Hi! I'm Melanie.
Most days you can find me in my workout gear with my laptop, working from the sunniest spot in my home. I am known for my DIY endeavours, for upcycling everything and for my bubbly personality. I started All Wrapped Up Events to serve busy parents, stressed out couples and overwhelmed family members unsure of how to bring a party theme to life. When I'm not working on an event you can catch me out enjoying a hike, indulging in a local craft beer or having a night in with my husband or friends.
There is a lot of waste in the event industry - from single-use plastics and buffet food waste to party decorations that get used once and thrown away. When tearing down parties, I would get this awful feeling in my stomach as I threw away items that had been used for 3 hours. I knew there was something I could do. As a busy, working person, it's overwhelming to source out local or sustainable products before deciding on the party items you should buy. So I've gone ahead and done that for you. I choose local, recyclable or upcycled materials when making custom decor to reduce the impact your party will have on the planet. I offer rentable parties with items that I rent to you so that you don't have to worry about storage and they won't get disposed of. I've created party printables that can be printed on recycled card stock and saves the waste and pollution of shipping party supplies. It is my aim to create parties that are as close to zero waste as possible.
A little more about me...
I am married to Andrew, my incredibly supportive partner who makes the best dad jokes. We met in our first year at Western University in residence. We love to travel together and have been road tripping through the Rocky Mountains, California, Italy & Croatia in the last couple of years. I love being physically active so hiking, canoeing, zip lining and rock climbing are some of our go-to activities. I am definitely a summer person over a winter person, though I love when November 15 arrives and I can start decorating the house for Christmas. We recently relocated to Hamilton, Ontario and I am so excited to find our new local spots. Know of a great Hamilton cafe, restaurant, hiking trail, live music venue or shop? I'd love to hear about it!