Meet Kelly and Becca, two friends who started the business Oh Shiny Paper Co. Just as the name implies, they sell beautiful party decorations for weddings, birthdays and any other occasion you can think of! I love browsing through their Blog and Instagram looking at the amazing parties they've helped decorate. I am blown away by all they've accomplished from their little garage in Monrovia, Canada. Read their story below:
How did you two meet?
We first met in middle school. Yes, back during our pre-teen years and became friends when our mutual friends started "hanging out." Then we became even closer friends throughout high school when we started having the same classes together. We've been friends for over 10 years!
What inspired you to start your business?
Oh Shiny Paper Co started out as a side project between two close friends who wanted a shared creative outlet. The both of us are very into playing with colors and bright elements to create a picture-perfect party.
Tell us about your products.
We have a wide range of party decor from banners to cupcake toppers. Our most popular banner items are the 16" foil balloons in gold and our hand cut fringe letter banners. For helium filled products, our giant 3 feet confetti balloons are a great hit.
What is your work space like?
Our current space is in a garage (fancy, we know!) where we lined the wall up with shelves and peg boards for storage. After doing a batch of orders, we somehow always end up with a floor full of confetti pieces, paper, glitter and all kinds of paper messes. It looks like the aftermath of a piñata party.
Tell us about some of the coolest parties your products have been a part of.
We've been really lucky to be included in some amazing wedding style shoots designed by seasoned wedding professionals. We were able to see our "cheers" letter balloon banner styled two different ways - one against a vintage car as "just married" sign and one complimenting a gorgeous wedding cake table. We've received a lot of photos from baby showers and birthday parties from our customers. There was one first birthday party designed by @youknowyouneedit and it was animal cracker themed. She used both our mylar balloon banners and fringe banner to decorate her cake table. You just need to see the setup! It was designed to perfection.
Which is your favorite party box to recommend for a Birthday?
Oh, that's easy! We would recommend our unicorn party box! It's happy, fun and adorable! Plus, who doesn't love unicorns?!