Making a Difference

ChildServe’s Bubble Ball wouldn’t be what it is if not for the generosity of fabulous local designers who donate their time to create bubble wrap masterpieces! The rules are simple: create something using bubble wrap 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! Every year, the finished products blow audiences away. What amazing talent we have residing right here in Des Moines!

Free Bubble Wrap Available for Designers
Free Pink, Red, Black, White, Yellow, Blue, Green, Orange, Purple, Gold, Silver, Brown, and Clear (small bubble) bubble wrap is available for designers. Pick up is by appointment only as bubble wrap is stored a few minutes away from our building at a storage facility in Johnston. Please contact ChildServe before you come to make sure someone will be available to assist you.

Roxanne Wicks   |  515.727.1480

Erica Axiotis  |   515.251.5515

Important Dates
October 21, 2018 5:30-7:00pm 

Designer Party at ChildServe

November 15, 2019

Top 3 design choices due

Email Roxanne Wicks at

November 22, 2019

Final design choices assigned to designers via email

January 31, 2020

Models Requests Due

Email Roxanne Wicks at

January 31, 2020

Hair/Makeup Requests Due

Email Roxanne Wicks at

March 1, 8, 22, 2020

(Mandatory to attend ONE date with your model)

2-4pm Dress Rehearsal

Franklin Jr. High, 4801 Franklin Ave, Des Moines

April 4, 2020 8am – 4pm

Design delivery/on-site Installation for stationary items

Grand Ballroom – Iowa Events Center

April 4, 2020 2pm

Mandatory Bubble Ball Runway Show Rehearsal

Grand Ballroom – Iowa Events Center

April 4, 2020  7pm

ChildServe’s Bubble Ball

Grand Ballroom – Iowa Events Center

2020 Runway Designers

Aliza Akers-Miller

Alyson Benell

Amanda Leinen

Ann Gadbury, Lyn Jenkins, Audrey Lujan, Ramana Draper and Sarah Shelquist

Blondie (Sloane Clark)

Britney Brown Photography & Design

Carmen Clark, Tory Deviries, Kelli King, Courtney Mottet and Krista

Cooley (Valley HS Teachers)

Catalina Hernandez and Lucas Anderson

Central Iowa Sewing Guild

Christine Svec

Dadrianna Watson, Princess Walker and Shearill McKinnon

Gretchen Bohling Design and Molly Spain

Greenwood Metro Kids

Jill Cornwell, Melissa Hiskey, Rosemary Stevenson

Julie Stork

Karen Delgado and Zaxvyn Miller

Kayla Adams and Kathy Lindquist

Lill Delin

Maddie Pebsworth

Melissa Hawk and Justine Year

Michael Delin

Mr B, Badower’s, The Backroom, Men’s clothing store group

Norwalk High School Fashion Program

Rachel Walters

Rebecca Jones – DMA​CC Fashion Institute

Sarah E. Clark

Selena Quangvan and Lily Ojendyk – DMACC Fashion Institute

Sonja Watson

Susan Mack Overla, Anna Overla, Roxanne Wicks

Susan Mack Overla, Rachel Overla, and Katie Thompson

Tamara Lobel

The Stelter Company


Vicki Nail

YWRC – Sonia Ashe, Kimberly Esquibel-Jones, Shanna Reinke

2020 Stationary Designers

Laken Baird

Adam Clark and Miles Clark

Aaron Clutts

Alyson Benell

Johnston Middle School – Carol Dresher, Nicole Beer, Nicole James

Greenwood Metro Kids Care

Jill Cornwell

Lill Delin

Matt Weis

Megan Pebsworth

Sherwood Wilson, Nichole Poindexter-Wilson, Meg Herberger, Erin & Jake Poindexter

Susan Mack Overla, Anna Overla, Roxanne Wicks


ChildServe improves the health and well-being of nearly 4,600 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, acquired injuries, and other special healthcare needs.

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