Looking to throw a party for next to nothing? Village Paper Party Store is where you’ll find all the things you know you need (colorful plates, cups, utensils, glittery sparkler candles, noisemakers, streamers, confetti) and then a whole lot of stuff you suddenly have to have (a golden tiara, a cheetah mask, parasol straws, glow sticks, award ribbons, paper lanterns)—all for great prices. Perhaps you’ll decide your party needs a theme—maybe Hawaiian? They have leis, grass skirts, and inflatable palm trees. Or maybe Mexican? Pick up a unicorn piñata, a dozen sombreros, and—why not?—a disco ball! Throwing a bachelorette party? Then you’ll definitely need that princess sash and the “electronic stud finder.” For those who like to be the life of the party, try the gags section for hand buzzers, “nerd specs,” and squirting cameras, or check out their wide variety of costumes and wigs. Unfortunately, the only thing this store can’t supply you with is a date to the party.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 21, 2009