Hi! My name is Jamie Boudman and I am the owner of Giggledust Parties, a children’s event planning company serving the Greater Philadelphia Area. Giggledust Parties was launched in January 2010 and has helped over 200 families bring a dusting of magic to their birthday celebrations!
I absolutely love creating the party experience and immersing myself in the details of the design. My goal at each event is to provide a magical experience where the children will be transported to the royal ballrooms of princesses, enchanted gardens of fairies and swashbuckling adventures of pirates. I believe it is the combination of the detailed décor and the engaging, themed activities that allow the child to be emotionally connected to the experience. Each time that I see a child immerse themselves in the “magic” of their day, I am inspired to do it again and again.
Prior to entering the party planning world, I earned a BS in Communications at Indiana University of PA and an MA in Clinical Psychology from Loyola College in MD. I married my college sweetheart and we have three beautiful children; Mackenzie (10), Connor (7), and Riley (4). After spending 12 years as a project manager for a Fortune 100 company, I decided to leave the corporate world to spend more time with my children. Giggledust Parties was born out of a desire to combine my corporate project management experience with my love of entertaining!
I am a full-time mom, wife and attorney. When those things don't keep me busy, my true passion is all things, crafting, decorating and party planning. Unfortunately, unlike other attorneys turned party-planners, I haven't become world-famous - yet! My two children, Grace and Ethan provide loads of inspiration. I believe crafting, decorating and party planning should be realistic. If you are a mom, you know that your house and child's birthday party will not always look like a picture in a magazine. Staged parties are just that - staged. Realistic to me also means budget friendly. I love finding inexpensive ideas as much as I love to craft, decorate and party plan. I truly believe everything in life happens for a reason and you only get one chance to live this life, so do it to the fullest! When I have time, I like to share my ideas on my blog, Buckets of Grace. I am so honored to be a contributor here on Maddycakes Muse!
I have worked in the field of child development for several years as a college instructor, training teachers and developing and writing curriculum. I have also studied design and combined my love of child development and design and started planning parties and sharing them on my blog pretend,party& playblogspot.com. I enjoy styling events and designing and creating children's party decor. I specialize in high quality fabric party embellishments.
I reside in Southern California with my husband, son and daughter. I host many parties in our home and enjoy crafting and DIY projects. I challenge myself to try out new cooking, baking, sewing and crafts daily! I find inspiration everywhere and look forward to sharing these ideas with all of you on Maddycakes Muse!
Susan Crabtree is a residential interior designer & founded her Chandler studio, Puerta Bella Interior Design in 2001. In 2009, Susan started Poca Cosa, a lifestyle blog to share her love of design, parties & entertaining. She is the mother of two boys & enjoys all things creative!