The charms and handbags I get at Kodi & Company are unique and always rate compliments. I was passing the time browsing in the store when I spotted the charms they sell. The uniquely lettered and shaped initials have found themselves gifted not only to myself but to various family and friends. The quality Kodi & Company sells is bar none among the best out there. This is a great shop that deserves your business.
The Perfect Invite did the wedding invitations for friends of ours that were beautifully done. My husband and I are very particular about the quality of the invitations we send out for the various events we hold throughout the year, so I contacted the company to see what else they do. I spoke to a very nice woman, who explained they primarily do wedding invitations, but on occasion would consider other jobs as long as they were something comparable. We have a holiday party at the end of the year we may have them work on. I enjoyed my conversatioin with them and would consider using them down the road.
When we had our family picnic last month, we wanted to do something really special for the kids. Since this was an extended family gathering with over 50 adults and kids in attendance, we wanted to do something fun. I found some lifesize cardboard stand ups at Incrediblegifts.Com that were perfect. The kids were able to take their pictures with the cast from Twilight, the Disney Princesses and I even bought some of the bodybuilders that have the face cut out so you can put yours in. The cut outs were a hoot and a hit all at the same time. I had absolutely no problems with my order at Incrediblegifts and gave out their website information to a lot of our relatives.
When my sister in law wanted to hold a Spa Princess party for her 8 year old daughter, I thought she was nuts. I loved the idea, but the costs were out of control. Since this niece is my goddaughter, I talked it over with my husband and we offered to split the costs with my brother and sister in law. The party was a lot of fun, I will say, and the people who put it on really took great care of the girls and listened to the requests my sister in law made. I only had a few concerns during the party that I addressed to the person in charge at the party, and she took care of the issue right away. My niece was thrilled but the cost of pulling off a little girl's day at the spa party was way too much.
When my husband and his brothers were talking about the comics they used to read as kids, I made a mental note of the names. I did an internet search of the comics and found several places where I could get copies. Comics & Fun came up in my search and wasn't that far away. I haven't been in a comic book store since I was a kid, so I forgot what they looked like. This was a very small space, overflowing with boxes and comics. The guy who helped me was extremely friendly and obviously knew I was out of my element. I gave him the list I had jotted down and like magic, he found several of the comics. I knew that these were collectibles so I was prepared for the price. The look on my husband's face when I gave them to him was priceless. He looked like the little boy I know he likes to hide from the world.
The only reason to buy anything at the Ivey Glen Gift shop is because of it's location - and if you are desparate for a gift. I needed to pick up something while visiting a sick friend and didn't want to go in emptyhanded. I knew she loved Precious Moments and I wanted to see if they had any. The woman at the counter practically stared me down when I entered the store. I asked about the figurines and was practically ignored! All she did was point in a general direction for me to look at. With the prices the store was charging, some customer service would have been appreciated - and in order.
I tried to surprise my husband with a bamboo plant from Tina's Flowers and Gifts, the operative word being 'tried'. I ordered the plant to be delivered to his office a week later and when it didn't arrive, I contacted the flower shop. They had no record of the order. I was stunned. I assured them that they had charged my credit card and was told unless I provided a receipt, they couldn't do anything. I was furious! I didn't have a receipt as the transaction was done over the phone. I immediately called my credit card company and filed a dispute. Buyer beware.
Invitations by Melissa created the bridal shower invites for a friend of mine. The invitations were very pretty and unusual to the point that I showed my husband. We're always looking for creative and memorable invitations for the events we hold and gave Melissa a call. She was a pleasure to meet with and gave us some great ideas on a party we plan on holding in the fall. We are currently working out the schematics for the invitation and are pleased with what we've seen so far.
While looking for some ideas for a party we were throwing, I found the most unique item from Designed Reflections. They had napkin rings that doubled at placecards. I loved it! The pieces were well made and came in a variety of colors. I picked up a dozen and plan on using them whever we have the need for placecards at events.
When we decided to take part in a block party, my husband and I offered to be in charge of the jumpers. I took the lead and contacted several companies for pricing. 21st Century Party Rentals had competitive pricing, but their inventory didn't seem that diverse to me. If I was in a pinch I may use them, but I had time to find other options.