Peer Perspective

Halloween Bootique

Sherri Hudson, owner Halloween Bootique, Costa Mesa, California How long has Halloween Bootique been open? Seasonally 20 years, year-round three y ... more »

Party Central

Courtney Creighton, owner | Party Central, Decatur, AlabamaHow long has the shop been open?Almost 22 years, but I just purchased in January 2018. I gr ... more »

The Costume Shoppe

Ryan Schoel, OwnerCalgary, Alberta, CanadaHow long has the shop been open? (We've been open) over 20 years.What's your specialty? Anything from dressi ... more »



Marcia Cornell, My Mind’s Eye

Marcia Cornell My Mind's Eye After initially offering paper crafts, this maker hit its stride with partyware that adds style, polish and flair ... more »

Melissa Kean, Twigs & Twirls

Melissa Kean | owner and founder, Twigs & TwirlsPortland, OregonHow long has Twigs & Twirls been around? I started my business almost six years ago i ... more »


Jennifer Lane, Event Decor Divas

Jennifer Lane Event Planner, Custom Decor Designer, Event Decor Divas Denver What product trends did you notice in 2018? Animated props are p ... more »

Laura Wills, Screaming Mimi’s

Screaming Mimi's is an iconic spot in Manhattan for costumes and vintage pieces for quite literally any occasion. For forty years, Laura Wills has bee ... more »

Virginia Thomas, Ann Page

How did you come up with the name for Ann Page? Ann Page is a combination of my middle name "Page" and my best friend from college, Dara's middle name ... more »

Joette Giardina, BalloonCoach.com

Joette Giardina Owner/Founder, BalloonCoach.com Lakeland, Florida BalloonCoach.com pretty much says it all. But how did Joette Giardina become the ... more »

Kathryn Holloway, Lovebird Paper Co.

Kathryn Holloway
Owner/Designer, Lovebird Paper Co. "Sassy, bold and vulgar" is her self-described style. Kathryn Holloway's Lovebird Paper Co. ... more »

Mary Billings, Love of Character

Mary BillingsOwner, Love of CharacterWichita, KansasBillings' Love of Character grew into a brick-and-mortar store and event center out of a side gig ... more »

Stuart Davies, Beyond Balloons

Stuart DavisOwner, Beyond BalloonsTonyrefail, Wales, UKWhen the family business fell on hard times, Stuart Davies saw opportunity in balloons. After i ... more »

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