Longtime costume retail and rental operation embraces new way of doing business

When one thinks of a stereotypical mom-and-pop shop, it might conjure up images of a storefront in an old neighborhood of an even older city. When you ... more »

Michele Biordi, Halloween Industry Association (HIA)

Michele BiordiExecutive Director, Halloween Industry AssociationMt. Laurel, New Jersey"What exactly does HIA do?" That's the question Michele Biordi h ... more »

Best of Balloon Recipes

A few of our most popular balloon recipes from the past few years. Follow the links below to download. Listed from left to right in the image above. ... more »

Jelle Van Der Zwet, OppoSuits

Director and co-founder, OppoSuitsAmsterdamJelle Van Der Zwet and his friends were seeking festive garb to wear during the 2010 World Cup, but the res ... more »

Carolina Party

Sixteen years later, we check in with the Delorier family of Carolina Party In 2001, Party & Paper Retailer detailed a party store startup loca ... more »

Andy Richman, Party Club of America

Andy RichmanExecutive Director, Party Club of AmericaGreater Los AngelesThere isn't an aspect of party business that Andy Richman hasn't done, all the ... more »

Diane Delorier, Carolina Party

Diane DelorierOwner, Carolina Party Inc.Swansboro, North CarolinaDiane Delorier opened Carolina Party in 2001. Over the past 15 years, she's become a ... more »

Becoming a Certified Balloon Artist

Breaking down Qualatex's CBA program and what it could mean for youThere's an old proverb from Chinese philosopher Laozi that says, "A journey of a th ... more »

The Costumer

Longtime owner celebrates The Costumer's 100th anniversary by passing baton to next generation When seamstress Anna White started her Schenec ... more »

Amy Dufour, Urban Expositions

Amy Dufour Marketing Manager, Urban Expositions Kennesaw, Georgia We asked Amy Dufour, a marketing manager for Urban Expositions - administrato ... more »

Williams Costume Company

After 60 years in business in Sin City, Nancy Williams has seen it all Nancy Williams spoke with a wry smile of her early days in Las Vegas, reminisc ... more »

Erik Johnsen, The Costumer

Erik Johnsen New owner, The Costumer Albany & Schenectady, New York The Costumer will start its second century with a brand new owner. The 10 ... more »

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