Our Team

Celebrations Party & Rental was established in 2003 in Ames, Iowa. It is a special event company specializing in rentals for corporations, schools, weddings, private parties and more. It is also currently the only party supply/costume store in Ames. It is owned by Stephanie Taylor Burnett who bought an existing small party store in Boone, added rental inventory and moved it to Ames. Over the years the company has continued to grow and moved into larger locations over several years. During that time both the party store and rental store inventory expanded. In 2015 we bought out our competition and added tents to our inventory. After 16 years of business we have moved into our final location at 302 S. 3rd Street in Ames. That building houses our party supply store as well as our linen operations. We now carry a huge rental selection of linens in over 50 colors and styles. We built a new 8000 square ft warehouse in 2017 to the west of our existing building that houses our tent, chair, table and staging inventory. John Burnett, Stephanie’s husband joined the business in 2015 and runs the tent operations. As of 2019 Celebrations maintains an inventory of over 1000 tables, 4000 chairs, over 15 styles of centerpieces, décor for wedding ceremonies/receptions, concession machines, audio and lighting equipment and much more. Our Celebrations family is proud to continue to expand our offerings while maintaining our operations as a family owned company that puts our customers first.

Stephanie has owned Celebrations since 2003. She currently still runs the company, working in the retail store and doing a lot of paperwork! She still enjoys going out on jobsites when possible also. Stephanie has a son and a daughter, Logan 19, a freshman at Iowa State, and Josie, a junior in high school. In her free time she enjoys annoying her kids, playing pickleball, reading, and boating. She is also a horrible cook and a great dancer.

John joined Celebrations in 2016 and became the manager for the tent/tables/chairs section of the company. He handles all the day to day operations of the rental department. He has two teenage daughters. His hobbies include watching you tube on his ipad, boating, watching Iowa State football and basketball, drinking Miller Lite, grilling out and knitting blankets.

Patty has been with Celebrations for 15 years. She is the manager on the retail side of the company plus she is the main contact for customers doing rental orders. She is an extremely hard worker who also handles a lot of the behind the scenes work maintaining the rental items. Patty and her husband Dave have four grown children and two grandchildren. She loves spending time with her family playing sports and camping and watching her grandchildren’s activities. She is active with her church and also loves insects of all kinds.

Devin is from Jefferson, Iowa. He has a one year old son named Lincoln. He loves spending time with his dogs and fishing. In his spare time he enjoys painting his toenails and ferret racing.

Ulysses is originally from Omaha, Nebraska but moved to Ames in his teens. He loves to play his playstation and tinkering with his truck. He has 3 kids and one granddaughter. In his spare time he loves to line dance and do hot yoga.
IT SHOULD BE  celebrated !