Foam Party Hats on ‘Shark Tank’: Who are the founders, what is the cost and where can you get custom-made hats?
An idea that first sparked at a wedding, Foam Party Hats soon started selling the funky hats for every occasion
The party season is around the corner! Wondering how to make your get together thrilling? A mother and son duo from Houston, Texas, are all set to “try and keep the party going as they introduce their festive party hats” to the Sharks.
Even in the middle of a global pandemic, you can grab these deals and select from a number of holiday-themed hats to spice up your life during COVID-19. The website reads: "The hats can be used for anything. We sell primarily to weddings, birthday parties and corporate events, but we have also sold for festivals, plays, cruises, etc. Our hats bring fun, colorfulness and the x-factor to any type of event, we guarantee it!"
What is Foam Party Hats?
An idea that first sparked at a wedding, Foam Party Hats soon started selling the funky hats for every occasion. While it was just custom designs at first, the mother-son duo also started selling premade designs. Interestingly, customers not only buy it for humans but for their pets like cats and dogs too.
On the home page of the website, there are numerous categories for weddings, foam wigs, animals, headbands, birthdays, sports and drinks and foods. Not just that, they also claim: "With more than 10 years of creating magnificent hats for our clients, any wild idea that you have in mind, we can create." The official website further reads: "Most of our party hats have started as a special request from a client. Our 300+ party hats have come from wild ideas our clients have imagined that we have materialized with a 100% satisfaction rate."
Who are the founders?
Mother and son entrepreneur duo Manuel and Grace Rojas presented their crazy product to Sharks Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec, Lori Greiner, Kevin O’Leary and Guest Shark Daniel Lubetzky. According to Shark Tank Blog, the idea first sparked when Grace lived in Venezuela and wanted to do something special for her daughter’s wedding during the Hora Loca — a wedding tradition that started in countries like Venezuela, Peru, Argentina and Brazil and has been grabbing more eyeballs in recent times.
Originally designed for her daughter’s wedding, the guests were enthralled to wear it and it soon became a huge hit at the photo booth that night. By the end of the night, she surprisingly got plenty of orders for hats for other celebrations as well, and the hat-making blossomed into a business for her and her son, Manuel. In 2010, the family fled Venezuela and set up the business in Houston, Texas. Manuel then attended the University of Houston, where he studied chemical engineering.
What is the cost?
What hat do you want to try on? Christmas Jester Hat, the Christmas Chimney Hat, the Christmas Gift Hat, the Christmas Snowman Hat, the Christmas Elf Hat, the Special Christmas Tree Hat (which lights up), and the Moose Hat... there are several options to choose from. On the website, the hats are priced in the range of $24.99 to $49.99 depending on the type of hat.
That's not all. You can also use the code SHARKTANK for a 15 percent discount on all the products! Also, get free shipping if you purchase orders of $250 or more.
Who will crack the deal?
Seeing how happy and jubilant the Sharks look after trying the Foam Party Hats, it seems like all of them would like to jump at the opportunity. We think Mark might clinch the deal in the end, or perhaps, it could go to recurring Shark Robert! What do you think? Tell us in the comments below.
‘Shark Tank’ Season 12 Episode 5 will premiere on November 13, 2020, from 8 pm ET to 9 pm ET on ABC.