Welcome to the party!
HERE'S HOW WE GOT STARTED...
The Party Shop was founded by Ashley Culicchia Cash, who was inspired to help other busy moms create adorable parties for their kids and loved ones. But before the balloons and confetti, Ashley planned and designed luxury weddings with The Graceful Host Events.
After 10 years in the wedding industry, she realized her love of celebrating smaller events and everyday occasions and officially launched The Graceful Host Shop in 2018 as an eCommerce based party kit shop.
WE WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOU CELEBRATE!
My name is Ashley...
AND MY PASSION IS TO HELP YOU CREATE THE PERFECT PARTY
My passion for helping others quickly grew the Party Shop into what you see today, where we specialize in art-inspired balloon installations, modern party supplies and decor, and party planning
Our dreamy color-filled storefront is located at 218 Lee Lane in historic Downtown Covington. We service the Northshore and greater New Orleans, Louisiana area for balloon decor, but also offer nationwide shipping of our party supplies and party kits!
At The Party Shop, we are a one stop shop for all things entertaining, offer balloon decor and modern party supplies so that you can plan your next event with ease.
Meet the team!
THEY ARE THE REASON WE'RE POPPIN'
MARY FRANCES UNGER
Hey party people! My name is Mary Frances, but my friends call me MF. I've been Ashley's right hand girl for a little over a year now. My job is to help you with decorating and planning your special events. I graduated from Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!) with a degree in public relations and business. In college, I held the unofficial title of “designated decorator” when it came to parties, game days, and most important, brunch
My favorite part of my job is using my creativity to help all the different themes come to life! When I'm not in the office, you can find me painting, or planning my next getaway. My hobbies include, shopping the aisles of Homegoods, bingeing Bravo's Summer House, and treating myself to the occasional coffee.
This position has allowed me to combine my passion for planning and making others happy in such an amazing way. I seriously can't wait to see what this year has in store for me, and I'm excited to help plan your next big bash!