Aug 7, 2019
Courtney Creighton, owner | Party Central, Decatur, Alabama
How long has the shop been open?Almost 22 years, but I just purchased in January 2018. I grew up in this store; [I] started working here when I was 16, all the way through four years of college. I would still come back and work Halloweens after I had moved on to work in the insurance business.
What’s your specialty?We specialize in personalized items such as banners, posters, invitations, sashes, shirts with vinyl, and monogrammed napkins. In the past year though, we have really grown business in our air-blown balloon items such as arches, columns, garlands, and centerpieces.
What are some of the best-selling products/lines you carry?Gender reveal has been a big seller for us. Also, of course, our kid patterns, age specific patterns, and costumes.
Do you do any/a lot of sales online?We do not sell online, but we keep our Facebook and Instagram active showing things we are doing here at the store.
What are some popular themes you’ve been seeing this year?For kids, Fortnite and unicorns are our best sellers. Also, fiesta parties and gender reveals.
What do you expect will be popular the rest of this year and into next year?Balloon garlands, columns and arches along with patterns such as Toy Story, super heroes, and taco ’bout a baby.