Janna – She's the big sister and mother hen – always stressing and organizing and fussing over everyone!
She's the big hair, big heart, big personality gal. Born to shop – little presents are her specialty.
Joli – Totally the middle sister – with all the spunk and sass to prove it!
She’s the adventurous one – can’t even count the number of times she’s moved cross-country!
She makes a mean pot of chili and is always good for a laugh so hard you can’t breathe kind of joke!
Oh, you know...we are just two sassy Southern gals (and sisters) who know that our girlfriends are paramount! We couldn't always find what we wanted for our own shindigs, so we decided to search high and low for the perfect party products and to create the ideal shopping experience for ladies like us. Gifts, glam and giggles all in one place and where you know you're dealing with "real people". Seriously. Give us a shout and you'll get one of us on the other end of the line. We may be small, but we are fierce, and we're here to help you put together the pefect party with your gal-pals.
The fact is, there are two things we remember and love the most about growing up together in the South (Pensacola, Florida to be exact). Halloween and Mardi Gras were our absolute favorite events of the year, and even after we moved away, got on with our lives and got serious, dressing up is still our favorite thing to do! We love it and don't see any reason to stop now!
Joli, Kara, Allyson, Dawn, Jennifer and Aunt Sue, Jennifer, Allyson, Janna, Nanny, Mom, Joli, Lila and Kara
A few years before starting Girlfriend Galas, we organized a BYOB (Bring your own boa) Bachelorette weekend for the girls in the Big Easy and brought tiaras for everyone. The attention we received out and about was amazing and the photos were fabulous. New Orleans was one thing, but could we make it the standard for gals all over the country? We certainly hoped so because, girls, it was as memorable as it gets. In the meantime, our Bachelorette party lent itself to many more "girlfriend galas" where our tiaras and boas weren’t optional. Baby showers, birthday parties, New Year’s Eve shindigs...all the most memorable times and the most frameable photos involved some form of over the top party attire. Back then, it was all about the boas (and still is!), but we were just getting started!
Aunt Sue, Nanny, Janna, Aunt Georgia and mom; Aunt Georgia and Aunt Sue; Kara and Lila; Joli, Lila, Kara and Janna; Aunt Harriet, Lila and Kara
Once we decided to create our party boutique, we made sure to put it all into practice. It pushed us out of our normal routines and made celebrating each other a lifestyle. We managed a lot of impromptu "photo shoots". We grabbed our besties and heck, yeah, it was EPIC! We were all about dress-up sessions. You should have seen the feathers fly as even the little one (Janna's daughter Montana was just 2 years old) helped out as fashion coordinator.
Now our gal-pals are our business and we strengthen those bonds every chance we get, finding new reasons to get together and fostering our relationships with each other, our girlfriends, family members, colleagues and customers alike.
We choose our products with you in mind. Plus, we test them out as often as we can with our BFF's. We ultimately want the best possible party experience for you and yours. It's our mission! We love what we do and we love photos like these!