The Birthday Party Project Turns Six
What could be more fun and joy-filled than a party of over 1,000 guests dressed as their favorite childhood toys? To help Dallas-based non-profit The Birthday Party Project continue its mission of spreading joy to children, Emily Clarke Events had the privilege of designing the organization’s 6th annual birthday party and fundraiser at The Bomb Factory in Dallas; Founder Emily Clarke served as one of the 2018 event chairs, as well. With the spectacularly fun theme “Take Me to Toy Town,” the colorful and whimsical party exceeded expectations and successfully raised significant funds for the organization.
Every year The Birthday Party Project (TBPP) brings joy to homeless children through the magic of birthdays. Holding monthly parties in homeless shelters and transitional living facilities throughout the nation, the organization now boasts magic-spreading locations in 14 U.S. cities and continues growing each year. Many of the children that benefit from TBPP’s work have never had a birthday party before, so the organization goes to great lengths to plan fun-filled celebrations that bring smiles to these precious children’s faces.
Our team filled the 50,000 square foot factory-turned-event-venue with all manner of toy-inspired décor: a Twister dance floor; a two-story “Chutes and Ladders” slide with a ball pit; neon Slinky chandeliers hanging from the ceiling; and a Candy Land lollipop tree.
The fantastical environment exploded with color, and guests dressed in toy costumes danced the night away to entertainment provided by Georgia Bridgwater Orchestra. Balloon art from Pop Up Balloons covered the upstairs balcony banisters in an impressive display, and décor inspired by Mouse Trap and Pipe Dream framed the stage. Other party details included stuffed animals, neon origami, animal inflatables, rainbows, and a giant Easy Bake Oven. The silent and live auction as well as The Joy Shop, where guests could buy small toys and games donated by Gifts for the Good Life, allowed guests to make purchases that benefitted TBPP’s great cause. Attendees could also sign up to sponsor a birthday party through a one-time donation, and our wonderful sponsors off-set the cost of the event so all proceeds went directly to TBPP.
The Birthday Party Project’s anniversary party celebrating six years of joy-spreading was both unbelievably fun and productive, raising both awareness and needed funds for this amazing organization so it can continue its life-impacting work for children and their families.
To learn more about The Birthday Party Project or make a donation, please visit www.thebirthdaypartyproject.org. Tickets for the 2019 fundraiser are now on sale here – Please join us once again to support this organization’s incredible mission!
- Planning and Design: Emily Clarke Events
- Venue: The Bomb Factory
- Chairpersons: Emily Clarke and Lauren Avery Heiler
- Flowers: Bella Flora
- Entertainment: Georgia Bridgwater Orchestra; DJ Jacob Co.
- Rentals: Bella Accento
- Photography: Steve Wrubel Photography, Kiss Me For Eternity Photography, Rebecca Marie Photography
- Flooring: DFW Dance Floors
- Stage and Slide: Stageworks USA
- Printing: Precision Reprographics
- Paper Details: The Detail Department; Southern Fried Paper
- Lighting: BeyondLDTX
- Balloon Art: Pop Up Balloons
- VIP: Todd Events
- Joy Shop: Gifts for the Good Life
- Candy Bar: The Candy Club
- Custom Production: Artifacture Studios
- Special thanks to Oriental Trading Company