The Costume Shoppe

Ryan Schoel, OwnerCalgary, Alberta, CanadaHow long has the shop been open? (We've been open) over 20 years.What's your specialty? Anything from dressi ... more »

The Confetti Party

With the perpetual rise of social media - and the help of some incredible product - getting your brand out there is increasingly simpler. Of cours ... more »


If you walk down Main Street in any town in the United States, chances are you'll be seeing a lot of mom-and-pop shops, maybe a diner or saloon, and a ... more »

Marcia Cornell, My Mind’s Eye

Marcia Cornell My Mind's Eye After initially offering paper crafts, this maker hit its stride with partyware that adds style, polish and flair ... more »

The Party People

About five years ago, Party & Halloween Retailer (then, Party & Paper) spoke with the Sydney, Australia Prince of Party, Dean Salakas. It was ... more »

Melissa Kean, Twigs & Twirls

Melissa Kean | owner and founder, Twigs & TwirlsPortland, OregonHow long has Twigs & Twirls been around? I started my business almost six years ago i ... more »

Jennifer Lane, Event Decor Divas

Jennifer Lane Event Planner, Custom Decor Designer, Event Decor Divas Denver What product trends did you notice in 2018? Animated props are p ... more »

Laura Wills, Screaming Mimi’s

Screaming Mimi's is an iconic spot in Manhattan for costumes and vintage pieces for quite literally any occasion. For forty years, Laura Wills has bee ... more »

Screaming Mimi’s Vintage

When Laura Wills started Screaming Mimi's Vintage in 1978, her vision was a shop where yesteryear's clothing meshed with modern-day fashion. Forty yea ... more »

Virginia Thomas, Ann Page

How did you come up with the name for Ann Page? Ann Page is a combination of my middle name "Page" and my best friend from college, Dara's middle name ... more »

Joette Giardina, BalloonCoach.com

Joette Giardina Owner/Founder, BalloonCoach.com Lakeland, Florida BalloonCoach.com pretty much says it all. But how did Joette Giardina become the ... more »

Love of Character

Love of Character grew out of Mary Billings' love of party planning. The 1,900-square-foot corner-shop store and event space in Wichita, Kansas, is ... more »

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