In a world where celebrations are more important but complicated than ever, one local planner launched a business to offer easy ways to make a big deal out of the smallest milestones.
If we’ve learned anything this year while trying to navigate a deadly pandemic, it’s that life can be short. We never know what the next day will bring, and that’s why Rachel Maley wants to encourage others to enjoy the journey and pause to celebrate life’s moments along the way.
“I believe in celebrating those important milestones: birthdays, weddings, anniversaries – you name it and it can be celebrated,” she says.
Maley has been in the fun-making business for years, and she’s learned that sometimes people just need an extra hand in making those celebrations and fun moments happen.
That’s why she created Foster the Fun.
“Foster the Fun is both a resource to help you plan or prepare for your next celebration, or, for those of you that are just looking for someone to help you make those Pinterest dreams come true, I’m here for that, too,” she says.
The inspiration for such a party planning business came from Maley’s grandmother. “It’s a testament to my Grandma Judy,” she explains. “She always believed in putting every ounce of energy into our birthdays and holidays. She was known for having the most American Flags in her yard for the Fourth of July and packing so many beautifully wrapped presents under the Christmas Tree.”
The name for the business, Foster, encourages extra homage to Maley’s grandmother as Foster is the family name.
In addition to paying tribute to her maiden name, Maley says that “Foster” also means to encourage or promote. “So here I am living and breathing her legacy, every day, and aiming to make it easy for you to celebrate too,” she says.
When you turn to Foster the Fun for your celebration requests, Maley says that she can customize and adapt to any customer’s needs. “With a background in Early Childhood Education and a career in Corporate Communications, I have had a hand in kid parties, weddings, and corporate events,” she says. “I also have a background in Technology, making those virtual celebrations easier and meaningful.”
As we head into the most celebrated time of the year, Foster the Fun is ready to roll out a plethora of options.
She says that for the holidays you can expect to see an Elf on the Shelf Kit, a New Year’s Celebration Box, and so much more.
“I am also able to support you in curating a gift to the ones you love – just let me know your budget,” she says.
She can also offer Zoom support and the ability to customize the background set up so that it’s special for all those who join in.
Maley says that she’s most looking forward to getting her start with this venture. “I love when customers ask for help on their events because it may open a new opportunity for others,” she says. “I hope to help cater to all the future holidays and make it easy to celebrate the ones you love.”
Maley adds that she’s also interested in partnering with local businesses to offer workshops, collaborations, and more. “I’m excited to see where this might go,” she says.