Party City's History
Party City was founded in 1986 by Steve Mandell in East Hanover, New Jersey and is currently based in New York. He began instituting the franchise operation in and around New York and New Jersey, and by the 1990's Party City had become a nation-wide chain store with over 58 locations across the US. In 1993, Mandell decided to change the franchise operations to company-owned businesses. Partycity.com was launched in 2009.
Party City's Values
Mandell saw early on that there was a huge demand for party supply stores across the U.S., but that most of them were small-time, privately owned businesses with limited merchandise available at any given time. He created Party City with the intention of providing a large-scale party retail outlet with a wide enough selection that people could rely on the name to know they'd find all their party needs in one place.
What makes Party City unique?
Unlike privately owned party supply stores, Party City carries supplies for every holiday and occasion all year long, including costumes for various holidays, balloons, accessories, disposable tableware and decorations, gifts and much more. On their website, customers can take advantage of the Party Ideas center, which contains video tutorials on party planning, shopping checklists, and more.