Colleen Demas (left), Heidi Cohen (right). We are from Long Island, New York. A few years ago, we were
working in a summer camp together teaching campers how to make friendship bracelets and lanyard bracelets. We were the most popular place to visit in camp. Kids went crazy to learn how to make these
One day just in everyday conversation, the idea appeared as we thought "I bet friendship bracelets and lanyard birthday parties would be very popular." And we sort of talked about it a little and then a little more and then a little more and before long that was all we could talk about. And we thought what a great idea this is! Kids love this as well as adults. So we said, "let's try it". We thought we would just do a few parties on the weekends to keep us busy and make some extra cash but little did we know about the success that was coming.
Our little idea and little business grew so fast. Our parties are a big hit and all the kids love them. The moment we really knew this was going to take off, when a little girl at a party looked at us and said "When I grow up, I want to be a Lanyard Lady!" It was an amazing feeling that we inspired someone to do what we do and that we actually took a brief conversation and turned it into an amazing career. We love our job and really enjoy going to work. We have been working very hard and learning so much. We are having so much fun. We have met so many wonderful people and have become real business women.
We are looking forward to seeing where this wonderful journey takes us.