After many years selling to Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical, the Pharma Guidelines indicated no more “swag” to Doctors, and so, I found myself laid-off in May of 2008. When I called my son Lane, he reminded me that I had a graphic design degree and could face paint. He suggested that I start a children’s entertainment company. He was dating Judi (who now is my daughter-in-law and good friend) at the time, and she was involved in a family entertainment company in Florida. I was laid off on Thursday, flew down on Monday, Judi and her sister were wonderful and very patient with me and taught me all about Balloon Art!
I flew home and much to my surprise, my stepdaughter, Stacey (who is more like a daughter to me) was learning to create balloon art. It all fell into place so easily, that it seemed “meant to be”. So now the question was “OK what do we call this?”. My husband Ted always called me Bonbon, and when Zach and Dylan, my grandsons arrived they called me Bonbon, also. On Thursday of the following week I went to my attorney’s office and officially started: Bonbon's Parties & Events.
We’ve always seemed to have the perfect answer to a parent’s need to make a birthday special without “breaking the bank”. We now have over 40 characters, 15 entertainers that we can call on and lots and lots of parties.
We have performed and entertained at large beautiful venues, such as the Ritz, The Grand opening of Virtual Hospital in Voorhees, Toys R Us Super Store in Horsham PA, Dunkin Donuts, Battleship NJ, Army-Navy Games, Union’s Halls for Holiday Parties, Ronald McDonald Houses throughout the Delaware Valley, The Mansion, Valley Forge Convention Center just to name a few, along with the surrounding area’s restaurants and homes.
Our slogan continues to be: WE MAKE HAPPY PARTY FACES! I feel blessed every day to be the owner of BonBon's Parties.
Thank you for the opportunity to work together and to make your child’s birthday party a Happy Event.
There is a saying that I find holds a great deal of truth, “When it is meant to be it is easy.” That exactly how I feel about BonBon's Parties and Events. It was just one of those things where all the pieces of the puzzle fell into place, and this incredible journey of bringing happiness to children began.
When Bonnie, (BonBon) presented me with this tremendous opportunity to work together, as I was already learning the business, I could not have been more excited. Little did I know that twelve years later my two sons would be creating balloons that would far exceed my imagination.
Bon Bon’s Parties is not only a family business because we are a family, but those who work with us feel like part of the family too. Maintaining outstanding relationships with our clients and our entertainers has been an essential part of the success of BonBon’s. We truly love what we do!