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Party supplies that EMPOWER CHILDREN of COLOR to love themselves. 

I love parties! I believe that we should celebrate life every chance that we get. As a mom, and a woman of color, it has been challenging for me to find party supplies that represent my family. Once I became an event planner, I realized that other women of color also struggled with the lack of options for their children. So, I decided to create party supplies that celebrate our beautiful brown babies!

 

Having a daughter has taught me so many things. The most important lesson that I've learned is that I am her first and most influential teacher. She mimics everything that I do. Everything! As a result, I have made a conscience decision to be a positive frame of reference for her. Like all children, young girls are looking for where they fit in, because they want to belong. Its human nature.

 

Over time, they develop an idea of themselves based on what or who they associate themselves with. This shapes their identity and impacts their self-esteem. That’s why it is so important to constantly give them positive images that they can relate to. Our party supplies are tools that will be used to help develop a self-image of value and love.

 

I chose a mermaid as our first design because I have been unable to find a brown-skinned mermaid anywhere. When I began designing our Mermaid Collection, it was very important to me that her skin be chocolate brown. I also wanted her to have full lips, beautiful brown eyes and big hair. Her costume was created in shades of purple because it symbolizes prosperity and royalty in Africa.

 

I want my daughter, and every brown little girl on this planet to feel beautiful, acknowledged and loved each time they look at our party products and see themselves smiling back.

We are so grateful for your love and support. Please share our story with your family, friends and on social media. Collectively, we will empower children of color all over the world. This is more than party supplies, it’s a movement!

MEDIA + PRESS

 

HuffPost Parents | August 17, 2017
HuffPost Parents | August 17, 2017

 

Blavity | August 18, 2017
Blavity | August 18, 2017

 

Pop Sugar | August 18, 2017
Pop Sugar | August 18, 2017

 

Scary Mommy | August 21, 2017
Scary Mommy | August 21, 2017

 

A Plus | August 22, 2017
A Plus | August 22, 2017

 

Parents | August 22, 2017
Parents | August 22, 2017

 

Miami New Times | September 4, 2017
Miami New Times | September 4, 2017

 

NowThis Her | September 4, 2017
NowThis Her | September 4, 2017

 

Black Moms Blog | September 7, 2017
Black Moms Blog | September 7, 2017

 

Giggle Hearts | September 8, 2017
Giggle Hearts | September 8, 2017

 

 

Risks and challenges

Although projects tend to have risks and challenges, I am confident that they are minimal in this case. The mermaid design is complete, and all of the samples have been received and approved. I am very excited to work with manufacturers that have decades of experience creating party supplies. Their pride in craftsmanship can be seen in the high quality products that they make. The manufacturers are also equipped to print mass orders and prepare them for distribution.

The only potential delay would be getting on the print schedule. A deposit must be paid in order to be placed on the schedule, then printing will be executed 30 days from the payment date. I maintain an open line of communication with the manufacturer and will continue to do so during this campaign. I will ensure we are on track with our production schedule and keep our backers informed every step of the way.

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    You will receive a post card featuring an image of our beautiful mermaid, and a hand-written message expressing our gratitude for your support. You will also receive email updates on our campaign and exclusive party collections that will be released in the future.

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    MERMAID PARTY of 8

    Celebrate your beautiful little girl with a party designed especially for her. Support us now and receive our exclusive Mermaid Collection!

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    CROCHET MERMAID KEY CHAIN

    Adwoa Designs created a key chain inspired by our Mermaid Collection. You will receive a 4 inch handmade crochet mermaid key chain at 30% OFF retail price.

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    MERMAID PARTY of 16

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    MERMAID PARTY of 24

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    MERMAID PARTY of 32

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    CROCHET MERMAID DOLL

    Adwoa Designs created a beautiful doll inspired by our Mermaid Collection. You will receive a 14 inch handmade crochet mermaid doll at over 30% OFF retail price.

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    MERMAID PARTY of 40

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