Where’s the party? Ask this Shelton business

A downtown Shelton business that offers a venue for people to have themed parties is celebrating its one-year anniversary.

Located at 549 Howe Ave., Here’s The Party! is a one-stop place to have a themed party or special occasion, such as a shower. “You select a theme and they provide invitations to goody bags, set up to clean up, and everything in between,” according to publicity material.

The business can organize parties for children and adults, and the rooms also are available for rent for those wanting to plan their own event, said Here’s The Party owner Kim MacDougall.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony

A ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the anniversary took place May 7. It was attended by Board of Aldermen President John F. Anglace Jr., Alderman Eric McPherson (who represents downtown), and Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Bill Purcell.

“This is a great place to have a party — and then you don’t have to clean up,” Anglace said. “Instead, you can go home and relax.”

“I love the name — it says it all,” McPherson said.

“You’re helping to create memories for children and families in this nice space,” Purcell said.

McDougall said she started this business “because I love to throw parties. I thought it would be a great idea to give moms and dads the chance to be at their child’s party and not have to do anything except take pictures. Let us do all the work for you.”

Princess to sports themes

The store’s most popular party is a princess party with gowns for the girls to dress up in and “all the details to make them feel like royalty,” according to MacDougall.

Some popular party themes for boys are construction, sports and LEGO Ninjas. Other theme offerings include luau, carnival, glamour girl and pirate. “If there’s a theme out there, they can do it for you here,” according to publicity material.

MacDougall said she meets with every client “to make sure their event is special.” The store has flexible hours to accommodate the need of party-throwers.

Learn more about the business by contacting MacDougall at 203-924-5559 or heres-the-party@att.net, or going to www.heres-the-party.com.