Where’s the party?? Summer is here and you know what that means! It is THE perfect excuse to have that house pool party, a barbeque with friends or just simply have fun under the sun. Whether the occasion calls for a simple get together or a meaningful event like a birthday or a baby shower, there is now a new and more playful way of celebrating life. Enter… Party Pals. By now, you have probably seen snippets of its whimsical decorations in launches, malls or through people’s posts. It will most likely catch your eye because well, how can one resist a huge pizza slice with everything on it floaty? It’s cheat day without the calories.
Party Pals was founded in 2015 by a group of individuals from various industries. While each member is involved in diverse enterprises, their shared enthusiasm for celebrating life’s significant moments inspired the idea of creating the brand. Whether these special events are celebrated in an intimate or massive way, they wanted to provide an experience that would make shopping for party props fun, happy and definitely hassle-free through an online store that delivers right to your doorstop nationwide. Co-founder Ange dela Cruz shares, “Filipinos love to celebrate and have fun. It is in our culture, and being creative comes naturally. However, it is difficult to put together a party because there is no one-stop shop for all your party needs. As a customer, you need to go through multiple shops to get what you need and typically have to go through traffic so we thought, why not offer a well-curated selection of products online so that shopping can be easy and fun?”
A wide range of profiles seems to enjoy their products – from mothers to internet-savvy folks to DIY types. Surprisingly, even the men are ordering from the online shop to surprise their wives and girlfriends.
To give an idea of what you can order from Party Pals, out this list of items:
Balloons – It has an extensive list of balloons for any milestone, like letter and number balloons called alpha- and numba-loons in multiple styles, sizes and colors as well as a large selection of foil and latex balloons for many different party themes and needs. The gold and silver ones are favored by many.
Summer and pool party floaties – The fun pool floaties are making an appearance at many pool parties and weekend getaways, and are bestsellers year-round. The group is particularly excited about the new pool statement floaties that include the white/black/gold swans, unicorn, popsicles, watermelon, pretzels and more. Aside from these fun accessories, Party Pals also provides Tropical Fruit Straws and other pool party essentials to spruce up an event, party or celebration.
Paper decor – Details are everything in party planning. The online shop offers paper honeycombs, lace fans, buntings, garlands, confetti, wall décor and many more.
Tableware – Party Pals tries to make party essentials fun by offering an array of styles of plates, cutlery, happy birthday candles, number candles and paper straws.
These items are personally selected and curated by the team from suppliers around the world. Low maintenance is required for the balloons and paper décor. A quick wipe with a dry cloth will do the trick in cleaning them. Many of their items can also be re-used. For example, the foil balloons can be deflated and reflated and their paper fans can be opened and utilized as needed.
For inspiration, the entrepreneurs get them from just about anywhere. The partners credit Pinterest and Instagram as their biggest sources of ideas and inspiration for emerging trends but they also do research on what kids and mothers would prefer. It is often a joy discovering new products and inspiration during the research process.
While the group expects to launch the website www.partypals.ph this month, interested buyers for now can access the catalogue by emailing them at [email protected] Customers can also stay in touch on Facebook and Instagram at @partypalsph.
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