By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2014
Renee Wilson, owner of Make it Special.
When you have a “special” day or event, you want it to live up to the name. But anyone who has planned a celebration or ceremony knows how much creativity, planning and work is required. Renee Wilson and the staff at Make it Special in Claremore are well aware of the effort it takes to plan a party, and they are always ready to help lighten the load by assisting with those not-so-little details.
Balloons have always been associated with parties, as their festive colors and lighter-than-air personas help spirits rise to the occasion. But at Make it Special, balloons are crafted into true decorations that enhance the theme of any party or event. Not only can Renee create smaller balloon bouquets, perfect for gifts, accent pieces or centerpieces, but she can create large balloon figures, sculptures, and columns to match the party theme. These creations have been featured at weddings, parties, showers and exhibitor booths. For instance, Renee made a large, festive balloon column sculpture for a local restaurant owner’s booth at last year’s Wingapalooza.
“We’re one of the only storefronts in Oklahoma to offer the balloon designs we do,” says Renee. “If we do not have what you want in the store, we will try our best to get it.”
Even though balloons are a main attraction at Make it Special, they are not the only one. Make it Special has nearly everything you need to make your event a success. They provide rentals like tables and chairs, as well as items for weddings, such as lighted columns, candelabras, stainless steel serving items, beverage dispensers, champagne fountains, large chocolate fountains and much more. They will transport the items to the location and help set up and take down, if requested. “We tell customers, we do as little or as much as they would like us to,” says Renee. The fact that Make it Special concentrates so much on delivery and setup is especially important if balloons are involved, as these are more fragile, and the staff can make sure everything arrives intact.
“With party equipment rentals and delivery, we feel we are really filling a niche for this area,” says Renee. “When it comes to this, the Tulsa merchants don’t always like to travel this far, and a lot of people don’t want to travel to Tulsa either.”
Make it Special carries items for classic party themes including luau, patriotic, Hollywood, Western and sports, for all kinds of parties and events: birthdays, weddings, showers and graduation parties. Speaking of graduation: balloons make great accents for the party or gifts for the graduate. Make it Special also creates custom bows for large gift items – like that first car.
Whether you are planning a celebration or if you just need a unique, handmade, one-of-a-kind gift for someone you love, plan a visit to Make it Special in Claremore, where they are “celebrating life, one balloon at a time!”
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