Since yesterday, I have been receiving messages from my sister on themes that I could do for Zeeka’s first birthday! Waaaah! I know right?! My dear sister, that is still 9 months from now. Baby Z is just 3 months old (not to mention that we just had her Baptism so I’m not really looking forward YET to spending again).
Anyway, since we’re discussing Zeeka’s party, I came across a cool business and party supplier. It’s called Party Crafts by Ava. I got to interview the mompreneur behind it. I’m actually thinking of getting them for Zeeka’s first birthday party… 9 months from now (hehe!).
Mompreneur Jennifer Mateo – Lozano of Party Crafts by Ava tells us about herself…
Momtrepreneur Jennifer of Party Crafts by Ava
I am married for 3 years and a mom to my 2 year old daughter, Ava Cristiana. I used to work as an Asst. Mall Marketing Officer handling events and promotions and later resigned and worked for the family business. I am also a breastfeeding advocate who believes that breastfeeding is the best investment and decision I have made for me and my family. Being a stay at home mom allows me to continuously breastfeed my daughter for 25 months now and counting. Travels, movies and food top my list of favorites.
Mompreneur Jennifer tells us more about her business…
Party Crafts by Ava
Ginger: Can you tell us more about Party Crafts? I’m sure my readers are all excited to read about it.
Jennifer: Party Crafts by Ava is a one stop party shop offering arts and crafts stations for kids and adults alike such as decorate a coin bank, sun visor, notebook, foam frame, crown & tiara, tumbler and ceramic magnet painting, rock and pebble art, nail art & edible cupcake decorating. These activities allow kids and adults to express their creativity while keeping them busy and at the same time having fun. Other services include event styling, photo booth, themed souvenirs, food carts, invites, photo coverage, hosting and other party needs. Party Crafts by Ava was formally launched last June 18, 2013, following the second birthday party celebration of my daughter.
Ginger: Who is your market?
Jennifer: Parents and party enthusiasts who want to celebrate hassle free, unique, and creative parties.
Ginger: How did you come up with this idea? What made you decide to start this kind of business?
Jennifer: I have always been fond of planning parties and the details that go with it. It all started out when I was planning for my daughter’s party. I wanted it to be worthwhile for both kids and adults. I stayed away from side entertainment, instead, I incorporated craft activities to keep the kids occupied while the parents mingle and relax. During and after the party, I received compliments and inquiries with the craft stations, they were surprised when I told them that I personally prepared and provided all of them. I was all the more encouraged when my family and friends showed their support.
Ginger: Were there any obstacles that you faced when you decided to pursue becoming a momtrepreneur? What were these?
Jennifer: I am still in the stage of establishing Party Crafts by Ava and with that, I am running a one woman business to cut down on expenses. Being my own run around girl keeps me real busy which sometimes eats up the time that I should be spending with my family.
Ginger: What are three traits that you think a momtrepreneur should have when starting their own business?
Jennifer: I think one should be efficient in time management, creative and patient.
Ginger: Any unforgettable lesson that you learned as a Momtrepreneur?
Jennifer: That at the end of the day, I am a still a mom and a wife, that my family is and should always be my priority.
Ginger: What advice can you give to other Momtrepreneurs?
Jennifer: I am privileged to answer such question. I am still a newbie but here’s my cent’s worth of advice – do not be afraid to take risks, you may have failed once but that shouldn’t stop you from trying again.
Ginger: Thank you so much, Jennifer! I wish you success in your business and I definitely hope that I can invite you to be there for Zeeka’s first birthday!
Party Crafts by Ava Contact information:
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/PartyCraftsByAva
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile Number: +639178875369