Whether you are looking for themed party decorations or modern designed paper plates, Orange County has a lot to offer in the way of party supplies. South Orange County residents have some amazing boutique party supply shops to choose from while North Orange County has to rely more on the big-box super chains. All of these shops will help make your celebrations truly memorable with do-it-yourself options or special services to take care of the details for you. So let’s get shopping!
Where's the Party?
Over the years this small party boutique has expanded and changed their offerings to provide even more products and services to the local clientele. This store always has the perfect holiday specific decorations as well as baby and bridal showers and weddings. The store offers a lot of options for party do-it-yourselfers and just as many services for those who may need or want more help. With a large selection of print-your-own invitations, color coordinated candies and paper table wear, this is a one stop shop for your whole party. The store has a full-service balloon department which also offers delivery to your party location if it is needed. This is a reliable shop with great customer service. Don’t forget to take advantage of their gift wrapping service for the great gift items they also sell.
The Wedding Pantry
3313 Hyland Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
The Wedding Pantry first opened in Old Town Tustin before moving to a spot in the OC Mart Mix with an expanded offering of basic party supplies, not just wedding-related items. Do you need those adorable striped straws for a party this weekend? She’s got them! And she is one of the only people in Orange County to have my favorite heart-shaped plastic cutlery. And don’t forget that before she opened her shop, she was an event planning professional and can help you with custom decor.
North Orange County (and of course South Orange County too) residents rely on their closest Party City locations for their party supplies. With their large selection of Mylar balloons, this is the go-to place for character party balloons. Did you know that you can also rent a helium tank? This is a great option given all the rage over the over-sized balloons, which they now sell in their off-the-shelf balloon section. With rows and rows of solid, patterned and themed tableware products, you are sure to find what you need. Their favor section, including both candy and trinkets, is almost unrivaled when shopping for goody bag swag and piňata fillers. Need a piňata to fill? This is the place. With nice little sections for first birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, wedding day and bachelorette party items, you can’t go wrong. And they have a great selection of simple paper decorations to enhance any party including tissue paper pom kits, honeycomb garlands and paper lanterns. Sign up for coupons through their website and save!
But if you are looking to make a really big impact on your party decor, you need to check out Koyal Wholesale, the nation’s largest supplier of wedding supplies. Their showroom is located just outside of the OC, in Corona, and they sell to individuals as well as wholesale suppliers. They have recently added products that cross over in to everyday celebrations and offer all kinds of items from favors, centerpiece items, decor pieces, photo booth props, candy buffet supplies and much more. The inventory is huge and perfect for the advanced party planner looking to make a big impact at their next party.
Sharon Garofalow is a mom blogger in Orange County. See more of her work at Cupcakes and Cutlery.