The days of having to travel into Geelong for all things party planning and supplies have gone! Bellarine Party Shop has everything needed for parties and play in one special place, that provides an educational community space with the best quality decorations, balloon artistry and gifts at the reasonable price. Inspired by a genuine love of creativity, learning and good ol’ fashioned playful fun (for both the young and the young at heart!), the new concept of Bellarine Party Shop (formerly Bellarine Party Shop in Ocean Grove and Ali’s Funtastic Parties, merged into one) came to life in 2016 with the purpose of founding a space and experience filled with warm memories and delicious delight.
Behind the name and concept are Alison and Dr. Adam Wightwick. Both life-loving party fans are formally educated in childhood development with huge amounts of fun, rewarding and colourful experiences with kids.
Alison, or ‘Ali’ as she is fondly known to many tiny people, has what is best called a gift with kids, with a successful and enthusiastic career spanning over 20 years in childhood education. She also has her Senior First Aid with St Johns and is a qualified integration aide, and absolutely adores the creative side of parenting, including face painting and balloon artistry (which inspired her accreditation with ABAA as a professional face body painter, and membership to the Australian Balloon Industry!).
Our Commitment to be kind to the Environment- Dr. Adam Wightwick – or Dr. Eco Warrior as he’s affectionately known in these parts – is the other half of this thoughtful and amusing partnership. He has a great respect for the Earth, and the wellbeing and balance of the environment. Dr. Adam’s commitment ensures that environmentally friendly steps are taken at Bellarine Party Shop, which include recycling, reducing water wastage, disposing of used items correctly and offering biodegradable latex and string balloon choices to eco savvy customers.
Our Commitment to our Community- This couple’s combined involvement in the foster care system, and their extensive experiences with special needs kids blossomed into an idea to construct a safe, nurturing and sensitive place for children in the autism community, that has reduced stimulation to foster imagination, sensory play and expression in a comfortable space (contact them today about the upcoming Reduced Stimulation and Sensory Play days).
Bellarine Party Shop also regularly offers their space to event organisers and guest speakers who specialise in all things children, for the parenting community to enjoy. To stay up to date with upcoming events and guest appearances, subscribe to the Bellarine Party Shop Mailing List!