A business dedicated to celebrating the life cycle events of its clients celebrated a new beginning of its own today.
Creative Parties Ltd., the event planning and wedding invitation store that used to occupy the blue and green house on Woodmont Avenue, held a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce at its new, across-the-street location in the Landow Building (4822 St Elmo Ave.).
Owner and President Tracy Bloom Schwartz said she moved the business out of its Woodmont Avenue space of 16 years because of uncertainty around the property owner’s future plans for the site.
The business began under Bloom Schwartz’s mother, Rita Bloom, at the family’s home and had a location on Auburn Avenue for 10 years before moving to Woodmont Avenue.
Rita Bloom was in attendance on Friday morning, as Bloom Schwartz, her employees, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce board members and Councilman Roger Berliner (D-Bethesda-Potomac) helped her cut a ribbon.
Bloom Schwartz and her sister grew up planning children’s parties, stuffing party bags and other jobs for her mom’s company before going into the corporate world. She later returned and took over the company, one of Bethesda’s most popular independent shops.