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Planning a lovely party is easy 0

Few things are as calming as a morning rain. The gentle drumming of rain drops against the house are soothing, and the accompanying thoughts of how beautifully the garden responds give way to a morning smile. 

Waking up with a feeling of happiness is relaxing, and feeling relaxed makes it easier to plan for the coming events that include a bridal shower and a business meeting. The business meeting is easier to plan for insofar as it requires nothing more of me than sitting down and outlining a presentation.  The bridal shower, however, involves designing invitations, selecting a party theme, a trip to the party store near me, and getting the house ready for company.  

The bride likes sunflowers, and I checked the party store site online to see what was available. I didn't find anything that appealed to me, so I will ask the party store staff to make a special order with a design that I found. That is one nice thing about planning ahead - there's time. But more importantly, that is one of the very nice things about the party store near me - they will accommodate customers and as I have witnessed time and again, they will do whatever they can to help you plan a lovely party!

  • Pat Markham

Hey Baby It's Hot Out There - Let's Party 0

Wow, a weekend in the 90's and it's only early June!  For those of us in the midwest, a weekend like that means grilling outdoors, enjoying a little sun, a little warmth, and the incredibly lush lawns and garden beds. And this weather is predicted to continue. So get on out to the party store near me and check out what we have to help you along with your summer backyard gathering. Whether it is a Father's Day bar-b-que or a 4th of July Independence Day bash we have the party supplies to spruce up your gathering and make it easy on the hosts.  

Throughout the summer so many opportunities are there for us to enjoy the great outdoors with picnics and backyard cook outs. And the very nature of these activities cry out for the need of easy-to-use tableware and serving platters and utensils. That's where we come in. Our party store has all the party supplies you need at some of the best values.  Best of all we have a very knowledgeable staff who are willing to help you craft ideas to make your party easy, affordable, and aesthetically pleasing.

Stop in today and see what we have in stock for you!

Happy Summer!

Sensational Summer Parties Need our Sensational Summer Party Supplies 0

When you think of the upcoming summer sensationals, are you thinking "graduation party" "summer party" "Patriotic" or just planning your first trip to the local beach?  No matter the occasion, the party store near me is the place to go for all your graduation party supplies, your Patriotic party supplies and your summer party needs, from paper plates and disposable servingware to a plastic table cloth on which you can lay out your picnic spread at the beach.

If you take your Patriotic party to the beach, not only are our red, white and blue plates and accessories a must have, but you can add paper flags for a little holiday flair this coming Independence Day.  No matter the occasion, no matter the time of year, or the day of the week, our party store is here to serve you and we have all the specialty items to make your local high school grad feel extra special. School colors and school logo balloons and/or napkins are in stock for the upcoming celebrations.  We're here to help make your parties a little easer to plan. Stop in - we're open 7 days a week to serve our customers.  And if you're in a hurry and what you want is available at the online store, order online and pick up in store!

 

Party Planning for Success 0

Party planning is an essential part of making a day a tremendous success. I usually start with a list.  Menu items first, grocery items second, and then what party decorations, tableware, service ware, etc is needed.  

The last party I hosted, I held a late afternoon / early dinner party that I billed as offering simple fare.  Guests contributed side dishes and I took care of meats and drinks.  Sounds simple enough, but it turns out that even if all you are doing is putting meats on a tray, you have to plan and you need party supplies

For example, once I realized that everyone invited planned to attend, I also realized that I did not have sufficient cutlery or a complete set of dishes to serve that number of people. So, I stopped at the party store near me, strolled the aisles for party decor.  I started in the solids, thinking that it would be best to pick up solid color plates and napkins rather than themed-party supplies. That way I could use them again throughout the summer. But once I strolled around the party store, I couldn't help myself. There were so many party decorations and designs that I just had to have. And soon my basket was filled with a tablecloth and matching beverage napkins for the table where drinks were to be set up, a set of dinner napkins, large dinner plates, the cool plastic ware that looks like real cutlery. As I started toward the checkout, I spotted the cups that matched the plates. So, of course, I had to have them. Then I picked up some small bowls for the dips. They're plastic, but not quite disposable - if you know what I mean.  

The event was for mother's day, so I counted out all the moms who were to be in attendance and headed over to the greeting card section, selecting special cards for each of my family and friends who were attending. I was starting to worry that I would overspend, but when all was said and done, I was very pleasantly surprised at how affordable it was to make the party easy on myself by lightening the cleaning load with paper plates, disposable napkins and cups. Best of all, when the party was set up and waiting for guests to arrive, I looked around and was very pleased at how everything looked.

So plan my friends. And when you do, put our party store on your list as the place to stop for all you need. 

The Best Party Store is the Party Store Near Me 0

The best party store near me is our local party store.  We've got a deep knowledge of our customer base - from the colors they will need for upcoming high school graduations - to their needs for party supplies.  Our friendly staff do a great job of catering to our customer's needs - whether it's any of the many balloon bouquets or the fancy balloon arches, they always know just what will work. You can hear them ask all the right questions and almost see the wheels turn as they plot out how to best serve the customer's needs.

When you visit the party store in our community, don't be surprised if they have suggestions to make things easier, better, simpler, and absolutely spectacular!  Right now everyone is thinking graduation. And the 2017 Graduation party supplies are on the shelves. There's also a selection of some party goods and balloons with the logo of our local high schools. And don't forget the face paints, hair accessories, masks, pom poms and all the rest so your graduating friend can quickly locate you in the crowd.  

Stop in today.  I promise, the party store near me is the best in town!

 

Spring Celebrations 0

I generally like to shop online, but when I shop in at the party store near me, it is always a pleasant surprise to find so many new items for the holidays or celebrations that are just around the corner.  May has a plethora of opportunities for parties, decorating, and presenting balloon bouquets. 

From Cinco de Mayo to Memorial Day, I count six events to celebrate, and that doesn't even account for the baby showers and bridal showers and bachelorette parties! Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day just passed, and this coming week is National Teacher Week when many families and schools will set up a beautifully decorated table to #ThankATeacher.  In our store, graduation party supplies are tailored so families have access to the colors representing our local schools and include some specialty items (napkins and balloons) with school logos. Those planning a brunch or luncheon can find either Mother's Day party supplies or an array of patterned party supplies that are sure to brighten up the table and make serving and clean up an easy task. And while the newest designs are just starting to come in, soon the Patriotic party supplies will be an easy find throughout the store just in time to plan for Memorial Day!  

So party on, patrons. Party on!  And be sure to stop in and check out the newest patterns as you prepare for your May celebrations.  We love our customers!