Hello Friends! This is our very first blog post for Parties For Purpose! Yah!! Julie and I have been working hard behind the scenes to get everything ready to go and now we can start spreading the word about our mission and start impacting lives. Parties For Purpose is an Arizona based non-profit established to throw birthday parties for children in need. Being mompreneurs in the event and fashion industry, we know first hand how special a birthday party can make a child feel. We also know not everyone can afford to give their child a birthday party due to financial and health issues. By providing birthday parties for children in need we hope to help create a sense of worth, confidence and belonging.
Our very first fundraising event was our “Frozen In Summer” photo shoot which was held at the beautiful Windgate Ranch in North Scottsdale. Julie decided on the Frozen In Summer concept and I am a huge fan of Frozen like so many of you. All of the models wore Frozen inspired tutu’s and dresses created by Juju’s Tutus, party styling by Parties On Purpose and images captured by KLS Photography. We also teamed up with other amazing vendors that provided clothing, accesories, shoes, photography, hair and nails and yummy desserts for the shoot. All of the models were able to keep their items and were able to select pictures from their shoot.
Through generous donations, we were also able to sponsor a beautiful little girl named Adilynn. Adilynn was adopted at birth and was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder. She recently turned 1, but unfortunately her birthday party had to be cancelled due to her health issues. It was such a pleasure to have her in the photo shoot along with the other models and now her parents will have the cherished “1st birthday” party photos.
Julie and I are both very excited for the future of Parties For Purpose and hope to be able to touch the lives of some very well deserving children and inspire others to give even if it’s in a small way. For more information about our services, to donate or volunteer please visit us at partiesforpurposeaz.com
Juju’s Tutus: Frozen character dresses and tutus
Parties On Purpose: Party Styling
KSL Photography: Photography
Makmaydesigns: Character tops
Makeup By Nicole Fisk: Hair and Makeup
Pure Nails: Manicures
Avry Couture Creations: Headbands
Inspired Frog: Mermaid Towels
SpendidINK: Frozen printables
The Baked Equation: Frozen In Summer themed sugar cookies
Angel Cakes Bakery: Cake pops, cupcake snow cones
Cuteology Cakes: Smash Cake
Stacked Cakes By Jennifer and Lamay: Wave Cake
* A huge “Thank You” to Renee Hall of Windgate Ranch for the use of the property for our Frozen In Summer photo shoot!