Born and raised in Pittsburgh’s Lincoln Place, Dana Bush is a 1998 graduate of CAPA High School, 2003 graduate of California University of Pennsylvania, and 2008 graduate of Robert Morris University. Dana graduated Summa Cum Laude while becoming a recipient of the prestigious “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” Dana is now a mother of three boys, ages eight, six, and two, and will celebrate her 10th anniversary with her husband, Tim, next year.
She looks at her sons as her biggest accomplishments, but she is also an outstanding businesswoman. In 2012, Dana combined her schooling and passion for the arts and education to create P.G.H. Party Creations. By providing birthday party entertainment for children throughout the region, P.G.H. Party Creations became a popular Pittsburgh company almost instantly.
Outside of birthday parties, Dana obtained large clients immediately, including Phipps Conservatory, Chick Fil A, Uno Restaurant, Kennywood Park, and Sandcastle Waterpark. In 2015, P.G.H. Party Creations was named the top face-painting company by Hula Frog. More recently, they were named the top 3 face-painting companies by threebestrated.com.
Her drive and determination have built a successful business that brings face painting and fun to local birthday parties and events while also giving back to the community in a variety of ways.
Through her years face-painting at children’s parties, Dana noticed that many elderly party guests also enjoyed participating in the activity. In June of 2018, Dana founded Dorothy’s Dream. Named after her late grandmother, Dorothy’s Dream is a volunteer organization that coordinates to visit nursing homes on a monthly basis to throw parties for the residents. During the visit, residents can enjoy face-painting, music, food, balloons, singing, games, and more.
Dana believes we are all kids at heart, no matter the age.
While constantly growing her business, Dana never forgets the importance of giving back to the community, and making memories that will last a lifetime.
Dana plans to continue expanding her entertainment business in the coming years, while sharing her love for volunteering at nursing homes in Pittsburgh and surrounding regions.
When asked how she keeps up with three young children, a full-time business, and volunteering, Dana says, “Every smile I make…whether young or old, is my reason.”