About Us

The Box Bash is an event company that specializes in custom design and decor. We believe that no detail is too small to help deliver a one-of-a-kind event - so you and your guests can enjoy a party that's unforgettable. That's why our motto is - "We Create. You Celebrate!"

We bring the personal touch of an event planner to your event by designing and packaging "party boxes" filled with ready-made decorations, activities, and plans to coincide with any event. You can learn more about what boxes we offer and what we can do for your party on our product page.

For our clients in Chicago, we also offer a wide array of consultative and hands-on services to make your parties in the Midwest personal and unique. You can learn more about what we do "out of the box" on our events page.

Our Story

If we told you that the idea for The Box Bash came from a dream, you’d probably look at us a little sideways. We agree that’s a crazy, hilarious way to start a business, but we wouldn’t have it any other way!

We first met while working at Living Social Adventures, where we coordinated events for young city-goers to destinations throughout the Midwest. We didn’t know this when we met each other, but we shared similar tastes in design and an aptitude for party planning and coordination.

Over the next few years, we planned parties for friends and family to celebrate special occasions. We always put in the extra time to make our events special – something that our friends would hopefully remember for years to come. And it was to our great joy (and a little bit of relief) that they would come gushing to us after every party, talking about the thought and detail that went into every aspect of the night.

Tabitha has a background in commercial interior architecture, but didn't find that her creativity was flourishing. Hoping to help people and create goods on a more personal level, Tabitha quickly switched gears to focus on residential interior design and retail merchandising. She prefers silly over serious, with the one exception being the very serious situation of a bad party. Those just can't happen!

Isabel, on the other hand, has a degree in Theatre and Communication. She honed her skills as the Marketing Director for a small theater company here in Chicago. In addition to her day job, she also managed to design and coordinate fundraising events, birthday parties for friends and family, baby showers, and even bachelorette parties. 

And then the idea for The Box Bash came to Tabitha in a dream. We can’t even make this stuff up!

She dreamt of mashing up her and Isabel's talents from Living Social, from her time as an interior designer, and from Isabel’s time as marketing director and hostess extraordinaire, and building a business that takes the stress out of creating memorable parties for people in Chicago and across the country.

This business has been a long time in the making, but the journey is still just beginning. We hope you’ll join us on this ride, and give us the chance to make one of your parties a Box Bash party!

- Isabel and Tabitha

P.S. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at questions@theboxbash.com!