Luau and Graduation Parties in Full Swing


Graduation Party SuppliesSpring has finally arrived and so we are very happy to be enjoying nice weather for a change. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families in Greensburg, Kansas where the tornado did such horrible damage. Since our company is also based in a small town, it gives me pause to think about the impact of such a disaster on a close knit community like ours and where that town will go from here.

We are in the midst of finishing our prom season where we are busy supplying most of the high schools in the country with their prom supplies, decorations and favors. It is always an exciting time as we are working round the clock and sending orders all over the world for this very special event. The event of prom continues to grow ever larger with pre proms, morps (prom spelled backwards), the grand march, prom, after proms and the prom breakfast. The average couple now spends over 1,000 dollars on prom. Wow!

Our summer Shindigz catalog and website have just gone live and it is so fun to see all of the luau and graduation events planned for this time of year. My nephew Michael is graduating from high school this month and we look forward to his day in just a few weeks. And then he is off to college in Chicago as an art student. He is quite talented and we look forward to watching him develop his portfolio in school.

We want to thank all of you who send us such nice comments about our party hosts. It means the world to them to hear from you. Keep it coming. We love delighting our customers.

American Idol remains a big deal at our house for family viewing and our favorite is Jordin Sparks. I was thinking last night about inviting over about 50 friends to our call center next week and letting them keep calling in for her. I suppose that might be a bit over the top?!

Wendy and I have a party this weekend—a costume event no less—where ShindigZ is supplying the décor and favors—of course. The theme—the wild wild west. So, out come the cowboy boots and hat and let the roundup begin. We’ll let you know of any creative happenings.

Be well.

Shep

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