Juliet Boydstun and Lucinda Kent came up with the idea for The Coop after one too many days spent in what they called a “party prison,” the venues made for children’s parties without any thought to the adults that have to hang out and wait for their children. The long-time friends created a bright, fun, squeaky clean play and party space for children with a stylish cappuccino bar and an outdoor patio for the adults.
They did well. US Weekly dubbed them the Hot Tot Party Spot. But they recognized that they were not as good at business as they were at throwing parties. Plus they wanted to expand but were busy at their one location every day. They needed a mentor. And they got one in Barbara Corcoran.
With Barbara, they created the popular “Coop Crate,”a party in a box for their patrons who wanted to celebrate at home. Last we heard, they were opening more locations and offering franchise opportunities. Also, they were planning a web series with PopSugar, “Best Birthday Ever,” where they focus on their party-planning service.