Leadership Spotlight: Jamie Copeland
Meet Jamie, our Birthday Bash Coordinator. To learn more about Birthday Bashes from past years, go here and here. We will have more news coming about this year's birthday bash so stay connected on Facebook and Instagram! Read the interview below to learn more about Jamie!
How (and why) did you get involved with Box of Balloons?
I learned about Box of Balloons at a summer festival, and instantly feel in love with the organization's mission! Birthdays have always been a big deal for my family, and I want other families to be able to feel the same joy our family experienced as we took time to celebrate. I also believe that we need to take every opportunity to make children feel celebrated and loved. In January of 2014, I joined the team as the Birthday Bash coordinator.
I spend my time with the Box of Balloons team organizing the details for all things Birthday Bash: the party theme, venue, entertainment, tasty treats, decorations, and volunteers. I love being a part of this inspiring team of women, who wear multiple hats in their life, and still find time to make birthdays happy for kids in need!
Tell us a little about you:
I’m a wife, mom of 2, and captain of the hot mess express! Most days you’ll find me running my in home daycare or working as part of a church leadership team. I love event planning, coffee, Saturday morning breakfast, board/card games, crafting, ice cream, and cupcakes.
What is your favorite birthday memory?
I am lucky enough to have a hard time choosing from all of my birthday memories! When I was younger, my family would get together every year at my Grandma's house for my birthday. The house would be full of aunts, uncles, and cousins to play with. I would always have a cookie cake made by my aunt. We would also go to a parade and festival in town! Family, sweets, and carnival rides - what more could a little girl want on her birthday?
What’s one of your favorite birthday box themes you’ve seen?
My favorite birthday theme is unicorns! The parties are so colorful, magical, and creative.