Yes, we've only just launched our website, but we are actually about a year into our journey as a small business. There have been many meetings at the kitchen table and many late night emails between Anne-Clare and I over the last year - creating prototypes, coming up with ideas and sourcing all sorts of lovely raw materials, plus of course making up packs and testing them out.
We've been testing the market for our craft kits via the party entertainer Danny Nutt of Nuttys Children's Parties and have provided some of his clients with ready made and packed party bags around a number of the most popular party themes: Pirates, Superheroes, Princesses, Fairies and Detectives.
The feedback we've had from the customers we've had so far has really spurred us on and has helped us to hone our products and offerings too...
We just hope we can generate some more lovely feedback like this:
"Thank you so much for the party bags. The children really enjoyed them and have had lots of positive comments from the mums."
Suzy - 32 Superhero party bags for a 5 year old
"Party bags were fab, even better then expected I think I've got the party bag award as far as the kids and parents are concerned :) and we all know it all comes down to the party bags now a days!"
Zowie D - 25 Pirate party bags for ages 3-6
"Thank you very much, I loved the party bags, they were beautifully done and very creative."
Mary - 20 gender neutral party bags for a 6 year old
... and now we find ourselves here - at the real starting line!
To see the first instalment in our start up story click here.