Made of Sugar and Spice in downtown McKinney changes owners, readies to launch new programs

Eric Varney (top left) and Ana Arteaga (top center) are the team running Made of Sugar and Spice in downtown McKinney. (Courtesy Made of Sugar and Spice)
Eric Varney (top left) and Ana Arteaga (top center) are the team running Made of Sugar and Spice in downtown McKinney. (Courtesy Made of Sugar and Spice)

Eric Varney (top left) and Ana Arteaga (top center) are the team running Made of Sugar and Spice in downtown McKinney. (Courtesy Made of Sugar and Spice)

Eric Varney purchased Made of Sugar and Spice on June 5 and has assumed ownership of the business. The party and event venue offers a place for girls to celebrate their birthdays while making it easy for parents to plan. On its website, the business says it lives by the motto, “You bring the cake and we do the rest.”

“We are not a franchise and are proud to celebrate only one birthday at a time, offering the flexibility and personal attention necessary to make each soiree exceptionally yours,” Varney said in an email.


Varney has installed Ana Arteaga as the new general manager, and the team will be launching Daddy/Daughter Days and memberships with Made of Sugar and Spice in the coming weeks and months.

The business is located at 207 N. Kentucky St., McKinney. www.madeofsugarandspice.com
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.