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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:

  • Pink
  • Red
  • Black
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Orange
  • Peach
  • Purple
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Brown
  • 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

Important Dates
October 31, 2023 
Designer Applications Due

Click here to download the form.

November 17, 2023

Notified of Designer Application Selections

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.

Click here to sign up for a Dress Rehearsal date

February 18, 2024 | 1 – 4 p.m.

Dress Rehearsal

March 3, 2024 | 1 – 4 p.m.

Dress Rehearsal

March 24, 2024 | 1 – 4 p.m.

Dress Rehearsal

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

Amanda Leinen

Ann Gadbury, Lyn Jenkins, Sarah Shelquist-Hanson, and Audrey Doepke-Lujan

Bailey Ashbacher and Norwalk High School Fashion Program

Carolyn Hawk

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

Erica Copeland

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

Julie Stork

Karynna Jones

Kristen McLaughlin

Laura Ernst

Lyn Jenkins and Wendy Penman

Melissa Hawk and Justine Year

Nawal Rai

Neika Whitfield

Principal Financial Group

Rachel Walters

Rosalie Steele

Sara Markham

Sarah Dornink

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

Vicki Nail


ChildServe improves the health and well-being of nearly 5,800 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.

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