We’re Alexis and Julia, your local party planners. We combined our backgrounds in design and education to pursue our joint creative passion: the art of celebration.
ALEXIS JANE HETRICK spent 10 years working in print design creating logos, invitations, branding, and event signage. The true depth of her talent, however, is in the fine art of creating gorgeous crafts and exquisite paper art. Alexis’ party philosophy is that attention to detail brings an event from ordinary to extraordinary. (The details of her 2007 spring brunch wedding were featured in The Knot’s print magazine.) You can count on at least one over-the-top detail at any party she throws, especially in distinctive crafts for children. Alexis earned her BA in Graphic Design from American University. After living in NY and DC, she relocated to NC in 2008 and discovered she is a southerner at heart. Alexis lives in Cary with her husband, Phil, and their two children (ages 1 and 4).
JULIA DUQUE HUFFMAN understands children, having committed her work and volunteer endeavors to helping them. In late high school and college, Julia found great reward in the role of camp counselor and Americorps mentor. She graduated from East Carolina University in 2003 with a degree in Middle Grades Education. After 4 years teaching language arts in the WCPSS, Julia had her first child and became a stay-at-home mom. Her passion for teaching and 15+ years experience working with children make her perfectly-suited to plan fun, memorable children’s parties. Julia found home when her family moved to Cary 19 years ago. She lives with her husband Andy (a Cary native), and their two children (ages 5 and 7).