Today we’d like to introduce you to Thalia Diaz.
Hi Thalia, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I am a mother of three. After I had my first son, I decided to quit my corporate job to raise my son and help my husband with our small business. I’ve always found ways to make extra money at a very young age. I want to say that my love for events and planning started at the age of 8. My father was a banquet manager at the Summit House restaurant which was known for their beautiful venue and lavish weddings. He would take me every weekend to help set up and that’s where I started learning the basics. As I grew older and had children of my own and after many different small business, some successful and some not very much. I knew I wanted to start something of my own in the event industries. I enjoyed planning my children’s birthday parties and I felt like I was very creative. One day I came across some very beautiful backdrops and just like that a million ideas came to mind. I made my very first backdrop with the help of my husband and one wood table. I started to promote my only two rentals after a few months, they started to book every weekend and I slowly started to add more inventory to my business. I also started to add balloon garlands to my services. I knew I wanted to be a one stop shop so I added signage and full boho events. I have worked seven days a week for the past two years but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I get to do what I love and raise my children.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has not been a smooth road working while raising three kids can be challenging at times. Prepping for events consists of very late nights and early mornings. It also did not help that we had a lockdown on our first year of business. We lost all our events from February-June.
We’ve been impressed with Little Itty Babes, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Little Itty Babes is a one stop shop for all your event needs. We offer a variety of backdrops and event props. Our inventory can be rented individually which allows our clients to be creative and design their own events using our items or we can design for your event. We offer balloons garlands for any occasion and our beautiful intimate dinner set ups which have become very popular but out of all that the one thing we are known for is our signage. We are known for our creative stir sticks and custom place cards. The main thing that sets us apart is that we offer everything and we have a fast turn around when it comes to orders.
Alright so before we go can you talk to us a bit about how people can work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
We have been very fortunate to meet amazing vendors and event planners who include us in their beautiful designs. We love to do event photoshoots where we get to work with other creative collogues. People can support us by sharing our work, tagging us on social media and letting friends and family know about us. Our Instagram and Facebook is @littleittybabes.