Hixson Mom Launches Chattanooga Party Starters

Saturday, January 05, 2013
Leigh Ann Goebel and Batman at a Superhero party.
Leigh Ann Goebel and Batman at a Superhero party.

A Hixson mom has launched Chattanooga Party Starters to help others throw the unforgettable childrens party.

With three kids and a gift of hosting events, Leigh Ann Goebel knew there had to be a better way to plan a fun party for children. She asked a friend to borrow some space at a dance studio to host a couple of birthday parties - the first of which was a Jedi training party for her son.

The kids started with space-themed crafts and then moved into Jedi training. They received lessons on how to handle a light saber and mastered an intense obstacle course (intense for six-year-olds anyway).

After training was complete, they received a certificate of accomplishment. As ceremonies wrapped up, the evil Darth Vader appeared; using all the training they just received, the evil Dark One was defeated. To celebrate the great battle, cake and ice cream were in order.

Next was a Princess party that included "Pin the Kiss on the Frog" and story time with a "real princess".

Ms. Goebel said she chose to do children’s parties due to “that magic look in a child’s eye when they realize their dream is coming true.” 

Mrs. Goebel does it all from custom invitations and thank you notes to all the cleaning and decorations. Now out of the dance studio and in her new location at 1606 Strawberry Lane in Hixson, she says the sky is the limit ranging from Rock Star parties with disco lights and karaoke to Wild West parties with cowboys and Little Chef parties where everyone learns a little cooking secret.

She says, "All the parents have to do is sit back and watch their child’s dreams come to life." 

Mrs. Goebel offers many different party packages for just about every budget. She also rents the space to adults for small group meetings, showers or small sales events. She has also started offering "Kids Party Workshops" (a.k.a parents night out). These spaces are very limited so that she can give every child the attention they deserve.

According to Mrs. Goebel a charitable donation will be made every time she hosts a parents night out. “If we do something food themed, we will donate to the food bank. Wrapping fun, learning and charity together will stick in the kids' minds; hopefully I can play a part in not only teaching kids that giving can be fun, but also to make an impact on needs in our community.” 

To find out more about Chattanooga Party Starters, please contact Leigh Ann Goebel at (423) 321-8403 or online at chattanoogapartystarters.com


Bradley Square Mall Hosts Mommy And Me Kid's Talent And Fashion Show

Bradley Square Mall will host the  Mommy and Me Kid's Talent and Fashion Show on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m. All participants must have a signed pre-registration form filled out and submitted prior to the event. Registration forms my be picked up at Guest Services, Ashton Manor or downloaded from  here. Registration forms are due by  Friday, Oct. 31 . (click for more)

SIGNIX Hires New Vice President Of Partner Development

SIGNiX , a company that provides secure and simple digital signature services announced the hiring of its new Vice President of Partner Development, Leonora Zilkha Williamson. Ms. Williamson will work to identify and target potential partners in a variety of industries.  SIGNiX has long been a partner-centric company that focuses on providing total solutions to software ... (click for more)

Additions And Improvements At Camp Jordan Arena Coming Soon

Additions and improvements are coming to Camp Jordan Arena in the near future. At the Thursday night meeting of the East Ridge city council, approval was given for buying new playground equipment. It will come from Gametime, a locally-based company. The VP of Marketing lives in East Ridge and made a proposal to set up the playground at Camp Jordan so his company could use it for ... (click for more)

Teenager Killed In ATV Accident Thursday Night

Damon Lee Jones, 15, was killed Thursday night in an ATV accident in Walker County. It was reported he was riding with a 17-year old, when they tried to enter a church parking lot, but ran into a cable barrier. The accident happened on Dunwoody Road in LaFayette. The other rider, identified as Timothy J. Wallin, was not injured.   (click for more)

Tom Dugan Was A Good Man

Tom was my boss for most of my 36 years at Carta.  At the ceremony where I was awarded my 30-year service award, Tom said, "Don disagrees with 85% of my decisions, but I wish I had 80 more employees just like him." This kind of indicates our relationship. When I asked him to help with my plans for a reunion for the group of Veterans that I served with in Vietnam, he quickly ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Veterinarian’s Horse Sense

I suspect you’ve heard by now that a doctor in New York City, who volunteers with “Doctors Without Borders,” just got back from the African nation of Guinea on October 17 – last Friday – and on Thursday tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus. Luckily, he came in actual contact with only a few people but he reportedly rode a subway, took a taxi, went on a three-mile run and ... (click for more)