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Best birthday party supply stores in NYC

Make your kid's birthday the best one yet with these amazing party supply stores! You'll find everything from streamers to balloon bouquets at these city shops

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So you're preparing to host the best birthday party your kid's ever seen—where do you go to make it all happen? These party supply stores have everything you could possible need for the best birthday ever (yes, they'll even help make your over-the-top 1st birthday party ideas a reality). Check out our favorite go-to party stores below.


P.S...if you're also on the hunt for a great birthday gift, stop by our favorite toy stores in NYC, too.


Party supply stores

Blue Ribbon General Store

Blue Ribbon General Store Photograph: Driely Schwartz

Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

At this kelly green, 1,100-square-foot spot with a backyard for events, whimsical housewares, novelties and whatever owner Ann Cantrell, a former product developer for Ralph Lauren and Coach, deems “best in show” crowd the shelves. Its rotating lineup is heavy on small gifts for little ones, and it also carries plenty of party supplies. Stock up on festive paper goods, temporary tattoos and unique party favors.

  1. 232 Fifth Ave, (between Carroll and President Sts)
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E.A.T. Gifts

  • Price band: 1/4

At the nonedible arm of the Eli Zabar empire, parents can stock up on whimsical paper goods emblazoned with Yankees and Mets logos or monkey cartoons. Plus, the boutique’s kid-friendly baubles—from stickers and erasers to cupcake-shaped lip glosses and silly straw sunglasses—take the guesswork out of party favors.

  1. 1062 Madison Ave, (between 80th and 81st Sts)
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Village Party Store

  • Price band: 1/4

Animal masks and piñatas beckon wide-eyed kids into the shop, which boasts a comprehensive selection of character-themed partyware adorned with the likes of Justin Bieber, Captain America and the Smurfs. While parents browse the requisite party hats and tableware, children can try out tiaras or magic wands for their special day.

  1. 13 E 8th St, (between Fifth Ave and University Pl)
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Party City

Party City Photograph: John Nantes

Party City

  • Price band: 1/4

For the full party supply experience, check out Party City near Penn Station—this super organized array of paper goods, costumes, favors and candy makes it a one-stop shop in the realm of party supply stores, and it even has its own balloon bar for making your kid's special day totally epic.

  1. 223 W 34th St, (between Seventh and Eighth Aves)
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Pearl River Mart

Pearl River Mart

Pearl River Mart

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Stop by Chinese emporium Pearl River Mart to find the coolest kitschy knick knacks around—grab strings of paper lanterns, rope lights and pretty garlands plus exotic goodies like paper fans, chopsticks, calligraphy sets and gummy candles to complete your party experience.

  1. 477 Broadway, (between Broome and Grand Sts), 10013
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State News

  • Price band: 2/4

These newspaper stands–cum–neighborhood stores specialize in stationery, toys and party supplies. Try not to lose little ones as you navigate aisles full of colorful gift wrap, greeting cards, paper goods and favors; their awesome arts-and-crafts kits make for instant party activities.

  1. 112 E 86th St, (between Park and Lexington Aves)
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Balloon Saloon

  • Price band: 3/4

Balloon Saloon is a definite go-to for your usual inflatables, but they also offer cool stuff like singing balloons, custom-printed balloons, balloon sculptures and balloon bouquets. Seriously...if you need balloons, this is the place.

  1. 133 West Broadway, (between Duane and Thomas Sts)
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