Last Saturday I embarked on what might of been the biggest milestone in any parents life…the first birthday party! I ambitiously, only allowed myself two weeks of planning, buying, and organizing for the big shin dig. As I frantically asked my local parents for advice on party stores, DIY ideas, and entertainment references, I realized I wasn’t the only parent who underestimated the stress of a first birthday party or any party for that matter.
As I traveled with baby in tow, to every store, that seemed appealing I realized that many of these party stores, not only calm your nerves, with easy packages and a ample supply of goods, but when asked, they also can dish out some really cool ideas.
So if you’re like me, and your planning the first party, or just any festivity, even if you are into making DIY decorations, or just want to buy a generic package of decorations, Brooklyn Mamas has got you covered with a list of some helpful shops when it is time to party plan.
This shop located at 102 Smith Street, brings out the crafty party planner in us all! Not only did I use the Paper Source for most of my DIY decorations for my wedding, I used them for my daughters first birthday party. Even if you are a beginner at the whole making your own decorations thing, Paper Source, takes the time to ensure that most of the craft packages they sell are easy for everyone.They cater to every festivity you might have. When you shop here, for party decorations or ideas, you instantly feel welcomed, and empowered to take on the party planning with ease.
Where: 102 Smith Street, Brooklyn New York, 11201
Hours: Monday-Friday: 10-7, Saturday: 10-6 and Sunday:11-6
The name says it all. Party city supplies everything you could possibly need for a party. You can buy single items, or you can stock up and buy in bulk. They make an effort and keep up with the latest popular cartoon characters, so if you start your planning with a character in mind, and you take a trip to party city… you are pretty much good to go. Let’s not forget to mention, that the prices are very reasonable.
Where: Brooklyn locations: 625 Atlantic Avenue 11217, 2183 B Ralph Avenue 11234, 3797-3849 Nostrand Avenue 11235
Hours: Monday – Wednesday 9:30am – 8:30pm, Thursday- Friday 9:30am- 9:00pm. Saturday 8:30am -8:30 pm, and Sunday 10:00am to 6pm
Contact: Atlantic Avenue: (718) 399-7252, Ralph Avenue:(718) 531-3538, Nostrand Avenue: (718) 332-6848
If you are a last minute party planner, then you should come visit this party store located at 3 Debevoise Street. They offer various affordable party packages, that make planning so much easier.
Where: 3 Debevoise Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am – 6:45pm, and Sunday 11am -5:45pm
Contact: (718) 387-9685