...

🎈Choose a Party Package for up to 12 kids, hosted at The Party Palooza*

🎈Receive an invitation (4 tickets) to the The Party Palooza Grand Opening Event

🎈Be listed on the branded The Party Palooza Event Banner

🎈Receive Live Shout-out at the Grand Opening Event

🎈Name or Company logo included on printed collateral

🎈Mentioned in Foster Care Birthday Party press releases

🎈Name or Company logo printed on Foster Care Birthday Party Event’s photo booth strips

🎈Added to inaugural issue of The Party Palooza Monthly Newsletter

**The party package may be for your children, grandchildren, transferred or used as a silent auction prize

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0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

No Reward / Just Being Generous

Donate whatever you choose to support the mission of creating joy, laughter and magical memories. The price of a cup of coffee is all we need. Only have $1, we’ll accept it and be grateful.  Wanna donate $15,000, WOW, we’ll accept it and be grateful 🤗 🤗 🤗

85 Left
15 Supporters
Select this reward
35.00 USD
The Party Palooza Supporter

Thank you for your support.

Get ready to ....

🎈Receive the same Incentives as in the above tier, 

***PLUS

🎈Be listed on the Supporter’s page on the new www.ThePartyPalooza.com website

🎈Enter a drawing for a chance to own a Pro Superstar Face Painting Kit or Filler Glitter Tattoo Kit - Sponsored by Art Factory Play Cafe & Party Place

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4 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
The Party Palooza Superstar

Thank you for your support.

Get ready to ....

🎈Receive the same Incentives as in the above tier, 

***PLUS

🎈Be listed on the Supporter’s page on the new www.ThePartyPalooza.com website

🎈Choose a branded The Party Palooza colorful t-shirt (Party Animal or Let's Eat Cake)

16 Left
9 Supporters
Select this reward
125.00 USD
Launch Party Guest

Oh Yeah, You Party Animal.

Get ready to ….

🎈Receive the same incentives as in the above tier,

***PLUS

🎈Receive an invitation, for two, to attend the exclusive The Party Palooza Launch Party

OR

1 Hour 101 Training via Skype (choose Face Painting, Balloon Animals or Balloon Décor)

🎈Receive a Shout-Out on The Party Palooza Facebook and Instagram pages

🎈Receive a Handwritten note on The Party Palooza Notecard

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5 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Family Grand Opening Party

This option is perfect for those upcoming Kid’s Birthday party celebrations.

Get ready to …

🎈Receive the same incentives as in the above tier,

***PLUS

🎈Choose a Themed Birthday Party Package for up to 12 kids, hosted at The Party Palooza

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
VIP Grand Opening Event Benefactor

This option is perfect for a family or small companies.

Get ready to …

🎈Receive the same incentives as in the above tier, 

***PLUS

🎈Choose a Party Package for up to 12 kids, hosted at The Party Palooza

🎈Receive an invitation (4 tickets) to the The Party Palooza Grand Opening Event

🎈Be listed on the branded The Party Palooza Event Banner

🎈Live Shout-out at the Grand Opening Event

🎈Added to inaugural issue of The Party Palooza Monthly Newsletter

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Youth Internship Sponsorship

(Slated Fall 2020).

Get ready to ….

🎈Choose a Party Package for up to 12 kids, hosted at The Party Palooza*

🎈Receive an invitation (4 tickets) to the The Party Palooza Grand Opening Event

🎈Be listed on the branded The Party Palooza Event Banner

🎈Receive Live Shout-out at the Grand Opening Event

🎈Have your company logo imprinted on print materials

🎈Be added to inaugural issue of The Party Palooza Monthly Newsletter

*The party package may be for your children, grandchildren, transferred or used as a silent auction prize

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,500.00 USD
A Case For The Future Drive Sponsorship

(Slated Spring 2020).

Get ready to ….

🎈Choose a Party Package for up to 12 kids, hosted at The Party Palooza*

🎈Receive an invitation (4 tickets) to the The Party Palooza Grand Opening Event

🎈Be listed on the branded The Party Palooza Event Banner

🎈Receive Live Shout-out at the Grand Opening Event

🎈Company logo included on print materials

🎈Mentioned in Foster Care Birthday Party press release

🎈Be added to inaugural issue of The Party Palooza Monthly Newsletter

*The party package may be for your children, grandchildren, transferred or used as a silent auction prize.

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
2,500.00 USD
Foster Care Youth Birthday Sponsorship

This is a great option for those committed to giving back and making an impact in the community (Slated Summer 2020). Your contribution will support us in hosting a free Communal Birthday Celebration for foster care children celebrating a birthday along with their SIBLINGS because oftentimes they live separately. Supporting gives you an opportunity to help reconnect siblings on such a significant celebration – their birthday. 

Get ready to ...

🎈Choose a Party Package for up to 12 kids, hosted at The Party Palooza*

🎈Receive an invitation (4 tickets) to the The Party Palooza Grand Opening Event

🎈Be listed on the branded The Party Palooza Event Banner

🎈Receive Live Shout-out at the Grand Opening Event

🎈Name or Company logo included on printed collateral

🎈Mentioned in Foster Care Birthday Party press releases

🎈Name or Company logo printed on Foster Care Birthday Party Event’s photo booth strips

🎈Added to inaugural issue of The Party Palooza Monthly Newsletter

**The party package may be for your children, grandchildren, transferred or used as a silent auction prize

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0 Supporters
Select this reward