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I'm Gizmo the Party Pup! No matter what they tell you around here, I'm the boss. You can take it from me, my momma Lena Wright is the best party planner there is. She can take care of all your party needs. To learn more about her and how she became the fabulous party poppin' queen checkout her bio below. 


 When I graduated from William Byrd with honors in Home Economics, it didn’t feel very exciting. To be honest, I thought to myself, “Wow! At least everyone knows I can wash clothes.” I had no idea the journey that little maroon badge would take me on! It was during those home economics classes that I first fell in love with the idea of planning parties. There’s something about seeing everything come together and the smiles on everyone’s face that brings me so much joy. It wasn’t until my sons first birthday, however, that I first considered pursuing party planning as a profession. 

My husband and I spent three months planning the party but after it was over, we realized we hardly spent any time with our son at all. In fact, we only took three pictures the entire party with our son. As I laid in bed that night, I remember thinking to myself how that is not how it should’ve turned out. We should’ve been right there with our son the whole day. Problem was, while Roanoke had plenty of wedding planners no one was planning parties or at least at prices the average American family could afford. I realized there was a serious need for party planning services in the community and I wanted to be a part of the solution. 

 I could feel God nudging me to take the leap. It wasn't about if I would fail or not, it was about following God's plan. If He wanted me to do this, I knew he wouldn't let me fail. God finds all kinds of unconventional ways to share his love with His children and I believe this is one of those ways. Most people don't think of parties as a very biblical activity because that's what we've been taught through religion but, if we peel back the surface, you'll discover that life is something God wants us to celebrate together. He beckons us to live joyfully and recognize that each day is a precious gift that should not be taken for granted. We are never guaranteed tomorrow. One of my favorite verses is Psalm 118:24, 'This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.' I believe this specific verse resonated that’s love to its core. 

I am excited to offer you my eight plus years of experience in party planning to make your parties a day that can rejoice in for years to come. My decorations are all hand-crafted to ensure your party is as special and unique as you! Check out my portfolio page to see how I can make your party pop!