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Stephanie Cofield, Certified Balloon Artist

BIO
Stephanie Cofield, CBA, is owner and founder of Celebration Creations, Balloons and Event Decorating Services. She discovered her love for balloons as a child and that love was rekindled by happy coincidence while employed as an Operations Manager for an international furniture and design gallery. Responsible for managing all bookkeeping, Stephanie was often asked to plan company parties and events – managing everything from budgeting and planning to hiring vendors and decorating. It was there she initially discovered her passion for serving people within the Special Events industry.
In 1988, together with her sister, Stephanie co-founded Affair Dynamics, Wedding and Party Planning Service; however that was just the tip of the iceberg. Seeking to increase their client base, the two by opened a retail party store in Essex County. In no time, Stephanie received numerous requests to supply balloons and decorate for her clients events and it was then that she found her true calling. Stephanie loves playing with balloons and other artforms creating fun centerpieces, elegant room décor, one of kind sculptures, and especially theme-related designs.

In 1989, she founded Celebration Creations, Balloon Decorating Service and quickly became the preferred balloon decorator in her community and the surrounding areas. Challenged to continue to design and create decorations that would dazzle and delight her customers, Stephanie became a member of the National Association of Balloon Artists and began traveling throughout the U.S. attending “creative college” courses. She has had the privilege of learning from some the industry’s top designer and balloon artists. In 2010, Stephanie received her acreditation as a Certified Balloon Artist. She is now recognized as one of less than 2,000 balloon decorators worldwide to receive this designation.

2010 Stephanie with Fox TV Personality Shawnette Wilson on Fox Philly’s Good Day America

A lifelong resident of New Jersey, Stephanie enjoys traveling, meeting and seeing many new people and diverse cultures. In addition to staying abreast of the latest products, trends and design techniques, she has trained with balloon artists worldwide – allowing her to develop a love and an eye for various styles of décor and color options. She considers each event to be a new and exciting opportunity to use her imagination and creativity to serve others…all while saving them time, energy, stress and money. Her goal is to create a “WOW” factor for every customer, as well as their guests.

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PARTIAL LIST OF CELEBRATION CREATIONS’ CLIENTS:
CORPORATE
• American Heart Association
• American Red Cross
• American Cancer Society
• March of Dimes
• Huntington’s Disease Association
• New Jersey Aids Coalition
• Just Us Girls Breast Cancer Awareness Association
• Stafford Township, Department of Recreation
• Orange Township, Department of Recreation
• Pfizer Corporation
• R & R Marketing Firm
• Destinations by Design Event Planners
• Parties by Design Wedding Planning
• Camden Riversharks Baseball Association
• American Small Business Alliance

SCHOOLS
• Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
• Rutgers University Alumni Assocation
• Toms River Intermediate
• Stafford Township Intermediate School
• McKinley Elementary School
• Memorial Elementary School
• St. Joseph’s Grade School, Toms River
• Science High School, Newark
• University High School, Newark
• Arts High School, Newark

ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS
• Qualatex Balloon Network
• International Balloon Association
• Jersey Shore Wedding Association
• Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce

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