6 Local Businesses To Take Your Birthday Party to the Next Level

From balloon arches to face painting, we’ve found six women-owned businesses that can make your birthday party the most festive ever. 
Birthday party candles spelling out the word party

Are you planning on hosting a birthday party? We’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking for the perfect princess to come and surprise your little one or are planning a swanky catered dinner downtown, here are six Indianapolis-area, women-owned companies that will make your birthday party an absolute success.

CRETIA CAKES BAKE SHOP
CRETIACAKES.COM, @CRETIACAKES

Chef LaCretia Allen of Cretia Cakes offers what she describes as “simple elegance and delectable tastes” in her cake creations.

Whether your event is big or small, Chef Allen will work with you to create a cake design that will make your birthday party a tasty and memorable one.

ONCE UPON A PARTY
ONCEUPONAPARTYINDY.COM, @OUAPINDY

Owned by Shauna Williams, Once Upon A Party offers a one-stop shop for birthdays. The company specializes in balloon decor and balloon animals, face painting, glitter tattoos, and even custom birthday shirts. They are available to travel around Indianapolis and the surrounding areas, so they can bring the fun directly to you.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HAPPILY EVER AFTER PRODUCTIONS
HAPPILYEVERAFTERPRODUCTIONS.COM,
@HAPPILYEVERAFTERPRODUCTIONS

From princesses to superheroes and fairy tale characters, Happily Ever After Productions can make your next party a dream come true. Created by a local mom and her two daughters, the company has a roster of characters that they bring to life at children’s birthday parties. Each visit includes singing and dancing—and hopefully also making magical memories that will last a lifetime.

THE HEIRLOOM
THEHEIRLOOMINDY.COM, @HEIRLOOM.INDY

If you’re looking for a swanky space to hold a grown-up birthday bash, you might want to consider The Heirloom. Crystal Catering recently began operating The Heirloom, which is located downtown in the NK Hurst Building right next to Lucas Oil Stadium. The space has a historic, industrial aesthetic with brick walls, polished wood floors, and exposed beams, and it offers full-service event management services and exceptional catering.

PARTY LITTLE THINGS
PARTYLITTLETHINGS.COM, @PARTYLITTLETHINGS

Party Little Things is a woman-owned, boutique event design company located in Carmel. They offer full-service design and styling assistance in addition to event planning services.

The company designs everything in-house from florals to stationery, and they also rent out custom decor to ensure everything is aesthetically streamlined and flows together perfectly from start to finish.

INDY FACE PAINTING & MORE
INDYFACEPAINTING.COM, @INDYFACEPAINTING

Indy Face Painting & More, owned by Carol Rikkers, is a great way to bring pizzazz to any party with their extensive line of professional entertainment services. You can add sparkle to your special day with face painting, balloon twisting, airbrush tattoos, or caricatures, and teenagers will also love the temporary tattoo sleeves they offer. 

Stephanie Groves is the Executive Editor of Indy Maven, and she is currently looking for a good place to throw a Harry Potter-themed birthday party for her six-year-old daughter.

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