STORY and PHOTOS By JULIE BRACKENBURY
When you walk through the door, you’ll ‘Think Pink!”
The bad economy didn’t stop Mt. Juliet’s, Melody Holladay, from finding her own piece of the good life and living out her dreams of opening Sparkling Tiara this past November.
Located just off Mt. Juliet Road across from the Library, Melody along with her devoted husband, Jay, started renovating the retail space from the ground up.
With Melody working full time from her home office, and Jay teaching at Wilson Central High School, and raising their children, there was little time to spare in getting everything ready to host their grand opening by “Pink Friday.”
That’s right…Sparkling Tiara opened for business and held Wilson County’s first ‘Pink Friday’ sale on the traditional “Black Friday.”
Both Melody and Jay spent many hours turning a dreary dull retail office, with much needed work, into a dreamy pink princess palace.
From the pink walls and glittering sparkles that now cover the floors and the custom built furniture, to the shining crystal chandeliers that hang above in the main floor shop, exclusively decorated for every princess, diva, and queen to enjoy.
They even installed bright bubble gum pink carpet on the stairs leading up to the second floor party room. From the custom paintings, and art, to the hardwood floors, hair styling, make-up and nail stations, not a single detail was left untouched.
As a matter of fact, both Melody and Jay were very thankful for the recent snow that closed Wilson County Schools.
Due to the recent winter weather, a very important delivery for their new party room was not going to make it in time. So, with the added benefit of a snow day, Jay was able to drive to Atlanta, pick up their new hot pink stylist chairs, and get back just in time to set everything up for Sparkling Tiara’s first Fashion Diva Runway Party.
Melody’s passion for girls of all ages and sizes to have fun can be seen throughout her store. And, that’s right, there are no age or size limits…hence the words, Princesses, Divas, and Queens.
For Melody, it’s all about the party. Even though her shop offers unique gifts and jewelry to make every girl feel special, Melody envisioned the shop and the parties to work in combination.
For example, currently each party girl has special invitations created and mailed by Sparkling Tiara. And coming soon, each party girl will be able to register through Sparkling Tiara’s gift registry to allow the party guests to purchase the perfect gift on the party girl’s list, have it gift wrapped for free, and ready for the party girl the day of her party.
At most Sparkling Tiara parties, gift bags are also presented to each of the party guests. So they also have a little something fun to enjoy along with the party girl herself.
And the dress up clothes…well imagine walking into a huge wardrobe closet with everything from wings, feathers, wands, crystal slippers, and tiaras, to funky 60’s retro skirts, platform shoes and diva boots, wigs, hats and more.
It’s like playing dress up back when you thought your mom had everything a girl would want to wear!
You might even spot a ‘Pink Ladies’ pink jacket and skirt from the hit movie Grease. Even the Sparkling Tiara staff dresses for each and every party.
So, for that special birthday or occasion, or to host that perfect bachelorette party for the bride-to-be, or to have a diva girl’s night out or if you just want to shop for that perfect gift, stop by and visit Melody and her staff at Sparkling Tiara. They have new jewelry, gifts and fashions arriving daily for all of Wilson County’s princesses, divas, and queens.
Sparkling Tiara puts the sparkle into every girl’s special day. It’s the perfect place for girls to celebrate and have fun.
Everything, Princess Parties and More!
2766 North Mt. Juliet Rd.
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
The Party Line 615-773-PARTY (7278)