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Published December 19th 2012
Throwing a party doesn't have to mean throwing money away
Time to throw a party and that's when Murphy's Law comes into play. Everything that can go wrong will go wrong and leave you in a ball of misery or fury depending on your personality type. A nice solution for this scenario would be a place with all that you might need to throw a kid's party under one roof. Party Supply Depot in Uni Hill is one such place and I'm yet to come across another one of the same kind in the area.
Kid's parties may seem like the easiest thing in the world to put together but by the fourth time you've done it you just might get bored or worse, run out of ideas. Ever felt stuck when it comes to party ideas? Walk into Party Supply Depot and you might very well come up with interesting themes for a kid's party or surprise birthday party. They have a range of party paraphernalia that might tick all boxes for kids of all ages.
The local bargain shop can usually step up and take care of party supply needs but at Party Supply Depot you get a wide choice where themes are concerned. They have stuff for kids' birthdays, 18th and 21st birthdays, anniversaries, souvenirs, helium balloons of varying sizes, lights, flags, festoons, dress-ups, and more.
What you might usually find confined to one section at the back of a bargain shop is spread out in a whole shop floor to ceiling and all over, even spilling outside the entrance. The prices may not be as cheap but the variety sure bedazzles. Some of the stuff, like the Chinese lanterns, is reusable as long as you change batteries.
Dora the Explorer, Buzz Lightyear, and Woody et al come in over 4 feet tall inflated helium balloons and will surely make any kids' event lively and fun. These are plastic and a big one may cost up to $50. They also have the cheaper latex types that look great in a bunch. You get to pick and choose balloons of your choice from among plain and printed. The printed ones cost just over a dollar and they'll have it ready and inflated for you ready to be picked up.
The helium balloons are supposed to last for up to 24 hours after which they may start to look a bit tired. I bought a McQueen balloon for my friend's little boy and he was driven to tears when it wilted the next day. So watch out for heartbreaks such as that.
Party Supply Depot has themed party wares that let you plan around a certain theme without too much trouble. For instance if it's Batman you're after, you get plates, napkins, and balloons with that theme. You also get costumes, party hats, and other dress-up paraphernalia. Crazy straws to magic wands, there's plenty of shiny, glittery stuff here to pick up if you're in the mood to go all out.
They don't have a website yet and so online shopping is not an option. However if you're in the Northern suburbs, Party Supplies Depot might just be the one-stop-shop that may have what you need to throw a fun, colourful party with balloons, party favours, and noisemakers.