Making a Difference
ChildServe’s Bubble Ball wouldn’t be what it is without the generosity of fabulous local designers who donate their time to create bubble cushioning masterpieces! The rules are simple: create something using BUBBLE WRAP® brand cushioning as the core element of your design. Local groups and individuals create bubblicious runway and stationary designs based on a yearly theme – and each and every one is comprised mainly of BUBBLE WRAP® brand cushioning! Every year, the finished products blow audiences away. What amazing talent we have residing right here in Des Moines!
2024 Theme: Iconic Eras
We can’t wait to showcase this year’s theme – Iconic Eras! Join us for a fashion journey through time from the prehistoric cave men to 80’s hip hop fashion and everything in between. 2024 Bubble Ball Design Applications are due Tuesday, October 31, 2023. Download the 2024 Bubble Ball Designer Infortmation Packet and 2024 Bubble Ball Design Application to join us!
BUBBLE WRAP® Brand Cushioning Available for FREE
BUBBLE WRAP® brand cushioning colors available:
- Clear (large bubble)
Please note: Pick up is by appointment only as BUBBLE WRAP® brand cushioning is stored off location. Please contact ChildServe before you come to make sure someone will be available to assist you.
Kiley Kahler | 515.727.1480
October 31, 2023
Designer Applications Due
January 5, 2024
Model Preferences & Ticket Informations Due
February 5, 2024 |
Deadline to sign up for a Bubble Ball 2024 Dress Rehearsal.
Deadline to submit Hair & Make-up requests, Dietary Restrictions, and Program Edits.
February 18, 2024 | 1 – 4 p.m.
March 3, 2024 | 1 – 4 p.m.
March 24, 2024 | 1 – 4 p.m.
April 20, 2024 | Bubble Ball
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Stationary Design delivery/installation
1:30 p.m. – Designer and model check-in
2 – 3 p.m. – Mandatory Bubble Ball Runway Show Rehearsal. *Parents/guardians of models will be able to watch the rehearsal from the TV monitors in the dressing room area in Hall A of Hy-Vee Hall.
3 p.m. – Runway show hair & make-up appointments begin
5:30 p.m. – Guests arrive, social hour begins
7 p.m. – ChildServe’s Bubble Ball program begins
8:15 p.m. – Runway show begins.
9 – 9:15 p.m. – Runway show ends, band begins.
10:30 p.m. – Event ends.
2023 Runway Designers
Aimee Marasco and Southeast Polk High School
Ann Gadbury, Lyn Jenkins, Sarah Shelquist-Hanson, and Audrey Doepke-Lujan
Bailey Ashbacher and Norwalk High School Fashion Program
Central Iowa Sewing Guild: DeAnn Herbert, Jill Severson, Kyrie Severson, Sue Blair, Shari Backstrom, Kim Shelquist, Jessica Herbert, Audrey Lujan
Christine Morgan and Lola Svec
Jenny Van Weelden
Jill Cornwell, Melissa Hiskey, and Rosemary Stevenson
Jim Spizale, Jeri Spizale, Annie Spizale, Beth Barber, and Matt Mickle
Johnston Schools: Carol Dresherk, Heather Menke, and Nicole Beer
Lyn Jenkins and Wendy Penman
Melissa Hawk and Justine Year
Principal Financial Group
Sarah Dornink and Telligen
Sherwood Wilson and Poindexter Flooring, Inc.
The Stelter Company: Amanda Samson, Betsy Parker, Heidi Downs, Chelsea Rewerts, Jessica Samuelson, Kelsey Kingery, and Kasi Zieminski
ChildServe improves the health and well-being of 5,700 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.