Everyone likes a good party—well, we think so, at least. So, we decided to scout out some of the best party-supply vendors in the area to help bring the level of fun at your next get-together to a whole new level. With their help, your jamboree could be one that your guests will be talking about for years to come.
Brand-new to the area, Party Fundamentals is stocked with everyday entertaining supplies like plates, cups, napkins, decorations and favors for every holiday or occasion. But it’s the balloon sculptures, arches and pillars this up-and-coming business is already known for in the southwest metro. Helium-filled creations are made of bright colors and silly shapes—in other words, perfect for any children’s party. Upgrade your tot’s soiree by swapping out an old-fashioned balloon-on-a-string with a whimsical creation by Party Fundamentals. 212 Pioneer Trail, Chaska; 952.368.2800.
Pop Up Party Rental
If you’re hosting a backyard party or a school event and expecting lots of hyper kids or teens, consider an inflatable bounce house. Pop Up Party Rental offers some of the kookiest and amusing inflatables available for rent. Options include bouncers shaped like a tiger or a UFO, inflatable obstacle courses, and a pop-up laser-tag field. 16985 County Road 40, Carver; 952.270.3564.
Prairie Party Rental
Throwing an outdoor wedding reception or graduation party? It’s not too soon to start thinking about the spring, and you might want to invest in a tent. After all, every Minnesotan knows the weather here is unpredictable. Eden Prairie’s Prairie Party Rental carries a variety of tent sizes (tents can even be heated) to keep you and your guests dry, as well as all the supplies needed to fill up the tents (think: tables, chairs, linens) and catering supplies like coffee pots, chafing dishes and dessert stands. Eden Prairie; 952.937.8814.
Waconia Farm Supply
Don’t be misled by the name—Waconia Farm Supply has a party rental inventory containing both practical and amusing items that will make your get-together a blast. Among the basics are coolers, generators, tents and chairs. After you’ve got the essentials in place, it’s time to add the fun stuff. Entertain your guests with a yummy popcorn machine, festive dunk tank or barn-shaped moon bounce. 801 South Highway 284, Waconia; 952.442.2126 ext. 6.
Although this mobile party experience has a slew of kid’s party activities—including bumper balls, sumo wrestling and candy art—the main attraction is a video game theater to fulfill every gamer’s dreams. Hosted within a state-of-the-art trailer that fits 24 guests, Gamin’ Ride will come directly to your home and set-up shop on the curb or in your backyard. Within the trailer is an interactive gaming lounge, complete with video game consoles, HDTV displays and even a scent system that releases a smell unique to each game being played. 612.460.5001.
Studio 6 Specialty Linens & Décor
Help set the tone of a formal event such as a wedding or fundraising dinner with table linens, chair coverings and fabric drapes. With Studio 6’s help, a regular space can be transformed into an elegant environment. Offering a variety of colors and textures that will fit with your theme, the experts at Studio 6 can help create the ambiance of your next party. 9819 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie; 952.934.9339.