FancyFeathers Inc: Your One Stop Party Solution

FancyFeathers Inc is an event management company that arranges special occasions like birthdays, weddings etc.

January 09, 2022, 11:15 a.m.

Last modification: January 09, 2022, 12:06 PM

FancyFeathers Inc has a reputation for hosting all kinds of parties, whether lavish or on a budget. Photo: courtesy

“>

FancyFeathers Inc has a reputation for hosting all kinds of parties, whether lavish or on a budget. Photo: courtesy

Unless you know how to handle the pressure and have a good knowledge of party shops in New Market or Elephant Road, there’s a good chance you’ll need some help if you’re looking to throw a party.

Whether it’s a party planner, day coordinator, caterer or family member, you need a one-stop-shop who understands the theme of your party, can organize all the chaos and also help you in the decision making process.

To meet this need and make your parties unique, Sania Amin, a Dhaka-based teacher, founded FancyFeathers Inc in 2014.

FancyFeathers Inc is an event management company that organizes and performs various special occasions; whether it is a birthday, a wedding, a baptism ceremony or just an ordinary party.

The company is dedicated to creating memorable events for its clients. Photo: courtesy

“>
The company is dedicated to creating memorable events for its clients.  Photo: courtesy

The company is dedicated to creating memorable events for its clients. Photo: courtesy

The company was born from Sania’s personal experience as a mother. In 2011, party planners were not yet a thing in the country and decorative items were scarce.

As she spent countless hours finding everything she needed for her son’s birthday party, she recognized a gap in the themed party supplies market.

In a conversation with The Business Standard, Sania shared her nostalgic memories of that time and how she had to do everything from scratch.

She would upload pictures according to a specific theme, have them printed in computer stores in Sobhanbagh, and then pasted them onto disposable plates, glasses or paper bags.

She even used to draw pictures on large sheets of paper and cut them out to put them around the room with balloons.

The company started its journey selling themed party items, especially for children’s birthdays. Photo: courtesy

“>
The company started its journey selling themed party supplies, especially for children's birthdays.  Photo: courtesy

The company started its journey selling themed party items, especially for children’s birthdays. Photo: courtesy

“There were a few items in the Gulshan DCC Marketplace but they were hit and miss. For example, the Winnie the Pooh plates, the Angry Birds napkins and then the Princess gift bags; these do not come under the same theme, ”recalls Sania.

She longed to throw a party where all the items – tablecloths, plates, napkins, glasses, hats or cutlery – match, as she had seen at parties abroad.

She felt that it would be nice and convenient for all parents if themed birthday products existed.

So, with the help of her niece Sanah Sharif, she started FancyFeathers.

Sanah, who also has her own boutique line, travels in and out of the country as a US citizen, but every time she’s in town they try to make plans together.

Initially, FancyFeathers Inc started selling only 12 theme home decor items (six for boys and six for girls), all from China.

Sania made packs of each theme with everything one would need for a party for 12 or 18 kids. Each package contained 17 different items, from plates and treat bags to straws and hats.

In no time, FancyFeathers Inc received an overwhelming response from customers. Eventually, Sania and Sanah started doing whole events.

Photo: courtesy

“>
Photo: courtesy

Photo: courtesy

Customers mainly place orders on the company’s Facebook page. After hearing the customers’ requirements, Sania goes on site to determine the arrangement of the decoration.

FancyFeathers Inc has a team of 20 people who help with decorating etc. and additional workers are employed during the peak season.

The company also hires magicians, clowns and bioscope operators for birthdays. Inflatable castles and ball pools are also available in its packages.

FancyFeathers Inc has a reputation for hosting all kinds of parties, whether lavish or on a budget.

“While it’s true that I make money from this business, that’s not the only reason I founded it; all I dreamed of was to brighten up someone’s special day, ”added Sania.

FancyFeathers Inc is dedicated to creating memorable events, and in doing so, the team creates their own memories.

“There have been many funny or outrageous moments that have happened over the years and last minute disasters that have been quietly sorted out without the customer even knowing it and sometimes at our expense, if I may add,” she said, adding, “But it’s part of the hustle and bustle of hosting a party and we love every minute of it.”

Joseph K. Bennett