Baldwin Park is home to one of Orlando’s best kept secrets: The Party Room.
The Party Room, part of the Paper Goat Post business on New Broad Street, is a creative, flexible space for gatherings of up to 30 people.
Paper Goat Post owners, twins Megan Gingerich and Cedar Jayson, love helping make gatherings effortless.
The Party Room is a perfect place for birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, private or corporate gatherings, or even just a meet-up of best friends.
Recently, the twins had the unexpected opportunity to expand Paper Goat Post.
Paper Goat Post now occupies the building next door, previously owned by The Drip Bar, and the business owners are using the new space to enhance their offerings.
“We want it to be a comfortable space for people to celebrate their special moments,” Jayson says. “We allow people to do as much of the work as they want, or they can come in and we can have everything set up and ready. We like to say it’s ‘effortless gathering.’ It really does vary based on what our customers want and need. That’s why we feel like we have something to offer everyone.”
GROWING AND GLOWING
Paper Goat Post called Ivanhoe Village in north downtown Orlando home for six-and-one-half years. The business transitioned to Baldwin Park in 2022.
Paper Goat Post fulfills all of one’s needs for celebrating everyday — all in one location.
The twins combine their love for paper and party needs through the use of their multitude of services, including customizable invitations, personalized stationery, the Balloon and Gift Wrap Bar, and The Party Room.
This past summer, the pair acquired the 1,400-square-foot space next door, doubling the size of the business.
The Paper Studio and The Party Room moved to occupy the new space in the fall.
The sisters now are looking to get the word out more about The Party Room and what it offers the community.
Paper Goat Post offers varying forms of packages for The Party Room experience.
Packages for the room vary based on need, time and budget.
Community members can book a party package or work with a party concierge to build their own gathering.
Customization options include bringing your own food and drink, use of the kitchenette, adding a balloon garland, themed party ware for guests, as well as multiple add-on options for activities and decorations.
“We just want The Party Room to be a space for our community to gather,” Jayson says.
Paper Goat Post recently announced its new concept for The Party Room called “Spontaneous Celebrations,” a pop-up experience for everyday gatherings.
The Spontaneous Celebrations are all-inclusive gathering offerings, including sips and snacks, styled table scapes, private use of the party room, a digital invitation, and set-up and clean-up by the party concierge.
The business also is offering memberships to use The Party Room when available as a comfortable space to wait while children are in extracurricular activities on New Broad Street.
“Knowing your kids are busy enjoying their hobbies while you get to relax in comfort is something to celebrate,” Gingerich says. “Locals can use the space to hang out or even get some work done.”
Because of the recent expansion in size, the twins also have expanded their line of products on the retail side of the business.
In addition to spreading the word about The Party Room, the twins are working to refine their offerings and ensure everyone knows what they are, as well as making every service attainable.
This year, more than ever, they need the support of the community to ensure small businesses along New Broad Street are here to say.
Despite the hard work of running a small business, the connection with the community continues to inspire the sisters.
“Community has been a big part of Paper Goat Post from day one, and now, having an even more close-knit community here, has been really exciting for us,” Jayson says. “We want to help (our customers) and make their lives easier by doing things that come fairly naturally and easily to us."
News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.