One Hour Parties Franchise

Last Updated on August 1, 2012 by DeanR

One Hour Parties Franchise Information

One Hour Parties is a franchise for a business providing assistance in parties and event planning.

 It was founded by Mumm Pardo and Christopher Hughes in 2001 and started franchising in 2008. They consider themselves as a one-stop event and party business. They provide creative, affordable, and quick service through their “a la carte” and “pre-packaged” services. They also have a “party your way” program that lets you customize your party packages to your needs.

They have been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a hot new franchise and one of the top smart ideas. Seattle Magazine recognized them as one of the Top 25 Innovators. Their goal is to transport you to your “happy place” through building your own ice cream sundae or enjoying cupcakes.

What services and products do One Hour Parties offer?

For Beverage Parties, they  have the smoothie bar, mocktails, punch buckets, happy hour bar tender, lemonade stand, beverage blast with fruit juice, beverage blast with specialty drinks, beverage blast with water, beverage blast with soda, beverage fountain with sparkling cider, beverage fountain rental, coffee or tea service, espresso cart, hot toddies, ice, party staff, and the ice container rental.

For Breakfast Parties, they have the parfait buffet, seasonal fruit tray, continental breakfast, scone tray, cinnamon roll tray, muffin tray, croissant tray, quick bread tray, bagel tray, and donut tray.

For Dessert Parties, they have caramel apple party, edible flowers made of sorbet and ice cream, favourite cookie tray, brownie tray, cupcakes, sweetivity party with cookie decorating, sweetivity party with sugar shacks, decadent desserts,  sweetivity party with cupcake decorating, pie party a la mode, celebration cake, fun-due party, and chocolate fountain.

For Ice Cream Parties, they have ice cream cart rental with ice cream novelties, ice cream social, ice cream social lite, add-ons for ice cream social such as hot fudge, toppings, and waffle bowls, sweetivity party sundae making parties, and floats. For Holiday Parties, they have holiday cookie tray, holiday buffet, holiday cupcakes, mardi gras mix up, leprechaun munchies, fall crunch mix, cinco de mayo, fourth of july, cauldron centerpiece, and trick or treat parties. They also have theme parties like luau, movie snacks, carnival snacks, avalanche ice, and other choices for savory foods for catered parties.

Cost and requirements on running a One Hour Party franchise

You need to have a net worth of $100,000 and a total liquid asset of at least $44,500 to $71,100. Expect to be investing about $44,500 to $71,000. The cost of the One Hour Parties franchise fee is $30,000 with an on-going loyalty fee of 7%. This is for a renewable five year term agreement. This business can be run from home and you will need one employee to run one location. They do not allow absentee ownership.

What is included in the franchise package?

There will be five days training at the headquarters and training at your location on opening day. You will be receiving newsletters and a toll free phone number. You will be given access to the internet and assistance at the grand opening. Expect to be attending meetings and receiving occasional field evaluations. For marketing support, there will be ad slicks, co-op advertising, regional advertising, and national media.

One Hour Party Contact Details

You may reach them at:

Address: 3226 N.E. 87th St. Seattle, Washington 98115

Phone: (206)522-0332

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