I would love to have my own small dress up rental business for children to experience an extra special birthday. I imagine I would target more girls then boys with this idea but will also include boys items. What I would like to do is have the business from my home as in I would store the costumes, accessories and party supplies in my extra room. Then when people would like to rent a package I would either have them pick it up at my home or deliver it to them. For an extra fee I would deliver everything set it up and then after the party take everything down and back home.
In this package I would include
-Costumes (In the theme they choose)
-Accessories (Feather Boas, Fairy Wings, Necklaces, Crowns...)
-Invitations (Optional add on)
-Games to Play
-Favors (Optional add on)
-Table Wear (Tea Cups or Paper Goods, Table Cloth, Napkins....)
This would be a complete package but I would also set up individual packages if they only choose to have the costumes and tea cups for example.
So the parents would be the ones to host this party but it would be easy as I would include lots to do and a guide.
So this is my idea and I would love to start it out with just a few themes. But there are a few things I am still not sure about.
I live in a small town in PA the population is 5,960 I would be willing to travel to houses out of my town but I would love to get business locally. I plan on moving down the road but this is where I will be living for several years. In this area there are no party things to do the only thing we have is a bowling alley. We do have a community center and places to hold parties at if parents didn't want to have the party in their home.
I also don't plan to get rich off of this business either just want to do it part time and make some money doing something I love!
I also know that I would need to get a business license but what else would I need to rent out these packages? I don't really know the nuts and bolts of what to do or how to find out more information about this.
I am also going to be attending Penn State in Fall to get my education for a real career so not sure if I will be able to open my business until after I graduate which will be two years after this fall. But if I some how was able to open up while attending school the extra money would help out.
Here is a link to basically exactly what I want to do only in a smaller scale