CALEXICO — What started as a hobby for Laura Aguilar has ballooned into a full-fledged party planning business here.
For years Aguilar put together flower arrangements and centerpieces as a favor for her friend's parties in Mexicali or Calexico
Eight months ago, with the assistance of her husband, she decided to learn more about the craft and start a business.
In the months that followed, their Michelangelo's Party Planning has been hired to decorate halls and churches for weddings, quinceñeras and baby showers throughout Calexico and across the border.
She said the majority of her clients have heard about her service by word-of-mouth or advertisements at banks and supermarkets.
Her husband, Ariel Aguilar, has helped supply clients who know the family from their jewelry business.
They picked the name "Michelangeo's" because, "We like that name and all of our promotional materials feature one of his paintings."