Life of the Party is founded and quickly grows into a leadership position in the candy making supplies industry. This was accomplished with a dedication to outstanding quality, service and the development of new products including an arsenal of over 2000 mold designs.
1997: Barry and Carole Krinsky purchase the business and begin to analyze the market opportunities that may be desirable for Life of the Party's aggressive growth plans.
1998: Having identified an opportunity in the crafts arena, they approach soap making supplies with the same philosophy that had brought them success in the candy business. "Our philosophy is to bring professional quality products to the home crafter", says President/CEO Barry Krinsky: "We vigorously test all of our supplies to make sure that they meet the high standards of a usable finished product, something that the crafter can be proud to give as a gift."
Their first products are shown at the Hobby Industry Association trade show in January, 1998. Life of the Party is in the right place at the right time as the industry is just starting to look at soap making as a trend.
2001: With a tremendous success record over 3 years, by now Life of the Party provides boutique-quality soap making supplies to all of the major stores in the craft industry. Their innovative "Make Your Own Fruit Bar Kits" are chosen as a finalist in the prestigious Craftrends Awards of Excellence.
2002: Having the ability to build and produce all of their own molds in their 25,000 square foot plant is just the beginning. Currently, over 60 employees also spend their time manufacturing, filling, assembling and packaging the wide variety of soap bases, fragrances, additives and inserts and kits. The product development team continuously monitors marketplace trends to keep the product mix fresh and timely.
The Future: Looks great for Life of the Party! New and innovative product introductions are continuously rolled out to the trade, solidifying their position as "The Source for Soap".
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