Chic Spotlight: Party Like a Kid
|Julie Schmidt, Founder of Party Like a Kid|
Cincy Chic: What inspired Party Like a Kid?
Julie Schmidt, Founder of Party Like a Kid: We’ve been doing birthday parties once a month at the Ronald McDonald House and I just kept feeling like I wanted to do more. There are so many kids who’s families are staying in McDonald house but they can’t leave the hospital and I thought they should get to celebrate as well. Then a friend of mine’s son was diagnosed with cancer and was admitted to the hospital three days before his third birthday. I was dropping something off to his mom on his birthday and brought some of his favorite superhero balloons and the idea just came to me.
|Party Like a Kid bring happines to children on their
Cincy Chic: What are you hoping to accomplish with Party Like a Kid?
Schmidt: I hope to spread a happiness on at least one day of these kids’ lives. Not only are we helping those children who can’t leave the hospital but also those at local food pantries where a birthday cake and decorations are an extravagance. I just want to make sure these kids get to feel special on at least one day.
Cincy Chic: What makes Party Like a Kid different?
Schmidt: We’re all about helping others and spreading joy, although that really isn’t all that different. I just feel like gets should get to experience a little something extra on their birthday and parents shouldn’t have to sacrifice because of their situation.
Cincy Chic: Do you have any upcoming events for Party Like a Kid?
Schmidt: We’re actually having an adult pajama party on April 11 at 8 p.m. complete with music, wine and sweets at Tres Belle Cakes in Reading. You can purchase tickets at partylikeakid.com.
Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for Party Like a Kid?
Schmidt: Our last party was a party in pajamas for kids. They were able to come to Tres Belle Cakes and decorate cupcakes in their pajamas and help support out cause. We’d like to have many more of these events in the future.
Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more?
Schmidt: Our website is the best place for information. If you’re interested in finding out how you can contribute to what we’re doing, visit partylikeakid.com/contribute.