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My business story – anna skaroupka
For as long as I can remember, I have loved parties and celebrations. As a small child, I would spend hours looking through my mother’s Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake book, carefully picking the perfect cake and theme for my next party. My father was a small business owner and gave me my first job at his Hungry Jack’s restaurant, as a children’s party hostess. I have always been so passionate about making children’s birthday parties a special and joyful event for families!
In 2013, whilst on maternity leave from my teaching job, I had a strong desire to use to creativity and passion for parties to start a business. I needed something to do in between the monotonous routine of naps, feeds and nappy changes!
I opened a little eBay store selling printed invitations, and the focus soon evolved towards my favourite parties – childrens’ parties. When my son Benjamin turned one I threw him a very elaborate party with beautiful invitations, a styled lolly buffet and coordinated personalised party stationery. This was the party that started it all! I had many requests from friends afterwards to help with the planning of their own little one’s parties.
I realised that many mums, especially first time mums, have a strong desire to throw a beautiful party, like the ones they see on Pinterest and Instagram, but don’t have the time, knowledge and/or skills to create the beautifully personalised party invitations and stationery that completes the whole theme. This is where I can help!