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!

ChildServe continues to monitor recommendations from public health officials regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). While we are excited to see everyone at Bubble Ball 2021, we are currently exploring additional options in the case that the event cannot be held in person. Bubble Ball 2021 may not look the same as it has in past years, but the show must go on! We can’t wait to see what our designers have created. Stay tuned for more details as the event gets closer!

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.

Laken Baird   |  515.727.1480

Sarah Mowery  |  515.727.2356

Important Dates
October 18, 2021 | 5-7pm

Designer Kick-off Party
Franklin Junior High
4801 Franklin Ave., Des Moines, IA

November 19, 2021

Designer Preference Forms Due

Click here to download the form.

January 1, 2022

Model Requests Due
Hair & Make-up Requests Due

Email Laken Baird at

March 6, 2022 | 2-4pm

Rehearsal #1
Franklin Junior High
4801 Franklin Ave., Des Moines, IA

Click here to sign up for this rehearsal.

March 19, 2022 | 2-4pm

Rehearsal #2
Franklin Junior High
4801 Franklin Ave., Des Moines, IA

Click here to sign up for this rehearsal.

March 20, 2022 | 2-4pm

Rehearsal #3
Franklin Junior High
4801 Franklin Ave., Des Moines, IA

Click here to sign up for this rehearsal.

April 2, 2022

8am – 2pm: Stationary Design Delivery/Installation

2:00pm: Mandatory Bubble Ball Runway Show Rehearsal

2:30pm: Runway Show Hair & Make-up Appointments Begin

7pm: ChildServe’s Bubble Ball Event

Grand Ballroom and Concourse Level
– Iowa Events Center
730 3rd Street, Des Moines IA 50309

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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