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Party Peep Spotlight with Southern Belle’s Charm

February 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Supplies

The Party Animal’s Party Peep Spotlight is where I feature and interview other creative Businesses in the Party Industry. These are Party Businesses you may or may not have heard of before. Today my Party Peep Spotlight is on Southern Belle’s Charm.

Southern Belle’s Charm specializes in Custom Invitations and Parties in a Box.  Clients send in their requests and Southern Belle’s Charm creates very Unique Parties for them. They are Party Planners who say they have best clients, they love what they do and it shows in their work.  Their absolute favorite part of their job is receiving photos from clients at their parties with huge smiles.  It just melts their heart! ❤

So I got to ask my Party Peep Natalie, the creative one behind all of these Custom Invitations and Parties in a Box, some questions so we can learn a little more about her and Southern Belle’s Charm.

So lets hear what she had to say with some Party Animal Q&A:

What inspired you to get into the Party World?

WOW!  We could be here all day!  I grew up in the South which explains most of it but I was also raised by a southern mama that believed every moment in our lives should be an experience.  It was a belief that she taught all of her kids.  So our parties were always elaborate and over the top.  For me, that was a way of life.  I always wanted the same for my children.  When I was in college, I was able to work alongside the President of the University and help plan the events for the university for four years.  It solidified my need for this in my life – the business management degree was also important!  When my son was born, I wanted to give him the special attention I had as a child.  Southern Belle’s Charm was created then and has prospered over the years.  I am also ridding the world of party store parties — one party at a time!

Do you have a Best Selling Product or Service? If so what is it?

Well my {Party in a Box} items are always a huge hit.  My most popular lines are Comic/Superhero, Mad Hatter Tea Party and Rockets & Aliens.  My most favorite items to create are chandelier signs & wreaths.  I think presentation is everything.  Children love to enter a party and be transformed into another place.  So I like to start with the front door!

Are your Products and Services Location Specific or Nationwide?

Nationwide – if I can fit it in a box you can use it at your party!

Why would someone come to you for their Party Needs? What makes you stand out?

Oh baby, we do everything!  My motto is: designing memories through your eyes!  If you can dream it up – we can make it!  I love the planning stage of a party {it really excites me}!  When my clients come to me with a vision – I want them to see the party come to life.  I love creating menus, activities and the experience for my clients.  We are a one-stop shop!

I always tell my clients to grab a glass of iced tea and browse our site for inspiration.  We will become fast friends because we are creating an experience for your children.  I want my clients to feel so comfortable with me that when they are planning a party, I am the first person they think to contact.  I have experienced so many wonderful occasions with them that they are my friends.  I love the photos too!  Oh, and send thank yous!  It just means so much to the guests that come to the party – I just love kids that say thank you.

Share one of your Best Party Memories?

Actually, it would have to be the most recent {Love Rocks!} Valentine’s Party we just photographed.  All of the kids were enjoying the treats and playing around when they grabbed their guitars and did an impromptu jam session complete with a lead signer and back up dancer!  It was so fun to watch.  Many times as planners and mommies we get wrapped up in the moment and want everything to be ‘picture perfect’.  Before every party I throw, my Daddy always pulls me aside and says, “Now breathe, smile and enjoy”.  It really puts it all into perspective for me.  We do this for the kids!

What is your Favorite Party Game?

Games — well see I was never picked first to play games, so this is not a fun question for me!  But my husband and I love to play the Newlywed Game on DVD because we like to see if we have figured each other out yet!  Funny thing – he hasn’t!  For kids – I like anything interactive between parents and kids.  I always recommend parents of my Comic/Superhero Parties to plan Heroes vs. Villains.  Parents stash the ‘favors’ and the superheroes dressed in costume hunt the villains {i love dads that get involved and dress up} to find their loot.  At the end the kids get the favors and Superhero medallions!  Kids love it!

What is your Favorite Party Theme?

My favorite is anything vintage with an outside setting!  My favorite party to style is Mad Hatter – the colors and whimsy make it so fun!

Birthday Cake or Cupcakes?

Oh – easy!  Cupcakes!  Cakes are gorgeous to style – but a cupcake is the perfect size to eat and the decorations and styling are endless!  My absolute favorite cupcakes are mini cupcakes!  How divine!

What is one of your favorite things you like to send home as a Party Favor with the kids or see come home from a Party with yours?

I like the favors to represent the party – no sacks from a Party Store filled with junk.  I love parties where the children get a costume and favor to match.  It’s all about the experience – we are only children once!

Let me show you a small taste of what Southern Belle’s Charm has to offer:

I want to Thank my Party Peep Natalie for taking the time out to share with us her Custom Invitations and Parties in a Box. I personally LOVE their designs especially the Comic/Superhero Party – POW – How cool is that? So if you are looking for a Custom Party Designed for your vision you now know who to talk to – Southern Belle’s Charm !! And when you order be sure to tell her The Party Animal sent ya!!

Want to be in The Party Animal’s Party Peep Spotlight? If you think you have what it takes to be spotlighted then Contact Us and we may just shine our light on your Party Business !!

Southern Belle’s Charm “Grab your Banner”

The Party Animal


2 Responses to “Party Peep Spotlight with Southern Belle’s Charm”
  1. Jill {peasandthankyous} says:

    Absolutely adore Natalie and her gorgeous work!!

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