Paige Chenault believes that joy changes lives. In 2012, she founded The Birthday Party Project. As Chief Birthday Enthusiast (CEO), Paige manages a team of committed, energetic professionals. Under her leadership, The Birthday Party Project has grown to serve twenty-four agencies in eight metropolitan areas. Prior to The Birthday Party Project, Paige founded Paige Chenault Events, a successful event planning company, which she managed for nearly a decade. Paige lives in Dallas with her husband, Colin; their seven-year-old and biggest inspiration and cheerleader, Lizzie; and their two-year-old GoldenDoodle, Joy. They have regular Sunday night dance parties.
The Birthday Party Project hosts monthly birthday parties at homeless and transitional living facilities with the goal of making children feel celebrated and valued. They launched in 2012, hosting one party a month at a single shelter with 60 children in attendance. Due to the dedication of their Birthday Enthusiasts (volunteers), they now host 26 birthday parties per month in 10 cities. To date, they have celebrated 2,900 birthdays with 18,500 kids and 6,500 Enthusiasts.