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Conversations with Abby Gritz and Abby Kirsch

Today we’d like to introduce you to Abby Gritz and Abby Kirsch.

The Abbys have been friends since attending University of Maryland. We both loved making treats and doing decor for our own events and for friend’s events (and were paid with love and thanks!!) About two years ago, through our network, we had an opportunity to make a candy buffet for a party… (and were actually paid for it!)….. and Dazzle Party Girls started!

Since then, our business has grown from candy buffets to include custom personalized chocolate treats for any event, holiday, occasion, business or reason!

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Pretty smooth as we have been doing what we love to do!

In the beginning, we needed to figure out pricing and where to buy the items we need for each custom job.

We also rely on deliveries to receive our ingredients and packaging as well as to ship orders, so when the mail system has been slow, it has caused some bumps in the road. Typical supply and demand issues… sometimes ingredients we use are scarce, and prices have also soared, leaving us in a quandry since we haven’t raised our prices. We recognize that many people have had financial hardships and still want to make occasions special, so we do what we can to make that happen.

When COVID first happened, everything came to a halt for a few weeks. Jobs were canceled and people were not ordering. But then we pivoted and focused on treats for Drive By celebrations, small family gatherings and worked with companies and individuals who wanted to provide treats as a thank you for front-line workers, staff members, etc. Our custom treats were a big hit since we individually wrap them.

People always wanted to make events and holidays special!

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
We create custom chocolate treats for any event, occasion, business, holiday or reason! We specialize in pretzels, rice krispies treats, oreos and graham crackers where we match the colors and theme in both the treats and the wrapping. We make Sweets Boxes that are a mini sampler, as well as Sweets Bags and Candy Buffets that include custom treats!

Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, Graduations, College Acceptance, Thank Yous, House Warmings, Corporate Gifts, Mitzvahs, Showers, Teacher’s Gifts, Holidays (Valentines Day/Halloween/ Christmas/Hannukah/New Years/Fourth of July/Mothers Day/Fathers Day)… any and all holidays and occasions.

We’ve even collaborated with other small business owners such as charcuterie boards, retail shops (gift shops, deli’s, apparel, etc.)

In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
People love things that are customized and personal (plus delicious!). Our treats are a small investment that yields a big return on happiness!

Celebrating never goes out of style!

Pricing:

  • 2 Pack custom pretzels $5/each
  • Sweets Box Sampler $60
  • Graham Crackers $5/each Oreos $4/each
  • Sweets Bags $30 small/$55 large
  • Rice Krispies Treats $5/each

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