My name is Marina Miranda and I’m the macaron-loving craft Queen behind Party Jems. I’m a born and raised Chicago wife and mommy who’s passionate about styling beautiful events. I’m also that mom who can spend the whole day at Michael’s and never met a DIY she couldn’t master.
Glitter and sparkle aside, I’m a coffee sipping, downtown commuting, throw-on-a-little-concealer-and-mascara busy bee who’s just trying to keep it together like the rest of us. From running a business and household to getting the kids to school on time, I fully understand the daily juggle of life’s demands.
Creating magical moments is my specialty, so you can enjoy all the frills of a Pinterest-perfect party, without any of the stress and drama.
I am a mother of two, lover of all things pretty, and firmly believe every mom should be able to enjoy their little one’s party, without any of the headaches. When you’re juggling all of life’s little details, finding the time to party plan can feel overwhelming. I’m here to take that stress off your long to-do list and style the party of your dreams. No paper cuts, no frustration, no wasted hours watching YouTube tutorials. Just gorgeous, modern parties full of sparkly details that will wow you and your guests.
Party Jems is my pretty party space where I work one-on-one with clients on custom event styling. From birthday parties and baby showers to Quinceañeras and Sweet Sixteens, every occasion deserves a sprinkling of fairy dust and plenty of love. After all, life’s celebrations are what it’s all about, don’t you think? Let me help you bring the party of your dreams to life.
What started as a hobby and creative outlet styling parties blossomed into something magical. Friends and family started to ask for help planning their parties and things took off from there. In 2016, I styled a Chanel-themed Quinceañera for a family member and I’ll never forget the look on her face when she entered the room….it was pure magic. I knew right then I had found my calling and wanted to re-create that beautiful feeling for others.
In 2016, Party Jems was born, named after my beloved daughter who I call “Jem” (and intentionally spelled with a J as it bears her initials). It’s a place where my dream is to bring your dream to life. I believe every celebration is a story worth telling, and I’m here to help you share that with your loved ones.
Paying It Forward
Party Jems is about much more than pretty party decor; I’ve partnered with the Confetti Foundation to donate a party banner for every service booked to children who have to spend their birthday in the hospital. As a mother of a little one who has been in and out of the hospital for years, I know full-well the stress and anxiety that can come with having to spend a birthday or holiday out of the home. This is my way of paying it forward to help bring a little magic to these precious children.